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Our Fishing Lakes

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At Henlow Bridge Lakes we have a wide variety of busy lakes for our fishers to enjoy all year round! Our River Hiz is open during the ‘open’ fishing season from 16th June to 16th March.
 

Day and night tickets for the big lakes MUST be booked online. Day tickets for the small canal lakes may be purchased from the shop after 9am daily.
 

OUR MAIN GATE OPENS AT 8.00am and if you arrive early you will be turned away.
 

NO BANK STICKS OR ROD RESTS ARE ALLOWED ON OUR LAKES. PLEASE MAKE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS.
 

Day Ticket Leisure Fishing

The lakes are set within a mature conservation landscaping scheme which, apart from providing a haven for wildlife, provides a countryside backdrop with wind protection for anglers. Anglers are provided with their own individual swims both singles and doubles. Special easy access facilities for less able persons are also catered for.

We have just finished our winter improvements which included cutting back a lot of overhanging trees to improve the water quality, casting ability and also so we can control litter better.

 

The lakes and riverside offer a fishing facility suitable for all ages and cater for everyday leisure anglers who wish to pursue their sport surrounded by countryside. The lakes and riverside have a car parking area and toilets close to many swims.

 

Match Fishing

All lakes are available for matches, charity events, special needs groups or corporate days, excluding Summer Bank Holidays. Only one lake is available at any one time for match fishing. Concessionary rates available Monday - Thursday 08:00 - 17:30 for charity or special needs groups.

 

Night Fishing

Night Fishing must be booked online for periods starting at 8:00am to 7.30pm the following day and you must arrive on site by 4pm.
Swims are available subject to there being no match fishing on the same lake on the following day.

An Environmental Agency Licence is required for everyone over 12 years old. For more information please read our Fishing rules here or call us on 01462 812645. Enquiries can also be made using our contact form here.

Jordan's Lake

Our Vincent’s and Jordan’s Lakes were created in 2002 and are close to the River Hiz, which also forms part of the anglers choice for fishing. Jordan’s Lake covers 4.9 acres with two central islands. Predominantly stocked with Carp (to 25-30lbs) and Tench (to 5lbs). The best catch to date is 190lbs in a day session.

Vincent's Lake

Vincent’s Lake covers 1.55 acres with several interesting corners. Stocked with all-natural species - Rudd, Roach, Bream, Gudgeon, Crucian, Common and Mirror Carp to 15lbs. The lake has 8 single (including disabled) and 8 double swims. The best catch to date 101lbs of fish in a 4-hour match session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

River Hiz

The River Hiz is 1067 metres of riverbank with interesting shallow and deep stretches of water. Not heavily fished but has Roach, Chubb, Perch (to 2.5lbs) and Pike to 12lbs (caught). A real challenge to the pioneering river angler. In England and Wales the close season for coarse fish (including pike) is between March15th and 15th June inclusive.

Roger’s Lake

This is a canal lake with sixteen swims specifically designed for less-abled anglers requiring easy walking or wheelchair access and ideal for pole, rod or ‘short’ ledger fishing. Each swim has a double platform with safety rails and disabled WC and wet room (in Hayward’s Amenity Block) within 40 metres of the furthest swim. The lake is stocked with native species, crucian, chubb, rudd, roach, bream, gudgeon and perch ranging from annual spawning up to 10lb.

Younger’s Lake

Another ‘canal’ lake of nine double platforms specifically designed with the younger angler in mind, who may require training or supervision. Parking is close by for supervisors. The lake is stocked as Roger’s Lake.

Please note that all guests require a valid ticket or proof of online booking

 
 
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Site Management Fishing rules
 

WE CAN NOT ACCEPT FISHING BOOKING BY EMAIL NO ACCESS TO SITE WILL BE ALLOWED FOR ANY ANGLERS WHO HAVE NOT BOOKED ONLINE.

  1. BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE ONLINE ONLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT FOR THE NEXT DAY(Except for our canal lakes which can be booked as walk ins at the shop after 9.00am.)

  2. NO VISITORS WILL BE PERMITTED TO THE SITE AT ANY TIME. 

  3. THE ENTRANCE GATES WILL OPEN AT 08:00 AM. DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 08:00 AM AND BLOCK THE ENTRANCE OR PARK ON THE SLIP ROAD.

  4. ALL DAY TICKET ANGLERS MUST BE PACKED UP AND VACATE THE SITE BEFORE 19:30 

  5. ALL NIGHT ANGLERS ARE FREE TO ARRIVE FROM 08.00 THEY MUST BE
    ONSITE BY 16.00
    AND VACATE THE SWIM BY 07.30 THE NEXT MORNING.

  6. ANGLERS MUST ONLY USE THE SWIM WHICH THEY BOOKED ONLINE.

  7. PLEASE USE OUR ONSITE TOILETS AND LEAVE THEM AS YOU FOUND THEM.

  8. ALL RUBBISH AND WASTE MUST BE BAGGED AND DISPOSED OF IN THE WASTE BINS PROVIDED. ANGLERS WHO LEAVE ANY RUBBISH ON THEIR SWIM WILL BE BANNED FROM THE SITE.

  9. A DRONE WILL BE OPERATING FOR SURVEILLANCE AND SAFETY REASONS.

  10. DOGS ARE ALLOWED, BUT MUST BE TETHERED AND UNDER CONTROL AT ALL TIMES. 

  11. THESE ADDITIONS TO OUR NORMAL FISHING RULES ARE NECESSARY TO
    ALLOW THE LAKES TO OPEN IN A SAFE WAY FOR ALL TO ENJOY. BY
    PURCHASING AN ONLINE BOOKING YOU ARE BOUND BY THESE ADDITIONAL
    TERMS TO OUR NORMAL FISHING RULES BELOW.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT, PLEASE ASK IF YOU NEED ANY
CLARIFICATION ON ANY POINT.​

DAY TICKETS VALID FROM 8:00 to 19:30

NIGHT TICKETS VALID FROM 8:00 through to 07:30 THE FOLLOWING MORNING.

 

Our normal terms fishing and conditions below still apply

  1. All anglers report to a staff member on arrival during opening hours only.

  2. Do not arrive early, do not block our main gate or the access road. (If you arrive 2 mins before 8am you will be sent away)

  3. All big lake fishing to be booked online ONLY. (small, canal lakes can be fished from 9am with a ticket bought from the shop, first come, first served)

  4. All lakes are available to hire for matches and private sessions, please phone 01462 812645 for availability and prices.

  5. 24 hr male and female toilet/washroom facilities are provided near reception and must be used. Please do not use the facilities inside our main block (muddy boots)!

  6. Full range of bait and tackle available from our on-site shop.

  7. HBL ltd cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage or accident sustained from vehicles, equipment, the waters or footpath, whilst camping, visiting or fishing from the site.

  8. HBL ltd reserve the right to request any person breaching the camping or angling site management rules to leave the site.

  9. From February 2020 we have banned the use of bank sticks and rod rests on our site.

  10. There is a 5 mph speed limit on the entire site.

  11. Vehicle registration numbers must be provided to allow site ANPR access.

  12. Use landing mats/nets at all times on any swim where you are fishing. No mat, no net, no fishing.

  13. River fishing only during the season.

  14. An environment agency rod fishing licence is required Click here to buy one.

  15. Maximum mainline breaking strain 20lbs.

  16. Keep nets are not permitted except for prior arranged matches.

  17. No wading or swimming in lakes.

  18. Maximum size 6 barbless hooks only.

  19. No trout pellets, boat bait or surface/floating baits, no spodding.

  20. Return all fish immediately (except agreed match fish).

  21. Do not return crayfish to water (EA Regulation).

  22. No tents, only recognised fishing shelters, i.e bivvy or umbrella overwraps.

  23. Dogs on leads/tethers only, and under full control at all times.

  24. When casting be aware of overhead power cables and walkers on footpaths.

  25. No audio equipment except when being used with an earpiece.

  26. No fires or metal tray barbecues.

  27. No vehicles to drive on the grass to swims.

  28. Anglers and guests must comply with ALL instructions given by HBL staff.

  29. No rods to be left unattended in the water (no more than one swim away).

  30. You must not stand up and hold fish for photographing. The fish must be held as close to the ground and unhooking mat as possible and returned to the lake in a net.
    DO NOT throw fish back in, return them gently.

  31. Do not obstruct footpaths with shelters/bivvy’s. Access is required across the fishery at all times.

  32. It is an offence to remove or introduce fish to these waters. Anyone found killing and/or removing fish will be prosecuted.

  33. All litter to be removed from swims. 
    Offenders will not be welcome at the HBL fishery. Please use the litter bins provided. 
    In the event that we do find litter on your swim, we will contact you and advise accordingly, which may result in a ban.

  34. ALL vehicles must park in designated areas only. No parking in passing bays or grass access routes.

  35. Fish only from your pre-booked swim platforms.

  36. Do not tailgate through ANPR controlled access gates.

  37. Dip keep & landing nets.

  38. No lead core or unleaded lead core or lead core alternatives. (safe zone style leaders and tubing can be used as an alternative).

  39. No braided mainline or shock leaders.

Anybody breaking these rules will be asked to leave the site.

Conservation, Sport & Leisure working together.