Chalybeate Springs Trout Fishery is open for day tickets to all, everyone is welcome. Open 7 days a week from 8.30am, closing varies.

Late night fishing every Wednesday from 5.30pm until dusk - join us!

The original source of the Tunbridge Wells Spa


A magical trout lake of just over 2 acres hidden away in the Weald of Kent

About Chalybeate Springs

Off the beaten track, on the privately owned Eridge Estate and amidst countryside that has been unaffected by time, you will find trout fishing as it used to be.

We provide a well stocked, stream-fed water with both Rainbow and Brown trout between 2lb 8ozs and 8lbs. Some of the original wild Brown trout, that still breed in the stream, can be seen rising gently to the abundant natural fly life or cruising through reeded margins stalking an underwater meal.

To relax there is a comfortable fishing lodge. The owner Jim Streeter is in attendance at all times and will be more than pleased to welcome you and advise on the tactics of the day. Tea and coffee is provided and there are toilet facilities.


Complete, or part use of the fishery is available for hire for corporate or club events. Depending on the format of your event, up to 30 anglers can be accommodated. Catering, including breakfast and lunch can also be provided. To discuss your requirements please contact us and we will be pleased to arrange your day for you.

Special Needs Anglers

Chalybeate is in a fairly remote location and does not have metalled pathways or hard standing around the lake, nor do we have a proper disabled toilet. Wheel chair access from our car park to the lodge is easy and in dry weather with a little assistance across a small slope there is good access to the entire southern bank of the lake

Dates the Fishery is Closed in 2024

April 13, 26
June 5
September 15, 21, 26
October 27