We Are Open

Anchor Lake is once again open for fishing.  We have received several enquiries from anglers keen to fish and have therefore opened the doors in time for the weekend. 

Please note that there is weed present in the lake although the algae situation is much improved.  Dry flies and top water tactics will be needed, long leaders tied to goldheads and heavy lures will result in frustration rather than good fishing! 

Exe Valley has reopened for fishing although tactics will need to be used to reflect the presence of weed.  Dries and small nymphs fished the surface will work well especially now the air temperature has cooled,

Exe Valley has reopened for fishing although tactics will need to be used to reflect the presence of weed.  Dries and small nymphs fished the surface will work well especially now the air temperature has cooled,

We advise that all anglers check the lake prior to making a decision to purchase a permit (which must be paid for prior to fishing), please see the relevant rules and details regarding the current conditions in the permit hut.  A fresh stocking will take place in time for bank holiday weekend. 

Anchor Lake closed again on Saturday 14th July 2018 for more weeding

Thank you to all the people who helped out with the weeding of Anchor Lake last weekend.  We made a big dent in the unwanted underwater vegetation but more needs to be removed!

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Please note that the fishery will be closed again on Saturday 14th July to enable this.  As reported last time, the good news is that the algae has not taken hold so once the weeding is completed the lakes will offer great sport.  An update will follow once the work has been completed and we apologise if the closure has caused any inconvenience.

If you would like to help out with the weeding on Saturday 14th July, we are meeting at 7am to begin, a pair of gloves, old clothing and/or waders are a good idea.  There is free fishing available for those who lend a hand.  Please see the Exe Valley Fishery Facebook Page for further updates and to register and interest please contact us through the comments area, private messages or call 01398 323008

Anchor Lake closed for weeding party on Sunday 8th July 2018

We apologise for any inconvenience but the lake will be closed for one day on Sunday 8th July 2018 for a party of anglers who are assisting with the clearance of weed from the fishery.

The weed needs to be cleared ... but look ... at last ... no algae!  This picture was taken in late June 2018.

The weed needs to be cleared ... but look ... at last ... no algae!  This picture was taken in late June 2018.

The good news is that we seem to be winning the battle against algae which is at its lowest level for over a decade, despite the very high temperatures experienced during the last few weeks.

Once the weed has been cleared please look out for an update and once again our apologies if you were planning to fish on Sunday 8th.  This maintenance is essential and will enable the lake to remain open throughout the summer month.

You can also keep up to date on our Exe Valley Fishery Facebook Page

Finally, huge thanks to all those people who have offered to help us clear the weed, we very much appreciate the response and look forward to welcoming you on Sunday - "many hands make light work"

Please note that the event is fully subscribed but if you would like to be considered for the next one the deal is a days work on the fishery for two three fish permits, plus a BBQ & Beer. 

Register interest below in the comments section, give us a call or send over an email.  Messages can also be sent via Facebook.

More soon and thanks for reading.

Nick & Sue

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Exe Valley Fishery … like you have never seen it before!

The sun is out at last, and we hope you have been able to dust down the rods and go fishing.  Have you visited Exe Valley Fishery recently?  If not here is short a reminder of the spectacular scenery and fishing to be experienced at our beautiful Somerset location captured superbly on film by Blair Woodland.

A birds eye view of the spectacular Exe Valley Fishery which provides day ticket stillwater Trout fishing in the West Country. In this video shot from a drone we see the scenery and manager Nick Hart casting a fly across the beautiful clear water ... video footage courtesy of @novafisha on instagram

And if that doesn’t get the piscatorial juices flowing then here are a few comments rounded up from angler’s recent visits .... 

10 C&R - buzzers, hares ears, damsel.  Buzzer under indicator, slow about 2' - John Akhurst

Excellent Day! Caught on Dries, buzzers, snakes and lures - Matt Hunt

Excellent - Variety flies dry/lures/cats whiskers - J Morgan

Lovely day.  Will be back - Andrew Elkins

Another great days fishing.  A day of 2 halves.  In the morning naturals, in the afternoon lures - Mike Duckett

Kept a 3lb fish but returned a 6lb 8oz - R Winser

Released 8 fish including a 5lb 3oz - P Winser

Managed 5 and released 1 inc. 4lb 4oz – L Williamson

However, if you are now gagging to dash down this Saturday 21st April 18 (please come on Sunday 22nd instead!) because the site will be closed for the day as we are hosting a private event.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Meanwhile if there are any budding young anglers out there please give Fred Leach a call who is hosting a Youth Fly Fishing Day on Saturday 20th May 2018 at Exe Valley Fishery.  There will be a group of qualified instructors on hand teaching the basics of fly casting and fishing for Trout.  In previous years this successful event has produced Trout of up to 6lbs for the children, with many discovering a new passion for the outdoors and fishing.  Please call Fred on 01398 331019 for further details.

And for further info and updates on the fishery please don’t forget that we have social media sites here Exe Valley Facebook … and here Exe Valley Instagram

Until next time, thanks for reading and enjoy your fishing!

Sue & Nick.