What types of trout do you have at the fishery?
About 85 - 90% rainbow
trout, the rest are brown trout. There is now no "closed" season for brown trout so they
will be stocked throughout the year.
What size are the fish
The average weight is approximately 2lb 8oz.
However there are a number of larger fish weighing up to around 12lbs. Numerous fish in
the 3lb to 6lb class are caught every season.
Which flies are catching
trout at the moment?
We do find that the
Popular flies at this fishery include Goldhead variants, the 'Green Grizzly
Beetle' and the locally famous 'Coopers Yellow'. These are sold on site if your require
stocks. Montana nymphs are found to work well in the colder months
Can I buy / hire tackle?
We have a well stocked fly-box, with a
comprehensive selection. We also provide rod hire.
However, nearby in Tenterden in the High Street,
you will find the 'Tackle & Gun' shop, who have an extensive range of
products. They can be contacted on (01580) 764851 if you have any specific questions.
Also in Tenterden High Street is the new 'Orvis'
shop. They can be contacted on (01580) 761999.
Do you allow catch and
release fly fishing?
YES - we also do a "sporting
ticket". These are available on request from Barry Evans.
See Ticket Prices.
Is there a limit to the
number of fish I can catch?
YES, a maximum of 10 fish may be
caught on any ticket sold.
What are the ticket
Day Permit from 8.20am to dusk
£30.00 = 4 best fish
Half Day Permit to/from 2.00pm
£20.00 = 2 best fish
Junior Day Permit (under 15)
£15.00 = 2 best fish
Junior Half-Day Permit
£10.00 = 1 fish
Evening Permit after 4.00pm
£12.00 = 1 fish
(catch & release)
Day Permit £16.00
Morning Permit £10.00
Afternoon Permit £12.00
Can we use lures?
YES, you may but only in the Main Lake, Lake 3.
Do I need a rod licence?
Yes. You need a rod licence for all freshwater
fishing in England and Wales - this is the law and it is policed by the Environment
Agency. We do not inspect licences but an inspector from the Environment Agency could
turn up at any time and the fine for fishing without a licence is over £1,000 (you may
also lose all your fishing tackle). New Rod Licences are available from 1st April 2013.
Rod licences can be purchased from any Post Office.
The local Post Office is in Tenterden.
Can I have a look
If you would like to come and have a look at
the fishery before coming to fish you are very welcome to do so. Contact Barry Evans.
your opening times.
Open 8:20am, close at dusk. Last catch times are
posted on the gate as you go to the main lake..
What about food /
Tea and Coffee (FREE) are available in the
Weigh-In Room. We do not provide food so please bring your own. Tenterden has
numerous shops nearby where you can buy food for a picnic, or of course we have many
fine local pubs.
Is there any
Yes, please contact Barry who is happy to help you with local
Can I bring a
non-fishing friend or family with me?
Yes, however please
ensure children are supervised and do not disturb the peaceful setting.
What parking facilities are there?
There is ample parking at
the reception area once you have entered Coombe Farm. Your car will be secure, but you
park at your own risk. Please do not leave valuables unattended in your vehicle.
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