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LAKEDOWN TROUT FISHERY

A scenic fishery

"The loveliest small water trout fishery in the UK"

- Charles Jardine

 

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 changing our online ticket provider, Online tickets should be available again next week.

This allows you to book your ticket in advance either online or by telephone.

FOR TAPROOM BOOKING PLEASE VISIT LAKEDOWNBOOKINGS.COM

Follow our fishery for the latest updates!

LAKEDOWN TROUT FISHERY

Swife Lane,
Burwash,
East Sussex
TN21 8UX

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

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PRICES, HOURS AND INFORMATION

FOOD IS AVAILABLE FROM FOOD VANS EVERY WEEKEND AT THE TAPROOM

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

 07502 257428 /01435 883449

email lakedowntroutfishery@gmail.com

IF YOU REQUIRE A VOUCHER PLEASE EMAIL FOR MORE DETAILS 

PRICES

Anglers will receive a 10% discount at the taproom as part of their ticket as well as complimentary tea / coffee.

1 fish -£25 Half Day (July and august only)

2 fish - £38 (half day for April, May, June, September and October)

3 fish - £46

4 fish - £54

5 fish - £62

Under 18’s (9-17)- £30 for a 2 fish ticket, or they may share fish on an accompanying adults 5 fish ticket

Please note only cash / cheque are accepted on site, 

We are open 5 days a week, 8am-7.30pm 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 report using the GoCatch app. 

  • 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)

CATCH REPORT

Latest Updates

25th June

summer has finally arrived and so has the summer fishing. T he bright warm conditions have made things very tough although fish are still being landed but in 1s and 2s rather than 3s and 4s.  To reflect this a 2 fish ticket will now last all day until September and you can purchase a 1 fish half day ticket at the lodge for £25.

10th June

It has been a mixed bag the last 2 weeks at lakedown.  Some days have fished extremely well with others proving more challenging.  All lakes are still a comfortable temperature (the one upside to the rather dreary spring) and seeing fish caught.  The best fish lf the last 2 weeks was an 8lb rainbow caught from lake 4 by Mr Goodall.

Our long term stock provider is hanging up his waders at the end if the season so we have also been getting a few more undersize fish than we would like, but understanding the situation he does need to get rid of his stock.

We will continue stocking for the next few weeks and then asses the water temperature towards the end of June to decide our summer stocking policy.  If stocking is reduced this will be reflected in the ticket prices.

Come September with our new supplier the average stock weight will be going up to a very satisfying 2.14lb

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CLOSED NEXT THURSDAY 13th FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

15th MAY

It has been a very good past fortnight at lakedown.  Despite the mostly bright weather the water remains a comfortable 14 degrees a foot under the surface.  The catch rate has been a healthy 80% with the best fish being an 8lb rainbow from lake 3 and a 7lb rainbow from lake 2.  Last week saw the alderfly hatch as well as tadpoles galore along the banks.  We would expect the hawthorn flies to hatch within the next week or 2 .  Fish have been caught in all the water columns including off the surface on dries.

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CLOSED THIS FRIDAY 17TH FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CLOSED NEXT THURSDAY 23RD FOR A CHARITY EVENT

25th April 

It was the busiest week of the year at lakedown which saw over 140 fish caught.  All lakes are fishing well with cool clear water across the board.  The catch of the week was landed by Joe, an 8lb rainbow from lake 4. Everything from dries to lures to buzzers have been catching

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CLOSED THIS SATURDAY 27TH FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

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