Brick Farm Lakes is Under New Management and we thought it was a good time, now that we are beginning to find our feet a little, to let everyone know a little about us and our excitement now we are running this fantastic trout fishery.
We are a family unit comprising husband and wife Phil and Danni (together with our children Samantha and Alfie, and Phil’s parents Graham and Linda. We have a longstanding background of fishery management and fish keeping having run Horam Manor coarse fishery for over 20 years. We are passionate about fishery management and love the lifestyle running a fishery gives us.
Since taking over the business, we have focused our efforts on repairing the stands around Brick Lake and Stag Lake, general mowing and tidying and filing the potholes on the roadway down to the fishing lodge. Danni has undertaken a food safety course and is planning some exciting home bakes as well as home cooked food which can be enjoyed alongside the roaring log burner in the lodge this Winter. Food will be served all day and there is no need to pre-order unless you are part of a group booking or have specific dietary requirements. Bacon sandwiches will always be available if she hasn’t quite stocked the kitchen fully. She is also in the process of obtaining a Personal Licence so we can get back to stocking and selling alcohol which some of you enjoyed in the past.
Fish stocking is going well and we have maintained Brick Farm Lakes’ relationship with the existing trout supplier. We ran an exciting competition on our opening weekend where we stocked a couple of albino trout which fetched a £150 voucher prize for the anglers who landed them. One was caught within 3 hours and the other was caught the following day! We have since stocked 2 more albinos which can bag you a free 2 fish ticket if you catch one! We will have some more albinos arriving over the coming months and these will again be prize winning catches so watch this space. We also have a new membership and loyalty scheme on the horizon where anglers will benefit from return visits so keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for more information.
Notable catches since we have taken over include several 4lb plus and a lovely 5 ½lb Rainbow was caught in our second week of opening! There have been some lovely full bags caught including 3 fish weighing in at a total of 10lb 8oz and 4 fish at 12lb. We are stocking a 2lb minimum weight and are quickly learning what we hope to be the right balance of stocking levels.
We maintain the ability for people to learn the art of fly fishing with our fantastic coaches.
Vouchers and tackle hire available.
We look forward to welcoming you soon!
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