Fishery Updates & Junior Fishing Day

The last two weeks have been busy at Exe Valley Fishery with the lakes continuing to fish well and the Cafe starting to welcome people through the doors. Anglers have even pre-ordered food to be delivered to the lakeside. The fishing has been varied this week from dry flies catching earlier in the week, then after the rain on Wednesday evening the fish were being caught deeper down and finally finishing the week with glorious sunshine & a lot of top water activity.

Anchor Lake looking stunning in the Sunday afternoon sunshine.

Anchor Lake looking stunning in the Sunday afternoon sunshine.

Anchor Lake

The most successful fly patterns on Anchor Lake over the two weeks have been varied including Buzzers, Damsels & Bloodworms or Dry Flies including Yellow Owls & Sedge patterns. A slow retrieve or static approach have still been producing the best results.

Recently we have welcomed several newcomers to the lakes including Matt Baines who travelled from Torquay to fish with us and had a very successful day.


Matt Baines from Torquay said  ' Seven fish landed - ranged from 2 1/2lb - 4 1/2lb - very good day.'

Matt Baines from Torquay said ' Seven fish landed - ranged from 2 1/2lb - 4 1/2lb - very good day.'

Our normal lake opening hours are 8.00am to 6.00pm although fishing outside of these times can be organised in advance and as Exe Valley Fishery regular Ben Cheeld found out it can be the perfect time to fish when he arrived for a late afternoon / evening session.

Ben wrote on his return  ‘All on Dries. Awesome Day'

Ben wrote on his return ‘All on Dries. Awesome Day'

Junior Fishing Day

On Sunday 19th May 2019 the Devon Salmon & Trout Association are holding a Junior Fly-Fishing Day. It is a great way to introduce young people to fishing & it is always nice to see so many youngsters enjoy the event. Lobbs Lake will be closed for the event. For more details please call Fred Leach on 01398 331019.

Join in the Junior Fishing Day for a chance to catch a beautiful Lobbs Lake Rainbow Trout

Join in the Junior Fishing Day for a chance to catch a beautiful Lobbs Lake Rainbow Trout

Summer Opening Times

From Monday 13th May 2019 the Fishery & Café will be opening as per the following Summer Hours.

Fishing Lakes – Unless otherwise stated on the website the Lakes are open from 8.00am – 6.00pm everyday with fishing outside these times by prior arrangement.

Café/Shop - open to all

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – 9.30am – 2.30pm

Wednesday – 9.30am – 3.30pm

Thursday – 9.30am – 3.30pm

Friday – 9.30am – 2.30pm

Saturday – 9.00am – 3.30pm

Sunday - 9.00am – 1.00pm

Many thanks for reading this report and if you need any further information please call me on 01398 323008.

Sue x