About Junior Lakes
Please be aware the Junior Lakes are now closed for 2017 and will re-open for February half term in 2018.
Three well stocked ponds with carp up to 10lb+ and a mixture of other species including: tench, roach, perch and the occasional eel, our Junior lakes are the perfect place for the novice angler young or old to come and enjoy the pleasure of catching fish.
The lakes are open from 10am – 5pm seven days a week and booking is not required although if your party has 10 or more children it’s worth ringing to let us know to avoid disappointment as rods can hire out quickly.
Don’t worry if you haven’t fished before as our onsite bailiff will be happy to help and answer any questions you may have.
Basic fishing equipment is available for hire. Our whips are set up and ready to go with no reel so tangles are kept to a minimum.
We can also supply you with bait including maggots, paste and sweetcorn and our onsite tackle shop, “Kent Tackle” also supply other types of bait if you require.
The lakes are comfortably laid out with wooden benches and picnic tables so you can enjoy yourselves whilst your children fish.
Children aged 14 and under must be supervised at all times by an adult over the age of 21. Please make sure that a suitable number of adults are available within your party to supervise the children as we cannot be responsible for keeping them under control.
You do not require an environment agency fishing licence to fish our Junior Lakes as we are covered by our own blanket licence. However if you don’t have your own licence please let us know as we need to take your details to be added to our licence. Children under 12 years of age do not require a licence but to be on the safe side their supervising adult should be added to our licence in case they want to hold the rod to assist their child.
Many youngsters have enjoyed catching their first ever fish and very few go away disappointed. If you have been struggling to catch a fish please don’t be afraid to ask for help we are only too happy to assist.
** Please be aware that BBQ’S are not permitted on our Junior Lakes. Picnics may be consumed but only around the Junior Lakes where seating is provided. Please help us keep this area clean and tidy by either taking your litter home or using the bins provided. Food can be purchased from Waterside Cafe (situated on site) to eat in or takeaway. Thank you for your co-operation. **
PLEASE NOTE THE JUNIOR LAKES ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2017.
Junior – (To fish for the day or any part of the day) – £7.00
Adult – (To fish for the day or any part of the day) – £10.00
Adult – (Fishing, Accompanying a child fishing) – £8.00
Spectators – £1.00
Rod – £2.50 Net – £2.00
We do our best to ensure that we have enough rods and nets available to hire, however we do have a limited stock and on occasions our ponds can get very busy. We recommend arriving as early as possible to start your session to avoid disappointment. Thank you for your cooperation.
Maggots – £3.00 Sweetcorn – £2.00 Paste – £3.00
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE CARD PAYMENTS ON OUR JUNIOR LAKES. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.
Office Hours* Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm CLOSED WEEKENDS AND BANK HOLIDAYS * (01580) 753813
Rules and Regulations
- Children aged 14 and under must not be left unsupervised.
- Fish are not to be killed or taken off site.
- Please handle all fish with care.
- Please wet your hands before handling the fish – DO NOT use a cloth to hold a fish.
- Always unhook fish carefully and return to the water as quickly as possible.
- Please unhook on the grass or on an unhooking mat if you have one NOT on the concrete.
- Disgorgers are available from the bailiff on request (To be returned)
- Do not pull on the line to remove a hook from a fish.
- Never THROW a fish back into the water – Please use a net.
- Do not leave rods in the water unattended.
- Please return the bait buckets to the bailiff – NOT the bin.
- All litter to be fed to our bin please, not the fish.
If you need assistance in anyway please do not hesitate to ask the water bailiff. (Contact number: 07986 518 801)
Thank you for your cooperation.