The making of Swallowbrook Lake.
 
In 1992, SDAA undertook an ambitious plan to purchase land and design a purpose built mixed fishery. After finding a suitable site at Cooper Street, Ash the Channel Tunnel diggers were re-deployed to excavate a 7800 m2 lake with two islands. Since then, the site has been carefully managed with the planting of trees, reeds and lilly pads and the stocking and management of a wide selection of fish species. Now Swallowbrook Lake is well established as one of the premier mixed fisheries in East Kent. With immaculate carp to double figures, quality roach and rudd,  big perch plus some large bream, crucian carp and numerous ide (the silver form of the golden orfe). This fishery is one of, if not the best in the area. It is also one of the most peaceful local fisheries being well away from any main roads or other sources of noise pollution. Depths range from four to six feet and shelves can be found close in and near the islands. (see pictures)
 
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