South East Freshwater Angling


This year’s Summer Shield competition will be fished on Friday 25th June at Orchard Place Farm Fishing Lakes, Parsons Green Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6NY. We will be fishing Match Lake no.6. The Fishery has its own web site and a well stocked tackle shop which sells all baits including maggots. There is a snack bar at the farm which I am reliably informed will be open from 7.30 on the day.

We have fished the Summer Shield here before and most felt this was a cracking venue with all anglers catching well. It is stocked mainly with small carp mostly F1s and they fall to most baits and most methods. It is possible to catch well over 100lb of fish so come prepared with at least two keep nets and preferably more (there is the kiss of death!). One of the match rules is a maximum of 50lb per net with a 10lb tolerance, this will be strictly adhered to.

This is not the easiest of fisheries to find so give yourselves a little extra time to get there, especially if you want a breakfast. The farm tackle shop and snack bar are a little way from the match lake so don’t get caught out.

The Match will be pegged with the draw taking place in the car park at the lake at 0900 hours sharp. Fishing will commence at 1030 hours and the weigh-in will be at 1630.

As usual after the competition I hope to arrange a lunch at a local pub, I will send details at a later date. If anyone has special dietary requirements please let me know well in advance.

The day ticket costs £8 but for HASSRA South East members this will be met from HASSRA funds. A National Licence will be required. As always, guests will be welcome, but they will have to pay for their day ticket and food, approx. £20 in total. There will be a guest competition with a trophy for the winner. I will be running an optional pool of £2 per head to be divided between the top 3 anglers on the day, guests included.

This competition is the first of three legs that will decide the 2021 seasons Regional Champion. The Champion, along with the runner-up and third placed, will be eligible to compete in the 2022 National Champi­on­ships. The top six anglers will also be eligible to represent South East in the inter-regional’s next year.

If you are interested in joining in please contact Dave here.