LAKEDOWN TROUT FISHERY IS OPEN
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
PRICES, HOURS AND INFORMATION
LAKEDOWN IS OPEN
PLEASE CALL or EMAIL TO BOOK IN ADVANCE.
online payments should be up and running by mid July but until then we ask anglers to please bring exact cash.
THE LODGE WILL REMAIN CLOSED AND WE KINDLY ASK ALL ANGLERS TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND GOOD HYGIENE.
2 fish - £30 (half day only 8-2pm / 2-8pm)
3 fish - £35
4 fish - £40
5 fish - £45
6 fish - £50
Under 16’s - £20 for a 2 fish ticket
We are open 7 days a week, 8am-8pm
(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, 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.
(or email it to email@example.com).
No catch and release (with the exception of wild brown trout in lake 1 which will
be far smaller than average stocked fish.
Anglers must hold an Environmental Agency Rod Licence.
Single fly only, Maximum size 10
Children must be 9 years old or over
Fishing has been slightly harder than expected so far this week. The wind has challenged even the best of anglers and the catch rate so far is around 55%. Lakes 1 and 2 have had the most fish out with the biggest being a 3.75lb rainbow from lake 2. Buzzers and Damsels seem to be the flies of choice.
29th June - week report
Last week was a tale of two half’s. During the week fishing was very tough due to the sun and heat with only a few anglers in and only a few fish out to match.
However the weather broke on Friday and the fishing responded over the weekend with a catch rate of around 75%. Hoppers and hares ears both caught well with the best fish being a 3.5 brownie from lake 1.
The forecast predicts cooler cloudier weather for the week ahead so good fishing is expected.
21st June - Week Report
The fishing continues to be challenging at Lakedown. The week ended with a catch rate of approximately 50% with the fish again tending to be caught in deeper waters. The biggest fish out was a 5.5lb rainbow from lake 3 and a lovely 4lb brown from lake 4. Both were caught on gold head daddies. With hot weather approaching this week the tough fishing is likely to continue,.....but what a week to be out by the lakes immersed in peaceful English countryside!
14th June - Week Report
Cooler conditions saw improved fishing this week although a hot weekend slowed things down slightly. Overall the catch rate stood at around 60% with fish being caught from all 4 lakes. The catch of the week was a 9lb raindow from lake 3 caught on a blue flash damsel. Most fish were caught in shallower waters than the previous week with Black gnats and hoppers both catching well. The only spooned fish of the week had been feeding on corixas.
7th June - Week report
Fishing continued to be challenging this week at Lakedown with the catch rate ending up at approx 50%. Thursday and Friday saw improved numbers but the trend did not continue through what proved to be a very tough weekend. Some lovely fish have been caught however, including a 4lb blue from lake 4 and a 3.5lb brown from lake 1. Towards the end of the week fish have been caught in shallower waters and even on drys.
Understandably the continuous hot weather has challenged the best of anglers so far this week. Based on only a few anglers the catch rate is down to below 50% but with cooler weather approaching things should pick up