Fishing lakes in Kent

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Darenth Fishing Complex  

The Fishery is now managed by a new team. We are now offering a reservation-only service.Come and see our magnificent, scenic Fishery, which is nestled on a 44-acre estate in Kent's Darenth Valley. The lakes contain specimen carp and catfish, as well as roach, bream, tench, rudd, perch, and pike, and you may select from one of our ten mature lakes, which provide for all levels of anglers from beginners to specimen hunters.MasonThis lake has catfish that weigh more than 50 pounds. Carp up to 30 l...

Parsonage Lane, Dartford, DA2 7, Kent, United Kingdom

Day ticket
Disabled access
Carp To 57lb
Catfish Up To 101lb
Pike To 25lb
Hawkhurst - Main Lake  

This beautiful 4-acre Carp and Catfish specimen lake is well-known as one of Kent and Sussex's best and most prolific day ticket big fish places. With Common and Mirror carp weighing in at over 40 pounds and Catfish weighing in at over 80 pounds, this lake is not for the faint of heart! The following anglers now hold Lake records: Paul Brown caught a 39lb 2oz Mirror in February 2019, Simon Mehegan got a 41lb 10oz Common in May 2021, and Dave Leftley snagged an 84lb Catfish in August 2019!The lak...

Hawkhurst Fish Farm Hastings Road Hawkhurst Kent TN18 4RT

Day ticket
Toilets
Carp Over 40lb
Catfish Over 84lb
Cackle Hill Lakes  

1st Specimen Lake:Within the compound, this is our primary lake. It contains nine swims, ensuring that visiting anglers have a swim with plenty of features and room. The fishable area of the lake has doubled since the car park end was dug and extended, as well as the two islands, and with carp exceeding 40lbs.The depth of the lake ranges from slightly over 18 inches to seven feet. The lake depths change throughout the year depending to the weather, and we are currently constructing certain swims...

Headcorn Rd, Biddenden TN27 8JW

Day ticket
Toilets
Carp Over 43lb
Tench To 8lb
Catfish Up To 80lb
Perch To 6lb
Chub To 7lb
Hawkhurst - Dove Lake  

Dove Lake is the place to go if you want a more relaxing, tranquil day of fishing away from the rush and activity of Main Lake. It's significantly smaller than the Main Lake at two acres, but don't let that deceive you into believing it reflects the size of the fish! This specimen carp pool offers some of the greatest specimen fishing in Kent and Sussex, with both Common and Mirror carp exceeding 36lb. Tom Jenner caught a whopping 66lb Catfish in October 2020 (previously: 63lb 12oz Catfish caugh...

Hawkhurst Fish Farm Hastings Road Hawkhurst Kent TN18 4RT

Day ticket
Toilets
Carp Up To 36lb
Catfish Up To 66lb
Orchard Place Farm Fishing  

We're open, but you'll need to make a reservation for the specimen lakes ahead of time. Coarse/pleasure fishing is not required to be pre-booked, but you must first visit the office.This farm is situated just outside the Kent hamlet of Paddock Wood, which is about 8 miles from Maidstone, and is surrounded by acres of rolling farmland.From 7am to 7pm, the fishery is open year-round and has 12 lakes, 9 for carp/catfish and three for match/pleasure fishing. We have a silver fish lake with 30 rigs.M...

Pearsons Green Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, TN12 6NY, Kent, United Kingdom

Day ticket
Toilets
Carp Up To 36lb
Catfish Up To 50lb
Brooklands Lake  

Brooklands is a 28-acre former sand and gravel pit that is surrounded by forests and reeds and averages 14 feet in depth. The lake, as well as the surrounding plants and wildlife, are very rich in natural food. Our three-year stocking effort was completed this winter, and photographs of the fish introduced may be viewed at the clubhouse at Brooklands or on our website. Numerous carp over 40lb are present, as are pike up to 38lb, tench up to 14lb, bream up to 14lb, eels up to 8lb+, perch up to 4l...

Medway Valley Fisheries Membership Office, 22 Pipers Drive, Christchurch, BH23 4TR

Membership
Carp Up To 50lb
Tench Up To 14lb
Pike Up To 38lb
Elphicks Fisheries Ltd  

We have 7 lakes where day tickets and session fishing are available. Each lake has its own parking lot that is conveniently located near the lake.The North Lake is a 19-swim, 6-acre specimen carp pond that is exclusively available to adult day ticket and session anglers. At any one moment, just ten fishermen are allowed to fish, and no visitors or guests are permitted. The lake's biggest carp weigh in at around 50 pounds.Plantation is a specimen Carp Lake with a size of 1.3 acres and eight swims...

Spelmonden Rd, Horsmonden, Tonbridge TN12 8EL

Day ticket
Toilets
Carp Up To 50lb
Tench Up To 10lb
Conningbrook Lake  

Conningbrook was discovered in the early 1980s, and the initial strain of fish originated from Faversham's waters (wood pool and mill pool).Despite the fact that this is an extremely harsh water with just around 30 confirmed Carp, the sheer size of these fish is incredible. Anglers that regularly fish this water know that the next run might be a personal best. The British Record Mirror of 67lb 14oz, called as Two Tone, was caught on the lake and tragically perished a few years ago. The Brook sti...

Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford, Willesborough Rd, Kennington, Ashford, United Kingdom

Membership
Carp Up To 50lb
Tench Up To 13lb
Pike Up To 25lb
Cottington Lakes  

With eight lakes providing a range of angling to satisfy everyone from beginners to seasoned specimen carp aficionados, Cottington Lakes has established itself as one of the region's top day-ticket venues. The tackle store handles ticket sales for the coarse lakes, while the Diary and Bookings system handles lake bookings for the specimen lakes.Lake PepperThe lake was one of Cottington's earliest purpose-dug lakes, with excavation beginning in 1990. The lake (once a trout pond) was originally op...

Sandwich Road, Eastry, Deal CT14 0AR

Day ticket
Toilets
Carp Up To 50lb
Tench To Over 5lbs
Pike To Over 20lbs
Perch To 3lbs
Lydd Complex  

Mid Kent Fisheries Limited took up the fishing rights to the three lakes in 2005, after they were dug in the 1990s. Other than a few wild-bred fish, these virgin lakes had no recognized stocks. As a result, it was a fantastic chance to fill the lakes with some very excellent Carp.Main LakeSyndicate – this venue is 12 acres in size and averages 12 to 13 feet in depth. There are presently 250 to 300 carp present, with two fish above 40 pounds, three approaching 40 pounds, and one exceeding 50 po...

Dennes Lane Lydd TN29 9

Membership
Carp Up To 49lb
Medway Valley - Big Lake  

Anglers already know the Big Lake for the quantity and quality of its residents, which include carp to 48lb and a big population of 30lb+ fish, the bulk of which are commons. Additionally, tench and bream are present, both of which reach a weight of 16lb, while pike reach a weight of 36lb.This 14-acre tree-lined lake features islands, bars, and plateaus, as well as depths ranging from two to seventeen feet. It is a weedy lake in the summer and quite rich in natural food, so if you want a challen...

Medway Valley Fisheries Membership Office, 22 Pipers Drive, Christchurch, BH23 4TR

Membership
Carp Up To 48lb
Tench Up To 16lb
Pike Up To 36lb
Perch Up To 4lb
Milton Pan Lake (Syndicate)  

One of our cherished bodies of water is Pan Lake. This spectacular 12 acre mature gravel pit, dug in the 1970s, is home to some of MKF's largest specimen fish. Each fish in this lake has a distinct personality, including a beast of a common dubbed Swirly, which weighs at at almost 40 pounds.Between 80 and 100 carp are thought to be present in the lake, with around ten in the top 30's and four in the 40's to 46's. It's unsurprising that it's been dubbed one of the UK's top fisheries.Since previou...

Ashford Road Chartham CT4 7

Membership
Carp Up To 46lb
Tench Up To 15lb
Pike Up To 36lb
Monk Lakes  

LAKE MALLARDA five-acre specimen lake with a sculpted bottom, nine-foot-deep holes, and lily patches. Reads, rushes, and iris are planted along the natural edges. Only the most experienced fisherman with the correct equipment should attempt to fish this lake. It will include the ultimate prize of 45-pound carp, with just a few fish under 20 pounds. At any one moment, the number of anglers is restricted to 10. Anglers are allowed to use three rods, so there should be plenty of room to place baits...

Staplehurst Rd, Marden TN12 9BS

Day ticket
Toilets
Disabled access
Carp To 45lb
The Ham Road Complex  

The Ham Road Complex is a productive fishery, producing several doubles, twenties and thirties, as well as at least three forties. Anyone who has fished this location can attest that it is well worth a season or two. These lakes are not simple to access, yet they are the best for a bite.Bird Lake — There are roughly 50 fish above the 30lb mark, with the largest three weighing in at 37 lb, and approximately 150-200 fish weighing between 27lb and 29lb. In all, there are over 700 carp present, ra...

Address:Ham Road Faversham ME13 7

Membership
Carp Up To 40lb
Tench Up To 9lb
LOGGIES LAKE  

Loggies Lake was created and stocked in 2004 and has already produced over 35 known 30s and 40s, indicating that it has a lot of future potential. This lake has been planted and restocked to produce a fish-friendly habitat that is also enjoyable to visit. A good fisherman might expect to catch Carp weighing more than 40 pounds. Please note that Stour Valley Fishing Complex is only accessible by appointment.

Bobbin Lodge Hill, Chartham, CT4 7RB, Kent, United Kingdom

Day ticket
Toilets
Disabled access
Carp Up To 40lb
Chilham Castle Carp Syndicate  

Chilham Mill Lake is well-known among carp anglers for its beautiful setting and large stock of specimen English carp, with at least nine fish now over 40 pounds and another 80 plus fish above 30 pounds, followed by 300 fish over 20 pounds. The lake also holds many specimen Bream, Tench, and Pike to 34 pounds, and the fish are still growing well and are catchable all year, with multiple catches including many thirties and some forty pound fish. We've continued to stock the lake with authentic En...

Chilham Water Mill, Mill Lane, Chilham, CT4 8, Kent, United Kingdom

Membership
Carp Over 40lb
Pike Up To 34lb
Gabriels Fishery  

We have five huge, picturesque lakes, as well as a mile and a quarter of river fishing along the Eden's banks. The lakes are surrounded by a partial forest, which creates a contrast of light and shadow over the water. Water lilies and marginal plants provide a lovely show not only for the angler's enjoyment, but also to create an ideal environment for fish to thrive.The River Eden begins right next to the car lot and meanders for 3/4 of a mile beyond the fishery. Chub between 3 and 7 pounds, Per...

Gabriel's Farm, Marsh Green Rd, Edenbridge TN8 5PP

Day ticket
Toilets
Carp Up To 40lb
Pike To 24lbs
Hawkhurst - Quarry Lake  

A popular water that is only available for day passes. This lake is densely stocked, with catfish up to 40 pounds (any catfish above 40 pounds is removed from the lake for their own safety) and carp up to 22 pounds. This lake is ideal for a fruitful and enjoyable day of fishing, with a decent possibility of catching both carp and catfish.Current records: 22lb 8oz Common - August 2021.Catfish weighing 40 pounds will be available in August 2020.It's a natural lake with a 12-foot-deep pit in the ce...

Hawkhurst Fish Farm Hastings Road Hawkhurst Kent TN18 4RT

Day ticket
Toilets
Carp Up To 22lb
Catfish Up To 40lb
Hawkhurst - Specimen Lake  

The Specimen Lake is a strictly members only venue. Its goal is to cater to the needs of our most experienced anglers. You'll need at least 5 years of carp fishing experience, as well as the essential gear to land and protect large carp and catfish.Here you'll find some of our largest fish, including Mirror and Common carp weighing over 40 pounds, as well as a couple of unusual blue carp at 74 and 65 pounds, respectively. The two blue carp are England's only two and are part of a historical stoc...

Hawkhurst Fish Farm Hastings Road Hawkhurst Kent TN18 4RT

Membership
Toilets
Carp Over 40lb
Abbey Meads  

The Abbey Meads project has taken a lot of effort over the last few years. In order to produce Abbey Meads Kent's best syndicate water, we have and will continue to make significant investments.Lake remedial work is nearly complete, and an ongoing stocking program has resulted in an excellent fishing habitat. In our idea, a mixed fishery with large tench and pike will be developed, but the primary focus will be on carp fishing, of course. In the summer, some grass carp may also assist keep weeds...

Medway Valley Fisheries Membership Office, 22 Pipers Drive, Christchurch, BH23 4TR

Membership
Carp Up To 40lb
Tench Up To 14lb
Pike To 30lb
Perch To 3lb
Burnt Wood  

Burnt Wood Lake is owned by the Cranbrook & District Angling Club, a welcoming fishing club in the midst of Kent's Weald. It provides superb fishing for all sorts of anglers on a variety of fishing lakes and rivers throughout Kent and Sussex. Burnt Wood is a 1.5-acre site with average depths of 10 feet. With ample fish bankside cover, overhanging trees, and a shallow bay, this area provides excellent close-in action and is ideal for stalker anglers.This charming, tree-lined lake is home to a...

Frittenden, Kent, Frittenden, TN17 2, Kent, United Kingdom

Membership
Carp To 38lb
Tench To 13lb
Pike To 30lb
Handle Lake  

The Handle Lake is one of my favorite locations that we have. Excellent for all types of fishermen. We had carp up to the mid-thirties, pushing the 40lb mark, tench well into double digits, pushing 12lbs, bream around the 17lb mark, and pike pushing the mid-twenties. Pleasure fisherman often find themselves netting over 100 pounds of fish in a single session!The venue is about 9 acres in size and has just one bank fishing. Two gravel bars run across the center of the lake, reaching a maximum dep...

Howfield LnCanterbury, UK

Membership
Carp Up To 38lb
Tench Up To 12lb
Pike Up To 25lb
Pattenden Lane Reservoir  
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Pattenden Lane is a well-established agricultural reservoir with a surface area of 1.5 acres and an average depth of 11 feet, as well as some willow trees overhanging the water. This lake is regarded as a great match lake, with firm, flat swims and abundance of fish. Anglers can catch bream, tench, carp, roach, rudd, and perch on a variety of baits and from a variety of swims. Surface baits come into their own on hot days.If they can defeat the carp, even bream and huge tench may be captured usi...

Pattenden Lane, Marden, Marden, TN12 9, Kent, United Kingdom

Membership
Carp To 38lb
Tench To 13lb
Pike To 30lb
Mousehole Lakes  

Mousehole Lakes was bought in 2011 by David and Joanne, who had always wanted to own beautiful lakes where others might enjoy fishing as much as they do. We extend a warm welcome and pledge to provide an outstanding angling experience on each and every visit. David and Jo's nine-acre property, which has three lakes (two Specimen and one Match), is their pride and pleasure, which they enjoy sharing with other anglers.LAKE KESTRELThis 1.5-acre specimen lake, which debuted on March 1, 2013, is stoc...

Maidstone Road, Nettlestead, Paddockwood, ME18 5HR, Kent, United Kingdom

Day ticket
Toilets
Carp Up To 38lb
Perch To 5lb
Ashby Farms Ltd.  

Our two fishing lakes are open all year and are stocked with Common and Mirror Carp up to 36 pounds, as well as Tench, Perch, Rudd, and Roach.We do not provide day fishing opportunities. If you want to come fishing, you must be staying with us or have been with us in the previous year. Fishing is generally charged, however free fishing is sometimes given for locals.

Place Farm, Appledore Rd, Kenardington, Ashford TN26 2LZ

Day ticket
Toilets
Carp To 36lb
Reeds Lake  

3 AcresCARP / TENCH / BREAMWell stocked with double figure Carp2 x 36lb Carp5 Known 30sGreat Tench and Bream fishing

Ashford Road, Chartham, Chartham, CT4 7, Kent, United Kingdom

Day ticket
Toilets
Carp To 36lb
Coombewood Fishery  
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3 well stocked mixed course fishing lakes located in private ancient woodland, in the heart of the Kent countryside.Catfish to 35lb+, Carp to 28lb 7oz, Grass Carp to 25lb, Perch to 3lb, plus silvers.Day tickets available on the bank from only £8.00.Pre booked night fishing.Club / match bookings welcome.All swims accessible for disabled anglers.Toilets on site (also for disabled anglers)

Redbrook Street, High Halden, Nr Ashford, Kent. TN263JH

Day ticket
Toilets
Carp Up To 28lb
Catfish Up To 35lb
Mill Pool  

The Mill Pool in Faverham is a mature gravel pit that was excavated in the late 1960s and offers superb all-round fishing, with many 35lb Carp and decent Bream, Tench, and Roach fishing. I'm sure you're all aware that this location was the birthplace of the famous British record Two Tone.The Mill Pool is little more difficult than the Wood Pool, which is more of a runs water, and the fish in the Mill Pool are on average larger. This facility, together with the Wood Pool, is accessible for £150 ...

Western Link Faversham ME13 7

Membership
Carp Up To 35lb
Tench Up To 10lb
Hartley Lands Fishery  

In Cranbrook, Kent, we operate a day ticket fishery. There are six lakes and one pond on the property. We have it everything, whether you want huge perch, to bag up on carp, to have the bite alarms screaming with plenty of doubles, or just wait out for a giant carp. Our lakes are kept in excellent condition and managed to provide the greatest possible fishing environment and experience.Bramley is a Specimen Carp lake with 12 swims and a maximum of 8 fishermen. Fishing is allowed at night. This l...

Swattenden Lane, Cranbrook, TN17 3, Kent, United Kingdom

Day ticket
Toilets
Disabled access
Carp To Over 35lb
Tench To 10lb
Perch To 5lb
Chequertree Fishery  

Chequertree Fishery is well-known for its outstanding amenities, which include both coarse and trout fishing. The amenities are superior to those found at other commercially maintained fishing lakes in the UK, and as a result, day visitors, such as open match tournaments and Angling Club match days, as well as week and weekend visitors, flock to the region.We attract a diverse spectrum of visitors to Chequertree, including seasoned anglers, novices, young and old, families, and just about everyo...

Bethersden · Ashford · Kent · TN26 3JR, Ashford, TN26 3, Kent, United Kingdom

Day ticket
Carp Up To 35lb
Tench To 8lb
Perch To 5lb
Chub To 6lb

Carp Fishing in Kent

There are several fantastic carp fishing spots in Kent. If you're searching for a new personal best carp, look no further than Cackle Hill Lakes, where the fishery record now sits at a monstrous 43 pounds. Hawkhurst - Dove Lake is also worth considering since it has a significant supply of carp that exceed 36 pounds and catfish that exceed 66 pounds.

If you are searching for less of a challenge and would like to have a a constant bend in your rod, the match lakes at Cottington Lakes are a good place to start. The fishery is well stocked, making it a favorite destination for match anglers.

Night Fishing Lakes Kent

A majority of fisheries in Kent allow night fishing such as the Hawkhurst fishing complex and Orchard Place Farm Fishing. Some fisheries may require a booking to be made before you can fish for the night, please check with the fishery owners.

Is There Free Fishing in Kent?

We could not find many fisheries which allowed fishing for free, however Ashby Farms fishery do sometimes let local fisherman fish their lakes for free. There are also a number of stretches of rivers which can also fished for free.

Fishing Clubs in Kent

There is a large number of fishing clubs operating in Kent, some of the main ones are Cranbrook & District Angling Club, Bromley & District Angling Society (BDAS) and D.D.A.P.S. All of which offer a wide selection of lakes and rivers to fish.

Pike Fishing in Kent

Kent is a great place for Pike fishing, there is a large number of fisheries which contain pike going over the 20lbs mark. A few of them are Bough Beech Reservoir and Ford Lake with Pattenden Lane Reservoir containing Pike up to 30lbs. Please check the fishery rules with regards to using spinners/live bait prior to your trip.

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