Coarse Fishing

Good fishing, peace & tranquillity

This stunning 5 acre mixed coarse fishery is possibly East Sussex’s best-kept secret.


Offering pristine fish in a tranquil environment, surrounded by abundant wildlife.


Furnace Brook Fishery is a mature, stream fed lake. The ongoing management plan is focused to enhance the diversity & ecosystem of the lake, enriching and creating an environment for the fish to thrive in. This also encourages an increase in the number of insects, amphibians and birds.


So much of the fishing experience is the solitude in nature, and that is what we are striving to improve, even though it’s already a wonderfully rich environment. Each swim is being designed to give anglers space and features to fish to, enhancing the beauty and tranquillity of the lake.

Specimen Fish


Over the past 35yrs a wide variety of species has been stocked into the fishery including:


Bream, Tench, Perch, Roach, Barbel, Rudd & Crucian Carp


Carp up to 25lbs


This allows a wide variety of methods and for anglers to pit their wits against their preferred target species.


Year round angling sees Barbel and 2lb plus Perch, Roach and Rudd being caught right throughout the winter months. Spring’s warmth starts the catching of 5lb plus Tench and 20lb carp. Summer & Autumn fishing speaks for itself!

Main Lake

  • Day & night tickets available.
  • Hot water shower, toilet, tea and coffee facilities, microwave.
  • Disabled swims available
  • All swims are woodchipped, spacious and evenly distributed.
  • Open all year 7am till dusk
  • Close on-site parking 


Day Tickets:

  • Adults £10 – Extra 1-2 rods + £5
  • Concessions (over 60): £8 – +£4
  • Juniors (up to 16): £8 – +£4
  • Accompanying guests (all ages): £5

Overnight Tickets (24 hours):

  • Adults £25 includes up to 3 rods
  • Concessions over 60: £20
  • Juniors (up to 16):£15
  • Accompanying overnight guests: £10

Batsford Hollow

 Group bookings only

This newly landscaped and planted area, including 8 swims, is for those wishing to have a longer stay (2-7 days) where the fishing activities can seamlessly combine with simply resting & relaxing in an area of complete seclusion & awesome natural beauty.

Taking bookings from June 2019

For more information & to book please call:

01435 830 835


















Fishery Rules 

Our desire is that all visiting anglers get the most from their stay and enjoy a day of good fishing, peace and tranquility. To help us help you we ask for your care and consideration and that you respect some simple rules for the benefit of:

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The Lake and the Fish

Barbless hooks only

No braided mainline or lead core to be used

No keep-nets or keep-sacks 

Unhooking mats must be used when fishing for specimen fish

Fixed rigs are to be made safe so as to allow any lost fish to be able to easily rid themselves of any terminal tackle

No rods to be left completely unattended at any time

All fish weighing 1lb or over must be landed correctly with an appropriate net and NOT swung to hand

All nets, mats, weigh-slings etc. brought onto the fishery must be dry before usage 

All fish to be returned to water as quickly as possible

No bait boats 

Only one Bivvy permitted per swim (Only day anglers are allowed to fish together from a swim)

April – Sept: Max 2 rods per angler

Oct – March: Max 3 rods per angler

Fellow Anglers

No Dogs allowed on the fishery premises

No playing of radio and/or recorded music, shouting or loud noises

Use of mobile phones to be kept to a minimum

No excessive use of alcohol

No reserved swims. Exceptions: a) Disabled anglers can request designated swims and b) Prearranged matches

Any juniors (under 16) to be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult

No visitors after dark – Last entry: 5pm (Nov-Feb: 12 noon)

No access to designated Private Areas (unless permitted by the proprietors)

The proprietors may at any time remove any individuals if they are considered to be responsible for a) Anti-social behaviour and/or b) Disturbing the peaceful enjoyment of other fellow anglers

The Environment

No fires, bar-b-q’s or bright lights

No feeding the ducks & other wildfowl

No use of fire arms

Fishing is only permitted from designated swims – If these are out of use this is because either remedial work is being undertaken or for the protection of wildlife (e.g. birds nesting nearby)

Keep to paths and swim areas – Please note that we manage all the grounds surrounding the lake to protect and enhance the local flora and fauna

Responsible Removal of Litter – Please tidy up your peg before leaving and take home with you all your belongings and any items of litter from your stay (this includes line and cigarette ends)

In the press

Here at Furnace Brook we are so pleased to be endorsed by so many fabulous fisherman such as:

Jake Williamson

Geoff from Bexhill

Carl & Alex Fishing

Rediscover the joys of fishing

Youtube’s Carl & Alex at Furnace Brook