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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

LAKEDOWN TROUT FISHERY

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

Swife Lane,
Burwash,
East Sussex
TN21 8UX

01435 883449 / 07502 257428 / (or Ted on 07740 798341)

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PRICES, HOURS AND INFORMATION

Lakedown is open 5 days a week throughout the year.  (Now closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, excluding bank holidays)

PLEASE BOOK ONLINE OR BY EMAIL / TELEPHONE IN ADVANCE OF ARRIVING AT FISHERY.

 07502 257428 /01435 883449

email lakedowntroutfishery@gmail.com

IF YOU REQUIRE A VOUCHER PLEASE EMAIL FOR MORE DETAILS 

PRICES

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.

We are open 5 days a week, 8am-7pm 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)

CATCH REPORT

Latest Updates

20th September

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. 

12th September

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

6th September

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.

22nd August

Cold nights have finally begun to bring the water temperature down at Lakedown. The early august surface temperature of 25 degrees has dropped considerably to a much more comfortable 19, and the Biblical rain of last week added some much needed oxygen too.  During there week fishing remained tough with no fish caught, however over the weekend the catch rate ended up at over 70% albeit with only a handful of anglers.  A number of fish were also caught on drys which is always good to see.  Although no big fish were caught, Mr Oldfield did pull out a lovely sparctic stockie from lake 3

11th July

It was a mixed bag at Lakedown this week.  Typically for July it wasn't easy but a number of fishermen still managed to catch their full bags.  With only a dozen anglers throughout the week, the catch rate ended up a shade under 55%.  Blue flash damsels were the fly of choice.

4th July

The warm water at 21 Celsius is making for tough fishing at lakedown.  The last 3 weeks have seen an average of 1.2 fish caught per rod. Unsurprisingly no big fish have been caught although half a dozen 4-5lbers have been caught, coming from all the lakes.  Overall lake 2 is fishing best with almost half the total catch landed from there.  The fish however are not all deep with a number being caught on dries or just subsurface.  The best flies have been Montanas, blue flash damsels, grey wolfs.

14th June

Although many of our regulars managed to catch their full bags it was overall another tough week at Lakedown with a catch rate again just scratching 50%.  The Farley brothers however were at it again on Sunday with 9 fish between them for an impressive 26lbs.  Black and green seem to be the patterns working best.  There are plenty of fish moving on the surface early in the morning but as the sun warms up the are going deeper  (The surface water is currently a warm 20 Celsius).

6th June

Tough conditions continued at Lakedown with a catch rate dipping just below 50%.  A number of anglers still managed to catch their bags with the Farleys landing 6 fish for 20lbs on Sunday.  Hopefully the hard rain on Saturday (which luckinmly didn't muddy the lakes) will have cooled the water a little and added some oxygen.  Cats whiskers were the fly of choice but grey wolfs off the top also had some success. 

30th May

Judging by the fact that boobies were the best fly of the week it seems the fish haver gone deep again.  Overall it was a tough week at Lakedown with a catch rate just over 55%.  However a few nice fish were caught with the biggest fish being a 8.12lb rainbow from lake 3. Cats and gold head daddies were there other flies that also did well

23rd May

We got some much needed rain at Lakedown this week which as helped the fishing considerably.  In the more oxygenated, cooler water the fish are thriving and are again active in the top water column.  Over the week we had a catch rate just over 75%, but the weekend was closer to 90%.  Louis Gorringe netted the bag of the week with 3 fish at 13lbs. Orange patterns continue to do well as do gold ribbed hares ears and Montanas.

PLEASE NOTE WE WILL BE CLOSED THIS FRIDAY 27th FOR A PRIVATE FUNCTION

17th May

It was an up and down week at Lakedown.  With 75 anglers through the gates it was one of the busiest weeks we've seen in a long while. A 145 fish being caught averaged just under 2 per rod but certain days fished much better than others.  It was another week without any big fish although a number of 4-5lbers were caught. With the sunny weather the fish have remained deep and Montanas and blue flash damsels are working best, although the mayfly hatch that's just begun on lake 4 may see more imitation surface flies catching.

PLEASE NOTE WE WILL BE CLOSED THIS FRIDAY 20TH and NEXT FRIDAY 27th FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS

 

11th May

with the continued dry bright weather the fish are staying deep at Lakedown. Intermediate lines are recommended with a slow retrieve.  The catch rate of the last week ended up just over 65% with no fish over 6lbs bering caught.  Orange seems to be the colour of choice and lake 4 continues to fish best.

We will be closed on Saturday 14th May for a private event.

4th May

Thank you to Fishing for Forces for coming down on Saturday; a great day was had by all.  With many novice anglers in attendance over the last week, catch rate ended up at just below 70%.  The fish have generally been quite deep so we would advise using an intermediate line, or at least a floating line with a goldhead fly.  Tadpoles, Montanas and BFDs have all been catching well.  

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