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Wake Valley Pond, Epping Forest - Help?


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Hi all.

 

I am planning a day session for carp at Wake Valley Pond in a couple of weeks time. I had a miserable blank there earlier in the season. The internet is slim in help and info regarding this venue. I would appreciate any advice that you can share with me.

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i have never fished it but have had a look round. This is a forest pond in a very populated part of the world, my question is are the carp still there? With even angling clubs having problems with fish thefts what are the chances our fish eating friends have not gone in and taken them out?

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i have never fished it but have had a look round. This is a forest pond in a very populated part of the world, my question is are the carp still there? With even angling clubs having problems with fish thefts what are the chances our fish eating friends have not gone in and taken them out?

 

On the session in which I blanked my mate and I saw a reasonable looking common banked as we were arriving.

 

Also a fella that i was speaking with down there said it is still good for tench, which is a bit off the topic but cant be a bad thing.

 

The only other promising indicator was that almost every swim was filled.

 

The only blurb that i have been able to find online says that both carp and tench are present plus a few wildies.

 

As for the possibility of thefts. The forestry people come down and check licences personally, so i think that they take a keen interest in its preservation. Thats not to say that its not possible. As we all know this goes on more than we care to think.

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City of London Corp/Epping Forest have a leaflet about all the fishable lakes. There are some restrictions on bait and general fishing that I'm aware of (eg no livebaiting, no night fishing) but you'd need to have a look at the leaflet to be sure. Picked mine up at the High Beech visitors centre.

 

For more specific info try asking other anglers there or even one of the local tackle shops.

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