Notices

2014 LAKE MAINTENANCE

WESTEND LAKE WILL BE SHUT FROM 1st NOVEMBER 2014 FOR APPROXIMATELY 4 WEEKS.

- Evan Ingram / 2014-03-06 11:38:29

2015 LAKE BOOKINGS

LAKE BOOKINGS FOR 2015 WILL START AT 7am ON FRIDAY 2nd JANUARY YOU ARE ADVISED TO CALL IN RATHER THAN PHONE.

- Super User / 2014-01-20 12:14:16

WINTER ANGLING

PRAIRIE LAKE & SANDWICH LAKE HAVE AERATORS RUNNING 24/7 SO WE CAN HOPEFULLY KEEP THESE LAKES OPEN DURING ICY PERIODS. PLEASE GIVE US A CALL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

- Super User / 2014-01-20 12:13:50

MICK & ANN'S CAFE Contact: 07778527365

2014/2015 CHRISTMAS & WINTER CAFE CLOSING DATES

 THE CAFE WILL BE CLOSED FROM DEC 8th UNTIL JAN 2nd THEN NORMAL OPENING FROM JAN 2nd UNTIL JAN 11th AND THEN CLOSED AGAIN FROM JAN 12th UNTIL FEB 23rd. NORMAL OPENING WILL RESUME ON FEB 23rd.

- Super User / 2014-01-20 12:13:07

INDIVIDUAL BOOKINGS FOR 2015

FROM 1ST FEBRUARY 2015 INDIVIDUALS CAN BOOK 4 DAY SESSIONS & LONGER UP TO 11 MONTHS IN ADVANCE

- Super User / 2014-01-17 11:31:47

Weather

About us

Elphicks has been designed and built with the modern angler in mind.

We have 7 lakes available for day ticket and session fishing. Each lake has its own parking within easy reach of the swims and all swims are 'all weather' - either built of Astroturf, stone or bark. Please contact the fishery for further information on any of our lakes.

The Lodge

Elphicks provides excellent facilities for its guests. The Fishery Lodge carries drinks, snacks and sweets as well as being well stocked with a range of the latest bait and terminal tackle including 
products from: Solar, Dynamite Baits, and many more... for more information of the brands stocked, see the manufacturers' website listings on the links page.

 

We accept cash, cheques (supported by the relevant banker's card) and most major credit and debit cards (minimum transaction values apply). Gift vouchers are also available from the Lodge.

 

Ladies, Gents and Disabled toilet facilities are provided within the Lodge building and are open from 7am daily until closing time. There is also a shower for our overnight guests (toiletries/towels are not provided). Porta loos serve every lake out of hours for your convenience, these are professionally cleaned weekly.

 

Net dips and lots of refuse bins are provided on every lake - please use them!

 

The Lodge and several areas of the lakes have been designed with the disabled angler in mind. The building has a shallow access ramp, extra wide doors with no sills and a fully fitted disabled toilet. Several of the lakes have hard ramps and level all-weather swims to facilitate the use of wheel chairs.

 

(Please note: whilst every effort is made, not all areas of the lakes are wheelchair accessible.)

  • Elphicks has been designed and built with the modern angler in mind

Lakes

Our aim is to provide sport for anglers of all ages and abilities. Anyone from the serious specimen hunter looking for a new personal best, to a family out for an afternoon's fun is provided for here at Elphicks and as such our lakes are set out to suit different requirements and abilities.

Opening Times

We are open all year, 7 days a week, until December 23rd; the fishery re-opens on January 2nd. We have no closed season.

Summer Opening Hours 7.00am-7.00pm, Winter Opening Hours 7.00am-5.30pm

Please note; we change our closing times in accordance with the start and end of British Summertime.

This is a secure, patrolled site with CCTV. The gates are locked every day, strictly at the above mentioned closing times. There is no access to the fishery between closing and opening times except in an emergency.

  • Elphicks provides excellent facilities for its guests

Rules

  1. An Environmental Agency license is required to fish these waters. The fishery allows a maximum of three rods per angler on the specimen lakes only (2 licences are required for 3 rods!).
  2. All night fishermen are to be on the complex at least 30 minutes before the fishery closes.
  3. There are no concessions for any of the specimen lakes.
  4. For security purposes night fishermen's vehicles will be locked in on the site at closing time until 7.00am the following morning. Anglers may leave during the night for emergencies only.
  5. Non-fishing night guests are limited to 1 per fishermen per night and must pay a £10.00 insurance premium.
  6. No tents, windbreaks or non-fishing related camping gear to be used. Recognisable fishing bivvies or umbrellas only.
  7. Fishing is from recognisable swims or pegs only.
  8. Under no circumstances are vehicles to be driven onto the lakeside. Parking in designated areas only.
  9. Net dip tanks are provided on every lake, please use them for nets, slings and un-hooking mats.
  10. All fish to be returned to the water safely and as quickly as possible. Any abuse of the fish will result in the angler being banned!
  11. Barbless hooks only. No bent hooks, safety rigs only. Unsuitable tackle will be confiscated. No baitboats, sea fishing tackle or unattended rods. No keepnets. No sacking. No leadcore. No wire traces, treble hooks. live bait, dead bait or lure (spinning) fishing.
  12. No nuts allowed under any circumstances, all particles must be correctly prepared. Unsuitable bait will be confiscated. If in doubt ask a bailiff.
  13. No dogs, wading, swimming or walking on ice.
  14. No fires or unsupported BBQs. No continuously burning lights at night. No loud radios or TVs.
  15. No litter, especially waste nylon. Bins are provided, use them.
  16. No trespassing into the adjoining fields or woodland. Anyone caught entering the fishery outside hours will be treated as a criminal and may be prosecuted.
  17. 24-hour toilet facilities are provided. Use them or be banned!
  18. Treat other anglers with respect. No poaching swims or casting over lines, only fish your water. In the event of a dispute ask a bailiff, do not take the law into your own hands!
  19. Alcohol is to be used sensibly and in moderation. Any bad behaviour caused by its abuse will result in serious recriminations and possible criminal charges, remember you are on private property.
  20. A 5 MPH speed limit is in force on the entire complex, do not ignore it.
  21. The management accepts no responsibility for injury, death, loss, damage or theft to persons, cars or equipment whilst on the complex and reserves the right to close all or parts of said complex at any time. Damage to the complex will result in prosecution.
  22. Any subject not covered by these rules is at the discretion of the management. If you are in any doubt ask. Any problems or occurrences are to be reported to the management.

Here's some other useful Links and contacts

Catfish Conservation Group

The CCG is the World's first club dedicated to fishing for the wels catfish, (Latin name - Silurus glanis), also called the European or Danubian catfish.

Solar Tackle

Solar Tackle - For the sharper carper

Carp Info

We are the biggest carp & angling web site in the UK and we welcome you to use this resource to take advantage of the wealth of information we have posted.

Premier Baits

Specialists In Fresh Food Bait. Established in 1986, we have been at the forefront of bait development for nearly 25 years! We boast an impressive range of products designed to improve your fishing.

STS Guiding Fishing Holidays

Salmon and Sturgeon fishing holidays in British Columbia, Canada

Firefox Sea Fishing Charters Dover

Day and evening sea fishing trips

Miscellaneous Information:
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Address
Spelmonden Road
Horsmonden
Kent
TN12 8EL
Email
info@elphicks-fisheries.co.uk
Phone
01580 212 512

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