The Hollies Trout Farm

Shoots Lane, Sheldon, EX14 4QS, Devon, United Kingdom

Hollies Trout Farm & Fishery is set in the midst of the beautiful Blackdown Hills, in a secluded hidden valley surrounded by woodlands containing a rich variety of wildlife. It is open all year round from dawn to dusk offering fresh fish, gourmet fish products and most importantly superb fly fishing.
Fly fishing is available on two lakes and pool offering over two and a half acres of water with depths to fourteen feet. This provides a variety of challenges for anglers of all skills. Stocking levels are carefully monitored throughout the year to ensure a great fishing experience. Their fish are kept in excellent condition and have a deserved reputation for their fighting qualities and flavour. The lakes are stocked with fish from two pounds up to sixteen. A full range of fishing options is offered, from taster tuition sessions, through accompanied fishing to full corporate days.


Address: Shoots Lane, Sheldon, EX14 4QS, Devon, United Kingdom

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Anonymous - 7th Feb 2019 at 1:51pm

I am hoping to pop ut for a few hours fishing on Saturday. Not having been to Hollies before thought I ought to check that you are open and that there is no need to book (or if so can I book?). Thanks and hope to see you Saturday. Brian hegarty

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David - Reviewed 26th Jun 2022 at 8:31pm

Came down for the weekend from Scotland with my family. My 13 year nephew is learning fly fishing so I looked up this place, it did say dust till dawn. We arrived at 7:40pm on a summers night, posted our money through the letterbox then set up and casted a line out then a grumpy guy came over and said we close at 7pm. I said we have just paid £15 for catch and release he said you should’ve known the time we close in a very grumpy tone. This is the 1st trout fishery in my life that closes at 7pm on a summers evening, the rises were unreal, I just can’t get my head round it. Anyway this guy needs to work on customer service that’s for sure.

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Chris Hinds - Reviewed 20th Jun 2022 at 6:15am

I have been fishing at the hollies for the last 16 years, I have never known the owner Rob to be rude or use expletives to anyone least of all anyone with minors. Rob teaches from young to old ,with patience and humility. With excellent results.

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Philip Marsh - Reviewed 14th Jul 2020 at 8:35am

Please don't fish here this owner is rude and has no idea about how to treat paying customers. I was going to come with my 6 year old son i am so glad i didn't as the language and expletives used by the owner is something to behold. Clearly something going on behind the scenes to behave and act in this way, i wonder how many other people have experienced this rudeness. A real shame as its right on my doorstep and would have been a regular customer, would not go back now even if i was paid to. Unfortunately it will be Hollies loss....

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