OUR FISHERY IS OPEN - PLEASE RING TO BOOK
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:-
Double hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, butlers sink, crockery/cutlery, kettle, toaster.
Table/seating for 6
Balcony overlooking Lake 1 for downtime reading a book and relaxing, watching the Kingfishers on their flight path.
Our Ghillies Hut comprises the following:-
2 wicker chairs
Side table & nest of tables
Tea/coffee making facilities
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.
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.
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