Seven Well Stocked Lakes in the East Devon Countryside


The fishery was established in the early 1970s when the spring fed Pond 1 was cleared and Ponds 2, 3 and 4 were constructed. All the ponds were stocked with carp of varying sizes and Upham Farm has since enjoyed a national reputation among carp anglers for providing tremendous sport. Ponds 5 and 6 were opened in the 1980s and tench were introduced at that time.

In recent years the tench population has grown in size and number, and we can now boast some of the best tench fishing around. Larger carp were introduced and together with a few other interesting varieties you can look forward to a superb days fishing. In 2008 a new much larger specimen Lake 7 was constructed in the marshy area below Pond 6. This was opened in the Spring of 2009, and is now stocked with 75 specimen fish, with the best being a magnificent 32lbs 8oz common carp.


Specimen Lake 7

Launched in 2009. Carp to 32lbs 8oz

Pond 1

Smaller carp, plus ornamentals, ghost and koi

Pond 2

Well stocked beginners pond. Carp to around 10lbs

Pond 3

Tench and carp to around 6lbs.

Pond 4

Former specimen pond. All sizes including some big ones.

Pond 5

Medium carp to 15lbs and Bream to 3lbs

Pond 6

Well stocked beginners and match pond

Fishery Rules

  • All anglers must possess a valid Environment Agency licence.
  • No keepnets
  • A landing net must be used
  • Landing nets must be dipped in chemical provided
  • Barbless hooks only to be used
  • Return all fish carefully and quickly
  • All baits subject to bailiffs approval
  • No trout paste or trout pellets
  • No tackle to be left unattended
  • No poles to be used on Specimen Lake 7. Padded unhooking mats must be used on Specimen Lake 7
  • All litter to be removed from site
  • No radios or loud noise
  • Please complete a catch card and place in the box provided on leaving

We reserve the right to refuse admission. All persons and property entering Upham Farm do so entirely at their own risk.


Large car park with toilets and disability access to Specimen Lake 7 and Pond 6.

Night Fishing is permitted by prior arrangement. Please telephone or email to book or request details.

A good choice of snacks can be delivered to the waters edge.

There is a small level caravan park (Caravan Club members) with hard standings situated adjacent to Specimen Lake 7 with superb views across the newly constructed pond. Please telephone for further details


From junction 30 (Exeter services) on the M5, take the A3052 following signs to Sidmouth. After about 4 miles The Fishery is signposted on the left hand side. Take this turning and the entrance will be found 700 yards on the left.

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