Majors Lakes Bearsted, Maidstone 

Majors Lakes is a coarse members only fishing lake situated in the village of Bearsted on the outskirts of Maidstone in Kent.

Majors Lakes were constructed in 1894 as a duck shoot and over the next 100 years gradually silted up until in 1996 when there was only 2 feet of water in the deepest part.

In 1998 the lakes were completely drained and thousands of tons of silt were removed and dumped in specially constructed pits. When refilled with water the deepest part was 14 feet with depths varying from 4 feet upwards around the edge of the lakes.

During the de-silting works all the fish were removed for safekeeping and when the work was completed only selected fish were reintroduced. These were mainly Common Carp, Mirror Carp and Roach. Thousands of Skimmer Bream were removed by the Environment Agency and since that time an ongoing policy of restocking has taken place. Large numbers of Tench have been stocked, together with Carp, Rudd and Gudgeon.

In autumn 2003 two new species were introduced, Stillwater Barbel and Stillwater Chub. These fish have been spawned and reared in lagoons and have never known running water. They are now entering their sixth year and on 6th Jan 2006 one of the chub was caught, weighing an incredible four and a half pounds!!! 

In the autumn of 2016 we introduced more silver fish and members are already reporting good results.

The lakes are situated in a beautiful five acre woodland site which has been fully landscaped and fenced. There is plenty of parking on site and access is only available via a locked gate giving maximum security to members.

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 If you would like to join Majors Lakes Please contact the office or use the contact link.

 Membership Fees 1st May 2016 until 30th April 2017 (per season or part remaining)

Fees for Coarse Fishing

Adults Day Membership (Dawn - Dusk)

£85 plus one off joining fee £10

Total £95

Juniors  (Under 16 )

£40 plus one off joining fee £10

Total £50

Joint Day Membership (two adults one address)

£150 plus one off joining fee £20

Total £170

Adults Night fishing (24hr only)

£130 plus one off joining fee £10

Total £140

Adult joint night fishing  (two adults one address)

£210 plus one off joining fee £20

Total £230

There is a discount of £20 for OAP membership 

 For up to-date information please call one of the bailiffs or check our Facebook page

 

 

 Matches are to be held on the 2nd Sunday of every month.

Work Parties are as follows:

March 19th 2017       June 25th 2017        September 24th 2017     December 3rd 2017

 

 


 

 

 

Being a member of Major Lakes also allows you to fish our Main Lake at Wallend Fishery.

Please note Wallend season runs from 2nd February - 30th June.

Our Specimen Lake is closed this year.

If you are a member of Majors Lakes and you wish to bring a guest to fish then please complete a guest day ticket that is available to download on the applications page.  Please note Guest tickets are for day fishing only.

Please take your day ticket with you when you visit Majors Lakes and one of the bailiffs will validate your ticket and collect your fee for the day.

Fees are Adults £10.00 per day juniors £5.00 per day.

 

 

Wallend Fishery, Isle of Sheppey

The lakes are located on the Isle of Sheppey and border the Elmley bird reserve that is an internationally renowned area for wildlife.

Our waters have been established for over 15 years now and contain Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Rudd & Roach. The Carp were introduced around 16 years ago and breed well stocking the water with wild fish. The season runs from 2nd February to 30th June inclusive.

Our Specimen Lake & Dykes are closed this year.

 

 

 Membership Fees 2nd February 2016 until 30th June 2016 (per season or part remaining)

 

Fees for Coarse Fishing

Adults Main Lake (Dawn-Dusk)

£80 plus one off joining fee £10

Total £90




Adults Main Lake (24hr)

£120 plus one off joining fee £10

Total £130




Children (up to 16yrs old) are priced at half the adult rate and must be accompanied by an adult

 

 

 

If you are a member of Wallend Fishery and you wish to bring a guest to fish(day fishing only) then please complete a guest day ticket that is available to download on the applications page.  

Please take your day ticket with you when you visit Wallend Fishery and one of the baliffs will validate your ticket and collect your fee for the day.

Fees are Adults £10.00 per day juniors £5.00 per day.