01435 883449 / 07502 257428

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A scenic fishery

Lakedown Trout Fishery is situated in a secluded Wealden valley with scenic views & no visible sign of habitation.

The Fishery was originally designed & created in 1981 by actor & Rock legend Roger Daltrey.

The four spring-fed lakes totalling approximately 20 acres have an abundance of aquatic fly life.   

"A visual assault on the senses. There can be no prettier fishery in this land. Spikes of bright yellow flag decorate the banks which are thick with beds of rose bay willow herb, bee-haunted fox gloves & spotted orchid. A place where wild browns & rainbows live side by side" -

Trout Fisherman, August 2005

Please call 01435 883449 / 07502 257428 for bookings 



Swife Lane,
East Sussex
TN21 8UX

01435 883449 / 07502 257428



2 fish - £28

3 fish - £35

4 fish - £40

5 fish - £44

6 fish - £48

Additional fish - £14 per fish 

Under 16’s - £20 for a 2 fish ticket

We are open 7 days a week, 8am-4.30pm

(hours alter through the year according to daylight).

  • A ticket must be purchased prior to fishing or please call the fishery mobile. 

  • Once the bag limit is reached, additional fish will be charged at £14 per fish or an additional ticket must be purchased.

  • All anglers must complete a catch return in order to assist with stock management.

  • No catch and release (with the exception of wild brown trout in lake 1)

  • Anglers must  hold an Environmental Agency Rod Licence. 

  • Single fly, Maximum size 10



Latest Updates




Another very wet and windy weekend kept a lot of anglers away and has caused lake 1 to muddy up and lake q2 to have some discolouration. The catch rate has still managed to be over 55% per ticket and as the water clears up over the next few days good fishing conditions are expected.  The best catch of the last week was a 4lb brown out of lake 2.  Montanas have been fishing well on lake 3 and cats whiskers on lake 2 similarly.


The catch rate for the last week has been over 60% based on the few anglers that have braved the weather. The persistent rain has not given the chance for lakes 1 and 2 to clear up, however lake 4s fishing has made up for it. Buzzers and Montana’s have both been catching well and the best fish of the last week was a 3lb blue from lake 3. 



The first week of October has been hard fishing. Despite the cold wet weather the fish seem to be staying quite deep. Lake 2 continues to fish the best with some nice fish also coming out of lake 4. The catch rate per ticket is just under 50%, with the most successful flies being Cats Whiskers and Goldhead Daddy’s. Biggest fish of the last week was a 3.5lb brown trout out of lake 4.


Lakedown has fished well the past week. Four rainbows over 4lbs have been caught with the best being a 4lb 9oz from lake 1. The best flies continue to be Cats Whiskers and Blue Flash Damsels, with the fish remaining quite deep. Overall the catch rate per ticket was approximately 70%.


The sheer volume of rain through the valley has caused lake 1 to muddy up but the other 3 lakes are fishing well.  Bright glittery flies like cats whiskers have been successful in lake 2 which has some discolouration.  Lakes 3 and 4 have fished well with gold head daddies and Montanas.  The overall catch rate for the last week has been around 60% per ticket. 


The catch rate for the past week has been just over 60% per ticket with challenging conditions. The water in the top lakes has begun to clear and fish are once again being caught out of lake 1. The most successful flies continue to be cats whiskers and goldhead daddies. The biggest fish of the last week was a beautiful 3lb blue from lake 3. 



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