River Eden At Mill Farm



River Eden At Mill Farm

This stretch of the River Eden has been a favoured section of water we have had in our portfolio for over 40 years and has proved to be an interesting stretch of water

for many of our members during that time.


Access to the water is by a farm gate on the right hand side on the lane from Bough Beech towards Chiddingstone Castle just before a bridge that crosses the river.

There is a “Pill Box “  by a tree that is easily visible from the road. Simply park up

in the field as you approach the Pill Box. 


The venue offers approximately ¾ of a mile of bank if you continue into the Cranstead section immediately below the Hever Lake fishery. The river flows through

picturesque countryside and offers a good variety of swims from slow steady stretches with depths up to 5 feet and faster streamier swims of 2 feet. Many of the swims have fishy looking appearance such as overhanging trees and weedbeds making fish location easy.


There is a good head of fish including shoals of Bream (the match record is 64 pounds), good size Chub, Tench,Carp as well as Rudd , Roach, good size Perch and Pike along with Eels and Gudgeon.The water responds to a good variety of tactics such as stick or pole float tactics with maggot , caster as bait ( feed a little hemp for bringing the roach or chub to feed), or using bread and worms for the bigger fish such as the Bream and Chub. Spinning and fly fishing is an interesting alternative for the 

predators, Pike, Perch and Chub especially during the summer and Autumn.          


Do beware that due to low lying ground that can be  boggy  lugging a full set of tackle to the Cransted end of the fishery is hard work, thinking about the kind of day and fish you want to catch will help you scale down the tackle you take and make the visit more enjoyable.


Summing up Mill Farm is a superb natural fishery, it offers so much throughout the full season and is well worth making the effort to make a visit and discover its delights.

  • Species In The Lake: Bream, Chub, Tench, Carp, Rudd, Roach, Perch, Pike, Eels, Gudgeon
  • Size Of Water :
  • Swims

Lake Rules

Parking in farmyard as designated. Access via the gate to the left of the house across the field and over the footbridge.
Or by the pillbox by the river as designated.
Shut all gates.

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