Great fun for all the family! With supervision, this activity is really exciting for any age, even teenagers! It's also a fantastic way of teaching children about the natural world. We provide the fishing tackle and show you how simple it is to catch your first fish. You can even watch us clean and prepare the fish for you. Everything is taken care of, so you can enjoy the freshest of fish whether cooked in the pan, oven or BBQ.
Child Rod Hire: £3.50 per rod to hire
All Caught Fish: £9.00 per Kilo (fish average 0.50 Kilo weight, serves one)
Feed The Fish: £1.50 per bag of fish food
Relax in our café or on the waterside decking overlooking the fish ponds. As well as our famous cream teas and homemade cakes you can find specialities like our own oak-smoked trout and lots of other award-winning hand-crafted local produce. You can also order fresh fish, caught for you while you wait.
Our beautiful lake is fed by crystal clear spring water from Exmoor and set in a deep valley surrounded by rolling green hills and woodland. The quality of our hard fighting, razor finned rainbow & brown trout is outstanding and well recognised by the many anglers that visit Blakewell - often you will see us featured in magazines such as Trout Fisherman & Trout & Salmon. We release fish to the lake all year round ensuring the right balance is maintained, providing a high-quality fly fishing experience. Our lake is well managed; we take care to ensure abundant fly hatches encouraging the trout to rise freely to the fly.
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Our lake is an ideal venue for learning to fly fish and we offer lessons for beginners and the more advanced at £40 per hour. Our tackle shop provides everything you need to fish at Blakewell; you can hire or buy all the fly fishing tackle you need from us. We have a range of gift tokens, that can be used at Blakewell, ideal for birthdays and Christmas.
Our onsite Smoke house uses only the finest fresh Salmon and trout, the smoked Rainbow trout is grown on our farm in the crystal clear spring water from Exmoor, the Salmon is sourced from Wester Ross in Scotland.
We use the finest Beechwood chips to both hot & cold smoke our fish & our products are available for purchase from our Waterside café, we also supply to local restaurants and delicatessen's.
To create your dream, the perfect landscape, where you and your families can relax, truly enjoy & entertain in the peace and tranquility of your outdoor setting.
For over 20 years Richard at Blakewell has helped our customers design and construct their dream garden pond or lake both large and small. Even if you already have an established water feature, we can help you if you require enhanced landscaping & design or on-going maintenance; We can support and supply essential products to keep the water, plants and fish healthy and full of life.
The lake is open all year, 7 days a week, 8am–sunset, except for Christmas day.
The Café Winter opening (October -March) from 10am - 4pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
We are just minutes from Barnstaple Town Centre. Leave the A39 on the outskirts of Barnstaple by taking the B3230 towards Ilfracombe. We are situated less than half a mile on your left.
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