Founded in 1924

Welcome

Colchester Piscatorial Society is one of Colchester's longest established fishing clubs. Our aim is to provide top quality angling to the residents of Colchester and the surrounding areas. We have many waters in the Colchester area, all with a large stock of beautifully conditioned fish and set within exceptionally well kept grounds.

Our Waters

The Buckbricks complex - Ardleigh
The Langham complex - Langham
Pondhouse - Boxted
Glebe farm - Langham
The river Stour - Boxted Dedham

Langham 3                                     Langham 1

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Bucksbricks 1                      Buckbricks 2

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Please send your photos, stories or queries to shaunvancps@gmail.com

NOTICE


Please be aware that the bridge from Langham car park will be closed when weather is right to re paint bridge, access to the lake will have to gain via second bridge for a couple of days whilst work s being carried out.

Well done to Dave Pilsworth who won the Wilf Tolhurst match

BIG THANK YOU to those who came to help on work party.



 CRAYFISH TRAPS ONLY LICIENCED TRAPS ARE TO BE USED, THESE ARE ISSUED AND MONITORED BY THE EA, ANYONE CAUGHT USING TRAPS WILL BE PROSECUTED BY THE EA

New photos  uploaded, dont forget to send your photos in. See some of the fish caught in the first boat match this year over 60 fish caught! More photos please 


Most waters and river have been checked for fallen trees after the weekends weather, but if you do come across any please get in contact. 

Work Parties will be on going this year on the first Sunday in the month when possible. Location and dates will be on Work party page. 

There could also be work done on waters at other times, we will try not to interfer with your fishing. Please understand this is voluntary work so done when people have time.

Please beaware of roped off swims at Pondhouse, these are closed due to bank erosion which will be sorted towards end of the year. Pently of other fishable swims. 

Wilf Tolhurst round 2 is coming up, all welcome to fish all proceeds going to The East Anglia's Children's Hospice. If you didnt fish first round you can still join in and enjoy a bit of river fishing. 


The Closed Season no longer applies to Langham Ponds 1,2&3 and Buckbricks 1,2&3.

Pondhouse, Glebe Farm and ALL the CPS stretches of the River Stour will still have a CLOSED season.

No keepnets allowed on any CPS waters during the closed season.

Unhooking Mats must be used at ALL times


 

 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE 


RIVER MATCH- There is going to be a match on the river at Blackbarn on 17th November, all welcome please call Dave Pilsworth by Friday 15th to book a place (01206 515972) £5 pools per person. Fish from 9am- 2pm. Draw is at 8am



NEW CPS Clothing Images of some of the clothing in gallery.  

There is now a gate up at Blackbarn car park, you will see 2 padlocks, smaller one is the CPS lock, please make sure when locking gate it locked padlock to padlock

EXTRA BOATS

Due a big increase of interest in the sea session Mark and Barry have managed to arrange a couple of extra trips to help accommodate more people. Please see fixture list. As before Mark will take bookings a month before each boat, but again be quick because places are limted to a first come first severed basis

Please when parking a Langham could you make sure we are able to gain access to container and rack with materials in at ALL times. 

No fires on any waters







 

BB2 Parking

When parking at BB2 please park at right angles to the fence to allow more cars to park there.

BEWARE.

Buckbricks 1. Pegs 1 to 5 are not in use at present due to low water levels and danger of quicksand. DO NOT WADE IN BB1.

Please Note

Please can all anglers ensure that their keepnets and landing nets are thoroughly dried prior to fishing any club waters to eliminate the chance of contamination between waters. Thank you for your co-operation.

SPECIMEN FISH 2018/19

How about adding your name to this list with your best catches of the year. Just fill in a Specimen fish form and either send it to me via Email or hand it to a committee member. Most committee members should have these forms.

FRESHWATER

BREAM            M.Connor                   10lb 4oz

BREAM            J Dodshon                   6lb 13oz

CATFISH         A.Lusher (junior)        38lb 6oz    (non club water)

CARP              M.Connor                    29lb 3oz 

Common Carp        A.Lusher              31lb (largest recorded fish caught on club water)

COMMON CARP   Simon Haywood   22lb 15oz  (non club water)

CRUCIAN CARP   S.Meadows     2lb 8oz               

CHUB      

EEL                        L.Larkin            3lb    (non club water) (Lady)                               

PERCH                  C.Moore           2lb 8oz             

PIKE                        

ROACH                 C.Moore           1lb 10oz

RUDD                

TENCH                  M.Barwood       5lb 12oz


TENCH                  A.Barwood        4lb 1oz  (Lady)  

TENCH                  S.Vandersteen  8lb 6oz     

SALTWATER

COD                     S.Meadows      2lb 4oz

DAB                      

SMOOTH HOUND (Starry)      P.Oliver    11lb 4oz

SMOOTH HOUND (Common) P.Oliver    10lb 4oz

STING RAY               

THORNBACK RAY  C.Oliver     12lb 10oz  (boat)

THORNBACK RAY   M.Sessions   12lb    (beach)

TUB GURNARD

WHITING                  B.Took        1lb 4oz     


 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

There will be no Club sudsidy for the boats. You must book 4 weeks inadvance to secure your place. The boats skipper will fill vacany spaces after that. 



EVENTS


MATCHES

Come join our freshwater match scene for friendly competition, bankside banter and maybe the spoils. Upcoming matches will be posted here weekly. To enter please call the Freshwater Match Secretary on 07751154016

FRESHWATER

Please see fixture list on Match and Results page

 


SALTWATER     To book your place please text Mark on 07770432947 

Next Boat trip  on the 6th October is fully booked


BEACH MATCH UPDATE Maximum 2 Rods with 2 hooks per rod. Spare traces can be baited up ready. But maximum of 4 hooks in the water at any one time.
 

 

BAILIFFS

The CPS now has inclub bailiffs that will patrol all waters from now on. So dont forget you club membership card, rod licence and carpark sticker. They will also be on the look out for anyone who should not be on the CPS waters and importantly LITTER. The Bailiffs are:

Shaun Vandersteen

Ian Lusher

Myles Quinlan

Simon Haywood

Keith Nixon

There is also a new EA Bailift Tom Baird who will checking lakes and river, please make sure you carry membership and Rod Licence at all times. 

PARKING

PLEASE ONLY USE DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS ON ALL WATERS.

YOU MUST NOT DRIVE DOWN THE HILL TO THE LAKE AT GLEBE FARM. YOU RISK GETTING STUCK AND MAY BE CHARGED TO RECOVER YOUR VEHICLE.

News Flash

Our Membership is now open for the 2019-20 season so if you are looking to become a member print off the application form and send it in to us, these forms can also be found at local tackle shops including Wass's ,  Angling Direct, Radcliffs and Harwich Rd.

EXTRA BOATS FOR YOU SEA  ANGLIERS ARRANGED.

Big thank you for your support in getting this session back up and running

WORK PARTIES

 Do you like to fish comfortably and safely? Then come join our working parties and help keep it that way. Venues and dates can be found on the work parties page. Help is always appreciated.