Where to Fish

There is plenty of fishing within our area and just beyond. Bristol Water have considerable lake fishing not far from Bristol or Bath and their brochure will be available at the end of January giving details of their lakes and prices for the coming season.

A brochure can be requested by contacting them on 01275 332339 when they will be more than happy to send you one. Anyone taking up trout fishing at their lakes would be wise to take one of their beginner's days first, it really is a great way to start and is very resonably priced.

For information, below are some sites which offer trout fishing within our area:

Blagdon Lake
A 440 acre lake in the Chew valley on the edge of the Mendip Hills and 10 miles south of Bristol. Click here for unofficial web site which is run locally (Opens in new window).
Species: Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.
Address: Address: Park Lane, Blagdon, Somerset. BS40 7UD.  Tel: 01275 332339.
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Burton Springs Fishery (Trout Lake)
1.5 acre lake of crystal clear water. Only rainbows may be killed. All other fish must be carefully returned.
Species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Tiger Trout.
Address: Lawson Farm, Burton, Stogursey, Nr Bridgwater, Somerset. TA5 1QB.  Tel: 01278 732135.
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Cameley Trout Lakes
Offer an easy way to start and a real chance of catching a fish. Close to Chew and Blagdon there are three lakes covering 5 acres in a valley fed by water from the Mendip Hills along with fishing on the River Cam. Fly fishing only.
Species: Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.
Address: Hillcrest, Cameley, Bristol, BS39 5AQ    Tel: 01761 452423.
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Chew Valley Lake Bristol Water Plc
With an area of 1,200 acres this is the fifth largest artificial lake in the United Kingdom, and the largest in south-west England. Built in the 1950s it provides much of the drinking water for Bristol, and water from the lake is used to maintain the flow of the River Chew. It offers bank and boat fishing
Species: Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.
Address: Recreations Department, Woodford Lodge, Chew Stoke, Bristol. BS40 8XH.  Tel: 01275 332339.
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Clatworthy Reservoir
12 miles from Taunton in the Brendon Hills near Exmoor National Park. Postcode TA4 2EJ. Covers 130 acres with 2¼ miles bank fishing. Fly fishing only.
Species: Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.
Address: Clatworthy, Somerset.  Please contact the rangers Dave Pursey and John Brand on 01984 624658.
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Hawkridge Reservoir
Situated 7 miles west of Bridgwater in the Quantock Hills offers 32 acres of fishing. Postcode TA5 1AL. Fly fishing only. Please book boats in advance.
Species: Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.
Address: Spaxton, Someset.  Please contact the ranger Gary Howe on 01278 671840.
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Litton Lakes
Two reservoirs, Lower Litton (8 acres) and Upper Litton (16 acres), on the river Chew near the village of Litton, Somerset. They were built around 1850 by the Bristol Waterworks Company to bring water from the Mendip Hills to Bristol.
Species: Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.
Address: Litton, Someset.
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Mill Farm Trout Lakes
Offers very good value for money and for the novice angler is small enough not to be intimidating. Two lakes each of 3 acres.
Address: Southcross Lane, Worton, Devizes. Wiltshire. SN10 5UW.  Tel: 01380 813138.
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Sutton Bingham Reservoirs
142 acres of fishing 4 miles south of Yeovil on the Somerset and Dorset border. Postcode BA22 9QL. Built in the 1950s, as well as fishing, the site is of importance for overwintering wildfowl and passage migrants. Fly fishing only.
Species: Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.
Address: Netherton Lane, Closworthy, Yeovil. Somerset. : Please contact the ranger Ivan and Kelvin Tinsley on 01935 872389.
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Barrow Tanks
3 concrete bowl type reservoirs of 25 acres, 40 acres and 60 acres.
Species: Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.
Address: Barrow Gurney, Nr. Bristol, Somerset. : Tel: 01275 332339
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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information, this cannot be guaranteed and the Bristol and West Branch of the Salmon and Trout Organisation cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies. You are advised to check with individual fisheries for up to date information.

Please note, you must have a rod licence before starting to fish. These are often available at tackle shops and main Post Offices. If caught fishing without one by an environment agency bailliff you could face a fine. If however, you are taking a lesson with a qualified instructor, he will issue a free licence to you for the time he is with you.

For more information email Roy Buckland or call on 01225 760465