Coarse Fishing Lake

We're really proud of our 1.5 acre coarse fishing lake which is stocked with Carp and a wide variety of silver fish.

There are some good sized Common, Ghost and Mirror Carp and some big Grass Carp that can be quite elusive.  There is a plentiful supply of Rudd and Roach of all sizes, as well as a good selection of other silver fish including Tench and Orfe.  As we are not a commercial fishery the lake is not over-fished and therefore the fish are all in excellent condition.

There are some deeper holes 3 rod lengths away from the bank but most fish are caught on the ledges.  The deeper holes are around the Southern end with depths up to 30ft, but averaging about 5ft.  There are records of fish up to 14lb being caught here and we know there are bigger fish out there!  Recent catches have included a 16lb Grass Carp.

Blagdon Farm is now a Pallatrax Associated Fishery - and apart from benefitting from their expertise in water and ecology management, we are stockists for the excellent bait that Pallatrax manufacture in North Devon - just a few miles up the road. Guests and day-fisher folk can purchase Pallatrax bait and tackle direct from reception at Blagdon Farm.

Please see the following documents for details of the Pallatrax philosophy and price list/order forms:

Introduction to Pallatrax Products

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Price List and Order Form

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For health and safety reasons we do not permit night fishing, or camping at night beside the lake.  For the health of the fish we ask anglers to use our landing nets and we do not permit keep nets.

Visitors with disabilities should also be aware that after prolonged periods of rain access to the lake will be difficult for wheelchair users because it is hard for tyres to get traction on wet grass.

You must have an Environment Agency Rod Licence to fish on the lake but lodge and caravan site guests can fish at any time between dawn and dusk and the cost is included in your holiday. Environment Agency Rod Licences can be obtained online here or bought in person at any Post Office or over the phone by calling 0844 800 5386.
For non-residents our Day Tickets cost just £5 for adults and £3 for children.


There are several excellent coarse fisheries nearby which offer day tickets including Anglers' Paradise, Shorston Farm and Simpson Valley.  
The South West Lakes Trust has a large number of reservoir lakes where you can coarse or fly fish including nearby Roadford Reservoir, Meldon Reservoir near Okehampton and Tamar Lakes near Bude.  Other reservoirs within striking distance are Sibblyback near Liskeard, Colliford near Bodmin and Crowdy near Camelford.
Recommended coarse fishing lakes a little further afield include Milemead near Tavistock and Bake Lakes near Liskeard. 
The Westcountry Angling Passport provides three easy ways to go fishing for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Grayling and coarse fish.
  • Token Scheme which provides flexible access to many miles of wild uncharted waters
  • Booking Office where you can reserve fishing on more established main river beats
  • Fishing on Dartmoor on Duchy of Cornwall waters via a day, week or season permit
We are fortunate to be just 10 minutes away from Homeleigh Garden Centre which has an incredibly well stocked Angling department for all your kit, tackle and live bait needs.