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Old 10-05-2010, 02:19 PM   #1
Blakewell Fishery, Devon
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Old 31-08-2011, 11:06 AM
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Default Re: Blakewell Fishery, Devon

Used to be a great fishing venue. Unfortunately, the lake and banks are generally not maintained to a good quality anymore. There is usually a fair amount of surface weed making fishing impossible, especially on busier days.

Recent price hike - 26 for two fish!! Majority of fish I have caught have been around 2.5lb....hardly specimen or value for money. That is not to say there is no big fish in here. Unfortunately, the poor quality of the venue makes it impossible to have an enjoyable day fishing for them.

Staff also dont seem to care, manager apathetic about any feedback on the lakes condition. Try other fisheries like Bratton, Bellbrook or Exe Valley instead!
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Old 19-09-2012, 09:32 AM
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Sadly, have to agree. This used to be one of my favourites, but no longer....
Often weedy, best fish seem to be on the bottom in the deepest corner, fast becoming one for the blob and booby merchants.
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Old 19-09-2012, 05:25 PM
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That is a shame because like yourselves, we used to enjoy a trip to Blakewell in the winter months.

Avsrage size used to be 3.5lb from my recollection.

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Old 31-03-2013, 10:54 AM
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Late in 2012 fishing was great with large brown trout being taken on daddies and small Montanas. Weed is now history as lake had been cleaned and deepened producing exciting new hot spots and more water to fish. Water is in perfect condition and fish returns show large browns are still coming out . I haven't blanked at Blakewell in 20 years and to be honest my only complaint has been that sometimes it can be too easy. The perfect day is when you get one take every hour. I see someone mentioned poor attitude from staff. Not my experience. Their competitions are usually oversubscribed!!
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