TENTERDEN TROUT WATERS
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.