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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 and 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.
All the lakes are highly featured and offer a variety of depths down to 23 feet so summer fishing is still good due to the highly oxygenated crystal clear spring water; the fish also taste great due to the chalk bed and springs.
We are located just over a mile from Epping and are very close to the M11 (junction 7) and also close to the M25 (junction 26).
Corporate Events, Private Hire & Matches
Corporate events are catered for and one lake/field can be hired for private matches or events etc.
Available from our Farm Shop (Subject to availability)
Plus a vast selection of Fulling Mill flies to cover the entire season and what hatches here
Full fishing kits are available and to hire, also tuition can be arranged
Gift vouchers are available
Snacks and refreshments
Free range chicken and duck eggs
Honey from bees that live here at Thornwood Springs Trout Fishery
Allotment and orchard produce available seasonally alongside chicks/ducklings
For further information please visit our website, use the enquiry form or contact the manager Peter on 07588 669255