Little Comfort Farm Coarse Fishing Lake, North Devon

Long established, well stocked 1 ½ acre coarse fishing lake in a quiet and beautiful North Devon location. Carp, Bream, Roach & Rudd – all noted for their lovely condition.

Ideal for a wide range of anglers from the experienced carp man to family groups & youngsters having their first lesson. Dogs always very welcome.

Non Resident Day Ticket Fisherman Welcome

Little Comfort offers great fishing for all ages, we’re always pleased to welcome groups of youngsters who come with their schools and fishing clubs in the term time and of course Little Comfort is a great destination for those on holiday wishing to escape for a few hours – or even a whole day! We’re open dawn until dusk so it is still possible to get a good few hours fishing in before or after work. There’s a small amount of kit at Little Comfort for hire & some sweetcorn bait for sale (honesty tin) at the self check in. For a comprehensive range of fishing tackle & fresh bait do visit our super local shops: High Street Tackle in Ilfracombe; The Bait Box in Braunton  07854 124880 & Summerlands Tackle in Westward Ho!

The lake has been established for over thirty years and is situated in a quiet and beautiful location, tucked out of the way in a delightful Devon valley, so that it is only fished by a few locals and visitors who seek it out. Extending to well over an acre the lake has well-developed marginal growth as well as an island at the northern end and two strong areas of lilies providing abundant plant growth to give both food and cover for the fish.

The water is shallowest close to the island at about two feet, shelving to the outlet end where it is four foot six deep; on the far side of the island there is a large pool of much deeper water going up to seven feet giving a great variety of fishing from the choice of fifteen pegs round the lake.

The margins always remain the most popular, providing cover and cooler water particularly in summer when the fish can be seen swimming close to the surface. The deeper areas hold plenty of fish; the best Bream often being found in the deeper pool by the island. It is important to plumb the depth of your swim before you start to fish, as the bottom is quite variable. Apart from the obvious areas close to the Lilies and Bulrushes there are no snags to be concerned about so most anglers are happy with fairly lightweight tackle using 4lb line and size 12 to 16 hooks although those looking for the bigger carp may want to increase to a heavier line, but there is plenty of space to allow the fish to run (avoiding the margins!) before playing them into the net.

Float, Ledger and Poles are all popular depending on the time of year and the species fished for. Most anglers here find that the always reliable sweet corn works well, either on its own or with maggots. For the Bream, Roach and Rudd, maggots on their own are as reliable as anything and are ideal for novices to learn the skills of coarse fishing. In the summer it is often worth trying floating bread or biscuits (small amounts only please) to tempt the carp to come up and whilst there is no restriction on use of baits, limited use of ground bait, trout pellets or coarse fish pellets is most productive.

For the Little Comfort Lake fishing rules, please see here: Little Comfort Fishing Rules

  • Self-service ticketing system (please bring correct change)
    • Day £7.00
    • Half day £6.00 (from 12 noon)
    • Evening £4.00 (from 4pm)
  • Concessions (OAP/Under 16) – £1.00 off ticket price
  • Multiple tickets available at reduced rates
  • Open dawn until dusk from 1st March until 31st December
  • Rod hire
  • WC on site
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Snacks & use of microwave
  • Non resident Day Ticket Fisherman welcome