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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.

Online bookings will resume 23rd April

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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Online bookings will resume 23rd April. Please call the fishery  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

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


We are open 7 days a week, 8am-6.45pm last cast

(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)


Latest Updates

19th April- Weekly Report.

The catch rate for the last week finished just above 80%.  It seems the sunny days and cold nights have pushed the fish down deep again and made them slightly less active as all lakes are very well stocked.  Luckily a number of nice fish were caught including the catch of the season so far, a fin perfect 10.8lb rainbow from lake 4 caught by Tony on a Montana.  A few lovely 6lb brownies were also caught from lakes 2 and 3. 

12th April- Weekly Report.

The good fishing continued this week although anglers did face a slightly harder challenge due to the cold nights and sunny days..... the Trout went deep again however the catch rate still ended up nudging 90%.  Giles was at it again with another rainbow over 9lbs, this time from lake 2, while mr Walls also landed a 9lber from lake 1.  All flies seem to be doing the trick from BFDs, to hares ears to buzzers.


5th April- Weekly Report.

A busy week saw the fishing continue its outstanding form.  A number of sizeable fish were caught including three near 7lb brownies and catch of the season so far, a 10lb rainbow landed by Pete from lake 4 on a Montana. The catch rate again stands a sky high 92% and with the clear water  in all lakes at 10c the trout are just loving it. Hares ears, buzzers and montanas have all been catching well.

29th March - Weekly Report.

It was a fabulous weeks fishing at Lakedown, ending with a catch rate of almost 95%.  All lakes performed well with every one producing a fish over 6lbs.  The catch of the week (and the season so far) went to Lakedown regular Giles who landed a sublime rainbow at 9.10lbs from lake 1 on a zonker.  Lures have continued to perform, with nymphs and bloodworms also doing well.  The water is clear in all 4 lakes, with dry weather forecast and the water temperature nudging 10 degrees we hope for another great week.  

22nd March - Weekly Report.

Another quiet week at Lakedown saw very good fishing with a catch rate over 85%.  Lakes 3 and 4 fished well whilst 1 and 2 started the week muddy.  But over the weekend all lakes had cleared up and fished well.  No larger fish were landed however a number of 4lb rainbows as well asa couple of 3lb brownies were caught.  Lures continue work best but bloodworms were also doing the trick.

15th March - Weekly Report.

It was a very quiet week last week at takedown due to the weather.  Early in the week saw good fishing with a near 100% catch rate but conditions toughened after thursdays rain muddied the waters in lakes 1 and 2.  Unfortunately they will take the best part of a week to clear but lakes 3 and 4 the water remains in good condition.  The catch of the week went to Dave Clarke with a lovely 8lb rainbow from lake 1 as part of his 3 fish 13lb bag.  Lures continue to work best with cats whiskers and orange fritz continuing their purple patch..

8th March - Weekly Report.

Lakedown reopened this week to good fishing.  A catch rate above 80% saw most anglers go home with their bags full.  Lakes 1 and 2 both fished extremely well with some very strong fighting wintered fish being caught.  The most effective flies were lures......cats whiskers and orange fritz both landed the most fish.  No big fish were caught but a few 4lbers were caught from lakes 1 and 4


7th December - Weekly Report.

With only a handful of Anglers through the gates it makes it hard to give a truly informed feel for what the fish have been doing this past week.  However the 14 anglers who did flick a few flies ended up with catch rate a shade better than last week at 75%.  The run of good sized fish continued with the catch of the week being shared by regulars Alastair and Simon, both with 7lb rainbows from lake 3,  (another couple of 6lb rainbows also caught).  Unfortunately bad weather on Friday has again muddied lake s 1&2 but 3 and 4 remain fishable. Lures seem to be doing best, with cats whiskers catching the most.

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

Swife Lane,
East Sussex
TN21 8UX


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