Exe Valley Fly Fishing


Exe Valley Fishery is one of the oldest and best loved small stillwater Trout fisheries in the UK, first opening its doors to sport fishing in 1968. It was the late Mrs Ellen Maund who was the brainchild behind the idea of stocking fish into Lobbs Lake for anglers to enjoy. Since then the venue has remained in the same family, with the addition of Anchor Lake during the late 80s.

The Lakes

Anchor is 2 acres in size with an average depth of 8 feet and operates on a fly only basis. Set in a beautiful location, the lake is fed by the River Barle providing crystal clear water conditions and abundant fly life. A short cast from the banks of the River Exe this is an ideal venue for the novice, although more experienced anglers visit us to sample excellent top of the water sport.

Lobbs is a fun sized lake of half acre lake, offering families with small children the opportunity to have a go at fishing. We often hear the whoops of delight when a youngster hooks their first Trout! Stocked with fish up to 2lbs this is a great place to go fishing for the barbeque and when you need a break, relax on one of our picnic benches while enjoying lunch with your family. Fly fishing and spinning are all available on Lobbs Lake.

Fish Quality

The working fish farm on site is steeped in history, transporting Trout to venues across the country for several decades. This stock is reared by Fred Bellamy, one of the best fish farmers in the business who can be regularly seen releasing fish into the lakes. The average size on the main Anchor Lake is a solid 2lb 8oz and 4lb to 5lb fish are not uncommon. These full tailed fish are reared in spacious holding tanks and often while swimming against a strong current, resulting in line stripping fighting ability!

On-site Facilities

  • Self-service hut
  • Large car park
  • Toilets
  • Picnic benches
  • Refreshments - coming soon
  • Tackle hire - coming soon