Inn on the Lake – Swim 18, the ‘Jetty Swim’

Should this swim be perminantly closed?

26th May 2023

Voting results

Following the vote to either permanently close swim 18 at the Inn on the Lake, or keep it open, held in early May 2023, the votes have been collated and processed.

The results are as follows:

Total number of votes cast: 60
Number of votes in favour of perminantly closing the swim: 24 (40%)
Number of votes in favour of keeping the swim open (with some restrictions): 36 (60%)

Therefore the swim will be reopened when the planned maintenance work is complete, anticipated sometime during autumn 2023.

At the Hotel’s insistence, and for the convenience and comfort of guests, some further fishing restrictions for this swim will need to be implemented.

Details of when the swim will be reopened and further fishing restrictions will be announced in due course.

15th May 2023

Voting has now closed

The results and further action will be posted here shortly.

Thank you to all those who voted.

27th April 2023

As you may be aware, this swim is currently closed.

Some Members have suggested that this swim remain closed permanently as the hotel have had issues with Members fishing in an out of bounds area (i.e. trying to fish by the jetty).

The Committee have discussed this issue and have decided to put this issue the membership. Therefore a poll was been created to ask Members if they think the swim should be permanently closed or remain open.

If the majority of the Members who vote for the swim to remain open it is highly likely that further restrictions will be added to this swim to prevent Members fishing in an out of bounds area and causing a potential nuisance to the hotel and it’s guests.

IOTL Swim 18 Vote Results
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TWAPS Updates

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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

Upcoming Work Party


There is a work party scheduled for Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December at Shorne Country Park.

Tap/click the link below for more details.


Gary Bushell
Head Bailiff

RFA Pike Matches 2023-24

The Rother Fishery Association (RFA) have organised 4 pike fishing matches over the winter of 2023-24.

As TWAPS is a member of the RFA these matches are open to all TWAPS Members.

The matches are scheduled to take place on the River Rother at Newenden on the following dates:

Sunday 10th December 2023
Sunday 7th January 2024
Sunday 4th February 2024
Sunday 3rd March 2024

Note the above dates and venue may change.

If you are interested, please use the website Contact Form:

Don’t forget to include your phone number and email address.

The Committee

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Paddock Wood Fishery – Fishing currently suspended


It is with regret that with immediate effect fishing at the Paddock Wood fishery is suspended until further notice.

This is due to the Committee being recently informed of a change of owners of the site and affects both the lake and the River Medway.

The Committee is currently in discussions with the new owners, and we will keep TWAPS Members updated.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Committee

Lost jewellery at the Inn on the Lake

To all Members

If any one has lost any jewellery at the Inn on the Lake can you please message Gary, Head Bailiff, and describe what the item is so we can hopefully return the item to its
Rightful owner.


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The “Magic Twig”

To all Members

Based on the available information, the Magic Twig device is currently not permitted on all TWAPS waters.

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To all Members


Due to outbreaks in Kent, the Inn On Lake dip tank and rinse tank are now both in use.

Please dip nets, unhooking mats and weigh slings etc. on every visit.

This is to help keep our fish safe.

Dip tanks will be ready to use at Cobham from Wednesday 24th August, late afternoon.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Gary Bushell
Head Bailiff

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Membership Full

Our Membership is full and we are currently not accepting new Members. Applications for Membership will be placed on a waiting list.

Cobham Bottom Lake – Duck weed now cleared

To all Members

Most of the duck weed at Cobham Bottom Lake has now been cleared and is ready to fish again.

Gary Bushell
Head Bailiff