Coaching for Juniors

Juniors Coaching 2019.

Supported TWAPS, a coaching event was organised for juniors to try fishing for free on 29th May 2019.

“It was a really good Angling Coaching event held at Shorne Country Park, Gravesend.

This was an event run by TWAPS, who manage the two lakes at the Country park. This was a day for Juniors to have a go at fishing at a local fishing club. Recently I have been contacted by no end of parents all wanting me to give their children a lesson in fishing and all desperate to get there children out doors trying a healthy sport. I always try to advise parents to attend these club open days as it is free to get good angling tuition.

Today was a massive turnout of families all wanting to have a fish, there was only two coaches at the event but because of the demand, we worked through without a break in order for all the young people to have a go at fishing.

Shorne Country Park is a great place to run a Junior day, as it is stuffed with fish, including Tench, Crucian Carp, Roach, Rudd and Perch.

No need for rods and reels as all this means for young juniors is tangles, a whip is all you need and if you do the basics right – feed little and often, you can really bag up, all the students that attended caught a fish, which was good going.

It was nice to see some of my older students there today who helped out because of the big turnout, I can remember when Sam and Dylan were the age of some of the new youngsters at the event today, and still love there fishing.

Well done to the TWAPS for putting this event on today, I always say that given the opportunity young people love to go fishing and looking at the large attendance today, I think this proves a point.

Also angling clubs need to get more Junior members to join, or who will take over when the older anglers have gone?”

Charlie Rayner and Warren White
Angling Coaches and TWAPS Members

“Good banter between the boys and girls as to who caught the most and biggest fish!!!

Just some of the happy Juniors at the free fishing day at Shorne Woods Lakes.”

Dennis Hammond
Chairman, TWAPS


See photos below…

Fishing Coaching For Juniors 2019
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TWAPS Updates

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Waste food, unused bait and litter


Some of our waters, especially at the Inn on the Lake and Cobham, have recently been experiencing a vermin problem. This is being monitored weekly.

To help to prevent this situation continuing can you please ensure that you not discard unused or waste food and bait, and that you take it all home, together with all your litter, after your session.

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Committee

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Chairman’s Matches 2024


The 2024 Chairman’s matches are scheduled for 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th June – all Thursdays – at Shorne Country Park.

If you would like to enter please notify Dennis either by email at “” or by text or phone on 07957 870245.

Please quote your full name and your current TWAPS membership number please.

The draw will take place at 5pm and then fish from 6pm until 9pm.

Please note that entrants are responsible for car park charges (£3.00).

Please see the full: match rules.

Thank you and good luck.

Access to Cobham

When visiting the Cobham fishery please DO NOT use the short cut track between the gate cottage and the main track cattle grid if it’s taped off.

Also please keep to the main track and avoid driving on the grass.

Members seen using the short cut when it’s taped off, or driving on the grass will have their membership suspended pending a Committee enquiry.

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Committee

Polite Reminder – Pike Fishing


This is a polite reminder to inform you that fishing for pike is now banned on all TWAPS waters until 1st October 2024. Pike fishing is only permitted from 1st October until 31st March each year.

The Committee

Inn on the Lake Fish Survey

In March 2024 a fish survey was carried out by AE Fisheries on the Main Lake at the Inn on the Lake. See the ‘Fish Survey’ section on the Inn on the Lake page.

Other surveys are to follow at Shorne Country Park, Cobham and the Middle Lake
at the Inn on the Lake. These are to be carried out during the winter of 2024-25.

Carp pellets for sale


The Head Bailiff, Gary Bushell, has acquired carp pellets for sale to TWAPS Members at cost price.

If you would like to purchase some, or find out more details, contact Gary – BY TEXT ONLY PLEASE.

His number is on your membership card.

The Committee

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Inn on the Lake – Main Lake Jetty


The owners of the Inn on the Lake Hotel have complained that some TWAPS Members are feeding fish from the jetty.

The jetty and patio areas are STRICTLY OUT OF BOUNDS to all Members for feeding or fishing.

Any Member caught either feeding or fishing from the jetty or patio areas will receive an instant suspension pending a disciplinary hearing.

We are currently waiting for the CCTV footage to be looked at.

The Committee

Inn on the Lake, Main Lake, Swim 18 Closure

Swim 18 on the Main Lake at the Inn on the Lake is permanently closed.

The Committee

Stocking Update

Saturday 16th December.

Fish supplied by VS Fisheries.

Delivered and stocked:

At the Inn On The Lake – 2 x c7s:
One fully scaled mirror of 29lb 4oz, known as “Hammond’s Mirror”.
One mirror of 27lb 10oz, known as “Buxton’s” Mirror.
These two fish were named after the two longest serving Committee Members.

At Cobham
Cobham bottom pond – 50x c3 mirrors up 6lb 5oz.

At Shorne Country Park
100 x C2s in to Long Lake, up to 3lb 8oz.
100 x C2s in to steps lake.

Photos for Cobham and Shorne to follow.

TWAPS is always building and protecting our stocks for the future.

Only silvers and tench to arrive now – in the new year.

The Committee.

Dip tanks at the Inn on the Lake and Cobham


It is compulsory for you to use the dip tanks provided at both the Inn on the Lake and Cobham fisheries. Please use them to dip your landing nets, unhooking mats (and cradles etc.) and weigh slings upon arrival at the fishery and certainly BEFORE placing your nets in the water or when you start fishing.

If you are found not to have done this you will be asked to leave the fishery.

Repeat offenders may be subject to disciplinary action.

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Committee