R/O Radnor House School, Combe Bank Drive, Sundridge, Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 6AE, United Kingdom
Combe Bank is nestled in the rolling hills of a large country estate at the top of the Darenth Valley. Combe Bank Lake has been around for almost 400 years, but it was originally made up of two smaller ponds that were combined over 150 years ago to form one much larger lake. Even though it is now approximately 7 acres in size, it is still divided into two halves that are very distinct from one another.
The first half of the lake is separated from the second half by a spit. This half of the lake is more mature than the second half and features an abundance of lily pads, carpy overhangs, and other interesting features. The depth ranges from two to five feet.
The second half of the lake is more open, and the contoured bottom provides depths of up to eight feet or so in some places. The lake’s center is typically gravel, and the depth there is always six feet. In most cases, the margins are anywhere from three to four feet in width. Carp, tench, bream, roach, and perch are in plentiful supply in the fishery.
What size do the fish go to?
The highest catch recorded is 38lb for carp with many angers catching many over 20 pound fish.
What tactics work well?
Since the fish can grow to large weights, using large coarse and carp fishing tackles is advisable. the hooks must be barbless or micro-barbed. No lead core or death rigs.
What facilities are on site?
Is parking available?
Yes, parking is available.