A Kent-based, day-ticket, specimen, pleasure & match fishery;                   
rated 4th best fishery in Britain.

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January 7am sunset*
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April 7am 7pm
May 7am 7pm
June 7am 7pm
July 7am 7pm
August 7am 7pm
September 7am 7pm
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* sunset = the published sunset times



Monk Lakes is a 120-acre fishery off the A229 just south of Maidstone in Kent, that encompasses all that  is great about angling in Britain. 

There are 45 acres of prime water for all levels of anglers comprising 2 pleasure lakes, a specimen lake, 4 match lakes and 2000m of river bank along the River Beult.  You can fish the pleasure lakes and River day or night without pre-booking.  Due to their popularity, the match lakes and specimen lake require booking in advance (by phone or email).

We have installed 80 new swims with the help of Paddy Timms from PADS ARMY Disabled Platforms.  He secured some Lottery Funding to put towards the project and they can be used by all able-bodied and disabled anglers. 



Catering Facilities
The NEW food bar is now open and serves a variety of hot & cold food including filled baguettes & sandwiches, full English breakfasts, burgers and chips.  It is open at the following times:



Monday 7am - 5pm       (last food orders at 4:30pm)
Tuesday 7am - 5pm       (last food orders at 4:30pm)
Wednesday 7am - 5pm       (last food orders at 4:30pm)
Thursday 7am - 5pm       (last food orders at 4:30pm)
Friday 7am - 5pm       (last food orders at 4:30pm)
Saturday 7am - 7pm       (last food orders at 6:30pm)
Sunday 7am - 7pm       (last food orders at 6:30pm)

Toilet Facilities
We have Male & Female toilets on site as well as a portable Disabled toilet block located in the car park.

Future Facilities
We have been granted planning permission to complete the 3 new lakes to the left of the driveway and then build a lovely timber-framed clubhouse.  This will have shower facilities as well as a larger shop, and a farmhouse-style cafe and take-away hatch.  We will update you when work is planned to begin.

Tackle and Bait 
In our small shop you will find a full selection of bait and tackle which includes three different sorts of maggots, many sizes of boilies, pellet ground bait and flavoured particle ground bait.  We also stock canned meats; so as far as bait is concerned we will always have what you need.  We carry a comprehensive assortment of terminal tackle if you run out.  Please note we do not stock large items of tackle, which you can source at local tackle shops:-

Maidstone Angling Centre - 15 Perryfield Street, Maidstone, ME14 2SY. T: 01622 677 326 W:
West Malling Angling - 58 High Street, West Malling, Kent. T: 01732 875 515. W:
Blean Angling -
5 Clocktower Parade, Tyler Hill Road, Blean, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 9HP. T: 01227 789 700 W:
Unity Tackle - 88 Unity Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1HX. T: 01795 423 912 W:
Unity Tackle - 185 Station Road, Rainham, Kent, ME8 7SQ. T: 01634 365 533


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