Fishing

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What to know

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

  • March 27 - Expert Fishing Derby 
    • for the derby park and check in at the Farm Market
  • March 28 thru April 3 & April 5
    • 8 am - 4 pm
    • park and check in at the pond
  • April 10 - Family Fun Fishing Derby
    • for the derby park and check in at the Farm Market
  • April 11 thru May 16
    • Open Sat & Sun 8 am - 4 pm
    • park and check in at the pond
  • May 22 thru October
    • Open Daily 8 am - 7 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.  A mask is required at all times - no exceptions.

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.

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.