Woodfrys Farm has an acre of lake which sits in the middle of the water meadow. 

The lake is long overdue restoration (another one of the future farm projects we have on our job's list!) where we will need to de-silt the pond to improve it's depth and make it better for fishing and for wildlife. We are probably a couple of years away from undertaking this work.

That said, the pond has lots of carp, rudd, roach and tench in it, but mostly carp, and many a happy hour can be passed here sitting quietly and waiting for a bite. Carp are not huge - average size is 4lb -5lb, but some are much bigger. One of the old records here was for 19lb, but we think it unlikely that there's anything of this size in the pond currently due to the silt levels. 

Campers can fish for free whilst they stay, but they do need a Environment Agency rod licence, which can be purchased online - click here for information and to organise your licence. Children 12 and under do not need a licence. Children must be supervised at all times, and cannot fish unaccompanied. 

No night fishing even if camping. 

Keep nets allowed if fine mesh

Barb-less hooks please

No pole fishing due to overhead power line. 

Please pay attention when casting, and to onsite signage.

Day Fishing

Day fishing is only available if we are not fully booked for camping. Minimum of 24 hour notice to arrange. You will need to complete an online booking form for NHS Test and Trace. 

Day rate: £7.50 Adult, £2.50 Child (12 and under) 

To enquire please call 01747 852383 or email 


Woodfrys Farm

Redmans Lane

Melbury Abbas, Dorset


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