Explore Blagdon Lake

Are there many fly fishermen in the world who haven’t heard of Blagdon? The name stirs emotions for thousands of anglers as the home of still water trout fly fishing with catch records going back as far as the early 1900s.

Due to the safety of our visitors, we have temporarily closed the car parks to our lakeside facilities. That means that only those who live in walking distance are able to access them at the moment. We are working with the police and local parish councils to work out a way we can responsibly reopen, but your safety always comes first. With this in mind, we also ask you not to park on public highways as it is dangerous for you and other motorists. We’ll let you know when we have worked out a way to reopen, and what social distancing rules may be in place.

Ongoing work at Blagdon

Learn more about the ongoing work at Blagdon and other things you can do there.

Blagdon Pumping Station is not open to the public at the moment, as we have been carrying out extensive work to the site, including the installation of a new pumping station.

Blagdon Lake is open to the general public at the footpath running adjacent to Butcombe Bay in the NW corner of the Lake. The remainder of the lake is open to permit holders only.

To find out more about fishing or birdwatching at Blagdon click below.

Fly fishing on Blagdon Lake with Tony

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Litton Lake

Litton is a little unknown gem, peaceful and beautiful. You can take a walk or hire a boat on the lake for fishing.

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Cheddar Reservoir

There is a lot going on on the water at Cheddar from sailing to paddle boarding. It is also a beautiful spot for a walk.

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For the more seasoned angler, Barrow is a great spot close to Bristol. Visit the fisheries website for more information.