For the very latest...
For the very latest news, photos, etc, please take a look at our Facebook page click here. You don't have to belong to Facebook to be able to view the content of our page so please don't be put off! However, if you choose to 'like' or 'follow' us, you will get the very latest as it happens.
You can get the latest fishing form by checking out our latest fishing report too - click here or on the notebook icon at the top of the news page..
We're also lucky enough to get some nice mentions in the national angling press from time to time.
Another visit from the Truxor...
15th October 2021:
It’s been a great week weather-wise for carrying out further improvements and maintenance work on the lakes.
All the lakes are now back open.
Similar to the project we carried out in 2018 to create new islands, we’ve taken silt from the Match Lake and Carp Lake and used it to backfill and strengthen the banks around the Match Lake in places where they had been naturally eroded over time. We’ve also been able to clear the remainder of the weed in the Carp Lake and North Pool and they now look really great and are very fishable again.
Lastly and this is really important: please do not walk on any areas where the silt has been placed alongside the existing banks – stick to the original path.
A visit from the Truxor...
We had a visit from the Truxor courtesy of Aquatic Solutions UK in August 2021 to tackle removing the weed that has been a problem in the North Pool and Carp Lake this year. This amazing little machine, operated by 'Superstar Dan', made light work of the job.
Ben & Alex from Benedict Simmons Landscaping were on hand in the digger and dumper to clear up as we went.
Photos on our fishing gallery.
2022 Cottage Holidays
Availability for 2022 can now be viewed by following this link: Cottage availability and tariff 2022.
Fishing on any of our five lovely lakes is included in the cost of your holiday and the wonderful Tiffin cafe at Bullock farm is right on hand to keep you fed and watered too!
Full details here: Cottages
'The Big Shave'...
Wednesday 7th July 2021 - another donation!
We're delighted to announce that, due to your continued generosity donating your change, we've been able to donate a further £625.50 to Cancer52 making a total of £1,520.50. We think that's tremendous - thank you so much!
Wednesday 24th March 2021 - update
Today, we have donated a further £314 to Cancer52 via Dom's Just Giving page.
Due to covid we’ve asked our customers to bring the correct fishing fee so that we avoid handling change. This donation is what we would normally have handed back to them.
This brings the total donated so far by customers of Bullock Farm Fishing Lakes to a magnificent £895! Thanks very much everyone!
Thursday 13th August 2020 - a further update:
We have today been able to donate a further £276 to 'The Big Shave' Just Giving page in aid of Cancer 52. This was made up of £176 from fishing customers and a further £100 from the new owners of 'Steven the caravan' who had sadly been abandoned on our campsite. The total raised by customers of Bullock Farm has grown to a wonderful £581! Thank you everyone.
Monday 8th June 2020 - 'The Big Shave', an update for you on my original message below.
Dom has now done the deed and shaved his head for charity - along with his beard! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated by rounding up their fishing fee and, in some cases, you have been even more generous with donations. We're delighted to announce that the customers of Bullock Farm have so far donated a total of £305 to his current total of £1,347 which will go towards supporting a very worthy charity, Cancer 52. Donations are still coming in and we'll let you know his final total in due course. In the meantime, we thought you might like to view the 'The Big Shave'...
A personal message from me today, 20th May 2020
Firstly I’d just like to say how nice it is to be able to welcome people back to the fishing lakes now that the lockdown has been lifted and to thank you for all your messages of support throughout what has undoubtedly been a very difficult time for so many people. The lakes are looking really lovely at the moment and it’s great to be able to share them with you. Phil is particularly happy to see you all as he’s only had me to talk to throughout the lockdown period!
Thank you also for adhering to the new measures we’ve introduced to try to keep everyone as safe as possible.
As you will already know, one of those measures is that we are asking you to bring the correct money and put it at a safe distance behind your swim for us to collect. Some of you have been kind enough to ‘round up’ your fishing fee from £8 to £10 so, what we’ve decided to do is to donate each additional £2 to what we think is a very worthy cause.
Our eldest son, Dom (a teacher), is raising funds for a charity called Cancer 52 (https://www.cancer52.org.uk/cancer52) which aims to promote improved diagnosis, treatment and support for those affected by rare and less common cancers. He’ll be doing it by shaving his head, on camera, and maybe his beard too if his initial target of £200 is raised. It will also depend on which way those making donations have voted – ‘shave the head and keep the beard’ or ‘shave the head’ and lose the beard. Personally I’m undecided – but it’s been a very long time since I’ve seen his face!
I know that times are financially hard for a lot of people at the moment, and this isn’t a request for donations, but we hope that you approve of our choice of what to do with the additional money that some of you have given us or may decide to give.
Take care everyone.
Lively New Arrivals!
As you can see from the photos in our fishing gallery, we had some very lively new arrivals delivered to us on Tuesday 16th March!
Some fabulous mirror, linear mirror and common carp have been put into Rushcombe Lake and the North Pool and some superb tench have gone into the Match Lake.
The colour in all the lakes is really good and the new fish are already showing well.
Just a gentle reminder that we’re only open to locals at the moment but if we all continue to do our bit, the signs are encouraging that we’ll be able to welcome everyone back before too long. In the meantime we hope you enjoy the photos and videos that we’ve shared on our Facebook page.
Covid Update: 23rd July 2021Restrictions have now ended but things will carry on pretty much the same here. We'll be leaving our hand sanitising stations in place, continuing with our usual cleaning routine, asking you continue to use your common sense and remember to be kind!
North Pool Maintenance - September 2019
We've had the boys with the big toys in to fix a leaky bank on the North Pool.
If you notice a blue tinge to the water in the North Pool it's because we've introduced a blue vegetable dye to the lake to help suppress the weed. It's a commercial product and is completely harmless to the fish. Just think of it as a touch of the Mediterranean coming to Somerset!
Tiffin Cafe at Bullock Farm
'Tiffin at the Farm'
Following a fabulous refurbishment of the The Tiffin team invite you to visit them here at the farm where they've created a special place to visit with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. They serve up farmhouse kitchen style food championing local produce - we can heartily recommend their Sunday roast (bookings advisable) and breakfast is a treat not to be missed!
Many of you will already know them from the lovely ‘Tiffin at the Beach’ in Clevedon where they have built up an excellent reputation for their fabulous food and great customer service over the last few years. If you don’t already know them, you are in for a treat!
Here’s a link to their website with their opening hours and to get your mouth watering in anticipation: Tiffin Cafe at Bullock Farm or you can call them on 01934 833125.
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 £8 for adults, £6 for OAP's/Disabled/14's & under. We make a small charge of £2.50 to cover postage as the vouchers cannot be e-mailed.
We can also offer season tickets which cover a whole year's fishing. They cost £160 or £120 for a concession.
Please call or e-mail for full details.
We've been receiving some really nice reviews on our Facebook page and Google, we really appreciate them! Here are a couple of the most recent ones:
"Great place to fish nice food 👍"
"First time we fished here. Great pegs to fish on Rushcombe lake. £8 for day ticket. Cafe on site with toilets nearby."
"Fabulous campsite. Friendly with good, clean facilities a nice little on-site cafe and plenty of fishing lakes catering for most tastes. Camping/touring side isn't too large either. Fishing stands are well spaced. Lacks a tackle shop but there is one close by."
Match Lake Improvements
The Match Lake had some major work carried out to remove the bulrushes from the main part of the lake and create two new islands at the beginning of April 2018. We're really pleased with the results and the feedback from customers has been overwhelmingly positive. During the course of the work an estimated 250 tonnes of silt was taken from the lake bed and used to infill the new islands so, if you haven't visited us for a while, you will need to replumb! Aquatic Solutions UK carried out this specialist work for us with an amazing piece of machinery called a Truxor meaning that we could carry out the work without having to remove trees etc and making minimal mess. A great job! Photos on the Match Lake page and Facebook.
We hope you like our website. The content is constantly being updated and it's also mobile responsive making it much easier to browse through it on your mobile phone and tablet. We’d like to thank Alistair Whiteley for the web design, Jamie Dodd for the superb photography and Phil Wiseman for the great drone footage and video which can be viewed from the homepage. Let us know what you think...