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Beggars Hall Lake

Bedlars Green Nr Great Hallingbury
CM22 7TP

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Beggars Hall is a 2.7 acre lake set in peaceful countryside yet has easy access from the M11 at Junction 8. The fishery has an island at the south end of the lake and 22 pegs offering a variety of different features and tactics. We have recently opened up an easy access swim at the entrance end suitable for people that need a swim nearer the parking. Swims on the dam bank (right hand side from the entrance) are steep and care should be taken particularly in the wet. Some of the swims are sloped so you might find a seat/box with adjustable legs useful. The fishery is open all year round. A public footpath runs along the dam bank so please do bear this in mind and keep this clear.

Getting there:

From the M11 Roundabout (Bishops Stortford): take the B1256 (old A120) to Dunmow. At the Esso station on the left take the road opposite to Great Hallingbury and follow for a mile or so until you get to the "The Hop Poles" pub and turn left.

From Bishop's Stortford 
take the A1060 Hallingbury Road towards Little Hallingbury.   A little before you get to Little Hallingbury turn left (Church Lane) head towards Great Hallingbury.  Continue towards Great Hallingbury and over the M11.  You will then start heading down a hill and over a small bridge where the road narrows  (Hall Farm fishery is to the left here) - keep going through Great Hallingbury to the end of Church Road.  Turn left when you get to fork in Church Road and conitune a short distance until you get to the "The Hop Poles" pub and turn right.

Both: After the Hop Poles take the third lane leading to Beggars Hall (it does say private road but we are obviously allow to use it!). Follow the road towards Beggars Hall house - the track is flanked by fields either side. At the end of the fields the road splits. The parking is near the split along the edge of the left hand field - do not park to the right. Please park on the grass along the edge of the field on the left and keep an eye out for any signs that move the parking spaces as the field can get soft after a lot of rain. The lake is to the right, a short walk along the edge of the field.

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Species: Mirror and Common Carp, Roach, Rudd, Tench, Crucian, Bream, Gudgeon & Perch. There are no pike in the lake.


Open all year - no close season

Fishing dawn to dusk - no night fishing

Dogs permitted but must be on a lead and under control

Fishing from marked swims only

Juniors must be accompanied by an adult

Please leave a note/old Club book/this form in your car so the owner knows your car is properly parked on the field.

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