Blagdon Lake in North Somerset
BLAGDON Lake sits at the foot of the Mendip Hills in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its 440 acres contains deep basins and long banks, plenty of points and promontories as well as shallow, sheltered bays. Most of the seven-mile perimeter has easy bank access but to explore the more remote areas a boat is the answer. Gareth Jones reveals his favourite areas. ADDRESS Blagdon Fishing Lodge, Park Lane, Blagdon, North Somerset BS40 7UD CONTACT 01275 332339 EMAIL email@example.com WEB www.bristolwaterfisheries.co.uk PRICES Bank full day £25 (8 fish); Boat full day £42 with engine, £38 row boat. Concessions also available. SEASON March 16 – October 31 (boat) and November 30 (bank), 2017
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