JUNE 2017


The Fishery is OPEN and we are currently experiencing a heat wave and fishing has naturally become more challenging. The fish are feeding but different tactics are being adopted.  Currently the Trout are interested in the colour red  and one of our regular Anglers had some success using Flash Back Daiwl Bach with a small red head and a small Cruncher with a red rib, both sparsely dressed.  Floating lines using a slow, almost not existent retrieve, are working best at the moment and most of the fish are lying close to the Bank.  The Trout are fighting hard despite the weather and giving our Anglers some good sport.


Our Trout Masters Fish Off on the 7 May was a great day with good fishing conditions. We had 12 of our regular Anglers fishing on Lake 3 and Alexander Voronyuk won first place with a 6 fish bag weighing 14lbs 10oz – Damsels were working for him that day and Ian McKenzie came second with a bag weight of 11lbs 13oz – Black Minky, Damsels and Ace of Spades were the patterns that he caught fish on, Brian Woolston came third with a bag weighing 9lbs 9oz all the fish caught that day were Rainbows.  Congratulations to those Anglers and thank you to all who supported the competition at the Fishery and took part.  


We have stocked some quality fish and the Trout remain interested in Black Buzzer. Alan Ramsden caught a 6lb 8oz Rainbow on a Yellow Cone Head and J Smith had an 8lb Rainbow on a Montana both fish provided some good sport. We have had some very positive feedback on the Trout that we have been stocking recently ie powerful, excellent condition, fighting fish – all comments are very valuable to us, they help us to improve the Fishery for our Anglers.    We are delighted to have the young learning with their relatives which hopefully gets them hooked into this exciting sport.  All 3 Lakes are fully stocked with Rainbow/Brown Trout and some Blues in Lake 3.  


We are delighted to have been voted into the Top 50 of the Top 100 Stillwater Trout Fisheries 2016 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.


The Trophy Brownie weighing 9 lb 3 oz which went into Lake 3 (nicknamed Boris – photo in the weigh-in room) some months ago has still has not been caught, despite sightings of it cruising around, so the challenge is really on for 2017.  This will be a catch and release trophy fish but anyone who does catch it will receive a bottle of their choice.  A photo of the fish to validate the catch will need to be provided. 


We were delighted to see that our dear friend, Charles Jardine, wrote a very good article on our Fishery in the Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Magazine for May 2016 – Charles has been fishing at Tenterden since he was a teenager and reflects that our waters defined him being the first Stillwater that he ever fished. Charles is full of energy and we support all that he does with Fishing 4 Schools and we, too, are very keen to bring young, enthusiastic blood into this sport. We congratulate him on being runner-up for the Fishing Personality of the Year in the Fish and Fly 2016 Fly Fishing Industry Awards – well deserved. 


We look forward to welcoming you for some great fishing in beautiful Wealden countryside with all 3 lakes recently fully stocked with quality Rainbow, Brown  & Blue Trout.




Gaynor (Audrey’s daughter) and her husband Richard moved permanently into the Farmhouse at the Fishery in January 2015 and have now started their new developments with the farmhouse extension and a new fishing lodge will follow this year for our Anglers.  Audrey has settled happily into semi-retirement in her new home, Lake View, on the Farm and she continues to welcome Anglers to the Fishery on Monday and Friday which she greatly enjoys.

We hope our Anglers will enjoy the improvements to the Fishery as we progress with our plans and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 


Updated: 22/06/17