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Southbourne Lake Fishery

Southbourne Lake Fishery is a picturess 5½ acre lake located in Eastbourne by the mini railway. Southbourne Lake has been stocked heavily with large specimen mirror carp which were introduced into the fishery a few years ago. Smaller mirror carp were introduced into Southbourne Lake during the winter of 93/94. There are a number of other fish in abundance including: perch to 1lb, roach 1lb 8oz and bream to 6lb. There are a few rudd that reach 1lb, tench to 3lb and pike to 15lb. The pike found their way into the lake when it was allowed to fill with water from the Lottbridge river. The water is controlled by Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway (EMSR). The miniture railway is a miniture train that closely circles the lake.

fish species

Mirror Carp Common Carp bream eel
Carp : 29lb+
Carp : 20lb
Bream:6lb tench: 3lb Eel: 1lb
Rudd Roach Perch pike  
Rudd: 1lb Roach: 1lb 8oz Perch : 1lb pike : 15lb  

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Southbourne Lake- A large lake surrounded by a mini railway track.

Southbourne Fishing Lake

Southbourne Fishing Lake was man-made during 1986 by East Sussex County Council as part of the Eastbourne Park plan. The lake is a 5½ acre water. The maximum depth is about 9 feet at the east end, between the pole edged area and the island, while the west end of the fishing lake is about 6 feet deep with a shelving shore. The south side of the lake is not accessible to the public or anglers, as it must be retained for conservation for the wildlife and this area has been extensively planted with trees. Do not fish beyond the "No Fishing Beyond This Point" signs. Succesful baits on Southbourne Lake include maggots and casters for the match fish, boilies for the large carp and sprats for the pike.

Features: Reeds, Overhanging bushes and trees
Lake Size: 5-6 acres
Lake Depth: 6-9ft
Swims: 20



ticket prices

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Please note: we believe there is a waiting list for this fishery. For more information please use the details below to contact a member of Southbourne fishery.

contact details

Contact: Mike Waddey
Address: Lotbridge Drove, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Telephone: 01323 520229

Email: webmail@emsr.co.uk
Website Southbourne Fishery


Follow the A22 to Lottbridge Drove in Eastbourne, then follow the "brown" signs to the "Mini Railway". The lake is located just off of Lottbridge Drove in between Tesco's, McDonalds and Sainsbury's, the hospital and a golf course. When on Highfield Link heading into Eastbourne, turn right onto Lottbridge Drove at the roundabout (not left).

user reviews

"well kept lake "

"well looked after lake,keep it up.cant wait4 open day.".

review from len gunner

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