ABout our LAKES AND PONDS

 

We are a day ticket fishery in Cranbrook, Kent.  We have 6 lakes and 1 pond. All of our lakes are different so we can cater to most anglers, whether you want big perch, to bag up on carp, to get the bite alarms screaming with lots of doubles or simply sit out for a large carp, we have it all. Our lakes are maintained and managed to the highest of standards creating the best possible fishing environment and experience.

 

Bramley - Specimen Carp lake with 12 swims. Night fishing permitted. This lake has large Carp to 35lb+, ideal for both short and long session anglers.

 

Nick’s - Carp lake with 17 swims. Night fishing permitted. This lake has large Carp to 30lb+, ideal for both short and long session anglers.

 

Henniker - An idyllic, low stock pond with 2 swims. Night fishing permitted. Contains a small number of pristine fish to 25lb+. Tree lined making it ideal for stalking, or peace and quiet on a longer session. 

 

Reservoir - A heavily stocked Carp/Coarse lake with 18 swims, and selected night fishing swims. This runs water holds lots of double figure Carp to 30lb+, Bream to 7lb, Perch to 5lb, Tench to 9lb, Roach to 2lb and Rudd.

 

Pear Tree - A Coarse/Match lake with 30 swims. Stocked with carp to 20lb+, Perch to 5lb, Bream, Tench, Barbel, Rudd  and Roach. This lake is ideal for anglers that want to catch fish steadily throughout the day.

 

Finches - An 11 swim Coarse/Silverfish lake, aimed at anglers who enjoy catching a variety of species. A mature hidden gem, with lily pads and reed beds, which is tree lined. Contains specimen Tench to 10lb+, Big Bream, Perch, Rudd, Roach, Crucian Carp, Orfe and Koi Carp.

 

Samson - A 20 swim Match/Coarse lake. This lake is heavily stocked with Carp to 10lb, Bream, Perch, Rudd and Roach. Great for getting a bend in the rod, or practising your match tactics. 

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7 waters. 6 lakes. 1 pond.

NICK'S LAKE

 

Another specimen Carp lake, slightly less challenging than Bramley. If you’re just looking to get a bend in the rod, or hoping to catch something slightly more special, Nick’s Lake offers the opportunity for both. A sheltered, carpy looking water, lined with reed beds and overhanging willows, holding some beautiful carp from 7 to 30lb+. With 17 tailor made, wood chipped swims, and three islands, Nick’s has ample features to fish to, including marginal shelves and drop offs.

 

  


ABOUT OUR LAKES AND PONDS

 

There are 4 lakes and 4 ponds avalible at Hartley Lands for both Day Ticket fishing, are avalible to book by clubs and we run Open Matches on our lakes. Our waters have hundreds of pegs many of which have disabled access. We aim that our website will make your time at Hartley more enjoyable and your catches even bigger. Take a look at this page for lake by lake advice and head to the bailiff's report on the about page for more information on the up to date information about the fishery.

 

 

NICK'S LAKE

This lake is dedicated to the memory of Nick Puncher, the owner of Nick's Tackle in Maidstone and a good friend.

 

This lake has 38 pegs and there is parking adjacent. The maximum depth is 2.1m, there are lots of interesting shelves and marginal variations on both nearside and island sides. It is very sheltered, with marginal plants and surrounded by mature wooded areas.

 

Nick's lake is stuffed with small common and ghost carp between 8oz and 25lb and a very large head of roach, perch, bream, barbel (to 14lb) and tench. This lake provides loads of bites and is a great match venue. The best method is pole, pellet and feeder to the islands or large baits in the margins provide the better fish.

FARM RESERVOIR

 

 

 

 

A well known water among local anglers as being hugely prolific, especially in the warmer months, but still fishing well throughout the winter due to it’s greater depths. The Reservoir mainly contains a large stock of Carp from 3lb to 30lb+, with the majority being high singles into double figures. Carp of all kinds can be caught from this water, with a few Koi and a good head of Ghost Carp. Due to the large stock of the lake it always throws up a few surprises. There is also a good stock of Roach to 2lb, as well as Perch to 3lb, Bream, Skimmers, Tench, Rudd and Gudgeon. Depths vary from 3ft in the margins to 14ft out in the middle. Huge numbers of fish can be caught in the warmer months fishing close in, in the margins, or up on the surface.

 

 

 

 

 

NICK'S LAKE

This lake is dedicated to the memory of Nick Puncher, the owner of Nick's Tackle in Maidstone and a good friend.

 

This lake has 38 pegs and there is parking adjacent. The maximum depth is 2.1m, there are lots of interesting shelves and marginal variations on both nearside and island sides. It is very sheltered, with marginal plants and surrounded by mature wooded areas.

 

Nick's lake is stuffed with small common and ghost carp between 8oz and 25lb and a very large head of roach, perch, bream, barbel (to 14lb) and tench. This lake provides loads of bites and is a great match venue. The best method is pole, pellet and feeder to the islands or large baits in the margins provide the better fish.

PEAR TREE

 

 

 

 

A relatively easy pleasure lake aimed at anglers who want to catch a lot of fish, with Carp to 20lb+, big Perch to 5lb, as well as Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Bream, and Skimmers. With 30 pegs this lake is ideal for larger matches. The lake has 3 islands, with overhanging trees and reeds lining them. There is also the odd patch of lily pads, which make good features to fish to. Pear Tree offers steady action all day, and maintains it’s form even through the winter months, making it a great year round water, when others have slowed up.
 

 

 

 

 

NICK'S LAKE

This lake is dedicated to the memory of Nick Puncher, the owner of Nick's Tackle in Maidstone and a good friend.

 

This lake has 38 pegs and there is parking adjacent. The maximum depth is 2.1m, there are lots of interesting shelves and marginal variations on both nearside and island sides. It is very sheltered, with marginal plants and surrounded by mature wooded areas.

 

Nick's lake is stuffed with small common and ghost carp between 8oz and 25lb and a very large head of roach, perch, bream, barbel (to 14lb) and tench. This lake provides loads of bites and is a great match venue. The best method is pole, pellet and feeder to the islands or large baits in the margins provide the better fish.

BRAMLEY

 

 

Our specimen carp lake, suited to anglers who prefer a bit more of a challenge. Bramley is stocked with hand selected pristine carp from 10lb to 35lb+. With 12 spacious wood chipped swims, Bramley is ideal for either the short or long session angler looking to land some stunning fish. The banks are lined with overhanging willows and reed beds, making for a picturesque setting. Three, tree lined islands make up the main features of the lake, as well as marginal shelves, and varying depths throughout.

 

 

 

 

 

NICK'S LAKE

This lake is dedicated to the memory of Nick Puncher, the owner of Nick's Tackle in Maidstone and a good friend.

 

This lake has 38 pegs and there is parking adjacent. The maximum depth is 2.1m, there are lots of interesting shelves and marginal variations on both nearside and island sides. It is very sheltered, with marginal plants and surrounded by mature wooded areas.

 

Nick's lake is stuffed with small common and ghost carp between 8oz and 25lb and a very large head of roach, perch, bream, barbel (to 14lb) and tench. This lake provides loads of bites and is a great match venue. The best method is pole, pellet and feeder to the islands or large baits in the margins provide the better fish.

FINCHES

 

 

 

 

And now for something slightly different. Finches is another one of our secluded gems, containing a variety of species, for anglers looking to catch something other than carp. Sheltered by surrounding trees and lined by floating reed beds and lilies, Finches holds some specimen Tench to 10lb+, as well as big Perch, Roach, Bream, Skimmers, Crucian Carp and Koi. Fishing well throughout the year, Finches offers an original experience, in a world increasingly dominated by Carp.
 

 

 

 

NICK'S LAKE

This lake is dedicated to the memory of Nick Puncher, the owner of Nick's Tackle in Maidstone and a good friend.

 

This lake has 38 pegs and there is parking adjacent. The maximum depth is 2.1m, there are lots of interesting shelves and marginal variations on both nearside and island sides. It is very sheltered, with marginal plants and surrounded by mature wooded areas.

 

Nick's lake is stuffed with small common and ghost carp between 8oz and 25lb and a very large head of roach, perch, bream, barbel (to 14lb) and tench. This lake provides loads of bites and is a great match venue. The best method is pole, pellet and feeder to the islands or large baits in the margins provide the better fish.

HENNIKER

 

A secluded, idyllic pond, tailored towards the angler looking to get away from it all, whether on a long session, or just a few hours stalking. Henniker holds a low stock of cracking looking Carp to 25lb+. Surrounded by trees, this pond is very sheltered, with two spacious swims allowing the angler to fish to a multitude of features such as lily pads, reed beds, overhanging trees, and marginal shelves.

 

 

 

 

 

NICK'S LAKE

This lake is dedicated to the memory of Nick Puncher, the owner of Nick's Tackle in Maidstone and a good friend.

 

This lake has 38 pegs and there is parking adjacent. The maximum depth is 2.1m, there are lots of interesting shelves and marginal variations on both nearside and island sides. It is very sheltered, with marginal plants and surrounded by mature wooded areas.

 

Nick's lake is stuffed with small common and ghost carp between 8oz and 25lb and a very large head of roach, perch, bream, barbel (to 14lb) and tench. This lake provides loads of bites and is a great match venue. The best method is pole, pellet and feeder to the islands or large baits in the margins provide the better fish.

SAMSon

 

 

 

 

A 20 peg lake aimed at the match angler, open to pleasure anglers as well (as long as no matches are booked on). Perfect for beginners, or anyone looking to bag up on carp or silvers. If you’re trying to practice your match tactics then this is the water for you. Lined with reed beds and overhanging trees, this lake holds carp to 10lb+, as well as Perch, Roach, Bream and Skimmers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NICK'S LAKE

This lake is dedicated to the memory of Nick Puncher, the owner of Nick's Tackle in Maidstone and a good friend.

 

This lake has 38 pegs and there is parking adjacent. The maximum depth is 2.1m, there are lots of interesting shelves and marginal variations on both nearside and island sides. It is very sheltered, with marginal plants and surrounded by mature wooded areas.

 

Nick's lake is stuffed with small common and ghost carp between 8oz and 25lb and a very large head of roach, perch, bream, barbel (to 14lb) and tench. This lake provides loads of bites and is a great match venue. The best method is pole, pellet and feeder to the islands or large baits in the margins provide the better fish.

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Finches pond

This pond is next to the reservoir and shares its parking. There are 10 pegs. It is nearly always sheltered from the wind and rain by the wooded cover all round the pond. The depth varies from 1.2m end to 2.1m. There are lots of marginal shelves.

 

Finches contains carp up to 28lb, a good number of high doubles, roach up to 1.5lb, skimmer bream, perch up to 4lb and chub to 4.5lb (mostly caught off peg 8). Finches also contains Eric the Eel, when last caught he was 8lb, a few tench and rudd. In the summer evenings you will find most success with ledgered meat, worm or corn, floating crust and dog biscuit. To catch the roach or skimmers use a pole and caster. For the carp use a pole with strong elastic and larger baits fished either tight across or in the margins, in the summer months use a minimum 0.14mm hook links.

This idyllic pond fishes well all year round.

 

HEnniker POND  

Hennicker is very sheltered from the weather like Finches. It is a small pond with 4 pegs and about 50m from the car park. It is mostly 2.1m deep with marginal shelves about a metre deep on both banks. The far bank can be reached by pole from seven of the eight pegs. There are reed fringes to most near side margins.

 

Hennicker contains carp up to 19lb and lots of ghosties and commons ranging from 0.5lb upwards with the majority of the fish in the 2-5lb bracket. There are also a few tench (to 3.5 lb) and perch. In the warmer months the best methods are sweetcorn or luncheon meat by pole or waggler in the margins, floating crust or dog biscuits on the far side or pole fished tight over (up in the water) with maggot or pellet baits.

 

In the winter months use small baits, either maggot or pellet, as very light feeding will always produce fish. The match record for this pond was caught fishing up in the water with maggot after a hard frost.

 

 

6HR MATCH RECORD: 333lb

6HR MATCH RECORD: 386lb

6HR MATCH RECORD: 188lb

6HR MATCH RECORD: 258LB

ABout our LAKES AND PONDS

 

We are a day ticket fishery in Cranbrook, Kent.  We have 6 lakes and 1 pond. All of our lakes are different so we can cater to most anglers, whether you want big perch, to bag up on carp, to get the bite alarms screaming with lots of doubles or simply sit out for a large carp, we have it all. Our lakes are maintained and managed to the highest of standards creating the best possible fishing environment and experience.

 

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