JULY 2019






Fishing has become more difficult at our Fishery, the fish have gone deeper and Anglers are having to work hard to catch their fish – that’s not to say that Trout are not being caught but it is much more of a challenge. Current patterns are  Damsels, Black Lure, Buzzers , Montana Goldhead. A good time to come fishing here, when the weather is sunnier,  is 2pm and 5pm reception times and the evening rise starts from 4pm and the farm and fishery are very tranquil at this time. We are now into our last few weeks of fishing here until we close for Summer at 9pm on the 21 July and then re-open at 8.20am 24 August the Late Bank Holiday weekend.



We have had a good first half of the season and we are grateful that the weather has not been so hot this Summer to date which has led to some enjoyable fishing and all 3 Lakes are fully stocked with fighting Rainbows and Browns for you all to enjoy this Summer. If you are new to our Fishery we would recommend moving around every hour and make sure you have 5lb+ breaking strain leader in your bag along with sinking and intermediate lines due to the fish being a bit deeper.     Water levels are very good at the Fishery at this time of year after the rainfall we have had recently.


Our Trout Masters Competition on 19 May was a great success with good weather conditions for fishing and a nice ripple on the water. Subsequently some great quality Rainbows and Browns were caught on the day, the most popular patterns were Montana, Cats Whisker, Diawl Bach, Damsels and Hothead.  Congratulations to Keith Richardson (Defending Champion) who won again this year with a decent bag weight of 19 1/2lbs – which comprised a great looking Silver Brownie.  Thank you to all our Anglers who participated on the day and we all enjoyed the Spitfire flying over the Fishery which was part of the 1940’s celebration weekend at the Kent & East Sussex Railway – we all had a very enjoyable and happy day.  


The countryside around us is looking beautiful and very green at the moment with the Lambs/Ewes in the fields and the flowers all in bloom. The Kingfisher is very busy at the moment fishing on Lake 1 & 2 and also trying his luck with our goldfish in the garden pond which does not make me happy but he looks majestic perched on the fish fountain. The Tawny Owls are floating around at dusk hunting for prey.  



Boris (9.5lbs) our trophy Brownie remains the challenge for 2019. Several Anglers have had the excitement of having him on the end of their line but everyone of them has been broken by him. Boris is a catch & release trophy fish and anyone who does land him will need to validate the catch with a photo and will be rewarded with a bottle of your choice.


We now have a super new Fishing Lodge and we hope you will enjoy this relaxing social hub with kitchen and toilet facilities situated in an elevated position on the side of Lake 1. It has its own verandah for sitting out and enjoying the weather overlooking the Lake for some relaxing downtime. The Lodge provides a great space for our Anglers to have lunch/tea and shelter from a shower over a cup of tea/coffee with our compliments.  It will add a positive experience to your fishing here at Tenterden and encourage family and friends to come along too. There are some recent photos in the Gallery. If you would like to hire out our Lodge between 7pm & 10.30pm please contact Gaynor.


PARKING & FISHING PERMITS AT THE FISHERY – Our new car park is now in use for our Anglers, it is clearly sign posted as you come down the drive (the car park is on your left) and you will see a sign at the bottom of the driveway as you walk down, which informs you of where to purchase your fishing permit.


We are delighted to have been voted into the Top 50 of the Top 100 Stillwater Trout Fisheries 2018 in the British Isles by the independent panel of judges at Trout Fisherman Magazine. We remain a Trout Master Fishery. 


We offer Gift Vouchers for that special sporting gift please either ring on 01580 763201 or email gaynor@coombe-farm.com to make your purchase.


We are very pleased to announce that the Fishery/Farm will become a Wedding Venue, for exclusive use, when the Fishery is closed in July and August and we are currently taking bookings for 2019 & 2020 – please see our Wedding Venue Heading on this website for further information and we are also a film shoot for Farm Locations. 


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. With the Fishing Lodge recently completed in July 2018 we are delighted to say that we have concluded our plans and would to thank all our Anglers for their support throughout this very busy time.  Audrey has now lived happily at Lake View for 4 years and remains very busy with the Fishery & Farm and is enjoying having her family around her.  





Updated:  9/07/19