LAKEDOWN TROUT FISHERY
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.
CLICK HERE to book your ticket
CLICK HERE to enter a catch return
FOR TAPROOM BOOKING PLEASE VISIT LAKEDOWNBOOKINGS.COM
LAKEDOWN TROUT FISHERY
01435 883449 / 07502 257428 / (or Ted on 07740 798341)
PRICES, HOURS AND INFORMATION
THROUGH JAN AND FEB, LAKEDOWN WILL ONLY BE OPERN ON FRIDAY< SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 8am - 4pm
LESS STOCKING WILL BE REFLECTED IN LOWER TICKET PRICES
PLEASE BOOK ONLINE OR BY EMAIL / TELEPHONE IN ADVANCE OF ARRIVING AT FISHERY.
07502 257428 /01435 883449
IF YOU REQUIRE A VOUCHER PLEASE EMAIL FOR MORE DETAILS
Anglers will receive a 10% discount at the taproom as part of their ticket as well as a complimentary tea / coffee.
2 fish - £35
4 fish - £40
5 fish - £50
Under 18’s (9-17)- £25 for a 2 fish ticket, or they may share fish on an accompanying adults 6 fish ticket
Please note only cash / cheque are accepted on site, credit card payments can be made online (subject to a £1.50 processing fee)
NEW SEASON PRICES FROM 1st MARCH
2 fish - £37
3 fish - £45
4 fish - £53
5 fish - £60
6 fish - £67
We are open 5 days a week, 8am-4pm last cast (Closed Monday and Tuesday, open on bank holidays)
(closing 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)
It has been a slow January at Lakedown, helped in no part by the weather. Lots of ice and rain has kept the anglers away, however things picked up last weekend and the good weather looks to continue into early February. The 16 fishermen who made it in this weekend landed 33 fishing averaging just over 2 fish per rod. Amongst them was a fantastic 18lb bag for Mr Farley which included a beautiful 9.5lb brownie from lake 3. Lures continue to work best with the fish populating the middle water column. Lakes 1 and 2 are finally clear and ice free with a full stock of fish in them. With another dry weekend forecast there is a great opportunity to fish them at our bargain winter price of £40 for 4 fish.
Its been a great Christmas week at Lakedown, Despite lakes 1 and 2 still being coloured up. The Christmas competition saw over 4o fish caught with the spoils again going to Make Baker with a 7lb brace including his 5.6lb brownie from lake 3. lures continue to work best and if fishing lakes 1 and 2 we recommend slow retrieves with something black and glittery.
After the bank holiday on Monday 2nd jan, we will only be open on fri, sat and sun through the winter until march.
Like last year ticket prices will be adjusted to reflect limited stocking within this period (last year we still had over 400 fish caught in 6 weeks of no stocking!!)
From jan 2nd, 2 fish will be £35, 3 fish £40 and 4 fish £45.
From jan 20th 2 fish will be £35 and a bargain 4 fish at £40
Unfortunately the rain was harder than expected last week casing the top 2 lakes to colour up, and even make the bottom 2 lakes murky. Luckily the bottom 2 have now cleared but the top 2 are only showing about 1 foot of visibility. Hopefully with no heavy rain all should be fishable by the weekend. Although the lakes were restocked on Thursday the conditions meant that the 15 fishermen that did make it in only managed to land 16 fish with an average of just over 1 per rod. This did include a beautiful 7lb brownie from lake 3. All lakes are very well stocked so once the water clears we hope for good fishing.
PLEASE NOPTE LAKEDOWN WILL BE CLOSED ON SAT 3RD DEC FOR A PRIVATE EVENT
With only 18 anglers through the gates it was a slow week but with good fishing. 41 fish were caught putting the average at just over 2 per rod. The big fish remain in the lake for yet another week with only a handful of 4lbers landed. Both lakes 1 and 2 have cleared up nicely and we hope they will remain clear as the rain predicted this week isn't too heavy. Lake 3 fished best with blue flash damsels the fly of choice.
Fishery reports, our ticketing website is now up and running again should you wish to purchase online.
The good fishing continued at Lakedown this past week with great fishing almost every day, bar Friday. A total of 80 fish were landed averaging over 2.3 fish per rod with a catch rate nudging 80%. Lake 4 proved to be the hardest lake but all the others fished well, and with fresh stock added over the weekend as well as more coming this week the good times should continue. The big fish remain in the lake for now with only a few 4lbers being landed. We highly recommend you do not go skimpy on your leaders with a good few 10lb+ rainbows and browns making the lakes their home. Blue flash damsels and orange fritz performed best.
The fishing at Lakedown was superb last week. Out of the 70 ticketed fish, 67 were landed resulting in a catch rate over 95%! Lake 1 fished its socks off with there lions share of the catch however all lakes produced fish. A number of 4lbers were landed however the catch of the week went to Lubos with a fin perfect 6lb rainbow from lake 1. All flies did well with the ever trusty blue flash damsel working best.
- Mon, 03 JanBurwash