Martello Lakes, Dymchurch Road, West Hythe, Kent CT21 4ND

The Lake itself is a 55 acre former gravel pit site, now boasting over 40 acres of fishery and sailing water set in scenic surroundings. It is open all year-round to day ticket anglers and full members alike.

With sixty swims available across a wide range of locations, Martello Lakes offer maximum opportunities for your angling experience, with the added bonus of a brand new disabled and wheel-chair accessible swim.

We have paid particular attention to the stocking of the waters to meet every demand. All requirements are catered for, from satisfying the needs of the fully experienced angler to ensuring that novice anglers do not leave disappointed.

The range of fish within the waters is extensive, and includes many silver fish varieties such as bream. The main challenge and most satisfying experience however, will come from the large carp, some of them up to forty pounds.

Other species include skimmers, roach up to three pounds, rudd, perch, large and small eels and of course the ubiquitous pike.

We firmly believe in maintaining a natural balance and predators are an important part of nature’s cicle.

All swims are a mixture of grass and stone standing, with ample space for biveys and all your equipment regardless of your duration of stay.

It is intended, moving forward, that at least half the swims will have individual parking slots.

Another aspect we pride ourselves in, is the degree of privacy extended to the swim surroundings, allowing uninterrupted and quiet focus on the job in hand.

We regularly have special events and competitions, and details of any such upcoming dates will be found on our events page >>.

Opening hours & ticket prices

Open Availability: 24 hours a day (excluding Christmas Day)
Day tickets 7am – 7pm – £20 per ticket
Night tickets 7pm – 7am – £20 per ticket
Weekly tickets 7pm – 7am – £100 per ticket (7 days)

Day/night/weekly tickets – contact bailiff between 7am and 7pm, 7 days a week (07970 704584)
Access times between 7am – 10am and 4.30pm – 7.30pm only

Fishing swim at Martello Lakes
Martello lake layout
Martello Lake depth


Facilities on-site cater for everyone, including those who are staying for longer periods.

We have toilets and showers, including full disabled facilities.

There is also a small club hut open to all, where you can relax and chat over events of the day.

Lake Rules

  1. Maximum of 4 rods per person
  2. All nets, mats & weighing sacks must be dipped before fishing
  3. Barbless hooks only, NO barb or microbarb
  4. Natural baits and boilies only
  5. Fishermen must have and use an unhooking mat at all times
  6. Fish to be lifted no higher than knee height
  7. Fish to be returned to their original swim as quickly and safely as possible
  8. Any broken tackle, brollies, chairs etc must be taken home
  9. No radios/music/loud mobile phones (please use headphones)
  10. No pets
  11. Rod licence required
  12. Litter to be placed in the bins provided
  13. All guests must be 16 years and over
  14. Juniors (under 16) must be accompanied by a competent adult
  15. Fishing times: 7am – 7pm on day tickets / 7pm – 7am on night tickets
  16. Please respect the club and other anglers by keeping noise down to a minimum

The premier angling experience in Kent

The Angling and sailing complex is located on the historic Kent Channel Coast at Hythe.

Set in an area of interesting topography an oustanding natural beauty just below the South Downs, it is right on the edge of Romney Marsh, with easy access to all major arterial roads.

Just off Junction 11 of the M20, adjacent to the A20 and A259, and close to the Channel Tunnel Terminal, access to the site could not be easier.

Within a mile of the facility, you will fine local shops and take-away food restaurants, whilst a short drive away takes you to the town of Hythe, where you will find more extensve services, including a bank and supermarket.

Ample parking is available for disabled visitors.

Martello Lakes, Dymchurch Road, West Hythe, Kent CT21 4ND
 01732 885563 / 07970704584