What to know

**NEW FOR 2021**

Reel in the fun and enjoy a day fishing at Linvilla's Orchard Lake!  Orchard Lake was originally constructed to provide irrigation water for some of the farm’s many crops.  However, creating a fishing destination was an equally important priority.  In 2004 trout fishing opened at Orchard Lake and it has been a popular activity ever since.

Fishing is open late March thru October and is stocked regularly with Trout & Catfish.  Interested in knowing when we re-stock; sign up for our email newsletter and we will notify you --to sign up see the bottom of the page.

Named 2017 Best of Philly's Best Easy Fishing by Philly Magazine!

2021 Fishing Season Hours and Events

  • May 17 thru October
      • Open Daily 8 am - 4 pm
      • Park and check in at the Pick-Your-Own shed located on Linvill Rd.

Hours are subject to change.  Please visit our Calendar of Events to verify fishing is open prior to your visit.  

Fishing Prices & Guidelines

Let's get fishing - while still social distancing.

To continue to follow PA State Guidelines we are asking all fisherman to self social distance.  We recommend one fisherman per every 6 feet; no shoulder to shoulder fishing.  Families that live together are welcome to fish together.

No fishing license is required to fish at Linvilla! 

  • $9.99 per fisherman
  • Spectator Fee $6.00.
  • Catch and Release.
  • If you would like to keep any fish they are:
    • $15.99 for fish over 2 lbs.
    • $5.99 for fish under 2 lbs.
  • Fishing Rods are available for rent; they are $3.99.
  • Bait is available for purchase in our bait machine.
  • No food will be sold at Orchard Lake.
  • No refunds, exchanges or transfers permitted.  All sales are final.


We've witnessed excellent results with anglers landing many fish following these steps. Good luck!
  • Fish on the bottom
  • Use circle hooks (otherwise they swallow the hook every time)
  • Rainy weather is actually the best weather for fishing — dress warmly!

Please help keep our fish alive:

  • If you plan to catch and release please  Handle with care!
    • Do not wipe the fish off – their slimy scales is what keeps them healthy
    • Remove hooks carefully
    • Return to the water as soon as possible.
    • The better you handle the fish, the better its chances for survival, and the better your chances of catching it again.
  • Help keep our pond clean and trash free.
  • Please use the trash receptacles provided.

Fishing Groups

Reel in the fun with your group fishing at Orchard Lake!  Our lake is stocked regularly with trout, catfish & bass.

Teach a child to fish and you will create memories that will last a lifetime! 

Available Late March thru August.
  • $14.99 per person
  • 15 person minimum
  • 2 hours of fishing
    • Each additional hour it is $100 per hour.
  • Catch & Release.
    • If you choose to keep any fish they are $4.99 per lb. except hybrid striped bass which is $7 per lb.
  • Rod rental & bait included
  • Instructor included for up to 15 people.
    • If additional instructors are needed the cost is $50 for each additional instructor for 2 hours.
    • Please note: If your group is larger than 15 people you will need an additional instructor(s) and will be charged accordingly.
  • This is not a private lake rental.  Orchard Lake will be open to the public during your visit.
  • $25 non-refundable/non transferable deposit is required at the time of booking.
  • Groups larger than 15 MUST register with us in advance.
  • Children must be 7 or older and all children must be supervised.
Call (610) 876-7116 to reserve today!