Catch your own - Family Fishing

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. Everything is taken care of, so you can enjoy the freshest of fish whether cooked in the pan, oven or BBQ. Our family fishing area is dog friendly, but please keep your dog on a lead...

Family Fishing is closed until further notice, watch this space for updates

Child Rod Hire: £3.50 per rod to hire
All Caught Fish: £9.50 per Kilo (fish average 0.40 Kilo weight, serves one)
Feed The Fish: £1.50 per bag of fish food

Family Fun Fishing Experience

Blakewell’s Family Fishing pond provides the perfect location for that family fishing experience.

This is a really exciting family or group bonding experience with plenty of photo opportunities. You will never forget catching your first fish! We regularly have parents who bring their children who remember being brought fishing here when they were children themselves!

What you can expect

The pond is well stocked with our farm grown rainbow trout, the ideal size for the pan or BBQ, in fact we are certain you will catch a fish or two! We’ve made it all very straightforward to maximise your enjoyment, when you arrive at Blakewell you will be greeted by a member of our staff. They will provide you with all the instruction & fishing kit you need to get the family fishing, as soon as you’re ready. Afterwards we clean the fish, so you don’t have to. When you leave they are ready to cook. To make things even easier, we provide a free leaflet on how to cook them. Packages are priced to reflect the number of rods you wish to use & how many fish you would like to catch & take home. We recommend you share rods within your family/group to maximise the enjoyment & entertainment, 2 rods are normally sufficient for groups of 4 or 5 people, but you can all have a rod if you wish, just remember you will want somebody helping out & taking photos! Please be aware that this is a ‘catch and keep’ fishing experience only, so all fish landed must be kept.

Fly Fishing Opening times.
The lake is open all year, 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset, except for Christmas day.

Book your ticket online.

The shop is open Saturdays - 1pm Click and Collect and for all your Smoked Salmon and Trout and Fresh Trout.

Find us

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.