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Monk Lakes

Monk Lakes is a lovely 120-acre fishery near Marden in Kent. Offering fishing on seven lakes and a stretch of river in the Beult

Key facts about Monk Lakes

120-acre fishery
Two pleasure lakes
Specimen lake
Four match lakes
2,000 metre stretch of the River Beult
Cafe serving hot and cold take-away food
Anglers can camp at the fishery
Reputedly largest coarse fishery on one site in the UK
45 acres of water
Carp and catfish to over 40lbs

Located just outside of Maidstone in Kent, Monk Lakes fishery is a 120-acre site with over 45 acres of prime water fishing. There are two pleasure lakes, a specimen lake and four match lake plus 2000 metres of the rive Beult.

Mallard Lake

A five-acre specimen lake with a contoured bottom with deeper holes to nine feet and lily patches. Natural margins are planted with reads, rushes & iris. This lake is only for the most experienced anglers with the proper equipment. It will offer the ultimate prize of Carp to 45lbs with only a few fish under 20lbs. We have limited the number of anglers to ten at any one time. Anglers can fish three rods so there should be plenty of space to put baits in different directions to maximise your chances. Species – Carp & catfish.

Bridges Lake

A sixteen-acre pleasure lake, designed so every angler has a feature to fish to in a natural planting of submerged and marginal water plants. Reed and lily beds are just some of the features, along with the five bridges to the islands. This lake responds well to all techniques, including Carp, float and feeder angling. There is plenty of scope for Carp fishing with a good head of Mirrors, Ghost and Common Carp, which will give the night fishing anglers much pleasure. Bridges Lake and its adjacent lake Puma, are designed to put all our Anglers in a natural setting in a most picturesque part of Kent with the River Beult running just meters away. There is so much space you can be well away from other anglers if you so wish. Species – Carp, Barbel, Bream, Tench, Dace.

Puma Lake

A ten-acre pleasure lake with three islands. The margins, some of which are quite shallow, are naturally planted with reeds, rushes & iris. There is a central gravel bar and deeper areas, also a number of lily beds. It is stocked with a full range of coarse fish, with Carp up to 30lbs. The bottom of this lake is like a golf course with many underwater features, which will make use of your angling skills. In the dry weather, you will be able to drive around the site and park close to where you fish. And with water and power close by, these lakes will be convenient for all, particularly for our disabled anglers. Species – Carp, Barbel, Bream, Tench, Dace.

How to get there

From the M20, leave the motorway at Junction 6 and take the A229 for Maidstone Town Centre and then follow the A229 signs through the centre of town for Hastings
At the 'Y' junction with the A274 (Wheatsheaf Public House) take the right fork on the A229 to Hastings
Follow the A229 for four miles through Loose and Linton and head towards Staplehurst on Staplehurst Road
About a mile past the Stilebridge Inn you will see the entrance to Monks Lake Fishery on your left
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If you like the look of this fishery, then why not check out some of our other fishing lakes in Kent including, Cottington Lakes and Stones Fishery.


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