Canterbury & District Angling Association

Due to oxygen levels, the trout pool is closed until further notice.

--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.


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).