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Darwell Reservoir is the largest water of Cranbrook and District Angling Club. It was formed in the early 1950s and covers some 156 acres (63.4 hectares) and just over 1 mile long. It is set in some of the most dramatic, unspoiled Sussex countryside with superb specimens swimming in the water!
Darwell Reservoir is a bit of an unknown. The true size of many of the reservoirs fish are still a mystery due to the vastness in size of the reservoir. What is known is that the water holds some huge predatory fish including pike to 30lb+, perch over 4lb and eels to 8lb+. Darwell Reservoir also holds carp, mostly commons with a few mirrors, locating them is the key but once you find them, bumper catches can be had. The water also boasts a great selection of match fish with huge shoals of roach reaching in excess of 2lb and many dace. The bream, chub and tench are still an unknown although the trout fisherman often reported catching large chub. The reservoir still holds the odd brown and rainbow trout left over from the last 50 years of trout fishing.