Canterbury & District Angling Association

See here for information about fly fishing classes.

A note to all members: A marker/spod/spomb rod counts towards your rod entitlement as per rule 18i.


Fordwich Lake is a mature water with made up fishing places and platforms set in extremely beautiful countryside with a wide variety of bird life. Primarily the water has been stocked with carp both common and mirror with fish up to 40lbs. As an additional bonus there is a large head of tench in the 6 to 10lb class along with the occasional bream from 5 to 10lb. Specimen pike are taken in their season, mainly from the far end of the lake known as The Deeps. Pike in excess of 20lb are not uncommon. Fordwich Lake adjoins the car park and is approximately 33 acres. It was formed as a result of ground excavation using the drag line method which has given it an almost unique bed formation. The first half of the lake was dug in an east west direction and the further half from north south leaving gravel bars or ridges and islands with deep troughs between giving depths varying from a few centimetres to the occasional 3 to 6 metres (10 – 20 feet), with an overall average of about 1.6 metres (5 feet).