Valence Moat which was previously known as The Dagenham Lake was owned by Becontree Council. The water at first was only open to members but is now available for all. It is situated in a populated area and provides many local young anglers their first fishing experiences. The lake has always been put to good use as a breeding pond for Roach, it also holds Carp to 14lb, Tench to 4lb, Roach and Rudd to 1lb 8oz. There are also Crucian Carp, Gudgeon and Eels. Valence Moat can be fished from dawn to dusk with a day ticket available from the bailiff on the bankside. Valence Moat can be reached by bus from Green Lane and Wood Lane. The entrance to the lake is in Becontree Avenue next to the library.