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We have had a fantastic return to fishing at Tenterden with some fighting fish being caught of varying weights between 3lbs-7lbs 10oz and giving our Anglers some great sport and its been super to see fishing friends and families happy and smiling again doing what they love in the countryside after such a long time being stuck indoors. Click on our Instagram Gallery for photos at the bottom of this page.


All three lakes are well stocked with fighting Rainbows, Browns and Blues. The popular patterns on Lake 3 have been Damsels, Hares Ear, Montana, Black Buzzer, Black Nymph, Cats Whisker, Black Pennell so quite a mix of patterns. Now July has arrived fishing is naturally more challenging and the Trout have gone deeper but decent sized fish are being caught, you just have to stalk them more and use your tactics. I do like receiving the catch reports by email so that I can post them up here for you. Thank you.


We will be taking telephone bookings only 01580 763201. If we don't answer please leave a message and we will get back to you if you leave your name and number. This will help us monitor how many Anglers can safely fish at any one time and to be able to follow the social distancing guidelines. We are limiting our numbers. The Fishery Lodge is now open for you to enjoy and use safely following the guidance, hand sanitiser will be available for your use. We will not be offering complimentary tea/coffee using our kettle/mugs at the moment so please bring your flask. We are not hiring out rods, tackle and nets until we know it's safe to do so. Thank you.


We hope you will respect our wishes in not just turning up as you have done in the past during these unprecedented times that we all find ourselves facing, particularly because the Fishery/Farm is our home and we are shielding Audrey, my Mum, whom many of you will know. We would also like you to keep to the reception times of 8.20am, 2pm and 5pm which allows for the rotation of our Anglers to flow positively. The Fishery will close at 9pm and we would kindly ask you to leave on time. Thank you.


We are delighted to be busy again with bookings and getting you all back to some sort of normality fishing in our beautiful countryside. We would like to thank our Anglers for their support and for successfully following our guidance here - it is working very well for everyone, all feeling safe and enjoying your sport.


We will remain open this Summer and won't be closing in July & August to host weddings, which have obviously been put on hold due to the virus.


Exciting News: We have now opened our Shepherds Hut (known here as The Ghillies Hut) which was delivered to the farm this Spring and it has been a fantastic project for us to work on whilst we have been in lockdown. Our Hut can accommodate 1-2 people and is set in our fields, where our Romney Sheep graze, with spectacular views, through the valley, over our Lakes up to St. Mildred's Church in Tenterden. A truly beautiful setting. The Ghillies Hut is off grid, with no TV/Broadband, we want you to enjoy the nature that will surround you away from it all during these difficult times.


There is so much to discover here from our Farm/Fishery in the Garden of England - We have footpaths that lead to Tenterden with its stunning tree lined High Street and fabulous independent shops, pubs and restaurants which are now open - there is a great deal of choice for everyone.


You can take a nostalgic trip on the Kent & East Sussex Steam Railway (which you can hear and see from the Hut) from Tenterden to Bodium Castle, take a picnic and enjoy the castle gardens. It's a fantastic day out and you don't have to take the car - you can walk if you choose. Chapel Down & Biddenden Vineyards are just 10 mins away by car where you can enjoy tours and tastings. The Historic Town of Rye is just 20 mins away by car with its meandering, cobbled streets, independent shops, restaurants, pubs and beautiful architecture. Discover the Nature Reserve and Camber Sands Beach whilst you are there.


We can offer you the exciting experience of learning the skill set of Fly Fishing with Richard, our Instructor, it is always good to learn something new in life. Please see the Tuition Heading on our website for further information.


What is included in your stay with us:-


Full use of our Fishery Lodge - 1 min walk from the Ghillies Hut, which has the following facilities:-


Fitted Kitchen:

Double hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, butlers sink, crockery/cutlery, kettle, toaster.

Table/seating for 6

Toilet

Sofa

Balcony overlooking Lake 1 for downtime reading a book and relaxing, watching the Kingfishers on their flight path.


Our Ghillies Hut comprises the following:-


Kingsize bed

2 wicker chairs

Side table & nest of tables

A woodburner

Tea/coffee making facilities

Electricity

Towels/Linen/Logs are provided.


Outside you will find a BBQ, table and chairs and a fire pit overlooking our picturesque view.


We were sadly unable to put a new shower/wc in the hut due to the pandemic but this will follow soon. We hope it will not deter you from having a fabulous night or two away here particularly as the facilities in our Fishery Lodge & Ghillies Hut are both finished to a high standard and you will be very comfortable.


Our charge: £80 per night (for double or single occupancy). To discover more please find us on AirBnB where you will find our gallery, availability and calendar for booking with us.

20% off your choice of fishing permit if you wish to stay & fish with us which will be booked in via Gaynor by calling or emailing.


Arrival: 2pm - Departure: 11am


Our Hut will be cleaned to the highest standard and sanitiser will be provided following guidance.

We do not allow dogs due to the grazing livestock in our fields being a working farm.


We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly fishery throughout the Summer where you can relax and enjoy yourself in picturesque surroundings.


Please continue to stay safe & alert!


With best wishes, Gaynor, Richard & Audrey.

EXCITING EVENT: 20 SEPTEMBER 2020

SKILL SET DAY WITH CHARLES JARDINE


Our dear friend, Charles Jardine, who will be familiar to many of you as a multi disciplined Fly Fisherman who has represented his Country in this Sport, written many books and articles is going to be sharing all his knowledge and skill set with any of you that would be interested at our Fishery. This is a fund raising event for Fishing for Schools which was started by Charles some 12 years ago to help young people from challenging backgrounds get into Angling and back into education. It is a national operation under the Countryside Alliance Foundation and enjoys charitable status. On the back of this Skill Set Day we shall also be hosting a Fishing For Schools Day with Charles at our Fishery later this year when it is safe to do so. We are very keen to support the young in this sport and we are excited to work alongside Charles and this wonderful Charity.


The day will include the following:-

Fly casting demos with hands on help

Fly tying demo – Specific to Still Water and Tenterden

(Charles was 18 when he first fished at Tenterden!)

Selecting the right kit for the sport

Learning about knots, leaders, lines etc.

Tactical demonstrations

Entomology – matching the fly to the insect and conditions

Half Day – 1 fish ticket to use on the day and practise your skills

Duration: 10am – 5pm.

Food: Bring a picnic to enjoy in our beautiful Wealden setting. Free Tea/coffee/refreshments. Use of our new Fishery Lodge with WC/Kitchen Facilities.

Limited spaces. All assistants will be qualified, ample opportunity for one to one tuition, hence we have limited the number to 25 people and we are now half full.

Raffle Prizes

Price: £75


We are taking names/telephone numbers/email addresses of those interested in this at the moment and will make contact with you nearer to the time. We want it to be a great day safely practising your skill set with Charles and his coaches.

To register please contact Gaynor 01580 763201

Email gaynor@coombe-farm.com

Boris (9.5lbs) our trophy Brownie remains the challenge for 2020. 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 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 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 – You will find the Fishery Car Park on the left hand side of the drive - it is clearly sign posted. There is 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 2019 in the British Isles by the independent panel of judges at Trout Fisherman Magazine which has now amalgamated into one magazine, Trout & Salmon. We have moved upwards in our ranking this year and we remain a Trout Master Fishery. Our Trout Masters Fish Off will be on Sunday 13 September 2020 and we look forward to hosting our Anglers at this event.


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 or if you are looking to learn a new skill in 2020 then please look at our Tuition Page and book a lesson with Richard Stokes, our Instructor. This also makes for a great gift and can be purchased as a Gift Voucher.


We are very pleased to announce that the Fishery/Farm has become a Wedding Venue, for exclusive use, when the Fishery is closed in July and August and we are currently taking bookings for 2020/21/22 – please see our Wedding Venue Heading on this website for further information. We also work with Farm Locations as a film shoot. 



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