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Frant Lakes

West Sussex

Latitude: 51.10894 | Longitude: 0.290233

Views: 1677 | Photos: 8 | Tips: 4 | Comments: 0 | Reviews: 5

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Contact details

Frant Lakes Hawkenbury Road Bells Yew Green Frant Sussex TN3 9AP TN39AP

01892 616 424

fishfrant@gmail.com

http://www.frantlakes.com

Description

Frant Lakes is an eight lake, mixed coarse fish day ticket water. Established over 30 years ago and still run by the Bowman family. Set in 200 acres of parkland all the lakes are surrounded by mature trees. We offer day and night fishing all year round featuring mature English Carp to 30lb+, Perch to 5lb+ as well as Bream, Roach, Chubb, Dace and Barbel in the lakes, we also feature a stretch of the River Teise running through the complex. In short we have everything a day ticket angler might want for a great days fishing.

Details

Lakes 3 and 4, The car park lakes.

The largest of the six lakes on the main part of the site, these are actually one lake divided by a causeway and wooden bridge. We class them as two lakes because, as strange as it may seem, although they share the same water and the fish can swim freely under the bridge, they don't! Our regular anglers confirm what we have always suspected, that the fish keep to their own side of the bridge and do not venture to the other side! Holding carp to 22lb these two lakes should be your first choice if you haven't been to Frant before. With close access from either car parks you will be able to catch all the available species at Frant from here.

Lake 5 Waterfall.

A favourite of many of our regular visitors, lake 5 is one of the smaller lakes, but it’s high stocking density makes it the easiest to fish. If you are new to fishing, you need a confidence boost or, like one or two of our Baliffs, you just fancy a relaxing, easy day’s fishing-choose lake 5.

Lake 2 Stumps.

A shallow (1 metre in places) ‘Stumps’ is stocked with most of the ‘pretty’ fish here at Frant. All the ‘ghosties’, the golden orfe, and the koi derivatives are stocked. Lending itself to surface fishing during the summer it can also accommodate larger bivies on it’s wide grass bank.

Lakes 1 and 6 Skirmish.

Our two match lakes and situated on the quiet side of the complex, As well as a good head of silver fish, they also contain common carp to 20lb, and in the case of lake 1, a beautiful jet black 18lb example the most unusual fish you’ll ever see.

Lakes 7 and 8 the Speci.
We have all our biggest carp in the two specimen lakes. Set on their own away from the main lakes, you have to be over 18 to fish these waters. We don’t allow half days on this part of the site making for less comings and goings during the fishing day. The river Teise runs down beside both the lakes and can offer some exciting ‘real’ fishing for those who like the wild fish, as well as some sport when fish on the lakes are not feeding.

Both the specimen lakes feature heavily snagged spines through their centres, this offers protection for the fish from Cormorants but poses a challenge to anglers. Fish too close to the snags and be too slow on your rods and your quarry will turn and snag you up in a second. New anglers to this part of the complex should stick to the margins or only halfway between the banks and the snags. In the summer surface fishing is the safer way to go. But if you like a challenge, these are the lakes to fish. If, on the other hand you want to sleep in your bivvie and rely on your optics, you might be better off elsewhere on the complex.

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Reviews

horlix

New clubhouse (with showers, shop, cafe etc.) is brilliant. They did a great thai chicken curry on saturday night. Only fished on lake 8, its a speci lake known as "snags" and like the name suggests it's full of hazards. The fish were in great condition but finding a snag free swim is tough going (ask the regulars if they're about). I'd only recommend fishing this lake if you're prepared to lose A LOT of tackle, but the rewards are great and the location is idyllic. Only thing stopping me rating this 5*'s is the excessive snagging - which the locals tell me is an ongoing project, they've already pulled a hole heap of trees out but it's not nearly enough. Will definitely be going back.

nashbrown

Friendly people blind hut food drink area clean toilets fished the snags lake had a good day will be fishing there again

JD1981

Friendly staff, clean venue and a great days fishing. Caught my first 20lb Carp here on one of the day ticket lakes.

hartnup1981

Brilliant staff, really helpful. Fished on lake 7, none stop action had 6 carp from 6-16lbs. Great runs

craign26

Brilliant lake with friendly and knowledgeable staff you can’t go wrong here

Tips

horlix

Lakes 7&8 ("Snags"): Stick to the margins if you're working the bottom, Cell boilies or luncheon meat worked best at the weekend (mid August), and keep the bait runner very tight - as soon as they're hooked they head straight for the nearest snag which is never far away. Lots of action on the surface over the snags using dog biscuit.

hartnup1981

Fished with 2 rods, one near the snags and one near the margin. Used mainline impact IB with pva mesh of red maggots and it was none stop....

craign26

Fished 3 rods on lake 8 keep too the margins and yellow wafters work amazing

craign26

When on carpark lake cast just in front of. The bridge and your catch all day

Species

Barbel

Bream

Carp

Chub

Dace

Perch

Roach

Facilities

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