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Monk Lakes Fishery


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Monk Lakes is a day ticket fishery located south of Maidstone in Marden, Kent. The fishery is spread over 120 acres and is made up of seven lakes covering around 45 acres and one river. There is a good mix of fish species between the fishing lakes and river along good size catfish to around 48lb and carp to well over 40lb.

Facilities
Ladies, gents and disabled toilets. Hot and cold food and drink is available from Jenni's cafe which serves bacon and sausage baguettes, burgers, fresh sandwiches... the cafe is open 7 days a week in the summer months and weekends in the winter months. Monk Lakes also run a small fishing tackle shop which stocks both essential tackle and a range of fishing baits including: maggots, boilies, ground baits, canned meats...

Future Improvements
Monk Lakes are planning to add a further 3 fishing lakes along with a timber framed club house that will include a larger shop, cafe and shower facility.

Reviews
Anglers Mail "Top Five Fisheries in Kent"
Angling Times: "One of Britain's best mixed coarse fisheries"


Fishing Lakes


Fishing Lakes
Mallard Lake - 5 acre specimen carp and catfish lake
Bridges Lake - a large 16 acre lake with four bridges and an island.
Puma Lake - a 10 acre lake designed for pleasure anglers.
Match Lake 1
Match Lake 2
Match Lake 3
Match Lake 4
River

Mallard Lake

Mallard lake is a 5 acre specimen carp and catfish fishing lake for the more experienced anglers. The water has many features including a lily pads, marginal reeds, iris, contoured bottom and deep holes to 9 feet in depth. Mallard lake has some good size carp to around 45lb and catfish to 48lb, very few fish on this lake weigh under 20lb's.

Please note: Mallard fishing lake is limited to a maximum of 10 anglers. Booking in advance is essential to fish Mallard lakes please call Monk Lakes shop on 01622 833 332.

Mallard Lake


Mirror Carp

Mirror Carp - 45lb

Common Carp

Common Carp - 45lb

Catfish

Catfish - 48lb

 

 

Features: lily pads, marginal reeds, iris, contoured bottom and deep holes to 9 feet
Lake Size: 5 acre
Lake Depth: -
Swims: (maximum of 10 anglers allowed)


Bridges Lake

A large 16 acre fishing lake with a large island that is connected by five bridges other features on this water include lily pads, reeds and other marginal plants.

Bridges Lake


Mirror Carp

Mirror Carp ? lb

Common Carp

Common Carp - ? lb

Tench

Tench - ? lb

Bream

Bream - ? lb

Barbel

Barbel - ? lb

Barbel

dace - ?lb

Ghost Carp

Ghost Carp - ? lb

 

 

Features: Island, bridges, lily pads, marginal reeds and water plants,
Lake Size: 16 acre
Lake Depth: -
Swims: -


Puma Lake

Puma lake is 10 acres in size with 3 islands, designed for the pleasure angler and stocked with a mix of coarse fish along with some carp to around 30lb.

During drier weather In the summer months you will be able to drive around the lake and park near where you wish to fish, ideal for disabled anglers.

Puma Lake


Mirror Carp

Mirror Carp 30 lb

Common Carp

Common Carp - 30 lb

Tench

Tench - ? lb

Bream

Bream - ? lb

Barbel

Barbel - ? lb

Barbel

dace- ? lb

Features: 3 islands, reeds, rushes, iris, gravel bar, lily beds
Lake Size: 10 acre
Lake Depth: -
Swims: -


Match Lake 1

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Lake no photo


Mirror Carp

Mirror Carp ? lb

Common Carp

Common Carp - ? lb

Tench

Tench - ? lb

Bream

Bream - ? lb

Barbel

Barbel - ? lb

Chub

Chub - ? lb

Features: -
Lake Size: -
Lake Depth: -
Swims: -


Match Lake 2

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Match Lake 2 at Monk Lakes


Mirror Carp

Mirror Carp ? lb

Common Carp

Common Carp - ? lb

Tench

Tench - ? lb

Bream

Bream - ? lb

Barbel

Barbel - ? lb

Chub

Chub - ? lb

Roach

Roach - ? lb

 

 

Features: -
Lake Size: -
Lake Depth: -
Swims: -


Match Lake 3

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Match Lake 3 at Monk Lakes


Mirror Carp

Mirror Carp ? lb

Common Carp

Common Carp - ? lb

Tench

Tench - ? lb

Bream

Bream - ? lb

Barbel

Barbel - ? lb

Chub

Chub - ? lb

Roach

Roach - ? lb

 

 

Features: -
Lake Size: -
Lake Depth: -
Swims: -


Match Lake 4

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Match Lake 4 at Monk Lakes


Mirror Carp

Mirror Carp ? lb

Common Carp

Common Carp - ? lb

Tench

Tench - ? lb

Bream

Bream - ? lb

Barbel

Barbel - ? lb

 

 

Features: -
Lake Size: -
Lake Depth: -
Swims: -


River

-

River


Mirror Carp

Mirror Carp ? lb

Common Carp

Common Carp - ? lb

Tench

Tench - ? lb

Bream

Bream - ? lb

Roach

Roach - ? lb

Rudd

Rudd - ? lb

Crucian Carp

Crucian Carp - ? lb

Perch

Perch - ? lb

Perch

Pike - ? lb

Chub

Chub - ? lb

Features: -
Lake Size: -
Lake Depth: -
Swims: -




Fishery Facilities


Fishery ParkingFishery ToiletsFishing Tackle ShopWheelchair AccessNight FishingCafe

Toilets: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Car Park: Yes

Night Fishing: Yes

Fishing Tackle Shop: Yes

Camping: --

Food and Drink: Yes

Caravaning: -

Club House: No (coming soon)

Accommodation: --

Cafe: Yes

Showers: -


Prices


Day Ticket
Adult:
£10 (1 rod) - £14.50 (2 rods) - £18.50 (3 rods)
Juniors, OAP, Disabled: £7 (1 rod) - £8 (2 rods) - £20 (3 rods) (Pleasure & Match Lakes only)

Matches & Specimen Lake by Appointment, Please call Monk Lakes shop on 01622 833332.

For night fishing and specimen lake prices please visit Monk Lakes website at the following website address: www.monklakes.co.uk/prices.htm


Contact Details


Contact: -
Address: Monk Lakes, Staplehurst Road, Marden, Kent, TN12 9BS
Telephone: 01622 833 332
Email: info@monklakes.co.uk
Website: www.monklakes.co.uk

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Fishery Rules


  1. All nets, mats & weigh-slings brought onto the fishery must be bone dry
  2. Cars may be used on fishery but ONLY for unloading or loading tackle
  3. No dogs
  4. No bait boats
  5. BBQs may be used but ONLY if raised off ground & not before 6pm
  6. No keepnets, EXCEPT in matches
  7. ALL anglers must have a landing net
  8. No sacking of carp - ALL fish to be returned to the water immediately in net or sling
  9. No fixed leads
  10. Barbless hooks only
  11. No live bait or spinning on lakes
  12. No nuts or beans unless supplied by Monk Lakes
  13. No refunds
  14. ALL anglers must be in possession of a National Rod Licence
  15. No braided main line or lead core
  16. Ball games and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated - offenders will be banned
  17. A charge will be levied for non-anglers - genuine visitors accepted
  18. Large fish may only be photographed at mat level
  19. Please use the litter bins for your lines and litter

Mallard Lake Rules

  1. Prior booking only
  2. No Juniors
  3. Minimum 42" landing net
  4. Minimum 15lb line
  5. Large specimen size padded unhooking mat
  6. Green Bivvies only

Match Rules

  1. 50lb max per keep net with a 10lb tolerance
  2. No swinging fish to hand
  3. No bloodworm, joker or floating baits. No pre-baiting
  4. No fishing over the ropes or beyond halfway to the next peg or 6 metres if on an end peg
  5. All nets and tackle must be bone dry at start
  6. No coaching
  7. Hook lengths to be minimum of 10 inches below the float
  8. Barbless hooks only
  9. No floating poles
  10. No walking across the bridges during a match if the pegs next to the bridge are in use
  11. 8 pints of loose feed bait allowed at your peg. On top of this you are allowed 2kg of groundbait and 1kg of worms (not bloodworms or joke

N.B  please just ask a member of staff if you need any of the rules explained








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