OUR FISHERY IS OPEN - PLEASE RING TO BOOK
We are pleased to report that the middle of September has produced some good fishing with fully stocked lakes and we hope this will continue into the Autumn when the cooler weather finally arrives hopefully bringing some rainfall too.
We held our Trout Masters Competition on the 13 September on a fantastic day and despite it being warm and bright some quality rainbows were caught. Peter Beeny was our 2020 Winner and he caught 6 fish weighing 18lbs. Gary White came second and he caught 3 weighing 7lbs 13oz. We had a great time in the sunshine and we would like to thank all our competitors who supported the day. Photos are in our gallery.
Autumn/Winter fishing can be great fun here and we are going to be stocking some big fish once the water cools down a bit more for some good winter action. We are up for some more hot weather so have to get this timing right.
The Trout are currently down deep - 7 feet and popular patterns at the moment are Montana, Damsels, Daddys & Buzzers.
We will be taking telephone bookings preferably 01580 763201 or email. 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 are offering complimentary tea/coffee and the Lodge is cleaned down every day using anti-bac spray to keep you all safe. We are not hiring out rods, tackle and nets until we know it's safe to do so, sanitising cork rod handles does not work so well. 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 8pm and we would kindly ask you to leave on time. Thank you.
Exciting News: We have now opened our Shepherds Hut (The Ghillies Hut) for accommodation at our Fishery so you can come and stay and fish. 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. For more information/bookings - please visit the Shepherds Hut heading on our website which provides a direct link to Airbnb. We are offering 20% off all fishing permits if you are staying in the Hut.
We have had to postpone our Charles Jardine, Skill Set Day on the 20 September to the 7 March 2021 on the back of the Government Guidance, please see below. If this is of interest to you please make contact to book your place with Gaynor at our Fishery.
We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly fishery throughout the Autumn where you can relax and enjoy yourself in safe and picturesque surroundings.
With best wishes, Gaynor, Richard & Audrey.
EXCITING EVENT: SUNDAY 7 MARCH 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.
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 only have a few spaces left.
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