Fishing at Trulls Hatch

Fishing at Trulls Hatch

On this page we give some pointers on how, when and where to catch the fish. Much depends on the time of the year, weather, equipment being used and finally and perhaps most importantly, your own ability. Much of the information given has been gleaned from the Bailiffs, who themselves regularly fish the various venues. For the protection of our waters against poaching, we have not identified precisely each venues location.

The Trulls complex consists of three lakes in a quiet woodland setting. The larger lake hold carp of 20 lbs + and Pike of 20 lbs + as well as roach, rudd, bream and tench. The smaller two lakes hold carp, rudd, perch and tench.

Carp up to 14lb, Perch 2lb+, Pike 23lbs+ and Tench 9lbs.

Parking: see Rule book.

The most peaceful venue owned by the club, fishing in a wooded, tranquil setting surrounded by wildlife while catching decent Tench, Roach and Rudd. Large Carp nosing around all day but easily spooked.

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Tunbridge Wells fishing
Tunbridge Wells Chub fishing

Tunbridge Wells fishing
Tunbridge Wells fishing
Chub fishing Tunbridge Wells

Species Method(s) Comments
Rudd, Roach, Perch, Pike, Bream, Tench, Carp, Eels Ledger & Float Tench – Found in top & bottom lakes, use boilies (mini to 14); sweetcorn, maggot, bread & worm. Fish to 9 lbs in both lakes.
Ledger Floating baits Carp - Found in all 3 lakes, use Boilies (mini to 14); sweetcorn, luncheon meat. floating bread. Strong lines recommended as large carp are present in the bottom lake. Lots of smaller carp in the middle lake plus carp to 14 lb in the top lake.
Ledger & Float Bream - sweetcorn, maggot caster & worm and combinations of these. Found in bottom lake only
Ledger & Float Roach - sweetcorn, maggot caster, hemp & bread
Rudd - sweetcorn, maggot caster, hemp & bread. Found in all 3 lakes, larger specimens in the bottom lake.
Ledger & Float Perch - maggot & worm
Ledger & Float Pike - Wobbled deadbaits and lures. Present in the bottom lake only, fish up to 23 lb have been caught here.
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River Hatch fishing lakes Kent

BDAS Membership Fees

The waiting list is open, but please be aware our waiting list is approximately 5 years presently.

See below for details.

Members fee's are due on or by the 1st April each year for existing members. Please note, renewal forms will be posted out to each member in March.

Membership Type Annual Subscription Joining Fee
16 years (as at 15th March) or older
£90.00 £60.00
12 - 15 years (as at 15th March)
£5.00 £5.00
11 years or younger (as at 15th March)
£5.00 ---
Companion (non-fishing) £5.00 ---
Ladies key (to access toilet block) Free ---
Membership Application

All new applicants and existing members should note the following:

  • (1) No night fishing during the first year of membership.
  • (2) Members under 16 years of age must be in the company of an adult member of the Society when fishing.