JUNE 2018

 

THE FISHERY IS OPEN

 

SUMMER CLOSING:   22 JULY AT 9 PM

RE-OPEN 25 AUGUST AT 8.20 AM

 

We held our Trout Masters Fish Off  on the 20 May and the weather was glorious. We had 10 Anglers participating and Keith Richardson won this year as you will see on our Instagram Page.  The fishing was challenging but some quality Rainbows were caught and Montana was popular on the day. We enjoyed the Spitfire Fly Past (it was the 1940’s event at the Kent & East Sussex Railway) which made it special. 

 

We had a nice Brownie caught over the Bank Holiday weekend weighing in at 7lbs 8oz which fought well on a Buzzer.  You can see the photo in the Gallery of Steve looking quite chuffed.

Fishing has been steady and the Trout are currently feeding about 4 inches under the surface on Lake 3. Damsels and Black Buzzers are popular patterns.  All the Lakes have been stocked with quality Trout which are fighting hard – its the excitement of not knowing just how much that rod tip is going to bend. Many Anglers have been broken including Ian McKenzie who fishes with us regularly who lost an 8lb Rainbow on Lake 3 which was very frustrating for him. That’s fishing!   

 

Anglers are getting used to the new facilities here and the new Car Park is working well.  Our new Fishing Lodge will be finished by the end of June. It will be such a great improvement to our Fishery and will make the fishing experience at Tenterden more special having a Lakeside Lodge with beautiful views and comfortable facilities for all to enjoy.

 

Boris the Trophy Brown (9lbs+) remains illusive in Lake 3, although he is constantly sighted, and we look forward to him being caught this year. Boris is a catch & release Brown and the Angler who does hook him will be given a bottle of their choice. A photo to validate the catch will need to be taken. 

 

PARKING & PERMITS AT THE FISHERY – We are currently seeding our new car park so please park in the field right at the end of the driveway go through the aluminium gate as if you were going down to the Lakes to fish and park on the line of the fencing with the new Bungalow on the right.  The board will be by the gate to inform you of where to pay for your permit. Thank you. We apologise for this inconvenience whilst the grass is growing.

 

We are delighted to have been voted into the Top 50 of the Top 100 Stillwater Trout Fisheries 2017 in the British Isles by the independent panel of judges at Trout Fisherman Magazine. We remain a Trout Master Fishery.

Social News: You can now follow us on Instagram – please see our Home Page and follow us.

  

Gaynor (Audrey’s daughter) and her husband Richard have settled happily in the Farmhouse after the refurbishment in 2017.  It has been a very industrious 3 years on the farm with our developments unfolding and we would like to thank all our Anglers for their continued support throughout this time.  Audrey has now lived happily at Lake View for 3 years and remains very busy with the Fishery & Farm and is enjoying having her family around her.  

 

 

 

 

Updated: 6/6/18