Frensham Trout Fishery News & Events2023-01-31T17:23:05+00:00

Father’s Day (Sunday 16.06.24)

It’s a great idea to give your Dad a Father’s Day fly fishing experience this year. He could be a seasoned fly fisherman or a complete novice (who needs tuition and equipment). It’s really easy to buy a gift voucher or a coupon [see Book Fishing page]. If you need some help to discuss the options, then please feel free to call me on m: 07376 780209.


June 3rd, 2024|

Evening Fishing and Catch & Release

Please kindly note the following:

  • Evening fishing – we have introduced a limited availability evening ticket this month, which we will keep under review. This will allow fishing into the evening beyond the closure time of 6pm for Day and 1/2 Day PM tickets. Further information is included on the Booking page. All evening fishing needs to be booked with me direct please (m: 07376 780209)
  • Catch & Release – we have increased the permitted nos. of fish caught & released (subject to correct handling and fish welfare) after your fish to be kept are taken, from 6 to 8.


May 13th, 2024|

News update (stocking and other matters)

May stocking programme:

In line with our ongoing policy, and to ensure the best possible fishing conditions for this year’s Mayfly hatch, there will 3 stockings in May. Further information will be provided about exact timings etc. during the course of the month.

Major maintenance works:

We are pleased to advise that the back access track to the Lodge has now been reinstated, along with additional land drainage. This has resolved the problems caused by ground water penetration / the excessive rainfall that we have experienced, in particular during the last 12-18 months.

For the same reasons, a new culvert has been installed at the lower end of Kingfisher Lake.


Unfortunately we have had to postpone this weekend’s catering (baguettes and cakes, as per the newspost below). This will be rescheduled as soon as we can in May. Watch this space………..

Tight lines, Matt

April 26th, 2024|

Stocking update

To make sure the lakes are fully stocked during the high season, I am pleased to say that the next regular stocking is going ahead on 19th April.

The following flies appear to be working at the moment – natural nymph, emergers, dry sedge and dark upwinged patterns. As always, I will be on hand to advise and assist, and a variety of flies will be available to purchase on the day, if required.

Tight lines, Matt.

April 18th, 2024|

It’s baguette time again

For Friday/Saturday/Sunday  29th – 31st March, freshly baked white/ brown baguettes will be on the menu again at Frensham. Bacon/egg/sausage/mushroom, or any combination of these will be on offer between 8.30am – 2.30pm every day, either pre-ordered or on-the-day. Vegan and vegetarian options, or any other dietary requirements are available by pre-ordering. Please contact Shirley on m: 07776 277705 (cash sales only)

Prices are £5 per baguette for 2 fillings, plus £1 each for any extra filling.

Various cakes are also available at £3 per cake/slice.

Subject to demand, we will be offering more baguette days throughout April, so watch this space.


Matt Carroll, Fishery Manager.

March 21st, 2024|

Spring is in the air / Trout are in the lakes

I’m pleased to advise that we’ve just had our first major stock of the year earlier today (15th March). This included c240 fish, all 4 main species – browns, rainbows, tigers and spartics (including a few 4/5 lb’ers ). Water conditions are good and there has been a noticeable increase in insect activity. All-in-all a perfect combination for some great fly fishing.

Tight lines,

Matt Carroll (Fishery Manager)

March 15th, 2024|

Fly tying

Fly tying is an interesting and important part of fly fishing. Getting the flies right/matching the hatch can have a significant impact on a successful day’s fishing,  or otherwise. Our good friend and regular visitor to Frensham, Tim Glass (pictured) demonstrated his excellent skills at a small event we held recently. For more information please feel free to contact me. Matt Carroll

March 4th, 2024|

Stocking and more………..

In line with our policy of continually reviewing our stocking policy, we would like to give you the heads-up on the following:

  • We have established relations with more locally based suppliers (in order to strengthen our supply chain) – the early results are promising!
  • We are now stocking more larger fish (typically 4-6lbs), as well as the regular 2-3lb’ers
  • Our species range includes Browns, Rainbows, Spartics and Tigers (we are no longer stocking Blues, as we find these tend to be more fickle and deteriorate quicker)
  • All Browns are to be released (stocked and wild)

Weatherwise, with more constant water levels as well as air/water temperatures (both day and night), fishing conditions are holding up very well indeed.

Hope to see you soon.

February 15th, 2024|

Feeling Hungry?

Between Saturdays 3rd Feb. and 10th. Feb incl.,* freshly baked baguettes will be on the menu at Frensham.

Bacon/egg/sausage/mushroom, or any combination of these will be available between 8.30am – 2.30pm everyday (except Monday 5th Feb. when the Fishery is closed), either pre-ordered or on-the-day. Vegan and vegetarian options, or any other dietary requirements, are available by pre-ordering. Please contact Shirley on m: 0776 277705. Prices are £5 per baguette for 2 fillings, plus £1 each for any extra filling(s). Bon appetit! Matt Carroll, Fishery Manager.

* for this period only, the gates will be kept open 8am to dusk, so on-the-day arrivals will be possible, along with on-line bookings (as usual).

January 30th, 2024|
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