Mill Farms lake was dug out in the 1980’s when the stream was redirected to try to reduce the flooding in the house and immediate area. Originally the stream (Yazor Brook) passed in front of the house to turn the wheel of the Mill but this meant that during periods of high water the house would flood. The original mill pond was to the north west of the house and the stream ran along the footpath past the stables to where the stream is now, essentially along the rush bed where there is no fishing allowed.
When the stream was redirected to its current water course the old mill pond was filled in and then the current lake was dug. Originally it was stocked with Trout but after a few years the then owners stocked it as an ornamental fish pond with Common and Mirror Carp plus Goldfish, Rudd and Koi Carp, in addition to these Chub and Roach were naturally stocked from the brook.
The Lake was left unfished until the present owners, Paul and Di bought the property in 2010. Paul being an enthusiastic angler himself had a vision of seeing the lake become a fishery for all and hopefully somewhere where the next generation of Anglers could be born.
The fishery was netted to assess the stock and a stocking program was completed, along side this many improvements to access and parking were completed. The fishery now continues to thrive naturally stocking itself annually when the fish spawn and ongoing planting and nurturing of the grounds and lake continue to make this one of the best general course fisheries in Herefordshire.
We hope to welcome you to the fishery soon!