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Powdermill Reservoir Trout Lake

Powdermills reservoir is a 56 acre reservoir located in the heart of the peaceful Sedlescombe countryside. Powdermills reservoir is a well stocked trout fishery that holds some large fish with stocking taking place on weekly intervals. The current rainbow trout record is 18lb and the brown trout record is 10lb. The water is controlled by Hastings Fly Fishers Club. The club offer a number of facilities including a well equipped club house, boats, and a large parking area. Powdermills is ideal for disabled anglers with their needs catered for with the use of ramps, paths and a toilet suitable for wheel chair users together with a specially constructed "Wheely" boat for disabled anglers. The club house offers hot drinks and is fitted with a microwave and a fridge. The phone only takes incoming calls. The bailiff Vic Partridge can provide free basic tuition for beginners if arranged in advance.

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fish species

Rainbow Trout Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout : 18lb Brown Trout: 10lb

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Powdermill Reservoir - a large 56 acre trout fishery set in peaceful Sedlescombe countryside.

Powdermill Reservoir

Powdermills Reservoir is a large 56 acre reservoir set in some relaxing, tranquil countryside. The reservoirs features include, overhanging trees and bushes and a long dam wall. Fishing the banks is limited to the dam, the "cut outs" on the east bank and the area either side of the willow tree. The maximum depth of the reservoir is 30 feet at the "Valve Tower" and a near 30 feet at the centre of the Dam from where there is a small gradient up towards the Club House.

Powdermills Boathouse

Features: Overhanging trees and bushes, Reeds, Weed beds
Lake Size: 56 acres
Lake Depth: up to 30ft

The reservoir is noted for its fabulous Mayfly Hatch which is considered the best anywhere in the South East and anglers come from far and wide to experience some of the most exciting dry fly fishing during this period. Dry fly tactics tend to be favoured for most of the season with other methods being used at the start and end of the season, in March, April, October, November and December The reservoir is stocked with rainbow trout to 15lb and also has a resident population of native brown trout to 10lb. All brown trout must be returned. Hastings Fly Fishing Club (HFFC) stock Powdermill reservoir with rainbow trout on weekly intervals throughout the season. The smallest freshly stocked trout weigh in at a minimum weight of about 2lb and can be up to 8lb with a small number of double figured fish. The fish have a tendency to be found swimming high in the water with some spectacular displays of acrobatics when hooked.  The reservoir is closed in January and February.


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For a full list of Powdermill's club prices please visit their website below.

contact details

Contact: Mrs Mary Stacey
To apply to become a member or shareholde, address: 3 Valleyside Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN35 5AD
Visit reservoir, address: Powdermill Water, Reservoir Lane, Sedlescombe, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0PJ
Telephone: 01424 870498

Club: Hastings Fly Fishers Club
Email: mail@hastingsflyfishers.co.uk - (John Thackray)
Website: www.hastingsflyfishers.co.uk


Powdermill Reservoir is situated in woodland between Sedlescombe, Sedlescombe Street, Cripps Corner, Broad Oak and Brede. The entrance to Powdermiill Reservoir can be found half way along the country lane (Reservoir Lane) between Sedlescombe Street (just off of the A21) and the B2089 near Broad Oak. When travelling from the Sedlescombe Street end you will need to turn onto Brede Lane which will then take you onto Reservoir Lane.


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