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!
Fishing Season 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!
2023 Spring Dates and Hours
- Sunday, March 26th, 8 am - 4 pm
- Saturdays & Sundays April 1st - May 14th, 8 am - 4 pm
- Spring Break week April 3rd - April 7th, 8 am - 4 pm
- Easter Monday, April 10th and April 11th, 8 am - 4 pm
2023 Summer & Fall Hours
Beginning May 13th 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.
No fishing license is required to fish at Linvilla!
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.
Bait is available for purchase in our bait vending machine! Cash or Card.
No foods 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 Mach 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.
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.
Expert Fishing Derby
All are welcome at our Expert Fishing Derby which boasts the biggest fish and the biggest prizes!
Family Fun Fishing Derby
Our Family Fun Fishing Derby is for younger and novice anglers to experience the fun of our Fishing Derbies in a less competitive atmosphere.
Mother's Day Fishing
Celebrate Mother’s Day! Mothers fish for free with paid child’s admission!
Father's Day Fishing
We celebrate Father’s Day at Orchard Lake where fathers fish free (with paid child’s admission).