Welcome to Cottington Lakes
Probably the most south-easterly fishery of its size in the UK, Cottington Lakes has established itself as one of the region’s leading day-ticket and camping/caravanning holiday venues with eight lakes which offer a variety of angling to suit everyone from youngsters to specimen carp enthusiasts.
The fishery is set in 45 acres of delightful wooded Kentish countryside and offers facilities for touring caravans and camping with a well-stocked tackle shop, the Kingfisher Cafe which serves hot meals, snacks and a variety of hot and cold drinks, and the Kingfisher bar. There are also modern and clean toilet and shower facilities for visitors. On site there’s the choice of five mixed coarse lakes, two specimen carp lakes and a snake-shaped match lake which is about one-and-a-half miles long and stocked full of fish.
Its delightful setting – matched only by the quality of the fishing – makes Cottington an ideal venue for individual day-ticket anglers or those looking to spend a few days fishing with their family or friends. Indeed, Cottington must rank amongst one of the most attractive and varied fisheries in the country.
Because restrictions are placed on the number of anglers allowed to fish the specimen carp lakes at any one time it is advisable to telephone in advance to book. However, once on site anglers are not limited to which peg they can fish.
In addition, there are also several slow-running drainage dykes which run through the site and which hold good stocks of fish including carp well into double figures and pike to over 20lbs. Although parts of the dykes have become densely weeded in 2009 they can be fished by anyone holding a permit for one of the Cottington Lakes waters and are particularly popular for a spell after June 16th and with pike anglers in winter.
For those looking to stay for longer than a day there are 32 caravan pitches spread over five designated areas, one of which is pictured right. Twenty two of the pitches have electric hook-ups. There are also five pitches reserved for Caravan Club members, four of which have electric hook-ups, providing extensive opportunities for camping on site.
If you require any further information please contact us.
Tel: 01304 380691 (Angling and Tackle Shop)
Tel: 01304 371898.(Caravans and Camping)
Cottington Lakes, Sandwich Road, Sholden, Deal, Kent CT14 0AR
Day Ticket Opening Times
March – May open 7 am to 7 pm
June – Aug open 7 am to 9 pm
Sep – Nov open 7 am to 7 pm
Dec – Feb open 7 am to 5 pm
From the 1st July 2015, the following changes are being made to the times that Cottington Lakes will be open for day tickets on the coarse lakes:
1st April to 31st October open 7am – 7pm
1st November to 31st March open 7am – 5pm
Regarding the specimen lakes, they are getting very booked up, so although in theory you can turn up on the day and buy a ticket, to avoid disappointment it is advisable to book in advance. There are sometimes cancellations, so at the very least we recommend a quick call to the shop to check availability – 01304380691
These times are subject to review and may be changed at short notice, so folk need to check back regularly for any changes.
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