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Coronavirus – COVID-19 – Still waters to re-open from Wednesday 13 May

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement and statements from the Angling Trust, Enviroment Agency and telephone confirmation with the EA, Bungay Cherry Tree Committee have decided to open Ellingham Hall, Lay-by Pit and the Common Pond.

However the Committee must emphasise that certain rules MUST be maintained.

All members must read and comply with these rules as laid out in THIS STATEMENT.


[Update 22 May] Club Cards can be purchased from Crossways at Ellingham and the Caravan Park next to the Common.
Day tickets are also available from these outlets but only allow the angler to fish the Common Pond.
Please read the full statement.

G. Shiplee (Chairman)

From its origins in 1946 where its first headquarters was based at the long since closed Cherry Tree pub in Bungay, Suffolk (hence the name!) the club has, over the years, evolved and expanded.

It has a membership of around 300 and is run entirely by a dedicated volunteer committee whose efforts over the past few years have created a club to be proud of!.
With full membership at just £65 per year it’s a great club to be a member of!

As well as still having some quality stretches of the Waveney, both above and below the tidal limit, with purpose built swims at Dunburgh, the club also has three quality still waters close to Bungay.

Ellingham Lake – A primarily Carp water which abounds with Commons and Mirrors to double figures.Relatively shallow with maximum depths to 5ft it also holds Roach, Rudd and Perch.

Common Pond – Renowned for its quality, if elusive, Crucian Carp, the water also contains quality Perch. The pond also contains Common Carp as evidenced by a 23lb specimen caught in 2014.

Lay-by Pit – This former gravel pit has been fenced against Otter intrusion and has been, and continues to be, stocked with prime quality fish.
It contains double figure Common and Mirror Carp, Tench to 11lb, Bream to 15lb, Crucians, Roach, Rudd, Perch and some Pike. A pristine water.