Chiddingstone Castle’s lake covers approximately 3.5 acres and is naturally stocked with original Carp, Bream and Perch. We allow fishing on Chiddingstone Castle’s Lake all year round. There are however, a few days a year when this is not possible which we list below.*


Day permit - £10.00 per person (up to 2 rods)

Under 14s - FREE, but must be accompanied by a paying adult


*No fishing on Sunday 28th July and Sunday 8th September 2019

We ask that all fishermen behave respectfully towards the Castle staff and other visitors and abide by a few rules to ensure everyone is safe.


  • Always be in possession of a valid fishing license as you may be asked to show this on the day
  • Use barbless hooks
  • Always us a landing net
  • Use an unhooking mat for larger fish
  • Take away all rubbish and broken lines. There is a green bin you can use in our car park.
  • Keep a very close eye on any children with you
  • Tell us if you see any fish snagged on a broken line or stray gear

Please do not:

  • Fish from the bridge
  • Use a keep net
  • Fish out of the permitted areas (south of the bridge and on the village side of the lake)
  • Fish without a shirt
  • Light a barbecue or open fire anywhere in the grounds of the Castle
  • Leave tangled gear in the trees or in the water
  • The Castle staff reserve the right to ask anyone to leave the grounds who refuses to comply with the above rules.

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