Steeds Lane, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent TN26 1NH, United Kingdom
Set at the end of a tranquil lane near Ashford, Charlies Lakes is two lakes loaded with a variety of fish to satisfy anglers of all skill levels.
New ownership took over in September of 2014 and the facility has turned around considerably, with plenty of work done on the grounds and swims. These are gorgeously well-attended year-round swims. The work has cut down on the mucky puddles and flooding that used to torment this beautiful space, producing top-tier results.
Images of each swim are available on the website.
The main lake is just over four and a half acres and stands as the main specimen lake as well as the oldest spot on the property. Carp, tench, bream, and catfish teem these waters and make for a unique fishing experience.
There is also a match lake is approximately an acre in size with an island running down the middle. This is a great spot for both pleasure and match fishing, with a quality selection of stock ranging from carp to silver fish.
What size do the fish go to?
The main lake has carp ranging in the 20s and 30s, tench up to 10 pounds, and bream over seven pounds. Catfish over 74 pounds have also popped up in the main lake.
Carp ranging into the 20-pound range have been spotted in the match lake.
What tactics work well?
Charlies Lakes typically offers swims on a first-come first-serve basis, although word is that some pre-booking is allowed. For more information, contact the facility.
Charlies Lakes provides mats, nets, and slings for anglers. Do not bring them from home.
Barbless hooks only. Leaders, live bait, and nuts are not allowed. All fish must be returned to the water in slings.
Is parking available?
Parking is available at Charlies Lakes.