About us

Under new ownership with Robert Pateman

Over 30 years of fishing

The Devon located fishery has been running successfully for over 30 years as a private fishing club. It is now an exclusive and unique luxury holiday retreat offering some of the best carp fishing in the South West with NO DAY TICKETS OR SYNDICATE.

We have a Fisheries Accreditation Scheme Gold Award for the management and care of the Stenhill Lakeside Holidays, which has been complimented by highly regarded members of the industry and anglers alike.

Located in an idyllic rural location, only a couple of miles from junction 28 of the M5, we are ideally situated for the many attractions that the South West has to offer, including the historic cities of Exeter and Bristol, Wookey Hole caves, Cheddar Gorge and many more, giving non-angling members of the party something different to do.


– One luxury self catering lodge with hi-speed WiFi
– All towels and bed linen provided.
– No day ticket anglers or syndicate.
– Regrettably, no pets are allowed on site.
– Fully fenced site with a locking gate and electronic security key entrance.
– Secure parking for several vehicles next to the lodge and lake.

– Unfortunately, due to our locked gate, steps leading to the lodge and uneven ground, our fishery is not suitable for disabled people.
– Infrared CCTV coverage throughout.
– 24 hour fishing all year round.

Unique Exclusive Fishing Experience

There is just a single luxury 2 bedroom lodge located on the 3 acre site, with private fishing for residents in the superb well stocked lake. The lake holds more than 100 specimen carp, stocked originally with the Leney strain, with almost half of the stock being 20lb+ in weight. We have also security chipped our stock so we can monitor their growth.

The lake offers a chance of catching a 30lb+ carp throughout the year. There is also roach to cover 2lb and tench to double figures, as well as a few “surprises”. We can also offer completely guaranteed all year round fishing thanks to the heated venturi aeration system that keeps most of the lake ice free even in the coldest of conditions!


An abundance of wildlife visits the lake and surrounding fields, including kingfishers, deer, kestrels, peregrine falcons, woodpeckers, owls, water voles, shrews, squirrels and the occasional swan, so quality wildlife photography is never far away.

Holiday Experience

We provide a full induction upon arrival, which includes a walk around the fishery with tips on the best tactics and hot spots. We also show you how the appliances operate in the lodge, so you can relax and not worry about how to work the oven etc!

We aim to give you a truly hassle free break so you can relax and not worry about how the oven works. A break at Stenhill Fishery is, in the words of some of our clients, “The Perfect Angling Holiday”.