--MANDATORY NOTE TO ALL ANGLERS--
Due to a local outbreak of K.H.V. no keepnets to be used on any waters. Dip nets are in place on all stillwaters. Nets, mats and slings MUST be dipped (FULLY immersed) for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Please note the Fordwich Lakes complex will be closed on Saturday 5th May 2018 with no access throughout the day.
The new keys are available at the office now and cost £15, refund on the old key (£5) will be made once the locks have all been changed and on presentation of the old key.
Work parties at Stonar Lake 18th-20th and 23rd-27th April. Jock's Shed at 9am. Everybody is welcome..
Since 1928 The Association has been managing extensive fisheries in the Stour Valley below Canterbury, offering first class lake and river fishing for a variety of species. The historic and famous stretch of the River Stour, which the Association leases from the Fordwich United Charities, reaches downstream from Fordwich Bridge as far as Plucks Gutter. Fordwich trout were referred to in Izaak Waltons The Compleat Angler, their descendants are still running up the river to spawn, when the conditions are right for them.
The fisheries between Fordwich and Grove Ferry are in surroundings of great natural beauty and are part of an area designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), recently upgraded to an International RAMSAR site. Fishery management in the SSSI is subject to an agreement between the Association and English Nature.
Care is needed not to interfere with wildlife or the natural vegetation. The Associations Committee takes its conservation responsibilities to protect this part of our heritage seriously and will take action against any member found to be damaging the environment.