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Beachborough Ponds


Latitude: 51.09673 | Longitude: 1.100605

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Fish Pond, Folkestone, Kent

01303 891450


Members only waters noted for Carp, Tench, Bream, Perch, Roach, Rudd and Eel fishing. Run by Cinque Ports Angling Society.


We have the fishing rights to 11 miles of the Royal Military Canal. The first section is 7 miles long from Seabrook to West Hythe. Then there is a 4 mile section from West Hythe to Giggers Green. We also have the fishing rights to two Ponds at Beachborough at Etchinghill, nr Folkestone, Kent.

The Royal Military Canal is a Day Ticket water, apart from the members section from Lypmne Bridge to West Hythe Dam. Fishing permits are available on the bank from the Society Bailiffs. Senior £5, Concessionary £2.50 and Juniors £1 for fishing from dawn until dusk.

The section between Seabrook and West Hythe is land locked by a dam. We have an annual stocking programme on this stretch. The Carp are up to 33lbs, Pike to 24lbs with plenty of Tench to 6lb, Bream to 6lb, Perch to 2lb 6oz and Roach of up to 2lb 4oz. There is also a big head of Skimmers, Rudd, Eels, Gudgeon and the odd Trout including a Brown Trout weighing in at 5lbs 3.5oz caught recently.

The 4 mile, West Hythe to Giggers Green stretch of the canal is much wilder and a more secluded section of the canal. This stretch is 8 to 10 feet deep but holds the same species of fish. The Bomb Hole section of the canal at Giggers Green is well known as a Pike “Hot Spot” a 26lbs Pike has been caught recently. There is also a good head of Roach. The Tench are bigger than average due to the depth of water.

Beachborough ponds is members only water, although members are allowed 4 guest tickets per year at a cost of £5 per guest, strictly booked and paid for in advance through the secretary.

Access is by key only and there are locked toilet facilities on site.
There is a closed season on the ponds from 14th March to 8.00am on 16th June each year.

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