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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.

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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Due to the current covid situation and our responsibility for Lakedown’s anglers and staff, we will now be closed for any new bookings. 
Existing bookings are still valid and The Jan 2nd comp will go ahead as planned (unless any laws around covid change).
If anyone wishes to book the Lakes for a private day, please contact Lakedown.
All being well we aim to reopen in the second half of February. 


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

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


We are open 7 days a week, 8am-3.30pm

(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

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.

We will be hosting an informal competition on Sat Jan 2nd.  Please email / call if interested.  (Lakedowntroutfishery@gmail.com)

30th November - Weekly Report.

Lakedown fished well this past week, ending up with a catch rate near 70%.  Some anglers still found it tough but many got their bags.  All lakes have fished well, especially lake 1 which came out on top almost every day.  The fish have been caught both deep and a few feet below the surface, however lures seem to be outperforming imitation flies.  Apart from some Hares Ears and Daddies, most catches have been on Montanas and cats whiskers. Catch of the week was a 7lb brown from lake 1 with a number of 5-6lb rainbows coming from lakes 1,2 and 3.  

WE WILL BE CLOSED ON 21st DEC and 25th DEC but open for the rest of the month.

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.  

  • Good riddance 2020 Competition
    Sat, Jan 02
    TN21 8UX
    Jan 02, 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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