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The Canals Trust have over 2,000 miles of waterway to look after for the many interest groups who use them. With so much water it is no wonder that fishing is high on the list of activities.
The Trust issues a Waterway Wanderers Permit that entitles you to fish on an impressive amount of water throughout England and Wales (for just £20).
The fishery consists of 3 ponds; Daves Pond, The Corsican Pond and Island.
The lakes have carp to 38lbs plus tench to 10, bream roach, rudd and orfe.
Daves Pond has hard stand parking giving good acces for disabled anglers.
There are showers and toilets (including disabled facilities). They are also dog friendly (max 2 dogs).
Call 01903816377 or 07713468264
Google Map 50.902566, -0.337233 Post Code BN44 3AA
Lewes Angling Club
Fishing on 4 still waters and the river Ouse at Barombe Mills left bank (pike to 30lbs, carp to 25, barbel to 10lbs plus, bream, chub, roach, perch and dace. The still waters are:
Marl Pit, 22 pegs some suitable for disabled anglers, carp to 12lbs, roach and rudd. Google Map 50.964547, -0.018635
For membership enquiries call 01273 588130.
Google Map50.875188, 0.015940
Part of Ilford Estates located in the South Downs National Park, Swanborough has 3 lakes.
There is a specimen carp lake of 3.5 cares with common, mirror, ghost and grass carp to just about 40lbs. There are are also pike to 30lbs lurking in the depths. The lake has 18 purpose built pegs all big enough to take a bivvie. Permits are for 24 hours and need to be booked in advance as only 14 are available at any one time. To book nights call 07974 267780.
There is also a tench and silvers lake and Decoy Lake for chub, perch, roach and rudd.
I have seen indications that the fishery is wheelchair accessible and there is certainly vehicle access to some pegs. You should contact them to confirm but I recon it is worth a listing here.
General Enquiries call 07974 267780
Google Map 50.856242, -0.004274 Post Code BN7 3PF
Tonbridge Angling Club and Fish Protection Society
Like most angling club Tonbridge have a lot to offer. Fishing on 7 stretches of the river Medway over 14 miles of bank and on the Eden, plus still water fishing on 4 lakes.
The stillwaters are suitable for disabled anglers are;
Barden Lake, a mixed day ticket fishery with large carp some in the 20 to 40lb bracket. There are tench and bream to double figures plus big roach, perch and pike. Barden has good platforms suitable for disabled anglers.
Lower Haysden has roach, skimmers, bream, carp, tench, perch, pike, chub and gidgeon. Day Tickets from the bailiff.
Given that the club records include a 50lb plus carp and a 30+ pike and bream and barbel to mid teens this is good value fishing.
Day tickets are availble for parts of the river, Barden Lake and Lower Haysden.
Call 07947 557140 for further information
Google Map Tonbridge 51.195381, 0.275699
Hastings Fly Fishers Club Ltd
Hasting Fly Fishers have held the lease on Powdermill Reservoir near Battle since it's completion in 1932. The lake is 56 acres and up to 35 feet deep next to the Valve Tower with 3 "arms" to explore.
The reservoir is surrounded in woodland with the exception of the dam end which limits bank fishing to areas specially cleared for ease of casting. The dam wall is the best spot.
There are 14 boats including a wheelieboat supplied with an electric outboard motor. You can bring your own electric outboard is you wish.
There is a good Mayfly hatch which bring the fish to the top in May / June.
Stocked with rainbows from 1.5 to 8lbs the club also pop is some doubles to spice up the mix. The best fish was a 17.5lb fish caught on a Mayfly, bet that was fun. Stocking is carried out weekly with high quality fish aiming to maintain a stock level of 2,000 fish at any one time.
There is an aeration system on the resevoir at the dam end which helps to keep the fish healthy in warm weather. Quite a surprise for such a big bit of water.
There are wild brown trout flourishing in the reservoir with the best being a 10 pounder.
There is a lodge where you can heat a meal in the microwave or brew a cuppa. There are toilets including facilities for disabled anglers.
You can apply to become a member or a shareholder call (01424) 439633 for futher information. Day tickets are available call (01424) 870498 to book a boat or to speak to the bailiff between 9.30 and 10.30pm. For day tickets go to the weighing room where you can pop your cash with the tickets stub into an envelop which is provided and post it in the letter box.
Google Map 50.944477, 0.560143 Post Code TN33 0PL