Fishing

Reel in the fun and enjoy a day fishing at Linvilla's Orchard Lake!

Details

Orchard Lake
Stocked regularly with Trout & Catfish

What to Know

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 stocked regularly with Trout & Catfish. Interested in knowing when we re-stock; sign up for our email newsletter and we will notify you!

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

Sunday June 16th - Father's Day Fishing! 
Dad's Fish Free With Paid Child! 

 

Price

Price Online

Fishing Ticket - $11 per person
Pondside Pass - $6 per person

Price Onsite

Fishing Ticket - $13 per person
Pondside Pass - $8 per person

Everyone who goes to the pond needs a ticket. If you are fishing, you can purchase a fishing ticket! If you are going to the pond to sit with someone and enjoy the day together, but are not planning on fishing yourself, you can purchase a Pondside Pass! This pass grants you access to the pond at a discounted rate for non-fishers.

Summer and Fall Hours

While we strive to be open during our scheduled hours, inclement weather can affect our schedule. Please confirm hours of operation on our calendar before you come!

Beginning May 18th fishing is open daily until the end of our pick-your-own season; which is around the end of October or early November. Fishing hours will follow our posted pick-your-own hours.  It is best to check our calendar before you visit to ensure fishing is available.

Fishing Guidelines

No fishing license is required to fish at Linvilla!

Catch and Release
If you would like to keep any fish they are: $16.99 for fish over 2 lbs. $6.99 for fish under 2 lbs.

Bait is available for purchase in our bait vending machine! Cash or Card.

No food is sold at Orchard Lake. You are welcome to bring food over from the Linvilla Grill or pack a lunch. We just ask that you help keep our pond clean and trash free by using the trash cans around the pond.

In March and April fishers can park on the basketball court near the fishing pond. In May, once Pick-Your-Own Fruit opens there will be a shuttle that will transport fishers to the pond.

No feeding the fish.

 

Tips

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 do 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.

Spring Hours 2024

While we strive to be open during our scheduled hours, inclement weather can affect our schedule. Please confirm hours of operation on our calendar before you come!

Spring Dates and Hours

  • Saturday March 23rd: Expert Fishing Derby 
  • Sunday, March 24th through Saturday, March 30th  8 am - 4 pm
  • Easter Monday, April 1st 8 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday April 6th: Family Fishing Derby
  • Saturdays & Sundays April 7th through May 12th, 8 am - 4 pm