Our 5 Beautiful Lakes
Rushcombe Lake Maintenance
We spent 10 days at the beginning of September 2014 carrying out maintenance on Rushcombe Lake. We dredged over 1200 tonnes of silt from the lake which now means you'll need to plumb next time you fish! We also upgraded swims and the car park and have cut back trees, etc.
New: bookable camping pitches without electric hook up
By popular demand, we're pleased to announce that we now have 5 bookable grass pitches without electric hook up. So, if you just want to bring your tent/campervan/caravan, your barbecue and your fishing rod (optional!) - this could be for you!
This in addition to our 21 bookable pitches with electric hook up. We also have plenty of space available for 'free-range' camping without electric hook up. These areas cannot be booked in advance and you can just pick your spot on arrival.
Improvements to the campsite
August 2014 - progress report on the new shower and toilet facilities within the campsite: the roof is on, the walls are painted, the floor is tiled. The plumbing and electrics are underway so we are getting there! Hopefully it won't take too much longer but, in the meantime, our existing facilities are obviously still available.
We now have a further 9 pitches with hard-standing and hook up points each with a lovely view towards Clevedon and over our 12 acre field. Some of the new pitches have had their grass areas re-seeded and these are now coming along nicely. There is also a large expanse of grass directly opposite the new pitches. Take a look at the pictures below to see how it's coming along.
The new shower and toilet facilities will comprise of three rooms each with shower, toilet and sink (one offering disabled facilities) and a washing up area. The dog exercise area has been relocated and you can now walk your dog around the stock lakes to the north of the camping area.
Keep an eye on this page for updates.
We still have some availability in our lovely cottages for late summer and autumn. You can check here on our availability calendar.
Did you know you can get 8 days' free fishing and wireless internet access when you book a week in one of our lovely barn-conversion holiday cottages? View the tariff here or give us a call on 01934 835020 to find out more.
Looking for a gift for the angler in your life?
If you're looking for a gift for the angler in your life, we can provide fishing vouchers. A day’s fishing from dawn to dusk costs £7 for adults, £5 for OAP’s/Disabled/14’s & under. For purchases of less than £25 we make a small charge of £1.50 to cover postage as the vouchers cannot be e-mailed. For purchases over £25 there are no additional costs.
We can also offer season tickets which cover a whole year's fishing. They cost £140 or £100 for a concession.
Please call or e-mail for full details.
Sunday Carvery at the Lambing Shed
We're delighted to announce that The Lambing Shed is now serving up a Sunday carvery. We've tried it (several times!) and can thoroughly recommend it. Book yourself a table by contacting the team on 07429 934719. Click here for more details.
15lb carp caught from Rushcombe
John Hampton from West Bromwich has caught the largest fish recorded so far from Rushcombe Lake. The 15lb common was part of a 123lb bag.
John & wife Denise were staying with us on our campsite for a week’s holiday. They used flavoured luncheon meat bought from Perfection Baits based in Greybridge in the West Midlands, their local supplier. This bait was new to us but it’s a highly flavoured bait which proved very effective. John had 123lb and Denise had 82lb fishing pegs 40 & 41 respectively. John’s bag included a 15lb common (which is the biggest fish we have seen come out of this lake!), Denise’s largest fish was an 11.5lber, also a common. Both fished with a rod and line, 14 hook, 6lb main line and 4lb bottom line to the far margin.
New pleasure bag record on Rushcombe Lake
Congratulations to Mark Bellringer from Weston super Mare who had a magnificent 216lb from peg 50. Mark was pole fishing to the far bank at 10 metres - all the fish were caught on paste. He's already intending to come back to try to beat his own record.
The previous record was held by Andy Stones who, in May 2012, had a fantastic 206lb bag from peg 16 of this lake. In a 6.5 hour session he had 87 fish in total all caught on the pole 4 metres out in open water on an 18 hook, 1.1lb bottom line and 3lb main line with sweetcorn, bread and cheese paste on the hook. He also fed a few micro-pellets.
This just pips the previous record of 200lb held by Jason Gore from peg 21 in August 2011.
Did you enjoy Broadchurch?
Did you enjoy the fantastic ITV series Broadchurch? Parts of it were filmed just 3 miles from here in the lovely Victorian town of Clevedon. Why not come to stay in our lovely holiday cottages or on our campsite and pay it a visit.
You'll recognise Hill Road (great for shopping and cafés) where the Broadchurch Echo was situated (that building is now being turned into a local market); the newsagent interior is in Alexandra Road; the seafront with the small amusement arcade and the beautiful church of St Andrew and the surrounding area. The town also has a grade 1 listed pier (just voted 'pier of the year for 2013) and a bandstand.
Follow us on Twitter
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We're now on Facebook
You can now find us on Facebook. Please visit our page to 'like' us and 'share' us with your friends. The Facebook logo is at the bottom of this page alongside our contact details but you can also follow this link to get there: Bullock Farm on Facebook
The Lambing Shed is open
The Lambing Shed café is open for business.
The café has been completely refurbished and looks great. The team are serving up hot and cold snacks and drinks to eat in or take away including: full breakfast or breakfast baps, jacket potatoes, paninis, cottage pie, lasagne, daily home-cooked specials, homemade cakes and local produce.
As well as delicious food you can also get camping essentials such as shampoo, toothpaste, washing up liquid, tea bags, sugar, coffee, vegetable oil, etc and, with a day's prior notice you can order newspapers, milk and bread.
For more details on any of the above, please call the cafe on 07429 934719.
Re-vamp for the Hovis pegs
Good news for those who love to fish on the end of the peninsula on the North Pool – well-known as the Hovis pegs, as Ben has now built a fantastic deck across the whole end providing a safe, level platform to fish from.
New tench and bream have arrived
Our delivery of beautiful tench for the Match Lake and lovely bream for the South Pool has now taken place. The fish were supplied by Priory Fisheries in Devon and are excellent quality. There are some great photos on our website gallery - click here, and also on Priory's Facebook page - click here.
And here's Phil with some of the bream:
New pleasure bag record on the North Pool
July 2011 - a new pleasure bag record has been set on the North Pool: Clive Hadley from Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, spent a week on our campsite and came with the aim of setting a new lake record. This he did in some style taking a fantastic 305lb bag in the course of one day! All the fish were taken close in on the “Hovis peg”, on banded pellet over a continual bed of 4mm feed. Congratulations to Clive - great photo of part of his catch on the photo gallery, click here.
Charity event - The Willow Foundation
For the third year running, we're delighted to have hosted a charity fishing match organised by a wonderful young lady, Carrie-Anne Aldridge, to raise funds for the Willow Foundation. The charity, founded by former England goalkeeper Bob Wilson, organises special days out for seriously ill 16-40 year olds throughout the UK. So far Carrie has managed to raise a fantastic £800 towards this great cause just by holding a fishing match! This year's winner of the match was Stuart Harry who also won in 2009, Tony Lewis won in 2010.
You can visit Carrie's website by following this link: http://www.carriewillow.co.uk/
We're looking forward to welcoming the guys back in 2012 but wish Carrie all the best with her continued fundraising in the meantime.
A big thank you to those of you who leave their swim clear of litter, ready for the next person to come along to fish. Can we make a further plea to those who don't to please ensure that all litter is either taken home or placed in the bins provided in the car park. It's particularly relevant at the time of year when there are wildfowl nesting as it's very easy for them to get caught up in discarded line and hooks etc. Can we also ask that any large items of litter eg: chairs, nets, umbrellas, etc are taken home or to your nearest recycling centre for disposal. Thanks very much for your co-operation.
Carp Lake arrivals
On Tuesday 8th March 2011 we took delivery of some beautiful specimen carp to boost stock in the Carp Lake. These lovely commons and mirrors weighed in at up to 16lb. See more photos on the gallery - click here.
Our ongoing maintenance programme continues. After the unseasonal summer storms we have removed a large amount of snags and overhead branches from all the lakes and many of the willows behind the Carp Lake have been pollarded to let in more light.
We've been on TV again!
Phil has made yet another TV appearance (for no fee I should add!), this time on national TV. Earlier in the summer we were approached by Tom Sims who was appearing on the BBC3 programme 'Don't Tell the Bride ' asking if we would have space to put a yurt to accommodate his wedding guests. For those of you who aren't familiar with the programme, the groom is given £12,000 towards the cost of his wedding but has to organise the whole event himself with no input from his bride at all. Unfortunately Tom's yurt dream didn't come to fruition therefore there was no wedding reception here but Phil did make a couple of brief appearances in the programme.
Angling Times Top 50 Stillwaters
We're delighted to feature in the Angling Times' Top 50 Stillwaters feature published in March 2010.
Pleasure bag record broken on the Carp Lake
Congratulations to Shawn Kittridge who has broken the pleasure bag record on the Carp Lake! Shawn, a carpenter from Weston super Mare, broke the record on this lake with a huge 243lb pleasure bag, beating the previous record of 230lb set by Haydn Thompson last June. Shawn’s bag came from peg 1 and included mirrors to 12lb, crucians to 2.5lb and commons to 8lb. He fished on the pole to the left-hand margin 7 metres and 13 metres from his swim. A combination of paste and corn over 4mm pellet on a 14 hook and 4lb line with 16 elastic made it work for him. Luckily for Shawn, his haul was witnessed by his friends as they were fishing in the lake adjacent to him in the final of the Kev Perry Series.
Work has now been completed on the new bridge from the main back to the island of the Match Lake. The work was carried out by Benedict Simmons Landscaping and it looks terrific. If you're thinking of revamping your garden click here to have a look at Ben's website to see what he can offer you, or contact him on 07880 840212.
If you are completely new to angling or maybe just a little bit rusty and feel you need some tuition, take a look at our links page to get details of qualified local coaches in our area who can provide tuition at our venue. Click here for details.
Why not get one of our Bullocks car/window stickers? Sure to turn heads and costing just 50p they're a bargain. We can also send these out in the post for £1 each to cover postage and admin. Just ask Phil when you see him.
- Bullock Farm was voted as one of the 50 fisheries you must fish by Angler's Mail and
- in the top 100 fisheries by the Angling Times! Sunday carvery in The Lambing Sh