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- Horam Manor Farm Fisheries -

Fishing Hut

Location in South East:
Horam Manor Fishery, Horam, East Sussex, TN21 0JB, England, UK

Graham Axell on 01323 840889 or 07790 720582 [mob] or email to

Day Tickets:
* Day tickets cost 5.00 [dawn to dusk]
* 24hr tickets cost 15 [prior arrangement only]. Pay at the car park
* Season tickets available at 80, valid for one year from date of issue.

Car park, toilets, seasonal tea rooms, adjacent caravan/camping site [tel: 01435 713662], nearby touring park [tel: 01435 813597].

Best Baits:
Maggot, caster, bread flake, boilies, luncheon meat, sweetcorn.

Getting There:
Horam Manor Fishery is on the outskirts of the small village of Horam. As you drive south through Horam on the A267, Horam Manor is signposted at the entrance to the recreation ground on your right as you leave the village. Follow the road past the entrance to the caravan site until you come to the car park. There you will see two waters either side of the car park and the notice board where you pay and can find directions to our other waters.

Horam Manor Farm Fisheries comprises 9 coarse fishing lakes set in the secluded Sussex countryside.

House PondHouse Pond is next to the car park, giving easy access for disabled anglers. At about 3ft deep with overhanging trees, the pond is stocked with carp [to 6lb], tench [to 3lb], roach and rudd. All methods work well with luncheon meat, bread and sweetcorn favourite carp baits with maggots working well for roach and rudd. The larger carp are often to be found in the margins and amongst the tree routes.

Great PondGreat Pond has common carp, leather carp, mirror carp, wild carp, crucian carp, roach, rudd and tench. The carp go up to 12lb and the tench go up to 4lb. Bread and dog biscuits work well for the carp and maggot works well for roach rudd and tench. Great pond is about 3-5ft deep and there is an island, lilly pads, weed beds and reeds. All methods work well.

Banky ForkBanky Fork is stocked with carp, crucians, bream, roach, rudd, perch, gudgeon and tench. Banky fork is about 7ft deep with a large reed bed and overhanging trees. Both float and ledger tactics work well with luncheon meat and sweetcorn best baits for carp with maggots good for roach, rudd, tench and perch.

Long WaterLong Water is up to 12ft deep with overhanging trees and a very narrow end. Is is stocked with carp [to 10lb], crucians, bream [to 5lb], roach, rudd, perch [to 3lb] and tench. Float fishing and ledgering both work well with favourite baits including luncheon meat, bread and maggots.

ConeyConey ranges in depth form 3-6ft and contains many features including overhanging trees, an island and reed beds. Stocked with carp [to 10lb], perch [to 3lb], tench, roach, rudd and crucians, this is an ideal venue to practice your match fishing techniques.

Brook PitBrook Pit is a small secluded water holding carp [to over 10lb], some good size perch as well as good stocks of roach and rudd. Depths range from 3-7ft, it is surrounded with trees and has a small reed bed. Beware the sunken logs and tree stumps.

LagoonLagoon is particularly popular with carp fishermen, especially those wishing to fish a 24 hour session. Lagoon holds good sized carp, perch, loads of roach and rudd and the occasional large eel. This lake is a fair walk from the car park and is therefore not suited to disabled anglers.

ClearhedgesClearhedges is a secluded lake, surrounded by trees and features two lilly pads and a large reed bed. Popular with carp anglers, Clearhedges holds some of Horam Manor Farm's largest carp as well as crucians, roach, tench and rudd. Although this lake is a good walk form the carp park, it is well worth it !!

CatchpoolCatchpool is one of the most recently restored ponds at Horam manor and has only been lightly fished. Stocked with carp [to 10lb], tench, roach, rudd and crucians, it features well established trees and reed beds with depths ranging from 3ft to 6ft at the dam end.

* no keepnets
* barbless hooks only.

Autumn 2005: All the waters are fishing well. Perch feeding well on maggots and worms- lob worms being the best bait. Increase size of baits if you wish to avoid the smaller fish- luncheon meat, bread, boilies etc. Carp feeding on crust, luncheon meat and sweetcorn. Tench and bream feeding on maggot and castors.

Reader Feedback:
I fished Horham Manor Fishery and caught over 40 fish per day on float fished sweetcorn and bread on the surface. A great, well stocked fishery of mixed species. All baits work well for all fish. I even caught a tench off the surface, a perch on sweetcorn and a roach on an 8mm pellet. The bailiffs are friendly and the fish are in beautiful condition.
Tom - June 2012

Reader Feedback:
Fished Horam last weekend for the night and just wanted to put a note on to say how well we were looked after. We fished Clearhedges Lake which is a bit of a trek to get to but was well worth it. We had some really good fishing catching a few Mirrors under ten pounds and lost one which was a very good double (the one that got away!). We also did some float fishing and caught Crucians throughout the day, all good size of a pound plus. The whole experience of the lake which was in the middle of nowhere not even the sound of a car for two days was excellent. I would like to thank Graham for being so helpful.
Lee Ballard - June 2008

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