It’s been a busy few weeks at Exe Valley fishery as finally we have experienced something like late spring weather. This has got the fish up and feasting on fly so those prepared to try a dry have often been rewarded.
Small buzzers under indicators have also accounted for plenty of fish and if lures are your thing they will often work early morning. By afternoon something a little more subtle might be required, try these Foam Head Crunchers, they are deadly!
Lots of great comments again this month as 155 anglers have tried their luck so far to 24th May including J Ratcliffe from Exmouth who said “very enjoyable, lovely tidy set up” after catching his 2 fish limit. Len Woodland had “A very enjoyable time at a very attractive venue” leaving with a brace of fish. Paul Griffiths on holiday from Fishguard landed a 2 fish bag weighing 8lb 8oz with a best of 6lb and joined the long list of “will be back again” comments along with local angler Ian Nadin who said “Greats mornings fishing again! I’ll be back”, after a full bag of 5 that pulled the scales to 16lb.
Which brings me on to our new permits! Following the extensive work carried out on Anchor Lake last year we now have a designated permit. There is much more room to fish on Anchor and since the work Lobbs Lake has seen very little action. The current prices of 2 fish - £25, 3 Fish - £30, 4 Fish - £32 & 5 Fish £34.00 will remain but these permits will only be valid for fishing on Anchor Lake.
Meanwhile a brand new permit has been introduced which is aimed specifically at young anglers, although we welcome novices to purchase these permits and if you want some Trout for the BBQ the fish stocked into Lobbs will be of an ideal size. This new Lobbs Lake only permit is available for fly fishing, spinning & bait with the following prices:
1 Fish - £ 8.00
2 Fish - £12.00
3 Fish - £15.00
4 Fish - £18.00
And there is more. Up to 2 children of 14 years or below can share the bag limit of the Lobbs Lake permit!
The forecast looks reasonable for the upcoming holiday so why not introduce your sons, daughters, grand children, nieces & nephews to fishing? So many people seem to feel that children will find fishing boring but at Lobbs lake they have a great chance of catching.
It doesn't have to be fly fishing and once their first fish has been hooked I bet they will want to do it all over again, which is now very affordable with fish from just £4.50 each when purchasing our new 4 fish Lobbs Lake ticket.
As always if you would like further info and to check if the fishery is open etc before making the journey please call us on 01398 323008
Hope you have a tight line this holiday!