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Friday 21st October 2016

Fishery opens at 7:00am

Gates will be locked at 7:00pm

About the Warren

  • The main car park from the Main Gate
    The main entrance
  • The toilet block
    The toilet block

At a glance

No. of lakes:4
Species:Bream, Catfish (Wels), Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Eels, Koi Carp, Leather Carp, Mirror Carp, Perch, Pike, Roach, Rudd, Tench
Total swims:Approx. 110 across all lakes (some doubles)
Features:Clean flush toilets, fresh drinking water from standpipe, good accessibility, decent swims
Parking:3 car parks on the complex
  • Important News

    CANCELLED****PTSD match planned for the 15th/16th September 2016
    Published: 8th September 2016

    The match which would have taken place on the Square Lake next Thursday/Friday is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances and will held at a later date

  • Important News

    The sad death of our President Malcolm Randerson
    Published: 7th September 2016

    Very recently The Warren Fishery suffered at great loss. Our club President Malcolm Randerson sadly passed away due to illness. He will be very much missed by his family, friends and fisherman alike. Many of you know Malcolm from the work he has done for the Warren fishery over many years and also the great fisheries he has managed in Belguim at Lake Survia and Blue's lake which many of uss have fished. The Warren fishery is the great place today because of the hard work and passion Malcolm has delivered. Malcolm will be laid to rest at Pitsea crematorium on the 16th September at 13.20. Thanks for everything Mal RIP

  • Important News

    Work parties
    Published: 23rd August 2016

    MEMBERS ALERT - PLEASE go to members page to read information regarding work parties happening in 2017

  • Important News

    Published: 16th October 2015

    The KHV threat is back. To prevent the Warren from becoming infected, please ensure that ALL NETS, CRIBS, CRADLES, or anything that could contaminate our waters is DIPPED IN THE DIP TANKS provided. We were very successful last year in keeping this disease out of our waters, only through diligence can we sustain our fishery to be the first class water it is. Anyone failing to dip will be expelled.

The Warren Fishery in Stanford-le-hope is an established water set in the remains of the old gravel quarry, sitting on a bed of chalk that runs the Thames estuary. Many quarries were once in operation along the Thames, Gravel, Chalk and Lime, from the Mucking Creek end right through to where the Dartford/Purfleet crossing is and beyond.

Fortunately for the Warren today, the chalk aquifer rises up and feeds the waters, keeping them clear and fresh, the slightly brackish water is due to the proximity of the sea and the high PH seems to keep the fish growth compact and feisty.

The complex is set in approximately 32 acres of lands, and comprises of 4 distinct lakes all with their own unique character. The Main Lake is our specimen water, containing most freshwater species of good size. There are also the Square Lake, Tench Lake and the Match Lake. Please see each lake page for more detail.

Many changes have beset the Warren, the Shell angling section acquired the lease around 1970 (we believe) and started a programme of aqua-forming and improvement for the benefit of both refinery workers and the general public.

In about 2008, Shell decided to withdraw their support and interest, after having moved away from the area and the Shell Club and Fishery were up for new ownership. The Shell Club became the Springhouse Club and the Shell angling section at the Warren became The Warren Fishery Limited, this was finalised in 2012.

Since becoming The Warren Fishery Limited, many improvements have taken place, most noticeably the handsome toilet block that was built in 2014, but also many other improvements, ranging from stocking fish, netting, fish husbandry, swim building, swim renovations bankside work and car park improvements.

Since a local outbreak of KHV in 2015, we have adopted a net dipping regime, which must include all nets, sacks, unhooking mats and cradles etc. This is strictly reinforced and so far has prevented the spread here.

Day Ticket fishing is available on all lakes, with the exception of the Tench lake at present. Just turn up, set up, and the bailiff will be round.

If you visit, which we hope you will, please remember to take any litter home with you, as we do not have bin facilities, due to spiralling environmental costs; this is more to do with preserving wildlife, but we do not want the place looking like a tip either!

OK, we have some strict rules in place, but with a place as beautiful as the Warren, we want everyone to be able to enjoy it for many years to come, so please, respect the rules and enjoy your time here.

Remember, even if you do not catch today, taking in the beauty of the Warren is reward in itself, and there are always many friendly anglers and bailiffs to lend a sympathetic ear, or words of advice, and there’s always the tale of the ‘one that got away’…………….

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