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LAKEDOWN TROUT FISHERY

A scenic fishery

"The loveliest small water trout fishery in the UK"

- Charles Jardine

 

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

FOOD IS AVAILABLE FROM FOOD VANS EVERY WEEKEND AT THE TAPROOM

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

FROM JAN 1st OUR SPECIAL WINTER PRICES WILL APPLY

2 fish - £37

3 fish - £40

4 fish - £ 45

Anglers will receive a 10% discount at the taproom as part of their ticket as well as a complimentary tea / coffee.

2 fish - £37 (half day for April, May, June, September and October)

3 fish - £45 

4 fish - £53

5 fish - £60

6 fish - £67

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-6pm 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

2nd December

The Cold crisp mornings have pushed the fish down to deeper water of late so an intermediate line is recommended.  That said the fish are feeding well, due to the lack of fly life in winter, lures are working best with Cats whiskers, bluefish damsels, tadpoles and, mullet Bachs all catching well.  Currently all lakes are clear and fishing well with a catch rate over 70%.

PLEASE NOTE LAKEDOWN WILL BE CLOSED ON SAT 9th DECEMBER FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

3rd November

Luckily the storm wasn't as bad as expected here, but with that said a huge amount of water came through the valley leaving lakes 1 and 2 very muddy and unfishable at the moment.  Lake 3 is slightly clouded with about 3 feet visibility which should clear in a couple of days.  Lake 4 was unaffected.  The last 2 weeks have been slow in terms of anglers through the door but Lakedown has still averaged nearly 2 fish per rod with an average fish weight of over 2.8lbs.  No big fish were caught but a large number of 3-4.8 lb rainbows were landed.  The usual flies did the trick.....BFD, cats, hoppers Montanas, mullet Bachs 

 

 

9th October

All lakes have continued to fish pretty well over the last week.  Some of the sunny days proved a bit more challenging but over 70 fish were still landed.  Blue flash damsels and Daddy's did best

PLEASE NOTE LAKEDOWN WILL BE CLOSED ON Weds 18th October FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

2nd October

Although a little later in the year than usual (perhaps the only downside to the recent Indian summer), the autumn fishing season has truly arrived.  the past 10 days have seen almost 100 fish landed, with a few lovely 4lbers in amongst it.  All lakes are clear, fully stocked and fishing well.  Flies seeing the most action are bfds, mullet Bachs and daddy's.  With water At 17 degrees and cooling things are looking up

PLEASE NOTE LAKEDOWN WILL BE CLOSED ON Weds 18th October FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

12th September

Despite the sunny weather the water at Lakedown has only just crept above 20 degrees and with the weather cooling and nights starting to draw in, this should drop soon.  All lakes are now fully restocked for the new season. 

PLEASE NOTE LAKEDOWN WILL BE CLOSED ON Sat 23rd September  FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

PLEASE NOTE LAKEDOWN WILL BE CLOSED ON thurs 5th October FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

PLEASE NOTE LAKEDOWN WILL BE CLOSED ON Weds 18th October FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

 

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