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LAKEDOWN TROUT FISHERY

A scenic fishery

Lakedown will be closed for a private function on tues 29th Sept, Fri 9th Oct and Tues 20th Oct

 

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.

LAKEDOWN TROUT FISHERY

Swife Lane,
Burwash,
East Sussex
TN21 8UX

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

BOOK ONLINE

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PRICES, HOURS AND INFORMATION

LAKEDOWN WILL BE CLOSED FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONs ON  Tues 29th Sept, Fri 9th Oct and Tues 20th Oct

THE LODGE WILL REMAIN CLOSED AND WE KINDLY ASK ALL ANGLERS TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND GOOD HYGIENE.    

PLEASE BOOK ONLINE OR BY EMAIL / TELEPHONE IN ADVANCE OF ARRIVING AT FISHERY.

CLICK HERE to book online using Fishery Reports, or please call the fishery mobile.

Online bookings are subject to a £1.50 processing fee

2 fish - £30 (half day only 8-1pm / 1-6.30pm)

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-6.30pm

(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

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CATCH REPORT

Latest Updates

SEPTEMBER

22nd September - Weekly Report.

The last week has seen good fishing return to Lakedown.  The water temperature has dropped nicely to below 18 degrees and  catch rate of over 80% has seen plenty of fish caught from all 4 lakes.  A number of 4lbs+ fish have been caught, with the flies of choice this week being Hares ears, Daddies, Blue fish damsels and Nomads

14th September - Weekly report

Fishing has begun to pick up at Lakedown over the last week.  More anglers through the door has helped get a better read on the fish.  The catch rate is back up over 55% with some anglers starting to catch 4-6 fish.  Many have been caught on dries as well as blue flash damsels and daddies.  The last week has seen half a dozen 4.5lbs fish caught out of lakes 1 and 4

1st September - weekly report

A good day yesterday rounded off a slightly improved week with 19 Anglers catching 30 fish.  Lakes 1 and 2 are starting to fish better with a couple of 3.5lb+ rainbows being caught.  the most successful flies have been Daddies, Pheasant tails and damsels

AUGUST

25th August - Weekly Report

Fishing did improve this last week at Lakedown but numbers are still low.  Through the week 11 anglers caught 17 fish with the largest being a 4lb rainbow from lake 2.  With the lakes freshly stocked and the cooler wetter weather of the past week fishing will hopefully improve.

17th AUGUST - Weekly report

 

The last fortnight has seen very tough fishing at Lakedown. The hot summer weather has meant very few anglers through the gates and even less fish out the lakes.   A catch rate of just below 20% would have been even worse were it not for fairly good fishing this last weekend. 

That late improvement along with cooler conditions this week (and a lovely rise this morning) suggests fishing will pick up this week. 

 

 

3rd AUGUST - Weekly Report

The last week fished reasonably well at Lakedown which was a pleasant surprise considering the warm conditions at the end of the week.  The overall catch rate stood at just over 50% with a number of 4lb+ fish coming out of all the lakes.  The fish seem to still be feeding mainly on Daphia and Bloodworms, however Flash Damsels and Cats Whiskers are doing the job at catching. After a sweltering Friday the fish were mainly caught deep with a few also a couple of feet below the surface.  With more hot weather forecast our advice would be to bring your intermediate or sinking lines this week.

JULY

July 27th - weekly report. 

A low footfall at lakedown this week Had made the fishing quite hard to read.  Most days we have only had a couple of anglers in with the catch rate on those days hovering around 50%. However Friday saw more anglers in and the fishing was much better with a catch rate over 70%.

 The fish Have been caught in both shallow and deep water (many on dries before 10am), and have been feeding on Corixas, daphnia and bloodworms. 

The best fish have been a couple of 4lb rainbows from lakes 1&2. 

 

July 20th - weekly report

Another week of unpredictable fishing ended up with a very similar catch rate as the previous week of around 55% at Lakedown. Day by day things changed dramatically with Wednesday barely seeing a fish caught followed by Thursday with 10 anglers catch 80% of their bags. 

Early mornings are seeing the best fishing with fish being caught off the top before 10am (on CDCs and grey wolfs). No spectacular fish have been caught this past week but we have seen a beautiful 3.5lb brownie out of lake 4. 

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN COMPETITION - SAT 31ST OCTOBER 9am-3pm
Fri, Apr 10
Lakedown Trout Fishery
Apr 10, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Lakedown Trout Fishery, Burwash, Heathfield TN21 8UX, UK
Cash prize for heaviest bag and biggest fish. £40 entry. 4 fish limit + afternoon tea.
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01435 883449 / 07502 257428 / (or Ted on 07740 798341)

Swife Lane,
Burwash,
East Sussex
TN21 8UX

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