Brooklands Lake Dartford

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Teifi Terror
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Brooklands Lake Dartford

Post by Teifi Terror » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:08 am

This is where I cut my teeth looking for larger specimen carp. I fished Brooklands between 1973-1983. I would be very interested in hearing other members stories about this wonderful place. A number of very famous carp fishermen fished brooklands and other nearby waters. Fred Wilton, Jack Hilton and Len Arbery amongst others. Does anyone have any stories they would like to share with us?
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Re: Brooklands Lake Dartford

Post by Reedling » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:36 am

I have never been a hunter of specimens just a pleasure angler so have no real stories of big fish captures as such. I cut my teeth at Dartford lakes along with Danson, Horton Kirby and the Darent and when my parents drove there for a sunday outing, Yalding as well. We used to get the 96 to Dartford library walk through the park climb the fence onto the old A2 and into that magical group of lakes, full of expectations. Our favourite spot was round the back of the Anson over the little rickety bridge to the island and fish between the lily pads real Mr Crabtree like. I joined DDAPS when I moved to Dartford in later life and fished Brooklands along with Sutton and Horton Kirby. But the place I always loved fishing was the river Darent either at the back of the lakes or at Horton Kirby. When I read on here of Gonks on the wally my mind always trips back to cold days spent on the daren't where a Gudgeon was a welcome catch and kept my fire burning inside.

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