Big Bags Are Still The Norm At Essex's Tylers Common

With anglers up and down the country turning their attentions to silverfish and match weights continuing to drop those bagging days are long gone for most anglers. However, there is one fishery in Essex which is bucking the trend.

Tylers Common Fishery is still producing some huge weights with nets of 200lb plus still required to frame on the venue’s top two lakes, Horseshoe and Willow. On Horseshoe, a fantastically sculptured 60 pegged lake with numerous small islands, carp averaging around 8lb are filling the nets of anglers who are adopting a little and often feeding strategy.

Match victories have recently been the result of the angler feeding maggots and fishing a small bomb or maggot feeder and it is a similar story on Willow which also contains mainly carp but of a slightly bigger size. It is not just about carp though as Horseshoe also contains some nice perch to nearly 4lb which are rarely targeted so this could be a tip for the specimen angler.

Finally, there is Wagtail Lake the venues resident specimen pool. There are carp to 38lb in here and plenty of big twenties to go at too. Venue experts suggest Mainline Cell boilies are your best bet for catching one of these but it is not just the bivvy boys who like to fish this lake however. It is also stuffed with roach and rudd to 3lb and anglers on here have been sacking up with these in preference to the carp dominated catches on the other pools.

TIP: Don’t be fooled into thinking you need to fish at distance on the bomb. Some anglers have fished as close as 6m to catch carp nets to 200lb.

Tylers Common, Brentwood
Prices: £8, £3 for an extra rod, concessions £5
Contact: 01277 821342,
Location: Tylers Common, Nags Head Lane, Brentwood, Essex, RM14 1TS
Facilities: Toilets, café at weekends
Rules: No keepnets, barbless only, no fixed rigs, no under 16s without an adult