Location in South East:
Swattenden Lane, Hartley, Cranbrook, Kent, England, TN17 3PS.
07703 825064 or firstname.lastname@example.org
* Day tickets start at £10 (junior and other concessions available).
* Additional rods cost dependent upon lake
Disabled facilities, toilets and plenty of car parking available. Tuition available on request. Match bookings available.
In the summer use big baits - soft pellet, sweet corn, luncheon meat, bread & dog biscuit. Single maggot with groundbait feeder filled with fishmeal groundbait and a few pellets and maggots works well in winter.
Travelling south on the A21 from London to Hastings, turn left onto the A229 as you reach Hurst Green. Follow this road through Hawhurst and as you reach Hartley, turn right into Swattenden Lane [the B2086]. Follow this road for about 400yds - the fishery is on the right.
Hartley Lands Fishery is an excellent picturesque specimen & coarse fishery situated on a working organic fruit farm. This venue is gaining a reputation as one of the regions major specimen and coarse venues, and competition weights of double-figure carp can exceed 100lbs.
Hartley Lands Fishery offers 7 fishing lakes stocked with carp, bream, chub, perch, tench, crucians, koi, barbel and silver fish of all sizes. The lakes are well designed with the environment taken into account with many trees and bushes planted to attract wildlife. Also, as the farm is organic, there are no nasty chemicals running into the lake so there is no risk of pollution.
Waggler tactics work well for a good mixed bag of fish, whilst floating crust or dog-biscuits pays dividends for the carp. Float fished lob-worm attracts the lakes perch which reach well over 3lb. This method also works well for the crucians which tend to hug the margins. They can also be caught on maggots or bread flake.
* No keepnets [except in matches]
* landing nets to be dipped on arrival
* no barbed hooks
* Boilies are allowed
* bait limit of four pints of maggots and 4kg of groundbait allowed.
* fish over 4oz to be netted.
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