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FISHERY NEWS - PLEASE CLICK HERE

THE FISHERY IS OPEN! PLEASE RING 01580 763201 OR EMAIL gaynor@coombe-farm.com TO BOOK YOUR FISHING


THE TROUT FISHING SEASON HAS BEEN GOOD THIS YEAR AT TENTERDEN AND THE TROUT HAVE PERFORMED WELL WITH QUALITY FISH BEING CAUGHT. WE ARE NOW IN JULY (NOT THE TROUT FISHING SEASON) AND AS PREDICTED WITH THE WARMER WEATHER ARRIVING THE TROUT HAVE BECOME MORE ILLUSIVE. FISHING TACTICS THEREFORE NEED TO BE CHANGED UP. THE TROUT WILL GO DEEPER DUE TO THE BRIGHT WEATHER & VARYING DEGREES OF AIR PRESSURE.


OUR FISHERY WILL BE CLOSED FOR SUMMER FROM 7PM ON 4th AUGUST UNTIL 8.30AM 1st SEPTEMBER 2024 - WE SHALL BE BUSY WITH FISHERY MAINTENANCE. HOWEVER, FISHING TUITION AND OUR SHEPHERDS HUT ACCOMMODATION WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE TO BOOK FOR SUMMER DURING THIS PERIOD OF CLOSURE.


SUMMER HAS ARRIVED AND IT IS TIME TO GET KICK BACK AND RELAX WITH NATURE. OUR RESIDENT KINGFISHER IS BACK ON HIS FLIGHT PATH BETWEEN LAKES 1 AND 2. WE HAVE 2 CANADA GEESE WITH THEIR 5 GOSLINGS AND THEY ARE GROWING UP FAST AND CAN BE SEEN ON LAKE 3, THEY HAVE JUST STARTED TO FLY. THE FISHERY IS BEAUTIFUL AT THIS TIME OF YEAR - IT'S A CALM SPACE TO BE IN WITH THE HERITAGE RAILWAY ENGINES PUFFING AWAY GENTLY IN THE BACKGROUND AND THE CHURCH BELLS RINGING WITH A STUNNING VIEW TO ENJOY TOO.


OUR LAKES ARE STOCKED WITH QUALITY, HARD FIGHTING RAINBOWS, BROWNS AND BLUES RANGING FROM 3LBS-12LBS. DURING THE SEASON MANY ANGLERS HAVE BEEN BROKEN WHICH IS VERY FRUSTRATING BUT THAT'S FISHING. THIS ALL ADDS TO THE EXCITEMENT THAT THE BIG FISH ARE IN THERE AND THEY HAVE BEEN ENJOYING THEIR SPORT!


THE CURRENT KILLER FLIES ARE DIAWL BACH, PHEASANT TAIL, BLACK BUZZER & BLUE FLASH DAMSEL. THE LAKES ARE COLOURED FROM THE RUN OFF FROM THE FIELDS FROM THE RAINFALL BUT DON'T BE PUT OFF BY THIS. CLICK/FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM BELOW AND YOU CAN SEE WHAT OUR ANGLERS HAVE BEEN CATCHING IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEASON.

ALL 3 LAKES ARE CURRENTLY WELL STOCKED FOR A GREAT EXPERIENCE AT TENTERDEN, OUR WATER LEVELS ARE HIGH.

WE OFFER BOTH CATCH/RELEASE & CATCH/KEEP PERMITS - FULL DAY/HALF DAY/EVENINGS. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. THANK YOU.


We introduced some beautiful Brownies into Lake 3 which you can see in the Instagram gallery below - click on the link. We request that they are returned to the waters - thank you.


We installed a new solar aerator in Lake 3 to help the Fishery on the back of climate change last Summer which worked well. 2023 was a challenging year for Stillwaters and we hope 2024 will be easier.


Check out our Gallery to see just what our Anglers have been getting up to at the Fishery this year. We shall limit Angler numbers to 12 which works well for all.


Stay & Fish - Our Shepherds Hut has been popular with some very positive reviews on our Airbnb platform. If you are interested to stay and fish with 20% off our fishing permits then this fishing staycation could work for you, alternatively you may not wish to fish and just have some downtime here. Our Hut is very warm and cosy with electric heating and a woodburner for the colder months. Discover more under our Shepherds Hut heading and book it through Airbnb. You can always book direct with Gaynor if you prefer not to use this platform. Our Hut is 15 mins walk through an area of outstanding natural beauty to Tenterden so you can leave your car in the car park and have some peaceful downtime and enjoy all that our vibrant town has on offer. No need to worry about drinking and driving either. You will have full use of the Fishery Lodge with all the amenities you will need, it's very warm and cosy with electric heating for Winter stays too.


Gift Vouchers for Permits, Tuition and Shepherds Hut Stays with the experience of learning to fly fish are available please read below on how to purchase them.


Fishing Tuition is available with Richard Stokes, our Instructor, - please see our Tuition page for further details. Please click on Richard's email address on the Tuition Page, which puts you in direct contact if this is of interest, to arrange a lesson or purchase a voucher for a fishing lesson even when the Fishery is closed.


PARKING & PERMITS AT THE FISHERY - The Fishery Car Park is on the left hand side of the drive way, clearly signposted. We have a Mobility Bay nearer to the Lakes. Tackle up in the car park and then visit our Fishery Lodge on the right as you walk down the driveway, it's our Social Hub for Anglers and our Shepherds Hut guests with all the amenities you will require whilst visiting us and complimentary hot drinks - we do not provide food please bring your own. There is a sign at the bottom of the driveway which informs you of where to find and purchase your permit.

We shall post your permits at the farmhouse front door - the house directly at the bottom of our driveway, on the permit board, in a white envelope with your name on, please put the exact cash inside this envelope and post it through the letterbox. We thank you for your support with this simple process. We don't take card payments because the signal is terrible here.


We prefer telephone bookings 01580 763201 to give you the most recent news on the fishing. Please leave a message on the answerphone if we don't answer and we will get back to you if you leave your name and number. If you have booked and need to cancel please can you let us know so that someone else can take up your place. Thank you.


We hire out rods/nets/tackle - please make sure to book them out £12 per person half day or full day. Any damage will have to be paid for - please take care of it. Thank you.


Our reception times are 8.20am, 2pm. End of play: Sunset

We would like you to keep to these timings it helps with the rotation of our Anglers. Thank you.


Polite Notice: Please would all Anglers refrain from using their mobile phones when they are fishing. Many of them are seeking peace and quiet and don't want this distraction when enjoying their downtime.


Dogs: We do not permit dogs at the Fishery due to our livestock grazing on our land. Sadly we have had to make this decision due to challenging incidents here in the past year.


Gift Vouchers - Are you looking for a fly fishing gift? You can purchase permits, a fly fishing tuition experience or even a Shepherds Hut staycation for the night for someone special? We offer gift vouchers which can be purchased by bank transfer, cash or cheque and sent by email or post. Please call or email Gaynor to make your purchase.


A warm welcome awaits you in 2024 for some great sport on our Lakes.

With best wishes, Gaynor, Richard, Ali, Emma, & Audrey.

 

FISHERY LODGE We have a super Fishery Lodge and we hope you will enjoy this relaxing social hub with kitchen/dining 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 and Hut guests to eat and drink tea/coffee with our compliments. It adds a positive experience to your fishing at Tenterden with family and friends. Discover more in our Gallery. If you would like to hire the Lodge for a private function between 7pm and 11pm then please contact Gaynor.


We are delighted to have been voted into the Top 50 of the Top 100 Stillwater Trout Fisheries in the British Isles by the judges at Trout & Salmon.


Our Farm/Fishery is a Wedding Venue when the Fishery is closed in Summer and we have been given approval by Kent County Council for Civil Marriages & Partnerships. We only host 6 weddings in June, July, August and first week of September and we are currently taking bookings for 2025-2027. Discover more on our Wedding Venue Heading on this website.


Social News: You can find us on Facebook & Instagram – please see our Home Page and follow us.


 

4 comentarios


Fished here on Nov 23rd my first visit for nearly 20 years. Warm (10 Deg C) , bright with only a gentle breeze West to East. Many fish showing across the lake 3 especially toward the Dam end. Blue Flash Damsel proved to be the fly of the day with fish taking it confidently in the upper 2-3 feet to a constant but gentle retrieve. 2 Rainbows caught 3-13lb & 3-10lb by 10:30 with additionally a number of follows and 1 hook up that played me for 5 mins before getting the better of me. APPS bloodworm and Goldhead Daddies at varying depths drew a few tentative pulls then 4-2lb Rainbow on the BFD again. Finally last fish …

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Colin Streeter
Colin Streeter
21 dic 2021

21 dec 2021

Did a catch and release was mixed weather , but managed a 3 pound brown and a 5 pound rainbow what was on steroids I think as ran me round for 10 minutes lol great day.

Thanks for a great day

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My apologies for a late catch report from Wednesday 7th October... 1 rainbow 2lbs 9 oz to an orange daddy.

Thank you for a good day at a lovely venue

Frank Howard

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Chad Goymer
Chad Goymer
07 abr 2020

Been amazed at the quality of your hard fighting trout this past year....had some stunning fish including a couple over 6lb and one around the 8lb mark and they really fought like mike Tyson in his prime....I’m gutted the lockdown has prevented me fishing your place at my fave time of year to fish but I had a cracking winters sport if nothing else

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