Coarse Fishing

Day Tickets:

  • Adults £10 – Extra rod + £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 2 rods
    • Concessions over 60: £20
    • Juniors (up to 16):£15
    • Accompanying overnight guests: £10

    Book Fishing Tickets

    Please make your booking ahead of arrival at the link below. We also politely request that you read our rules below, which are there for your benefit & to help maintain this peaceful, tranquil & diverse fishery. Thank you

    To book fishing tickets please click the link below

    Important Information

    Gate code

    When you arrive you will need to unlock the gate by using the code (sent to you by email when your booking is completed).

    If you have completed your booking but haven’t received the “Gate Code for Furnace Brook” email please check your junk/spam/promotions folders then call 01435 830 835


    Booking system

    If the date is grey then we are fully booked for that date

    • Day Tickets – 1 rod included – 7am-7pm
    • 24hr tickets – 2 rods included -24hrs starts from the time of arrival
    • Extra rod – only applicable to day tickets (extra rod/rods already included in 24 hour ticket) – can be added from basket page or below
    • April – Sept: Max 2 rods per angler
      Oct – March: Max 3 rods per angler

    • Disabled swims can be booked. Please add “reserve disabled swim” on the basket page or below

    Extra rod



    Extra rod

    (Junior / Concession)


    Reserve disabled swim


    Fishing kit hire

    What’s included:

    • Rod and Reel for float fishing + fishing line.
    • Landing net
    • Unhooking mat
    • Bait (1kg of sweetcorn)
    • Tackle ( Spare hooks, floats, splitshots, forceps, disgorger and scissors.)
    • Rod rest

    Please book at least 24hours ahead so we can get your kit out and ready for your arrival. Thank you

    Rates we are offering are:

    £20 per day / £35 for 2 days / £50 for up to 7 days

    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

    One guest per angler

    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)


    Can I get a refund of my fishing ticket?

    You can request a refund up to 24hours before your ticket date. You can request a refund by logging into “My account” above or by emailing to request your refund. The money will be refunded to your card in 5 -10 days. If you don’t receive the refund for any reason, please contact

    Is it possible to book a 48 hour or 36 hour ticket?

    It is not possible to book one ticket for 36 hour or 48 hours.  You will need to buy two tickets – either 24 hour + day ticket, or 2 x 24 hours as appropriate.

    Can I book a particular swim?

    The only swims that can be reserved are the two disabled swims closest to the carpark.   You can do this by clicking on “book a disabled swim” which you can find on the basket page.  Scroll down the page to the bottom if you don’t initially see it.  There is no charge for reserving these swims.   All other swims are on a “first come, first served basis.”

    Is it possible to book the whole of the lake for fishing competitions or private parties?

    No, we no longer take bookings for the whole lake for fishing competitions etc.

    How do I add an extra rod to my booking?

    Adding an extra rod is only possible if you are booking a day ticket.  If you book a 24 hour ticket, the price includes extra rod(s).  If you book a day ticket, it only includes one. To add a second, wait until you have your fishing tickets in your basket, and scroll down to the bottom of the page.  There you will see the option to add an additional rod to your booking.

    What times can I come and fish?

    If you buy a day ticket, you can fish from 7am to 7pm.  If you buy a 24 hour ticket you can just fish for 24 hours from whatever arrival time you choose.

    What if I don’t receive an email with the gate code?

    Please check you junk/spam/promotions folder, to see if the email is there.  If not, email for further assistance.

    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.

    We are mindful of managing the environment around the lake as quietly as possible. The team’s very modest use of mechanical tools and equipment is restricted to mid-week days (Tues-Thurs) except on occasions where the use of such is necessary to address an immediate issue affecting the health and safety of staff or visitors.

    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 – 7pm
    • Close on-site parking 


    Day Tickets:

    • Adults £10 – Extra rod + £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 2 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 2021

    For more information & to book please call 01435 830 835


















    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