Our pleasure fishery opened to the public for day fishing in March 2018!
Night fishing is also available to guests staying at Bwlford.
As of 13th March 2021, we are open for fishing to local fishermen. We are adhering to current Welsh Government guidelines and have a number of measures in place to ensure a safe fishing environment.
Individuals are permitted to fish, as are family groups who reside in the same household.
To limit the number of fishermen at any one time, please contact us the night before, or the morning of the day you would like to fish, to book a peg. When you arrive, please enter via the blue gate and head straight to the lake. Richard will come and see you once you are set up, keeping a 2 meter distance.
IN ADDITION TO OUR NORMAL RULES PLEASE NOTE: The toilet will not be open, and we are unable to lend the keep nets or landing mats. Please take all rubbish home with you, and do not leave broken line or equipment on the peg. If you have not visited the fishery before, ring us when you arrive and we will happily show you around.
We are still accepting cash, and have measures in place to limit contact with you.
In March 2017 we had both our lake and pond stocked with Mirror and Common Carp, Roach, and Rudd. At that time the carp were approx 2lb. Shortly after we had fry in the lake and by September 2017, cottage guests caught carp weighing 3lb, and a year later in October 2018 people had caught some that were 8lb - so we know they're thriving and growing well. Hoping for double figures in 2020...
The lake is approximately 1/2 acre in area, and gradually slopes to 9ft in the middle. We have 13 pegs, but left a lot of the edging flora as there is a lot of wildlife around the lake and we want to keep it as natural as possible. It is a pleasure fishery after all! The pond is smaller and shallower with a fairly regular depth of 2ft (but another 2ft of silt), and offers a good Junior Pond for children 12 and under provided they are supervised by a responsible adult.
March - September 9am until 6pm
October - February 9am until 4pm
Adult Day Ticket - £5 (2 rods max)
Children 11 and under - Free (with a full paying adult)
Non fishing carers - Free
Please ensure you have an up to date rod licence as this will be checked on your first visit. 12 - 16 yr olds must have a Junior Licence. For rod licences please visit fishing-licences
General Fishery Rules
All anglers must sign in and purchase a day ticket before commencing their session
All children under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by an appropriate adult at all times
All nets MUST be dipped before fishing and allowed to dry or use a Bwlford fishery landing net
Barbless hooks only (max size 14)
Maximum 2 rods per angler
NO keep nets or braid to be used
An un-hooking mat must be used for all fish
When taking photos please kneel down and do not lift fish more than 12" from the ground
Please carefully return all fish to the lake as soon as possible
Maximum 1 kg of bait to be used per session
Bait allowed: corn, worms, maggots, coarse pellets, ground bait, luncheon meat, hemp and paste
Bait NOT allowed: cat/dog meat, trout pellets, tiger nuts
No surface or floating bait as we have ducks living on the lake
Do NOT throw left over bait or tackle in the lake or leave rubbish on the peg
Please use rubbish bins provided in car park
This is a pleasure fishery for anglers and others to enjoy. We ask that all anglers abide by our rules for the safety of the fish and themselves. Anyone found in breach of these rules will be asked to leave the fishery without refund. Any abuse or unacceptable behaviour towards the owners or other customers will not be tolerated and result in a lifetime ban. Bwlford Smallholding bares no responsibility for any damage caused to vehicles or fishing equipment on site. Vehicles and any valuables in them are left at the owners risk.