Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Where To Fish -

LO­CATED in the pic­turesque Weald of Kent, this 43-year-old fish­ery was one of the first in the south-east. Three lakes of­fer 5.5 acres of wa­ter in to­tal. All the lakes have large re­tainer bas­kets placed around the banks in which an­glers can put their fish. They then se­lect their limit at the end of the fish­ing ses­sion, with all other fish be­ing care­fully re­turned to the lake. A max­i­mum of 10 fish can be caught per per­mit. Al­ter­na­tively, an­glers can re­turn fish di­rectly to the wa­ter. A new lodge was opened this sum­mer, of­fer­ing kitchen and toi­let fa­cil­i­ties and a fine view of one of the lakes from its el­e­vated po­si­tion. The lakes are stocked reg­u­larly with rain­bow and brown trout, from 2lb to 12lb. Float­ing and in­ter­me­di­ate lines are most suc­cess­ful, with sink­ing lines handy for ex­plor­ing the deeper ar­eas. Pop­u­lar flies at the fish­ery in­clude Gold­head pat­terns, such as Mon­tanas, Dam­sels, Green Griz­zly Bee­tles and Coop­ers Yel­low. Daddy Lon­glegs take fish through­out most of the sea­son. All these flies are avail­able from the

fish­ery, where tackle may also be hired. Fly cast­ing tu­ition for be­gin­ners can be pre-booked on-site. While you fish, any non-angling fam­ily mem­bers with you can take ad­van­tage of the lo­cal at­trac­tions, from the town of Ten­ter­den, with its pic­ture-post­card high street, to the wealth of fa­mous gar­dens and cas­tles in the area.

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