Holmesdale Angling and Conservation Society est. 1940’s


04-Feb-17 1:22:48 PM

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Longford Main Lake (Chipstead Lake)

Chipstead , Sevenoaks , Kent, TN13 2SD

Located off Chevening Road , Chipstead See Map Below This is a mature former gravel pit comprising some 74 acres of general mixed fishery. The lake is fed by the River Darenth and incorporates some shallower areas of 3 to 4 feet and yet certain swims where the depths can reach 30 to 40 feet . This fishery , given its size , has over 90 swims so even in the high of summer there is always somewhere to fish . All of the obvious species are present (Bream, Skimmers, Carp, Roach, Perch, Tench ,Etc) and with the River Darenth flowing through Chub are sometimes resident . Pike are also to be found and in the season ending March 1999 over 15 "20lbs" were recorded and in the 2000 Season a Pike weighting 29lbs 6ozs was caught. A "31"was caught in 1998. Carp to the mid 20`s are present (Commons and Mirrors) and a few are in the 30`s . With a good head of smaller fish to be found . Big bags of bream are possible , a recent competition winning weight of 93lbs was recorded with pleasure bags to 50lbs not uncommon and with someone in 1999 season in the early summer catching over the 200 lbs . Perch over 2lbs , eels to 5lbs and the occasional Tench to 8lbs are possible. Take a look at the photo gallery pages.

There is no fishing on the bank on the housing estate which is accessed from the road into Tesco's.

Also your dogs are welcome but must be kept under control at all times and clean up after them

Juniors are not allowed to fish unaccompanied Longford lake

Total number of rods that can be used on this lake is 4 rods,

Bait boats are allowed,

This water is not owned by the Society

"The membership year runs from June 16 to June 15

the following year. There is no closed season."

Overhead photo of Longford Big Lake (Chipstead Lake)