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Welcome to Carthagena Fishery.
Home of specimen carp fishing and coarse fishing in the Lee Valley Park!

Get yourself a copy of Jerry's latest specimen hunting book...

specimen carp BookIn this long-awaited book, the irrepressible Jerry Hammond shares his memories of some outstanding sessions fishing for specimen carp on both prestigious and lesser known waters. He tells of his successes and failures, the good mates he's met along the way, and even includes a chapter about his years as a film actor. 'Catching Memories' is not an autobiography, though, and was never intended to be one. It is a remarkable collection of carp stories written in true Hammond style, with energy, enthusiasm, humour and just a hint of obsession. If you want a good, entertaining bankside - or fireside -  read, then this is the one for you.

Hardback £34.00 (inc UK delivery)

A leather bound version with a cover of burgandy leather with gold foiling. This edition comes with a slip case, numbered and certificated. £180 (plus UK delivery)





About the Carthagena fishery

Established for over 50 years this multi-water carp fishery and coarse fishery is nestled in the Lee Valley Park (sometimes mis-named the Lea Valley) on the Hertfordshire and Essex border between Broxbourne and Nazeing. Only 18 miles from central London, it offers excellent opportunities for the specimen angler and is perfectly placed for anyone fishing in Essex or fishing Hertfordshire. It's easily commutable for those that fish London reservoirs or lakes.

The fishery itself comprises of two lakes and the weirpool alongside the Carthagena Lock itself, this stretch is renowned for it's specimen barbel, chub, perch, zander and pike, one or two surprise carp have been caught along this stretch also.

The main lake, the syndicate lake is a 7 acre gravel pit run as a members only syndicate, mainly stocked with carp. Brooke Lake is available as either a day ticket water or season ticket venue and is open all year, and holds some excellent carp, tench and crucian carp.

The weirpool is available on a season ticket and separate day tickets are available from the shop.

Jerry is a Mad Baits and Trakker tackle consultant and recommends using Mad baits and boilies if you're a carper. Mad baits are available from the cabin shop on site.

Guests over the years have included Matt Hayes, Neil Wayte, Keith Arthur, Chris Yates, Terry Hearn, Dean Macey and the specimen barbel angler Tony Gibbinson. The fishery is owned and run by Mad Baits and Trakker Tackle consultant, Jerry Hammond, whose recent DVD (The Compulsive Angler) and book, Catching Memories have earnt him acclaim in the angling press. Jerry is often on hand to offer advice to the novice or experienced angler alike.