in 1975, Tenterden Trout Waters was one of the first still water fisheries in South East
England. The owners Barry and Audrey Evans still personally manage the fishery. The site
enjoys an excellent reputation with
discerning fly fishermen Worldwide.
Situated in a picturesque
and peaceful location in the Weald of Kent, just a few minutes from the thriving town of
Tenterden. See location MAP.
There is one main lake, extending to about 3.5 acres and two smaller lakes. The largest
of the lakes lies at the bottom of a sweeping grassy slope, the pools are tiered so they
drain into the main lake.
The two smaller lakes
despite their size, are surprisingly deep and well stocked with a good head of fish. All
of the lakes have large retainer baskets placed around the banks in which anglers
can put fish caught. They then select their limit at the end of the
fishing session. There is an agreed limit of 10 fish that can be caught. All other fish are
then returned to the lake. Alternatively, anglers can return fish directly to the water.
In this way a successful 'catch and release' system has been adopted and developed.
All the lakes are stocked with Rainbow and Brown
trout, ranging in size from 1.5lbs to 12lbs. Numerous fish in the 3lb to 6lb class
are caught every season.
intermediate lines take the most fish, though sinkers may be useful for exploring the
deeper areas. Popular flies at this fishery include Goldhead's successful
patterns such as 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. Midge dominate the natural fly life and provide the perfect imitative
fishing possibilities. The most common being differing size black midges and some green.
Damsel flies are also present in large numbers during the season. Barbless hooks may be
used should the angler so wish, but most fish are caught with standard hooks.
Day and half day permits are available from
February 2nd through to December 22nd.
Please note that we close in the summer from 15th July - 23rd August.
DAY PERMIT from 8.20am to dusk - £30 = 4 best fish
HALF DAY to/from 2.00pm - £20 = 2 best fish
EVENING PERMIT after 4.00pm - £12 = 1 fish
Fairness has always been our mantra so again, there
will be no increase in the price of our Sporting Permits. These are popular with
anglers who do not eat fish or who have well stocked freezers.
SPORTING DAY PERMIT - £16 (all fish to be returned)
SPORTING a.m. PERMIT to 2.00pm - £10 (all fish to be returned)
SPORTING pm PERMIT 2.00pm to dusk - £12 (all fish to be returned)
SPORTING EVENING PERMIT from 4.00pm - £6 (all fish to be returned)
We have a comfortable rest area and toilet
facilities. Tea and coffee are also provided, free of charge.
Rods and Tackle also available for hire.