Fishing Lakes In Kent
A complete guide on 92 fisheries in Kent listed in alphabetical order
Welcome to my extensive guide on fishing lakes in Kent. This article features 92 venues, situated all across the county of Kent. Through my own experiences on fishing a lot of these waters alongside extensive, updated research, you can rest assured this really is the ultimate guide to Kent fisheries
A-Z List of 92 Fisheries in Kent
Hover or click on the symbols at the bottom of each venue to see what facilities are available at the water.
Tonbridge & District Angling & Fish Preservation Society,
PO Box 131,
Tel No: 07947 557140
This large mixed fishery of around 25 acres is a great specimen water. The head of large Carp is phenomenal with 15 different forties, 4 fifties and approximately 70 thirties present.
There are specimen Tench and Bream into double figures and large Roach & Rudd exceeding 2lb. This water is also fantastic for Pike with fish caught to over 30lb and a good head of twenty pounders present.
Tel No: 01892 890352
Expanding 800 acres, Bewl Water is a monster of a fishery. Located in Lamberhurst, this fishery boasts some fantastic scenery. Bewl is predominantly a trout fishery popular with fly fishermen and pike anglers alike with pike reaching over 30lb+.
Fly fishing can be practiced either from the shoreline or one of the many motorised boats. Disabled access has been well thought out at Bewl as there are some boats designed for wheel chair users.
You can fish for the Pike via lures and plugs but this is only permitted from boats.
Bough Beech Reservoir
Ide Hill Road,
Tel No: 01732 851544
Bough Beech reservoir is a large body of water expanding overs 285 acres set within the picturesque Kent countryside. The reservoir provides excellent coarse, carp and pike fishing with the Carp pushing 50lb and Pike up to 30lb in weight.
The Carp fishing season at Bough Beech runs from 1st April consecutively and comprises of fifty syndicate members.
Medway Valley Fisheries Fishery Lodge,
Tel No: 07875 649402
Brooklands is a 28 acre, old sand and gravel pit which is ringed by trees and reeds with an average depth of 14 foot. This lake has 28 swims, all of which give each angler plenty of space and features to fish.
There are numerous carp in excess of 40lb (the lake record currently stands at 48lb) as well as pike to 38lb, tench to 14lb, bream to 14lb, eels to 8lb+, perch to 4lb, rudd and roach.
Burnt Wood Lake
Tel No: 07973 383952
With plenty of bankside cover, overhanging trees and a shallow bay, this offers the angler some very good close in action and is perfect for the stalker anglers among you. It also fishes particularly well in the winter months.
Burrows Lane Fishing Club
Tel No: N/A
Burrows lane fishing club is a complex of 4 waters, located in the heart of the hoo peninsula. The club is situated between farmland and the Medway marshes, consisting of four lakes at Middle Stoke.
All the lakes have a large population of Rudd and a good head of Carp averaging from 10lbs-15lbs , appealing to the pleasure angler, with a few 20s to add to the excitement. Eels are the only predatory fish at present.
Cackle Hill Lakes
Tel No: 01580 292292
Cackle Hill Fishery has 3 lakes on the complex named specimen lake 1, specimen lake 2 and the mixed lake. On top of the great fishing available at Cackle Hill Lakes, the complex also offers 4 holiday lodges sleeping up to 6 people each.
The fishery offers day & night tickets and boasts many facilities including a cafe, a tackle shop and shower facilities all of which makes Cackle Hill well known for some of the best fishing lakes in Kent.
The lakes vary in depth from 6 - 11 foot and the complex contains Common Carp to 40lb, Mirror Carp to 43lb+, Grass Carp to 35lb+, Ghost Carp to 36lb+, Catfish to 90lb+ and Perch to 6lb+.
Canterbury & District Angling Association (CDAA)
14 Mill Road,
Tel No: 01227 710830
Canterbury & District Angling Club was established in 1951 and now has over 700 members within the club. The Club offers a wide variety of fishing from its 9 waters including seven fishing lakes in Kent. Whether it's specimen hunting, match, course, pleasure, pike or fly fishing, this club can offer it all.
The Club also have a match section where matches are held most Sundays and is open to all members.
The venues associated with CDAA are as follows:
Stour & Trenley Lakes
Capstone Farm Country Park
Tel No: N/A
The lake at Capstone Farm Country Park is a 4 acre water now run by the local council. The 20 swims on this venue all have platforms and circle a central island. The lake also offers a cafe and toilet on site during the park opening hours.
Species present include Carp to 25+lbs, Tench, Bream, Rudd, Roach, Perch, and Eels.
Tel No: 07857539785
Situated at the end of a quiet country lane, not far from Ashford, you'll find Charlies Lakes. In a tranquil setting there is a choice of 2 lakes with fish to make any angler happy.
There are some cracking fish present with Carp in their 20's and 30's, Tench to 10lb+, Bream over 7lb and Catfish reaching up to 74lb.
Chart Hill Road,
Tel No: 01622 843987
Chart fishery is a family owned fishing venue in heart of the Kent countryside.
It consists of two lakes, a specimen lake and a coarse lake. Both lakes are fishable on a day ticket basis and both are well known fishing lakes in Kent.
The course lake is very highly stocked with carp to mid 20s, it also contains roach & rudd to 2lb, crucian carp to 3lb, tench to 4lb, chub to 6lb and a couple of surprises! The specimen lake holds somewhere between 30 – 40 carp up to 37lb and again, a couple of surprises.
Chequertree Fishing Lakes
Tel No: 01233 820078
Chequertree Fishery offers both trout and coarse fishing, a lakeside clubhouse to sit and enjoy a relaxing drink or light meal, spacious fishing lodges with well equipped rooms and amenities for caravanners/campers alike.
Species present include Carp up to 32lbs, Tench up to 8lbs, Bream up to 8lbs, Chub to 6lbs, Perch to 5lbs, Roach up to 3lb and Rudd up to 2lb.
Chiddingstone Castle Lake
Hill Hoath Road,
Tel No: 01892 870 347
Chiddingstone Castle’s lake covers approximately 3.5 acres and is naturally stocked with original Wild Carp up to 10lb, Bream, roach, rudd and Perch. Fishing on Chiddingstone Castle’s lake is permitted all year round.
A great venue for a days fishing in a classic, very picturesque, estate lake.
Chilham Mill Estate
Tel No: 07748 767882
The Chilham Mill Estate fishery is a stunningly beautiful twenty six acre spring fed lake with depths to eight feet. There is a wealth of features, every one of the thirty two swims has features in front of it. There is car access to all of the swims.
The stock levels are in access of four hundred carp with eight known forties. There are more than 70 carp over the thirty pound mark and Pike to 35lb.
The estate also owns 1250m of the River Stour and tributaries to offer for two rods. The river has a large number of wild browns , and is stocked regularly with brown trout. There are also wintered fish in the river that weigh up to 5lb. At certain times of the year Sea Trout are present the biggest caught to date is 9lb.
Claygate Fishing Lakes
Tel No: 07770 513 448
Claygate Fishing Lakes is 10 acres in size across 3 lakes set within the picturesque countryside of Kent.
The lakes hold a good mix of fish species with carp present to 39lb+, bream to over 11lb, and tench to over 9lb. Night fishing is permitted and there is a small cafe on site. Wheelchair accessible swims are also present at this fishery.
Combe Back Fisheries
Combe Bank Drive,
Tel No: 07496 535 880
Combe Bank lies on the North-West side of the village of Sundridge which itself is on the edge of the market town Sevenoaks. The river Darenth flows from the West adjacent to the edge of the lake.
The are two lakes at Combe Back known as the Combe Bank Lake and Old School Pond. Combe Bank Lake is 7 acres in size and divided almost in two by a spit. Depths vary on Combe Bank from two to five feet and fish present include a good level of carp to 36lb as well as Tench, Bream, Roach and Perch.
The Old School Pond is a small 1 acre pond that has recently been rejuvenated. The work in 2017 created a vibrant little lake stocked with Tench, Bream, Silver Fish and mainly small Carp. However, there are a few larger specimens present up to 21lb. This pond provides the perfect introduction for anyone, young and old that wish to get into the sport.
Tel No: 07895 679 569
Located on the outskirts of the village of High Halden, Coombewood is a mixed coarse fishery, set in private ancient woodland in the heart of the Kent countryside.
Species present include Catfish to 35lb+, Carp to 28lb 7oz, Grass Carp to 25lb, Perch to 3lb, plus silvers.
Tel No: 01304 380691
Cottington Lakes has established itself as one of the region’s leading day-ticket waters with some of the best known fishing lakes in Kent. The venue is also quite popular as a UK carp fishing holiday venue due to the ability to book long sessions on the specimen lakes.
The eight lakes offer a variety of angling to suit everyone from novices to experienced specimen carp enthusiasts.
The fishery is set in 45 acres of delightful wooded Kentish countryside, which compliments the lakes and provides habit for a wide diversity of flora and fauna. On site you can find a well stocked tackle shop, a café and bar. There are also modern and clean toilet and shower facilities for visitors.
The record at Cottington currently sits at 53lb making it a popular Carp venue, however the five mixed course lakes throw up some real gems also with Perch to just over 4lb, Big Roach, Rudd, Crucians, Tench and Bream as well as a good few Pike to well over 20lb.
Cranbrook & District Angling Club
38 Jaggard Way,
Tel No: 07973 383952
Cranbrook & District Angling Club, a friendly fishing club, situated in the heart of the Weald of Kent. The club offers excellent fishing across a number of waters and fishing lakes in Kent and Sussex for all types of fishing whether it is carp fishing, match fishing, specimen angling or simply pleasure angling on a wide variety of fishing lakes and rivers.
Formed in 1951, the Club has grown over the years into what it is today, a proud Fishmark Accredited angling club with 800+ members and a fantastic choice of fishing lakes and rivers in Kent and Sussex.
There are 13 waters affiliated to the CDAC and these are as follows:
Saw Lodge Farm Lakes
New and Old Dowells River
White Kemp Sewer
Danson Park Lake
95 Danson Road,
Tel No: 0208 303 2828
Set in the picturesque setting of Danson Park, this general coarse fishing lake includes the usual silver species such as Roach, Tench, Bream & Chub as well as Carp to double figures. Fishing is permitted via a number of platforms along the South Bank of the Lake only.
These platforms are suitable for disabled users and provides full access to the water's edge.
Darenth Fishing Complex
Tel No: 01322 290 150
The Darenth Fishing Complex is a very picturesque Fishery which holds Carp up to 35lb and Catfish up to 100lb as well as Roach, Bream, Tench, Rudd, Perch & Large Pike.
The 10 mature lakes are some of the most popular fishing lakes in Kent that cater for all types of fishing from the novice to the specimen hunter. Facilities include a clubhouse with hot and cold food, a tackle and bait shop and toilets.
2 Walnut Tree Avenue,
Tel No: 01322 270 397
The D.D.A.P.S (known as the Dartford and District Angling & Preservation Society) is a private society that provides angling for all species of freshwater fish in its lakes and stretches of river. The society does however cater for a day ticket on one of its waters (Brooklands)
The lakes available to fish within the society are as follows:
- Horton Kirby
- Sutton at Hone
- Brooklands (available on day ticket)
- River Beult & Tiese
- River Medway at Tonbridge
- River Beult at New Barn Farm
- Bennett's Lake
- Presidents Lake
- Devon Road Lake
Species present with the DDAPS waters include Carp up to 45lb, Bream to double figures, Tench, Pike to over 20lb, Roach / Rudd, Crucian Carp, Perch, Chub, Dace and Eels.
Edenbridge Angling Society
Tel No: 01732 868 052
Edenbridge Angling Society has been established for over 60 years, maybe longer, exact records are hard to come by. The club owns two still waters, two stretches of river and have access to eight other waters, including two reservoirs.
Edenbridge is a small, friendly, long-established club which caters for most types and styles of coarse fishing (pleasure and specimen). Our waters and fishing lakes in Kent, are easily accessible, and well-stocked with most species of coarse fish, including many of specimen size. We offer excellent fishing in safe, secluded surroundings for Carp, Tench, Bream, Pike, Perch, Roach, Crucian Carp and Barbel. We positively encourage junior and lady members, serious pleasure anglers of all ages and last not least those who look to provide quiet, satisfying recreation.
Fishing venues part of Edenbridge Angling Society are as follows:
4 stretches of the River Eden
River Rother Wittersham
River Medway Hop Farm
Weir Wood Reservoir
Tel No: 01580 212 512
Elphicks lakes consists of 7 lakes available for day ticket and session fishing. Each lake has its own parking within easy reach of the swims and all swims are 'all weather' - either built of Astroturf, stone or bark.
Predominantly Elphicks is a specimen Carp fishing water with fish present up to 50lb+. Couple these specimens with the excellent facilities on offer, Elphicks is a great and rewarding place to fish and offers some of the finest fishing lakes in Kent.
Tel No: 07873 322562
A beautiful and enchanting stream located on the kent / East Sussex border, ideal for anglers that enjoy fishing for both trout and chub. Crowborough Angling Club owns an approximate 1 mile stretch of this stream. Ideal for those who enjoy chasing Trout and Chub.
This water is subject to the traditional close season restrictions.
Tel No: 07597 879621
Eureka Fisheries is a small lake and a pond in Nicholas Road, Ashford.
Species include Carp 30lb, Tench 8lb, Rudd+Roach 2lb 8oz+, Perch 3lb+, Bream 4lb+, Chubb 4lb+ and the occasional Grass Carp.
Evegate Fishing Lake
Tel No: N/A
Evegate is a small fishing lake situated in Ashford Kent. It has 12 swims on a first come first serve basis and is very reasonably priced for a decent days fishing.
There is a variety of species present in Evegate with the largest fish being a 26lb mirror carp. This venue is a fantastic for beginners learning the sport.
Tel No: 01227 710830
Fordwich Lake is a 33 acre mature water set in the beautiful countryside of Kent. Primarily the water has been stocked with Common & Mirror Carp up to 40lbs. As an additional bonus there is a large head of tench in the 6 to 10lb class along with the occasional bream from 5 to 10lb.
Specimen pike are taken in their season, mainly from the far end of the lake known as The Deeps. Pike in excess of 20lb are not uncommon.
Bells Yew Green,
Tel No: 01892 616424
Frant is an eight lake fishing complex set in 150 acres of parkland on the Kent/Sussex border featuring mature English Carp to 35lb+, Perch to 4lb+ as well as Bream, Roach, Tench, Ghosties, Orfe, Chub, and Dace.
Frant has everything an angler might want for a great day’s fishing. There is an on site lodge building featuring a cafe with an outside patio area which will deliver to your swim! There is also a tackle shop that stocks everything you’ll need from bait to a brolly. An additional nice touch is a shower suite available for overnight anglers which completes some top notch facilities available at Frant.
Marsh Green Rd,
Tel No: 01732 865 355
At Gabriel’s Fishery, there are five large beautiful lakes together with a mile and a quarter of river fishing along the banks of the Eden. The lakes are set in a partial woodland giving contrast light and shade over the water. The water lillies and marginal plants put on an attractive display not only for the angler to appreciate but to provide the ideal ecology for fish to flourish in.
Carp to 44lb, Grass Carp, Crucians, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Bream, Chub, Perch, Gudgeon and Dace all reside within the Gabriels fishery complex.
Tel No: 01892 832730
Gedges lake is a private fishery forming part of the Paddock Wood Angling and conservations society. Carp to 30lb+ as well as Barbel, Crucians, Chub, Bream, Eels, Perch, Roach, Rudd and Tench are all present at this venue.
Greenacres Farm Fishery
Tel No: 01580 292755
Greenacres Farm Fishery consists of five lakes stocked with coarse fish including Carp, Tench, Roach, Perch, Bream and many more. The water is suitable for disabled anglers and there is an onsite tackle shop.
Carp to 29lb 7oz , Catfish to 37 lb , Pike to 16lb , Tench to 5+lb , Rudd to 2lb , Bream to 6lb and Perch to 2lb.
Hartley Lands Fishery
Tel No: 07703 825064
Hartley Lands is a day ticket fishery in Cranbrook, Kent featuring 6 lakes and 1 pond. All of the lakes are different so the venue caters to most anglers, whether you want big perch, to bag up on carp, to get the bite alarms screaming with lots of doubles or simply sit out for a large carp, Harley Lands has it all.
Carp up to 38lb+, Ghost Carp to 15lb+, Tench to 10lb+, some good Roach to 2lb+, and some large Perch to 5lb all feature in this fishery.
Hawkhurst Fish Farm
Tel No: 01580 753813
Hawkhurst fishery contains a match lake, three beginners junior ponds, and three lakes with large specimen fish. The waters between them hold mirror carp to 54lb, common carp to 51lb, grass carp to 22lb, catfish to 88lb, tench to 9lb, small roach, rudd and perch, and the odd eel to 6lb.
The diverse mix of beginner friendly fishing and specimen hunting make this fishing complex a very popular one. Apart from the Specimen Lake, the water is closed from mid December to mid Febuary. The complex is based around a large cafe that overlooks the Main Lake.
Tel No: 01634 371869
A family run 3.5 acre fishing lake in the heart of the Kent countryside. Horsham Lake is fed by a natural spring ensuring clear waters all year around.
The lake contains a variety of fish including Carp to 24lbs, Roach to 2lb, as well as Tench, Rudd and Pike. Horsham Lake isn't a specimen venue but is great for beginners to learn the sport with a good chance of catching.
Horsmonden Lakes are run by the Orchard Place Farm Fishing complex. To see more information on the lakes forming part of Orchard Place Farm, please scroll down to this venue or click here.
Horton Kirby Lakes
Tel No: N/A
Horton Kirkby Lakes are privately owned by the Dartford & District Angling & Preservation Society. There are four lakes at this venue plus a section of the River Darent.
The venue holds a wide array of fish with Carp to 37lb+, Tench to just under double figures, double figure Bream, Pike to 20lb+ as well as Crucian Carp, Roach, Rudd, Perch & Eels.
Tel No: N/A
Keston Ponds is owned by Bromley council and is fed naturally via a spring. The ponds contains Carp to over 20lb, Pike to 20lb+, Roach to 1lb and some good Tench. Small Perch and Rudd are also present.
The ponds do contain a fair amount of weed so strong tackle is recommended if fishing for the larger fish. Good disabled access to a couple of swims is available.
Lamberhurst Lakes is owned by Cranbrook and District Angling club and is a picturesque small lake of approx 1.5 acres.
Mirror and Common, Koi and Grass Carp up to 26lb, providing sport for both match and specimen anglers. There are also some Trout present.