There are three lakes in total, Large, Middle and Small. All three lakes are surrounded by woodland and look very picturesque in the sunset.
For the 2016/17 season, members are allowed to fish with up to 3 rods between 1st October to 31st March inclusive (subject to having the correct number of valid Environmental Agency Rod Licences), on the large lake only. Prior to 1st October Members may only fish with up to 2 rods. Members can only fish with up to 2 rods on the other two lakes.
The Large Lake is the first one you encounter on entering the fishery. It is approximately 150m long by 100m wide (4acres). The depth varies considerably from 1.2m (4ft) in the south east corner to over 7m (20ft) in the north east corner. The fish in here list as follows: pike to 20lb+, carp to 30lb+, tench to 10lb, perch to 3lb and bream in excess of 10lb plus numerous roach, rudd and eels. One word of warning though this lake can be snaggy!!
Note: Priority must be given for disabled anglers wishing to fish from the swim just in front of the entrance gate (the 'Gate Swim'), as there is room for two anglers.
The Middle Lake is roughly 60m long by 67m in wide (approximately 1 acre). The depth on this lake is a more consistent 2.4m deep (8ft). There is an island in the North East corner roughly 10m in diameter. The fish in this lake are still abundant in number and consist of the following: pike up to 6lb, carp to 20lb, roach to 1lb, tench to 5lb, and bream to 4lb. This lake is supposedly easier to fish than the Large lake.
The Small Lake is approximately ⅓rd of an acre and about 1m deep. This lake is stocked with small skimmers, carp, pike, roach and rudd and is the easiest of the three to fish.
Members can use the Hotel's toilets, bar and order refreshments. Clean footwear only please. Note: Members must present their current TWAPS membership card to reception when using the Hotel's facilities and must NOT go past reception.
Bailiffs regularly carry out patrols of all Society fisheries. Juniors must be accompanied by an adult Society member at all times. Fishing on the Small lake is between the hours of 7a.m. and 8p.m. whilst fishing on the Middle and Large lakes is allowed 24/7. (Note: currently night fishing on the Middle lake is for a trial period only.) Please keep all lights away from hotel windows. The only baits banned on this water are nuts and seed baits i.e. hemp, peas, beans, etc.
To access this fishery, you need to enter a key code. This key code is printed on your membership card.
As this is a strictly members only water, prospective members may only view the water by pre-arrangement, if accompanied by a Bailiff or Committee Member.
The hotel is situated on the A2 midway between Rochester and Dartford, just past Gravesend.
From the M25…
From the M25 Exit Junction2, take the A2 towards Canterbury. The Hotel is 8 miles from this point, approximately 2 miles past Gravesend ( A227 ) EXIT. You will pass the hotel on the Left and then take the Cobham/Shorne exit. Turn left at Junction and follow road until you reach the roundabout. Take the second exit is signposted to the hotel and will lead you to a bridge over the A2, then turn right into the hotel grounds
From Dover and M2…
As you cross the River Medway and approach the steep hill, take the second exit signposted Cobham/Shorne. Follow this road until you reach a Roundabout. Take the 3rd exit which is signposted Hotel. This road will lead you to the bridge over the A2, then turn right and we are straight ahead.
Set in 12 acres of woodland, the Inn on the Lake Hotel offers a friendly and comfortable stay in a modern, family run establishment. With excellent transport links to London, the Channel Ports and the Medway Towns, as well as the M2, M20 and M25 motorways, the stunning views across the two lakes are surprisingly tranquil and relaxing.
The Inn on the Lake has 80 comfortable guest rooms (many of them with direct access to the 2 beautiful lakes and surrounding woodland) offering luxurious en-suite bathrooms, colour satellite television, direct dial telephone, tea & coffee making facilities and hairdryer,. A Fully licensed bar, conference facilities and a unique banqueting room with a 180º panoramic view of the lakes and fountain.
The Inn On The Lake, Shorne, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 3HB
Tel: 01474 823333