Our 2018 fly fishing season at Arlington Reservoir is now open!

The season opened on Saturday 27th January and runs until sunset on Friday 29th June.

Located in beautiful East Sussex and home to some of the finest trout fishing in the south east, Arlington has a well-deserved reputation for excellent fly fishing from either bank or boat with hard-fighting, superbly conditioned, great tasting trout.

The Fishery report for the week ended 18 February 2018 can be found here.

If you're a regular angler – or know someone who would love to learn how to fish – our membership and season ticket deals offer excellent value for money with additional benefits throughout the season. Details about the range of memberships we offer are below, which include cheaper fishing as well as:

  • Earlier start times for bank-side fishing
  • Cheaper 'Wednesday special' boat and engine hire
  • Occasional mid-week fishing discounts

Members also enjoy first-class facilities in The Fishery Lodge: tackle shop, toilets, kitchen for making tea/coffee, fridge, microwave oven, tables and chairs. Snacks and drinks can be purchased from the kiosk in the public car park.

For more information, either give our friendly rangers a call on 01634 276310 or email fishinglodge@southeastwater.co.uk.

We look forward to seeing you and wish you a very successful fishing season!

Our opening hours


Fishing season


Bank fishing


Boat fishing


Saturday 27th January 2018 – Friday 29th June 2018


Sunday 1st April 2018 – Friday 29th June 2018



Opening hours






Bank fishing




Boat fishing


5:30am (season ticket holders)

6:30am (members)

7:30am (day tickets)  




End of season


The Fishery will close at sunset on Friday 29th June



Membership fees

Download our Trout Fishery application form by clicking here.

Membership levels


Membership details


Basic membership




Unlimited – permit prices apply (see table below)


Silver level


Includes membership, plus 7 x 6 fish permits and

6 x 3 fish permits (minimum saving of 33%)


Gold level


Includes membership, plus 17 x 6 fish permits, and

6 x 3 fish permits plus rowing boat (minimum saving of 47%)


Platinum level


Includes membership, plus 30 x 6 fish permit and rowing boat (minimum saving of 53%)



Permits & boat prices

Ticket type

2 fish

4 fish

6 fish

Rowing boat

Electric engine*






£5.00 after 4pm



£10.00 on Wednesdays inc. rowing boat


Day tickets







Junior ticket


Juniors (under 17 years) can fish on their own 2 fish permit as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Or, they can fish free of charge if they share an adult’s permit to the limit of that permit.

*We recommend that electric engines are pre-booked, as they may not always be immediately available on the day.

Casting tuition and gift vouchers

Did you know we offer casting tuition for as little as £15 per hour for adults and £10 for juniors? Beginners can learn the basics from our Rangers, including how to cast, which kit to use and choosing the best fly patterns. Our gift vouchers can be specifically tailored for the angler in your life and make an ideal gift.

How to find us

Arlington reservoir, Berwick, Near Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 6TF.

Get in touch

Please call us on 01634 276310 or email fishinglodge@southeastwater.co.uk.

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