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The Reed Ponds

Close to the River Stour and Richborough Roman Fort the Reed Ponds were originally dug as brick pits back in the 1930s. Two ponds of very different character, these waters were initially leased when the Association was formed in 1948 and subsequently acquired by the Association in 1954. The ponds occupy an area of approx 6600 m2 and are within easy walking distance of Sandwich Town Centre


Richborough Rd, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9

(OS Ref. TR, 322591) 
Parking is available in a secure car park opposite the scrap-yard in Richborough Road. The gate should be closed and secured with the combination lock at all times.


The Front Pond

Less-often fished apart from the notorious "mud-hole" swim the front pond is deeper with depths up to 8 feet in the middle. The pond has a very good head of quality roach and rudd for those who like to catch silver fish. There are also skimmers, tench and lots of carp in the one to four pound bracket as well as some very large perch. Again, pole-fishing is the method of choice and fish can be caught very close to the near-side bank on most swims.

The Backwater Pond

Packed full of features (islands, lillies & reed beds) every swim provides a number of fish-holding areas to fish to.  T
he backwater pond has depths of two to four feet and is stocked with a good head of bream and tench (to four pounds) plus abundant roach and rudd.  There are also a number of small carp in the 1 to 3 pound bracket.  The lake responds well to pole or waggler tactics with pellets, maggots, meat and paste all capable of producing bites. A light legering approach can also pay dividends on both ponds.  The causeway bank has been recently de-silted so should offer an increased depth of water to fish this year from May 1st after the banks has settled following repairs,



   Reed Ponds Gallery  



Rules for The Reed Ponds

Please refer to the rules and byelaws of the Association.  These have been set down to try to ensure the on-going health of our fisheries and the wildlife which inhabits them.  Please read them and comply with them when you visit our waters since rule-breakers face the threat of expulsion from the club and pleading ignorance of the byelaws is no excuse. Notices of key byelaws for each lake are posted on the lake noticeboards.