Thornwood Springs Trout Fishery is a complex of lakes and pools all dedicated purely to fly fishing. The lakes are spring fed and crystal clear water all year, suitable for stalking due to the clarity.

The lake beds are gravel, clay, sand and chalk mix so cover a wide range of insect life and hatches. Mayfly, damsels, buzzers, sedges, etc. from the lake and huge terrestrial hatches from the surrounding land and hedgerows with the hawthorn fly hatch being particularly memorable.

Suiting the traditional fly fisherman as such varied insect life abounds and dry fly was in the catch book for nearly 11 months of last year!

The lakes are stocked weekly with hard fighting fin perfect rainbow and brown trout well into double figures. The setting is in open countryside adjacent to Epping Forest and is a magnet for all wildlife and birds with an abundance of birds of prey.

We are located just over a mile from Epping and very close to the M11 junction 7 and also close to the M25 junction 26.

Additional Info

Type of FishCarp
Cost Catch & release only ticket £25 2 fish ticket then catch & release £30 3 fish ticket then catch & release£35 1 fish supper ticket - last 4 hours of daylight £20


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