LAKEDOWN TROUT FISHERY IS OPEN
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
PRICES, HOURS AND INFORMATION
LAKEDOWN IS OPEN
PLEASE CAN ALL ANGLERS BOOK IN ADVANCE.
We are working to get online payments up and running but until then we ask anglers to please bring exact cash.
THE LODGE AND RESTROOMS HOWEVER WILL REMAIN CLOSED AND WE KINDLY ASK ALL ANGLERS TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND GOOD HYGIENE.
2 fish - £30 (half day only 8-2pm / 2-8pm)
3 fish - £35
4 fish - £40
5 fish - £45
6 fish - £50
Under 16’s - £20 for a 2 fish ticket
We are open 7 days a week, 8am-8pm
(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 inform a Lakedown staff member of their catch in order to assist with stock management.
(or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
Understandably the continuous hot weather has challenged the best of anglers so far this week. Based on only a few anglers the catch rate is down to below 50% but with cooler weather approaching things should pick up
31 May - Week Report.
A warm and sunny week saw challenging conditions for anglers at Lakedown. The catch rate ended up slightly below 60% for the week however this weekend saw improved fishing. Through the week many people caught their full bag but equally people have struggled. The best fish was an 8lb rainbow from lake 2 and the average fish weight has been approx 2.5. Boobys have been the most effective of late, however orange lures, buzzers, bloodworms, hares hears and blue flash damsels are also catching fish.
Monday and Tuesday have been glorious days to enjoy Lakedown. Fishing has been tough but steady and with the secluded scenery, songbirds and sun, the English countryside was truly at its best. The catch rate so far is just over 50% but some fabulous fish have been caught. One angler today had an 8lb rainbow from lake 2 and another 4 pounder from lake 1. Both were caught on orange lures.
25th May - week report
The weather impacted the fishing this week. Whilst lovely to go fishing, it was not the best week to catch fish. Although well stocked the lakes catch rate ended up at just under 50% with most fish being caught deep. The average fish weight however remained high at 2.75lbs The most effective flies were tadpoles, buzzers, orange lures, gold ribbed hares ears and blue flash damsels.
The first half of this week has brought us glorious weather and challenging fishing with it. The catch rate so far is 50% but the fish are making anglers work. A 3.75lb rainbow from lake 1 is currently the Catch of the week with gold rib hares ears, tadpoles and blue flash damsels being the flys of choice. Damsel, sedge and hawthorn flies continue around the lake in abundance. The cooler and slightly cloudy weather expected on Friday is promising for the weekend.
17th may - week report
With today’s sunny weather the fishing also became slightly more challenging. Almost everybody caught fish and the catch rate was over 60%. In the week since opening the fishing has been very good with a catch rate over 75%. There has been a lovely 5lb rainbow and a 4.25lb brown out of lake 4 and a number of other 4lb rainbows making the average weight for the week almost 3lbs. Although there is a lot of natural damsel, sedge and hawthorn fly activity around the lakes, Montanas, buzzers and cats whiskers are also doing the trick. There has also been an abundance of tadpoles in the lakes for the last few weeks.
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