Devon's Premier Fly Fishing Venue

Fly Fishing

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Fly fishing at Blakewell
Fly fishing at Blakewell
Fly fishing at Blakewell
Fly fishing at Blakewell
Fly fishing at Blakewell
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Our  5  acre lake has varying depths of water,  interesting bays,  peninsulas and margins where fish love to hunt for food throughout the year. Our careful attention to the  keepering of the lake and margins provides a continual variety of fly hatches encouraging the trout keep on the move. Huge amounts of Damsels, Olives and Sedges will be found in the shallows  which means of course that  nymphs are a must for any angler’s fly box. However, popular and well proven flies include Pheasant tail nymphs, Buzzers, Hoppers, Daddy Long-legs, Hares Ears and Diawl Bachs to name a few . On colder days and through the Autumn and Winter months Small Gold heads, Cats Whiskers and Muddler minnows will succeed. Casting at Blakewell is what we term ‘friendly‘ as all around the lake beginners will have no problem with their back cast!

We stock some of the biggest trout for a still water in the country. And as all of our trout are farmed at Blakewell, anglers are guaranteed razor finned hard fighting trout and PLENTY of them.

For first time visitors we do offer one important piece of advice. Try to bring a big landing net !!   Why ?  Because we stock trout all the year round from 2 lbs to near 20lbs! 

Our current record is a 22 lb 13oz Rainbow to Marcus Horell of Appledore  and our record Brown a 13 lb 2 oz specimen to 12 year old Kieren of Muddiford. Ron Bimson of Barnstaple with a 4 fish ticket landed  51 lb 6 oz of fish!

Please note we are a NO CATCH AND RELEASE fishery and you must be in possession of an Environmental Agency Fishing Licence at all times.

Our current Ticket Prices as at 2016 are

10  fish   £75

4    fish   £35

6    fish   £39

3    fish   £33

5    fish   £37

2    fish   £28

In addition we do offer, by arrangement, Fly fishing tuition at £40 per hour with all tackle provided.

For fly fishers needing full tackle hire:  £10   [with £30 deposit ]

 

Fly fishing at Blakewell