Firstly, from Keith, Sophie and myself a very happy New Year to all our customers here at Brick Farm Lakes. We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and, like us, are eager and keen to begin another twelve months of fishing fun. We hope to be seeing all our “old” faces soon and many new- comers as well this year.
The most exciting news this month has to be the start of construction of our new third lake! The work began at the start of December and for those of you who are keen to follow how things are progressing, we are posting regular photos on our Facebook page, so why not click on this to see for yourselves the very latest updates. This new lake will be spring fed and larger than the existing top Well Lake. With many fishing platforms planned for around the banks it will provide a wonderful amount of extra fishing space and will open up many more angling possibilities. We will build the lake with a good depth of water, sympathetically planted with plenty of room to fish and move about comfortably. We expect the lake to be stocked and fishing sometime this summer. Why not pop down for a coffee, bacon bap and fish ticket and see for yourselves.
The first competition to announce for 2013 is “Name the Lake”. We would very much like to hear all your suggestions for a name for our new lake so we have launched a contest and the person choosing the winning name will not only have the honour of having their idea recorded in Brick Farm history for ever, but will also win a fishing voucher to be one of the first to cast a line across the water at our grand opening party. Please send us your entries (by post, hand or email). Good luck!
At the beginning of December we were very happy to host both the “Fur and Feathers” Fly Dressers and the Eastbourne and District Fly Fishing Club’s Christmas fishing and festive lunch days. They both went with a bang and a swing and a jolly time was had by all. The fishing was excellent on both days and the weather was kind, if a little chilly. Sophie and her team of elves provided a sumptuous feast in the lodge beside the roaring log burner and by the end of the day everyone was feeling ready for Christmas.
Don’t forget, you can start your fishing day in style with a full English breakfast served in the lodge by the warmth of the fire. Alternatively come in for a brunch at a time to suit you after fishing for a while, just let us know when you arrive and book in.
Just to finish by saying our next Complete Beginners Day is to be on February 7th. This is held in association with the Environment Agency as part of their angling development program and is a mere £10!! This is a fantastic opportunity to receive top class tuition from the experts, a great way to start a youngster or partner on their fly fishing adventure. Please contact the lodge for details.