Blagdon Lake first opened as a trout fishery in 1904.

The lake is well known for trout fishing from its banks and the fleet of 18 rowing boats for hire.

The suction tanks which originally supplied water to the steam boilers for the pumping engines are now used as rearing pools for the fish before they are transferred into the lake.

On average 50,000 trout are reared at Blagdon each year by Bristol Water to stock this and surrounding lakes such as Chew Valley Lake and the Barrow Tanks.

Bristol Water Fisheries website for Blagdon Lake – Leave this website.