Trout Fishing at Wimbleball Lake
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Wimbleball Lake, Somerset, TA22 9NU
The home to the Best of the Best competition Wimbleball is often referred to as the ‘jewel in Exmoor’s crown’. This 374 acre reservoir is regularly stocked with Rainbow and Blue trout up to 6lb to ensure excellent sport. A good head of wild Brown Trout can be found all over the reservoir with fish in excess of 4lbs regularly caught. The best brown trout from the 2015 season was a 6lb fin perfect specimen (browns are catch and release only). The best rainbow trout in 2015 was a 6lb 8oz specimen.
There is a good mayfly hatch in late June/early July, whilst buzzer and nymph fishing gives good sport throughout the season. Popular patterns are the diawl bach, pheasant tail nymph, and gold ribbed hares ear. Floating lines are the best method throughout the season as fish can be found cruising sub surface, while Intermediate and sinking lines work well in early and late season.
We have a fleet of 10 fishing boats (six with 4-stroke petrol outboards) available 7 days a week until 8pm. Advanced booking is essential to guarantee availability. Flyaking is also available, so come and fish from a Kayak, you can bring your own, or hire ours. Float tubing is also available but we do not provide the tubes.