Q2 Orchard Farm Lake 7

Eliminator - 15/03/2019

Lake 7 is the largest lake on the complex. This lake is around 12 acres in size and has many islands and features to fish to. The 2 spits of land either side of the lake are the most popular swims with islands either side of you that give plenty of options. The lake is of an uneven depth from around 3 foot to about 8 foot. Because this lake is so new a lot of swims are very productive. Most methods seem to work on this lake. There is a small car park adjacent to the lake and a nicely equipped mess room which is equipped with a kettle, microwave, toaster and a kitchen sink! You can also charge your phones in here. These are free to use but we do ask for you to keep them clean and tidy.
Full facilities on site. Tackle shop.

Orchard Place Farm Fishing Lakes, Pearsons Green Road, Paddock Wood, Kent TN12 6NY
The main entrance is on Pearsons Green Road. The main entrance is quite concealed, so if your driving too fast you will go straight past us!

  • Size of Lake 12 Acres
  • Type of Lake Day Ticket
  • Ticket Cost £25 for 24 hours
  • Fish Stock 20s, 30s and 40s
  • Biggest Fish To nearly 50lb
  • Features 7 Islands, 2 courseways
  • Telephone 01892 838576 07860 608218
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Orchard Place Farm Lake 7 2019

Competitor List

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Pre Match Report

Post Match Report

We are pleased to be back at Orchard Place Farm for qualifier 2 of this year’s pairs competition. It is almost impossible to guarantee fish at venues when starting so early in March. This match however turned out to be an absolute cracker, which was fished for the most part in very challenging weather conditions. None the less, we had 67 fish grace the bank in this one for a combined weight of 1,157lb 9oz giving an average of over 17lb per fish. There were 5 30lb+ fish out, the largest of which was 37lb. The back up weights were 13 x 20lbers of which 3 were 29lb+.

First out of the bag in Friday mornings water craft draw were brothers Tim and Andy Swain who picked their favourite peg 10 on the point. Next out were Graham Price and Matt Smith, who went for peg 7 (Lee May and Paul Michael Smith won last year’s event from this peg). Third out were the aforementioned Lee and Paul who selected peg 9. Fourth came Ian Beedell and Paul Poynter and they went for peg 2 on the other point. On this occasion the draw was king for three of those 4 pairs as they took the podium and qualified for the final. The winners were Ian and Paul from peg 2 who caught 18 fish for 324lb 9oz. Runners up Tim and Andy Swain who caught 13 fish for 215lb 15oz. Third place went to Lee and Paul with 8 fish fro 145lb 11oz. There were three other pairs all challenging for third place on Sunday morning making it a very twitchy finale. As the final hooter sounded last year’s winners took the honours. One fish to any of the chasers would have made a world of difference to the end result.

Andy Swain – Tim Swain 29lb

Ricky Dummer – Billy Dummer 32lb 2oz

Duncan Warmeant – Glen Wheatley 37lb

Gary Sharpless 20lb 3oz – Kevin Durling

Paul Pointer 25lb 6oz – Ian Beedell 29lb 10oz

James Drew 31lb 4oz – Tony Picardo

Lee May – Paul Michael Smith 34lb 14oz (UK PB)

L-R 3rd Lee May-Paul Michael Smith, 2nd Andy Swain-Tim Swain, Winners Ian Beedell-Paul Poynter