Cafe Update, New Opening Hours & Winter Permit Offer

I hope that you enjoyed a relaxing Easter in the sunshine. The lakes have been very busy with the fish sitting near the top of the water making for some great dry fly fishing for anglers on Anchor Lake. Lobbs Lake has been busy too and it has been lovely to see so many youngsters catching their own fish. The Café has received a lot of attention through out April and I am really pleased with how it is taking shape. It is now stocked with a selection of refreshments, has a full menu as well as artwork and gift ideas. New opening hours are at the bottom of this report.

Anchor Lakes new visitors enjoying the sunshine

Anchor Lakes new visitors enjoying the sunshine

Anchor Lake

With the beautiful weather over Easter the fish were sitting high in the water with the most successful patterns being Diawl Bachs, Klinkhammers, Hares Ears and Buzzers, however the stormy weather has changed this and pushed the fish a little deeper with Bloodworms and Blobs working well. The fish have also been preferring a slow retrieve.

Steve Dye from Fareham caught this cracking 5lb Rainbow Trout from Anchor Lake and said  “Brilliant mornings fishing”.  Steve caught his fish by midday so even had time to enjoy a cup of tea next to Lobbs Lake.

Steve Dye from Fareham caught this cracking 5lb Rainbow Trout from Anchor Lake and said “Brilliant mornings fishing”. Steve caught his fish by midday so even had time to enjoy a cup of tea next to Lobbs Lake.

Lobbs Lake

Since re-opening on the 1st April 2019 Lobbs Lake has welcomed several families. Spinners have been working well along with bread. Magnus & Sid travelled down from Bristol with their Dad for a days fishing and caught 5 fish from Lobbs Lake. They then barbecued one for lunch and took the others home for another day.

Magnus & Sid from Bristol enjoyed a fantastic days fishing on Lobbs Lake.

Magnus & Sid from Bristol enjoyed a fantastic days fishing on Lobbs Lake.

Café

As mentioned above I have been very busy getting the Cafe organised. Not only do I have a full stock of smoked fish and refreshments but also the very talented Dorset based Jessamy Keily of JinKs Art has several pieces of her amazing artwork displayed in the Cafe for sale, including the stunning ‘Go against the flow’. Alongside the images I am now stocking a selection of Jessamys greeting cards in similar designs.

‘Go against the flow’, a stunning piece of art by Jessamy Keily of  Jinks Art.

‘Go against the flow’, a stunning piece of art by Jessamy Keily of Jinks Art.

Alongside Jessamys beautiful artwork I have a selection of unique gifts from Exmoor Treasures. The ladies design and create each gift by hand which are perfect for a holiday souvenir or special gift. Personalisation can be added to your item to make it even more special.

A few of the unique gifts available by  Exmoor Treasures

A few of the unique gifts available by Exmoor Treasures

Winter Permit Offer

A quick reminder - with the end of April fast approaching there are only a couple days left to earn & use the free permit on our Winter Permit Offer. The offer expires on 30.04.2019. Thank you to everyone that has supported the permit offer - it has been amazing to see so many anglers taking up the offer and attending enough times to receive a free permit. If you are unsure of whether you have qualified for a free permit, please contact me on the details below.

There is still time to qualify for your free permit and catch one of these Anchor Lake Rainbow Trout like Colin Wayman from Exeter with a 4lber.

There is still time to qualify for your free permit and catch one of these Anchor Lake Rainbow Trout like Colin Wayman from Exeter with a 4lber.

Opening Times


The fishery openings times will remain at 8.00a.m. - 6.00p.m everyday. With the mornings and evenings becoming lighter, fishing outside these times can be pre- arranged by contacting me on the numbers below.

From 11th May 2019 in addition to the normal opening hours the Cafe will also be open over weekends.

Thank you for taking the time to read my report. I hope to see some of you at the fishery soon. Why not pop along to enjoy tea by the lakeside or order a bacon roll to be delivered to the lake?

Sue x

01398 323008 or 07989 326313