Fishing

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

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Hours & Guidelines

Let's get fishing - while still social distancing.
OUR 2020 FISHING SEASON IS COMING TO AN END.
The last day is Sunday 10/25!
Thank you for a great fishing season!  We will see you in March of 2021!

10/14/2020 was the last time Orchard Lake was stocked with Rainbow, Brown & Tiger Trout!

To follow PA State Guidelines we placed cones 10 feet apart.  One fisherman per every 10 feet.  No shoulder to shoulder fishing permitted.  A mask is required - no exceptions.

What you need to know:

  • Orchard Lake open 8 am - 3 pm
  • Spectator Fee $6.00.
  • $9.99 per fisherman
  • Catch and Release
    • If you would like to keep any fish they will be $14.99 per fish.
    • If you would like to keep any fish under 2 lbs  $5.00
    • Credit card payment is preferred.
  • Must bring your own equipment.  No equipment will be available for rent.
  • Bait is available for purchase in our bait machine.
  • Parking is not permitted at the pond.
  • Must park and check-in at the PYO shed at the top of the hill on Linvill Rd.
  • No food will be sold at Orchard Lake.
  • No refunds, exchanges or transfers permitted.  All sales are final.

What to know

Orchard Lake was constructed to provide irrigation water for some of the farm’s many crops. However, creating a fishing destination was an equally important priority. Trout fishing opened for the first time in 2004 and has been a popular activity ever since

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 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.