Lakedown Trout Fishery

Lakedown Trout Fishery

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My son is very new to fly fishing, his first trout from Lakedown (his second ever) a stunning blue! He went on to catch his brace, with a hard fighting rainbow caught on the last cast reeling in!
Thought I’d posted this already - 29th April same day as 6 1/2lb brownie what a brace on a two fish ticket 😳
Lovely 6lb brownie on a dry πŸ‘πŸ» fantastic venue, my favourite 😊
Always lovely fish in here - 4 1/2lb Brownie from Lake 4. I’ve now had a Brownie from all four lakes, best was 6 1/2lb 😊
What a day 😳 6 1/2 and 4 1/2 brownies plus a 3lb rainbow which I'd normally be delighted with omg 😊
A beautiful brownie I've been trying to catch for three weeks now, well worth the wait, on my basic hand held scales it's 6 1/2lbs wow 😊
What a lovely way to spend a Saturday.

Lakedown fly fishery is home to four spring fed lakes and situated in a secluded wealden valley with beautiful scenic views.

Looking forward to tight lines in 2020

Looking forward to tight lines in 2020

[11/19/17]   πŸ€” Thinking of the perfect gift for Christmas?

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Lakedown is fishing very well!

When going fishing, take an action figure with you..... It will make you look amazing in photos πŸ˜‚

[04/09/16]   🌟🌟DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES🌟🌟
14th May is the first Lakedown Competition of the year!
CASH Prizes for heaviest bag limit & biggest fish!
Β£35 for 4 fish ticket and bacon & egg roll.

[03/27/16]   Hope everyone has had a great Easter! Hello to all the new people who have liked us...keep an eye on our page, as we will be soon posting a date for this years first fishing competition.

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Lakedown Trout Fishery

Lakedown Trout Fishery

It's a beautiful day at Lakedown and we have 25 anglers sharing it with us!

The locals enjoying the fine spring weather β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ

Extremely windy today but that sunshine is glorious β˜€οΈ

Beautiful spring day!

Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine β˜€οΈ

[01/04/14]   Happy New Year All πŸŽ‰

[06/24/13]   Last friday a 4lb 10 oz & 4lb 6 oz were caught, both Rainbow's! fish are being caught by dries again :)

[06/21/13]   HAPPY FRIDAY :) :) :)
BARBEQUED TROUT with spinach & bacon

INGREDIENTS
70g unsalted butter
1 large onion, chopped
225g baby spinach, washed & roughly chopped
salt & pepper
4 trout, gutted & cleaned
8 rashers of smoked streaky bacon.
RED WINE SAUCE
1 tsp veg oil
125g streaky bacon, cut into small strips.
125g mushrooms, sliced
150ml red wine.

Heat the grill
melt 50g of butter in large saucepan
add onion & cook over medium heat until softened for about 5 mins.
add spinach and cook briefly until spinach wilts and leave until cool enough to handle.
season spinach & onion mixture with salt and pepper, then use to fill the 4 trout.
wrap 2 rashers of bacon around each trout and secure with cocktail stick.
grill trout for 8-10 mins, turning once and until tender in the middle.
meanwhile make the sauce.
heat the oil in saucepan, add bacon and cook for 5-6 mins, then add mushrooms and stir over medium heat for 2 mins.
pour in red wine, bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer for 5 mins. at the last minute, stir in the remaining 15g butter to give a glossy finish.

serve the trout on warm plates, with red wine sauce poured around it. serves 4. ENJOY :)

Haha!

;)

[06/17/13]   Last friday we had a party of 18 who caught a grand total of 62 fish with no blanks! the biggest being 4 1/2 lb :)
a mixture of flies were used :)

[06/16/13]   Happy Fathers Day to all Dad's :)

[06/14/13]   :)HAPPY FRIDAY:)
Today's recipe is great on the BBQ grill!
serves 1
INGREDIENTS
1 fresh trout, cleaned & head removed
1 garlic clove, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 sprig fresh basil
1 sprig fresh rosemary
salt & pepper

METHOD
Preheat grill on a medium-high heat
Line the inside of the fish with slices of garlic & lemon
Top with basil & rosemary, then season.
Wrap fish in foil and set on the grill.
Cook for 15-20 mins on direct heat till fish flakes easily.
Remove herbs & lemon from fish.
Hold the fish by it's spine and comb the meat from the bones using a fork.
Serve with a wedge of lemon.

[06/13/13]   :) Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat & drink beer all day.:)

:)

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[06/11/13]   :) there is no greater fan of fly-fishing than the worm :)

[06/10/13]   a bad day of fishing is still better then a good day at the office! ;) :) :)

[06/10/13]   flies of the week are BLUE FLASH DAMSELS AND GREEN & BLACK MONTANAS :) the wind has calmed down now and the fish are coming to the surface :)

[06/07/13]   Happy Friday (even though it is a wet one!)
the fish recipe of the week is TROUT WITH CREAMY POTATO SALAD!
Ingredients: 250g waxy potatoes, peeled & halfed
4 tsp natural yogurt
4 tsp mayo
1 lemon, 1Season the trout/2 zested
1 tbsp small capers, rinsed
4 small gherkins, sliced
2 spring onions, finely sliced
1/4 cucumber, diced
2 trout fillets

Method:
Boil the potatoes in salted water for 15 mins until just tender.
Drain & rinse under cold water to cool, then drain again.
Heat the grill
Mix together yogurt and mayo, then season with a good squeeze of lemon.
Gently stir in potatoes, capers, gherkins, most of the spring onion & cucumber.
Season the trout, then grill on baking sheet, skin side down, for 3-4 mins until just cooked.
Scatter with lemon zest and serve with potato salad, scattered with left over spring onions.
Cut the remaining lemon half into wedges and serve :)

What a beautiful day it has been :)

[06/04/13]   6lb rainbow was caught on sunday :)

[06/01/13]   Thank you to all who have 'liked' our page :) please share with friends as want to reach to 100, then the offers will start rolling! :)

yummy crayfish :)

[06/01/13]   73 fish were caught today! the biggest being 4 1/4 lb which was caught by Paul Clark :) :) :)

[05/31/13]   Happy Friday everyone ;) this weeks recipe is
BACON CRUST TROUT

Ingredients:
2 rashers streaky bacon
2 sprigs thyme
1 lemon, zested and cut into quarters
50g fresh breadcrumbs
4 rainbow trout fillets
2 tbsp olive oil
Method:
heat oven to 220C/fan 200C.
finely chop bacon, then mix with together with thyme, lemon zest & breadcrumbs.
place fish fillets in lightly oiled baking dish, then sprinkle a quarter of breadcrumb mixture over each fillet.
arrange lemon wedges around the fish & drizzle with oil. roast the fish for 8-10 mins until cooked through, flakes easily & topping is golden.
serve with new potatoes and steamed veg.

[05/30/13]   Bag limits are up with the help of BLUE FLASH DAMSELS, CAT WHISKERS & MONTANAS.
We also have a good evening rise using mostly CRYSTAL HOPPERS & DADDYS.

[05/27/13]   What a glorious Bank Holiday Monday! Anyone fishing today?

[05/24/13]   TROUT WITH LIME & THYME

Ingredients
2 trout fillets
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp minced fresh thyme / 1/2 tbsp dried thyme
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp coarse grind black pepper
1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
juice of 1 lime

In a plastic zipper bag, combine all ingredients & mix well to coat the fish fillets.
Allow to marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.
When ready to cook, discard the marinade & grill, broil or sautΓ© trout as you would usually.

[05/24/13]   Happy Friday everyone! We often get asked if we know of any recipes that can be recommended for trout! If anybody knows a really good recipe then please share, in the meantime we will share one with you every friday :)

[05/23/13]   A party of 20 have been fishing at Lakedown today and have throughly enjoyed it :)

[05/22/13]   PLEASE 'like' & 'share' our page, the more 'likes' we get the more offers and discounts you get :)

[05/22/13]   The most popular flies being used are: BLACK & GREEN, BG HEAD FRITZ, ORANGE FRITZ, MINI CAT WHISKERS & BLUE FLASH DAMSELS! fishing really well especially in the evening.

[05/22/13]   5lb Rainbow caught today on lake 2!

[05/20/13]   A lot of fish were caught last week which were between 3-4lb! but the biggest was 4lb 8oz caught by Mr Steve Clark ;)

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