LAKEDOWN TROUT FISHERY
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
Lakedown Trout Fishery is now using the Fishery Reports ticket booking and catch returns system.
This allows you to book your ticket in advance either online or by telephone.
CLICK HERE to book your ticket
CLICK HERE to enter a catch return
FOR TAPROOM BOOKING PLEASE VISIT LAKEDOWNBOOKINGS.COM
PRICES, HOURS AND INFORMATION
Lakedown is open 5 days a week throughout the year. (Now closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but open bank holidays)
PLEASE BOOK ONLINE OR BY EMAIL / TELEPHONE IN ADVANCE OF ARRIVING AT FISHERY.
07502 257428 /01435 883449
IF YOU REQUIRE A VOUCHER PLEASE EMAIL FOR MORE DETAILS
Anglers will receive a 10% discount at the taproom as part of their ticket as well as a complimentary tea / coffee.
2 fish - £35
3 fish - £42
4 fish - £49
5 fish - £55
6 fish - £60
Under 18’s (9-17)- £25 for a 2 fish ticket, or they may share fish on an accompanying adults 6 fish ticket
Please note only cash / cheque are accepted on site, credit card payments can be made online (subject to a £1.50 processing fee)
We are open 5 days a week, 8am-4pm last cast (Closed Monday and Tuesday, open on bank holidays)
(closing hours alter through the year according to daylight).
A ticket must be purchased online or by telephone prior to fishing.
Anglers must sign in at the lodge upon arrival
Once the bag limit is reached, fishing must cease until an additional ticket is purchased.
All anglers must inform a Lakedown staff member of their catch in order to assist with stock management. You can enter a catch return online by clicking HERE.
No catch and release (with the exception of wild brown trout in lake 1 which will
be far smaller than average stocked fish
single fly, max size 10
Anglers must hold an Environmental Agency Rod Licence.
Children must be 9 years old or over. (9 - 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult)
Unfortunately the rain was harder than expected last week casing the top 2 lakes to colour up, and even make the bottom 2 lakes murky. Luckily the bottom 2 have now cleared but the top 2 are only showing about 1 foot of visibility. Hopefully with no heavy rain all should be fishable by the weekend. Although the lakes were restocked on Thursday the conditions meant that the 15 fishermen that did make it in only managed to land 16 fish with an average of just over 1 per rod. This did include a beautiful 7lb brownie from lake 3. All lakes are very well stocked so once the water clears we hope for good fishing.
PLEASE NOPTE LAKEDOWN WILL BE CLOSED ON SAT 3RD DEC FOR A PRIVATE EVENT
With only 18 anglers through the gates it was a slow week but with good fishing. 41 fish were caught putting the average at just over 2 per rod. The big fish remain in the lake for yet another week with only a handful of 4lbers landed. Both lakes 1 and 2 have cleared up nicely and we hope they will remain clear as the rain predicted this week isn't too heavy. Lake 3 fished best with blue flash damsels the fly of choice.
Fishery reports, our ticketing website is now up and running again should you wish to purchase online.
The good fishing continued at Lakedown this past week with great fishing almost every day, bar Friday. A total of 80 fish were landed averaging over 2.3 fish per rod with a catch rate nudging 80%. Lake 4 proved to be the hardest lake but all the others fished well, and with fresh stock added over the weekend as well as more coming this week the good times should continue. The big fish remain in the lake for now with only a few 4lbers being landed. We highly recommend you do not go skimpy on your leaders with a good few 10lb+ rainbows and browns making the lakes their home. Blue flash damsels and orange fritz performed best.
The fishing at Lakedown was superb last week. Out of the 70 ticketed fish, 67 were landed resulting in a catch rate over 95%! Lake 1 fished its socks off with there lions share of the catch however all lakes produced fish. A number of 4lbers were landed however the catch of the week went to Lubos with a fin perfect 6lb rainbow from lake 1. All flies did well with the ever trusty blue flash damsel working best.
The good fishing continued to improve this past week at Lakedown with some lovely fish also being caught. Along with a bunch of 4lbers, a 10lb rainbow was landed by Mr Keeling from lake 3. A very special 4lb sparctic was also landed from lake 1. Overall the catch rate ended up a very impressive 80% with almost no-one drawing a blank. Flies of choice were were anything orange, especially fritz, and blue flash damsels.
It has been a great week at Lakedown with almost 100 fish caught for the first time since spring. The rod average was a very healthy 2.2 with the catch of the week being a lovely 6lb rainbow from lake 2, landed by Mr Denny Snr. A handful of 5lb rainbows have also been caught from lakes 1 and 3, as well as a couple of beautiful 3lb sparctics. The usual suspects have been working best in BFDs, cats whiskers and Daddies. With Autumn now here fish up to 9lbs are now being stocked.
We were surprised to see the fishing remain tough this last week at Lakedown as after weekly stocking and a water temperature below 16 degrees we were hoping to see a high catch rate. Blue flash damsels and Montanas have been catching best but the last week still only averaged 1 fish per rod. We added some more sparctics to the lakes this week and with further cold nights as well as some rain predicted we again expect the fishing to pick up imminently. Lake 2 has also seen an algae bloom but the shorter days and cold nights should see this off in the near future.
Fishing was tough at Lakdedown this past week. Unfortunately the water has not continued to cool and is hovering at just over 19 degrees meaning lots of the fish aren't really feeding. Lake 3 continues to fish best with lake 1 the hardest. Overall last week we averaged just below 1 fish per rod, with the best bag being a 4 fish catch for 10lbs the best fly was the reliable blue flash damsel. This week however has very cold nights forecast (7 degrees) which is a great sign that things will soon pick up and we will be adding some lovely sparctics to the stock in the hope that we have a good weekends fishing. lake 2 has also seen an algae bloom but the shorter days and cold nights should see this off in the near future.
LAKEDOWN IS FULLY BOOKED THIS FRIDY 16th SEPT
After a few cold nights and the water now stable below 20 degrees we were able to begin stocking again last week. This helped the catch rate over the weekend end up just shy of 2 fish per rod which is a great relief after the extremely difficult summer. Fishing is still challenging but diwal bachs just sub surface were performing well.