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LAKEDOWN TROUT FISHERY

A scenic fishery

LAKEDOWN WILL BE CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE FUNCTION ON WEDS 19th AUGUST


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 

 

LAKEDOWN TROUT FISHERY

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 WILL BE CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE FUNCTION ON WEDS 19th AUGUST 


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 / 2-7.30pm)

3 fish - £35 

4 fish - £40 

5 fish - £45

6 fish - £50

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Under 16’s - £20 for a 2 fish ticket

                    

We are open 7 days a week, 8am-7.30pm

(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,  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 lakedowntroutfishery@gmail.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



 
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CATCH REPORT

Latest Updates

 

AUGUST

3rd AUGUST - Weekly Report

The last week fished reasonably well at Lakedown which was a pleasant surprise considering the warm conditions at the end of the week.  The overall catch rate stood at just over 50% with a number of 4lb+ fish coming out of all the lakes.  The fish seem to still be feeding mainly on Daphia and Bloodworms, however Flash Damsels and Cats Whiskers are doing the job at catching. After a sweltering Friday the fish were mainly caught deep with a few also a couple of feet below the surface.  With more hot weather forecast our advice would be to bring your intermediate or sinking lines this week.

JULY

LAKEDOWN CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE FUNCTION ON WEDS 19th AUGUST


July 27th - weekly report. 

A low footfall at lakedown this week Had made the fishing quite hard to read.  Most days we have only had a couple of anglers in with the catch rate on those days hovering around 50%. However Friday saw more anglers in and the fishing was much better with a catch rate over 70%.

 The fish Have been caught in both shallow and deep water (many on dries before 10am), and have been feeding on Corixas, daphnia and bloodworms. 

The best fish have been a couple of 4lb rainbows from lakes 1&2. 


July 20th - weekly report

Another week of unpredictable fishing ended up with a very similar catch rate as the previous week of around 55% at Lakedown. Day by day things changed dramatically with Wednesday barely seeing a fish caught followed by Thursday with 10 anglers catch 80% of their bags. 

Early mornings are seeing the best fishing with fish being caught off the top before 10am (on CDCs and grey wolfs). No spectacular fish have been caught this past week but we have seen a beautiful 3.5lb brownie out of lake 4. 


July 13th - weekly report 

A pretty typical summers fishing week saw a catch rate of over 55%. Buzzers have caught the most fish with dry spiders also doing well early on in the day. 4lb rainbows have been caught from lakes 1, 2 and 3 this week. 


July 6th - weekly report

The last week was very unpredictable. Day by day the fishing changed with some days fishing exceptionally well and others very hard with barely any fish out. Sunday ended the week as the best day with a catch rate over 70%. The best fish has been a 4.5lb rainbow from lake 4 caught on a hopper. Gnats, buzzers and other small flies have also been catching well just sub surface. 

JUNE


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.


1-2 June

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

HALLOWEEN COMPETITION - SAT 31ST OCTOBER 9am-3pm
Fri, Apr 10
Lakedown Trout Fishery
Apr 10, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Lakedown Trout Fishery, Burwash, Heathfield TN21 8UX, UK
Cash prize for heaviest bag and biggest fish. £40 entry. 4 fish limit + afternoon tea.
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01435 883449 / 07502 257428 / (or Ted on 07740 798341)

Swife Lane,
Burwash,
East Sussex
TN21 8UX

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