NEWS 1 December 2018 to 31 December 2018

A brand New Year has started. We extend our very best wishes to all our regular and new guests who visited throughout 2018.

Are you are ready for making more great catches without ever being over-crowded and joining our Specimen and 1,000lbs Clubs?

To the right, regulars will recognise that our resident frogs are relaxing before making their usual May/June appearance.

We look forward to you visiting when it is a pleasure meeting you all.

Rhonda and Mike


Bookings for 2019

Manor Fisheries is now accepting 2019 bookings from visitors with differing requirements via:

  • Fishing only”, up to week-4 ahead, from Members.

  • Accommodation with discounted fishing” for 3, 4 or 7 days or longer.

  • Angling Clubs are invited to Book for 2019.

  • The 2019 Membership application is available via:


For the 2019 season, Manor Fisheries has changed to a limited Membership only Fishery for all fishing. If not already completed, now is the time to apply online for your 2019 Manor Fisheries Membership at

The limited Membership does not apply to Lake 3 (Mixed) Concessionary anglers, those under 18 years in age (who must be accompanied by a 2019 Member), Angling Clubs or those booked with an Apartment.

A booking for fishing during the Manor Fisheries 2019 Season will only be accepted from:

1.       A 2019 Member with a valid membership number in advance of their Booking Request. In addition to the published charges for fishing, the annual 2019 Membership fee is £20.00 which provides the option to book fishing for day and/or night fishing throughout the Manor Fisheries 2019 Season.

2.      An angler with an Apartment booking which includes temporary Membership during their stay

3.       A certified Angling Club which is provided temporary Membership during their Match day


Some dates for your 2019 diary.

The Manor Fisheries 2019 Season is:


Manor Fisheries in the News

See Anglers Mail dated 18 & 25 December 2018 when Manor Fisheries was again selected a South East Where to Fish Venue of the Year.

To quote “Why it’s a Venue of the Year”:

Three very well stocked lakes, two specimen, containing carp to 30 lb, lots of catfish to 50 lb and some big perch to 4 lb, tench and bream. Excellent accommodation for angling families right next to the lakes plus a cabin with toilet and a small kitchen area with microwave, and a rod room for tackle, bait and wet clothes.

Tim Watson and son Sam - right, happily admiring a Lake 3 (Mixed) Carp


Activity Plan – the next 11-weeks

Manor Fisheries is still closed for the winter and before we open on Saturday 23rd March next year there are on-going activities to be completed including:

  • Management of Lake 3 (Mixed) through netting and electro stunning.

  • A new and improved on-going daily winter fish feeding programme using an initial 1,000 Kg of high quality of feed for Lakes 1 and 2 and an initial 200 Kg of the usual feed for Lake 3.

  • General grounds and islands maintenance

  • Apartments, cabin and security maintenance 

We look forward to keeping you informed of progress and receiving your comments and/or ideas.

Swim Repairs

The upgraded swims contain concrete and the use of a rod pod is ideal. Although the use of bank sticks is still fine, when fishing near to the water’s edge please avoid damage through banging into the concrete which will also scare the fish away from your swim. Alternatively you can locate your rods (and bank sticks) further back from the water’s edge to completely avoid the concrete.

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Lake 2 Netting and electro stunning

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) – A Hadlow College team of eight, led by Brian Bailey - Commercial Fisheries Manager, arrived on Wednesday 5th December equipped with both Seine nets and electro-fishing equipment. The focus was on removing smaller Cats and 28 x Cats weighing a total of 281 lbs were successfully removed for rehoming. In addition 14 x small Carp weighing in total some 15 lbs were relocated to Lake 3 (Mixed).

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Manor Fisheries Specimens

Each year we award every angler with a PIN to commemorate catching their first Manor Fisheries specimen fish for each species shown below. The 2019 PIN qualifying weights are:

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2019 Leader Board

The Leader Board competition will again run throughout our 2019 Season and commence on Saturday 23rd March 2019. Prizes will be awarded for the following specimens caught by or on Sunday 29th September 2019:

  • £50.00 for the first verified 50 lbs+ Catfish

  • £50.00 for the first verified 30 lbs+ Carp

  • £50.00 for the first verified 8 lbs+ Tench

In the event these “Target weights” are not met, the above prizes will be awarded for the heaviest verified Carp, Catfish and Tench specimens recorded in the Cabin Log Book by or on Sunday 29th September 2019.


In addition to recording Cats weighing over 30 lbs, and please don’t be shy ……. we request anglers also record Carp over 20 lbs as this forms the basis of our Monthly News Report and provides valuable input to our lake management plans.

Thank you to all those anglers who have spent a few moments in the past to summarise their catch in the Cabin Log Book.