01435 883449 / 07502 257428

Swife Lane,
East Sussex
TN21 8UX

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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

Please call 01435 883449 / 07502 257428 for bookings 



Swife Lane,
East Sussex
TN21 8UX

01435 883449 / 07502 257428



Unfortunately, due to the incessant wet weather Lakedown will continue to be open by appointment only until further notice....hopefully mid feb.  (The ground is so waterlogged that even walking on it is causing havoc).  If you wish to book in please call the fishery mobile on 07502 257428.

2 fish - £28

3 fish - £35

4 fish - £40

5 fish - £44

6 fish - £48

Under 16’s - £20 for a 2 fish ticket

We are open 7 days a week, 8.30am-3.30pm

(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 complete a catch return in order to assist with stock management.

  • No catch and release (with the exception of wild brown trout in lake 1)

  • Anglers must  hold an Environmental Agency Rod Licence. 

  • Single fly, Maximum size 10



Latest Updates



Dec 9 - 30

A quiet Christmas period has seen continued good fishing from lakes 3 and 4, with lake 1 fishing well in the last few days. 

Nomads and cats whiskers have been the most effective fly’s. The biggest fish have been a 5lb rainbow from lake 4 and a 3.5lb brown from lake 3. we will remain open by appointment only through January. 

Dec 4 - 9

The good fishing continued last week with some lovely fish being caught. A catch rate of over 70% per ticket saw Two 5lb rainbows and a 5lb brown caught from lakes 1,3 and 4. Nymphs and orange lures saw the most success. 

Nov 27 - Dec 3rd

Another week of happy anglers at Lakedown.  The catch rate has again been just over 80% per ticket with lakes 3 and 4 fishing very well.   With that said the dry weather has given lakes 1 and 2 the chance to clear so we hope for good fishing from all the lakes this week. Montanas and Nomads have both performed well with the biggest catch being a 5lb rainbow from the dam of lake 4. Things look good for the Christmas competition this Saturday 7th.



A quiet week saw a 50% catch rate.  Lakes 1 and 2 are beginning to clear and although still discoloured both fished well today on glittery flies such as cats whiskers. With better weather this week and the lakes restocked we expect some good fishing .


Anglers that have made it in have enjoyed a good weeks fishing. With a catch rate above 80% all lakes have been fishing well. The biggest fish of the last week was a 3lb Brown from lake 3. 

Upcoming Events
Christmas Competition is confirmed for 7th DEC!
Sat, Dec 07
Lakedown Trout Fishery
Dec 07, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Lakedown Trout Fishery, Burwash, Heathfield TN21 8UX, UK
Cash prize for heaviest bag and biggest fish. £40 entry inc bacon bap. 4 fish limit.


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