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A scenic fishery

Lakedown will remain open through November Lockdown. 


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.


Swife Lane,
East Sussex
TN21 8UX

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


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COVID UPDATE 4-11-20 -  I am happy to report that Lakedown will remain open through lockdown.  We kindly ask all anglers to now book in advance either online or by telephone / email.  

It is also imperative that anglers follow the government guidelines available via the Angling Trust website



CLICK HERE to book online using Fishery Reports,

or please call the fishery mobile 07502 257428 / email lakedowntroutfishery@gmail.com

Online bookings are subject to a £1.50 processing fee

2 fish - £30 (half day only 8-1pm)

3 fish - £35 

4 fish - £40 

5 fish - £45

6 fish - £50​​

Under 18’s (9-17)- £20 for a 2 fish ticket


We are open 7 days a week, 8am-3.pm

(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. 

  • Anglers must  hold an Environmental Agency Rod Licence.

  • Single fly only, Maximum size 10

  • Children must be 9 years old or over



Latest Updates

23rd November - Weekly Report.

It was a very mixed bag a Lakedown this week which saw a luke warm catch rate of just under 50%.  Some days still fished very well but on others the lakes were very quiet.  A number of larger fish continued to be caught though, with a 6.8lb brown coming out of lake 4 and a number of 6-7lb rainbows landed from lakes 3 & 4 .  With the past week having been relative dry the lakes have had a chance to clear and all are now fishable (although lake 1 is still a bit muddied).  Most catches have been using slow retrieves on Montanas, Damsels, and crunchers from 4-15ft down.

15th November - Weekly Report.

Lakedowns bigger fish came to life this week with a number of brownies caught, .including two from lake 4 weighing 5..8lb and 6lb and another from lake 2 tipping the scales over 7.8lbs.  Saturday also saw Lake 3 produce a couple of 6.8lb rainbows but the heaviest catch came from lake 1 at 8lbs. 

The catch rate ended at a healthy 70% with cats, damsels and Montanas doing best.  Green and black/white seem to be the colours of choice.

After the weekends downpour lakes 1 and 2 have muddied up considerably, however lakes 3&4 are still fishable.   A few days without heavy rain should allow all to clear.

9th November - Weekly Report.

The cold mornings this week made for beautiful scenes and great fishing.  All the lakes are now quite clear and fishing well, although through the week Lake 4 did best.  Even with a few blanks  in the mix the catch rate easily exceeded 80% with fish rising to the surface again early on.  Montanas and damsels have worked best, both landing rainbows over 4lbs.  

2nd November - Weekly Report.

Bad weather dominated this week which challenged any angler.  Despite that the catch rate ended up just over 70% and the catch of the week being a stunning 7lb rainbow from lake 3. Lakes 3 and 4 are performing best with anglers catching at all depths on flies from buzzers to bibios.  

Thanks to all who turned out for the halloween comp and Well done to James and Micky for taking home the prizes. (3.12lb biggest fish, 7.8lbs bag)

26th October - Weekly Report.

The lakes threw up more of a challenge this week finishing up with a healthy catch rate of almost 70%, Lake 1 has turned quite muddy after all the rain (although fish are still being caught), but the other lakes (3&4 especially) conditions are good.  A number of 4.8lbs+ have been caught with the catch of the week being a 6lb rainbow from lake 2.  Montanas, Cats whiskers and Bloodworms have all performed well.  Halloween competition this Saturday 31st. £40 entry (4 fish ticket) with a prize for heaviest bag and biggest fish.  Please call / email to book

19th October - Weekly Report.

After a slowish start it end up another superb week angling at Lakedown. A number of 4.5lb+ fish were caught in both deeper and shallow water, with the catch of the week an impressive 8.8lb Rainbow from lake 2.  Buzzers have been performing particularly well helping the weeks catch rate reach 85%

Good riddance 2020 Competition
Sat, Jan 02
TN21 8UX
Jan 02, 2021, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
TN21 8UX, Broad Oak, Heathfield TN21 8UX, UK
in the hope that we will be allowed. fingers crossed Prize for heaviest bag and biggest fish. £35 entry (3 fish ticket) please call 07502 257428 or email Lakedowntroutfishery@gmail.com to enter
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01435 883449 / 07502 257428 / (or Ted on 07740 798341)

Swife Lane,
East Sussex
TN21 8UX


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