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Cheddar Caves are a major tourist attraction for over 200 years, with plenty to do above and below ground. Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you'll find many rare species. The Cathedral-like Caves and Britain's biggest Gorge are million-year-old Ice Age river beds. Your ancestors have lived here for 40,000 years, and world-famous Cheddar Man is Britain's oldest complete skeleton.
Tourist Information: Fishing
To wet you appetite we note some of the fishing opportunities in our area. For an up to-date and fuller list check out the website list from Fishing & Angling in Dorset. Flowers Farm Trout Lakes
Tel: 01300 34135101300 341351
www.flowersfarmlakes.co.ukOpen daily but please call to confirm arrangements.
Hilfield near Cerne Abbas.
The lakes at Flowers Farm are situated in an attractive natural environment with views overlooking the Blackmore Vale. The fishery comprises of five lakes fed by clear spring waters from Batcombe Downs and the lakes are stocked with high quality Brown and Rainbow Trout.
Tel: 01963 21055601963 210556
Open all year, dusk to dawn.
Common Farm, Hermitage.
Three streamfed purpose dug lakes of 2 acres in total. Clear water.
Rainbow, Brown, Triploid, stocked when necessary with fish averaging 2lbs.
A very pretty location.
Lyons Gate Fishing Lakes
www.lyons-gate.co.ukLyons Gate, Nr. Cerne Abbas, Dorchester. Tel: 01300 34526001300 345260.
Excellent fishing, 5 peaceful lakes with Carp, Tench, Bream and Rudd.
Located 4 miles north of Cerne Abbas on the A352, adjacent to caravan park.
The Old Mill Fishery
01935 41477101935 414771
www.oldmillfishery.comLocated one mile from Yeovil on the Somerset/Dorset border. The Fishery has 4 well-stocked lakes and a quarter mile stretch of very slow-moving river – all set in a tranquil 16 acre site. The fishery was developed some 10 years ago and is now well established.
Tel: 01305 84814101305 848141
www.pallington.freeuk.comOpen daily from 8am until 5pm.
Tincleton near Dorchester.
14 acres of spring-fed lakes set in 24 acres of the tranquil Dorset countryside and offering some of the finest coarse and carp fishing in the area.
Tel: 01300 345 30101300 345 301
www.revelsfishery.co.ukOpen seven days a week from 7.00am to 8.00pm.
On the "Old Dorchester Road", on the left, half a mile from the sawmills. Nine lakes set in 14 acres of deep Dorset countryside. Stocked extensively with 18 species of fish.
Sutton Bingham Reservoir
SuttonBingham01935 87238901935 872389 (Ranger)
A lowland fishery set in the gently rolling hills on the Somerset and Dorset border. Situated some four miles south of Yeovil it can be approached from the A37 Dorchester Road.
Season: 19 March - 12 October 2008
This 142-acre reservoir offers excellent fly fishing for rainbow and brown trout, either from the bank or a boat. Fishing boats may be hired for rowing or you may use your own motor (electric outboard only). A 'wheelie' boat is available for wheelchair users.
Tel: 01305 84846001305 848460
Open March - January
Laurences Farm, Tolpuddle, Dorchester.
Five lakes totalling 4.2 acres. Complete angling centre.
Weymouth Angling Centre
www.weymouthanglingcentreTel: 01305 777 77101305 777 771
Open seven days a week
The Old Harbour House, 24 Trinity Road, Weymouth (opp Town Bridge)
Deep-sea angling booking centre.