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

The original source of the Tunbridge Wells Spa

Lodge

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

Safety

All rods fishing the water are strongly recommended to wear eye protection and a life jacket at all times and particularly if you cannot swim.

Potential Hazards

Fishing anywhere and especially in cold conditions carries a higher than normal degree of risk. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically fit and sufficiently experienced and/or skilled for an unsupervised activity of this type and you must inform us immediately if you have any concerns in this respect or you have any condition we should be aware of that might give rise to a greater than normal degree of risk. Please remember alcohol in any quantity significantly increases your risk of accident, hypothermia and drowning.

Access

All cars must park in the car park. Please do not block the gates.

No Dogs

Chalybeate is on a private estate and because it is in an ancient deer park, no dogs are allowed.

Non-Fishing Guests

Non-fishing guests are permitted.

Permitted Fishing Methods

All fishing is with a single fly only maximum size 8, no droppers or "snake flies", throughout the season. Floating or sinking lines are permitted.

Wading

Wading is not permitted and there is no fishing from boats.

Your Catch

You must catch and keep your catch (except brown trout which must be returned). Once your bag limit has been reached, please contact the baliff for a new ticket.

All killed fish must be weighed and entered in the fishery Record Book in the lodge, this helps our stocking procedures.

Catch and release is only permitted with the prior agreement of the baliff and with barbless, or squashed barb, hooks only.

License

All anglers are required to carry an up to date Environment Agency Rod License for non-migratory trout.

Disease

If you have fished elsewhere recently, particularly abroad, please ensure that your boots and tackle have been thoroughly cleaned and dried so as to minimise the risk of spreading disease or parasites.

General

Anglers are expected to behave and fish in a sporting manner and in accordance with these rules and Environment Agency recommendations. Anyone considered to be behaving in an unsporting manner or who does not comply with these rules will be asked to leave and no refunds will be given.

Prior to a visit, anglers are advised to check dates when the fishery is closed on the home page, or by telephone.