Martello Lakes

West Hythe has been a fishing and sailing destination for over fifty years, boasting a wide and diverse range of conditions to enjoy in both disciplines.

Here at West Hythe we regularly organise fishing competitions and charity events for all-comers. These are always well supported by anglers from across the country. We are especially well-known for our extremely popular eel competitions.

We accommodate all types of client. Whether you are a small club, a fishing syndicate, or wish to hold a corporate day, West Hythe will give you exactly what you seek from your fishing experience, and we welcome you.

Memberships now closed. For further information please contact – 07970 704584

Individual Membership


1st Oct 2023 – 31st March 2024

Family Membership*


1st Oct 2023 – 31st March 2024

*Maximum of 2 Adults and 2 Children



1st April – 31st March 2024



1st April 2023 – 31st March 2024

*Maximum of 2 Adults and 2 Children

Day Ticket



7am – 7pm

Night Ticket



7pm – 7am

Weekly Ticket



5 Days

Lake Rules

  1. A maximum of 3 rods per angler.
  2. All nets, mats and weighing slings must be dipped before fishing.
  3. Mirco barbed hooks only are to be used.
  4. Fish care kit is required by all anglers.
  5. Bait boats are not permitted on the lake.
  6. All anglers must use a walled / cradle style unhooking mat at all times.
  7. Carp nets are to be a minimum of 42”
  8. Coarse nets are to be a minimum of 26”
  9. Fish to be lifted no higher than knee height when holding for pictures and returned ASAP (stress is a killer).
  10. All fish are to be returned to their original swim as quickly and safely as possible once caught and weighed.
  11. Maximum speed limit of 10mph.
  12. No broken fishing equipment to be left on the premises.
  13. No pets are allowed to be brought onto the fishery by anglers.
  14. A valid rod licence is required for all anglers.
  15. All litter to be taken off site by the anglers.
  16. Anglers under 16 must always be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
  17. Anglers under 14 must fish in the same swim with the accompanying adult at all times
  18. Fishing times are: 7am – 7pm on day tickets / 7pm – 7am on night tickets.
  19. Members and guests are to respect the club and other anglers by keeping noise to a minimum, no radios / music / loud mobile phones (please use headphones) are to be used by the anglers.
  20. No more than 5 nights per swim by anglers.
  21. Fishing rods are not to be left unattended.
  22. No lead core rigs are allowed to be used.
  23. No braided main fishing line, braid can only to be used on spod / marker rods and fish finders.
  24. Bait: Bollies, pellets, maggots, worms, sweetcorn, tin meat and bread can be used for bait. No other bait including hemp, spod mix or maise and nuts will be accepted at the lake and this will be monitored.
  25. A maximum total weight of 3kg of bait can be used within 24hrs which will be monitored, this includes 1kg of ground bait, 1x 350g tin of sweetcorn, 1x 350g tin of meat to be used per person within 24hrs. Bait is to be used with moderation. This may be reduced at RKB Leisure’s discretion.
  26. No fixed leads this includes feeders & method feeders.
  27. Free running rigs only, no knots above the feeder/method feeder or weight.
  28. No naked fires.
  29. Stoves, BBQs and cooking equipment are to be off the ground.
  30. All anglers are to sign in and out when entering and leaving the premises, this includes guest.
  31. No solid tidy bag stems to be used.
  32. No rigmarole tubing.
  33. RKB Leisure reserve the right to close the lake / swims as and when required (match and carp competitions).
  34. RKB Leisure accepts no responsibility for loss or injury to persons or property.