Fly Fishing Update – 9th October 2018

We reopened the lakes to fly fishing on Monday 1st October. The four summer months; June, July, August and September saw water temperatures peak at 26 degrees Celsius. This was our first officially ‘closed to fishing summer’, during which we opened the top lake (Spring Lake) to Open Water swimming. This was a wonderful exercise, […]

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Open Water Swimming News 2018

We have a had a cracking summer with Open Water Swimming. Our first summer season, it proved to be popular water with a variety of swimmers; recreational, endurance and swimmers practising for events such as Triathlons, duathlons. The buzz around the lakes were contagious, we finished the summer with a terrific team of Open Water […]

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Lenches Lakes Full Moon Swim Events

Lenches Lakes are holding two Full Moon Swim Events at Lenches Lakes on  Friday 27th July and Sunday 26th August from 8. pm — midnight. These events are a unique opportunity to swim under moonlight, being held under the Friday and Sunday  full moons. Swimmers will swim around the 350m course with illuminated buoys, each swimmer issued with a illuminated tow float. The lake […]

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Open Water Lifeguard Qualification

We are very proud to be hosting an Open Water Lifeguard Qualification run by the Royal Life Saving Society This will be held over three days – 27 – 29th July 2018, running from 9.00 am until 5 pm at a cost of £240 per person. If you are interested in taking part please contact […]

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Open Water Swimathon

If you would like to try open water swimming in a safe, controlled environment why not join us for our Open Water Swimathon on Sunday 9th September at Lenches Lakes running from 9.00 am to 12 noon. Take part in a challenge from 400m – 5k and simultaneously raise money for our two amazing charities; […]

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Open Water Swimming At Lenches Lakes

Last year, some of you will know I dipped my toe into the world of Open Water Swimming. I entered a 7 km river swim called The Bantham Swoosh. I began my training in Whitsun Lake, the lower lake in March 2017 equipped with specialist swim wetsuit as the water temperature was a bracing 7/8 […]

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Winter Fly Fishing

Winter Fly Fishing brings out our stalwarts. Those loyal Fly Fishers who embrace a day’s weather conditions and pit their wits to tempt a Rainbow out of the pristine, clear and chilly water. The majority are prepared, wrapped up with thermal base layer, warm waterproofs, a vast array of hand warmers. I particularly favour the […]

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Winter At Lenches Lakes

Lenches Lakes have delighted all visitors and staff this winter – Caravaners, Clubhouse guests, Fly Fishers , Dog Handlers, Dog Walkers, and Ramblers. We have been privy to our awesome British winter weather. We have had storms with relentless wind and rain, snow a good twenty centimetres deep, even both lakes frozen over for a […]

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