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Blagdon Lake

Blagdon Lake is actually a reservoir filled in 1903 by damming the Congresbury Yeo. It is about 440 acres in extent, lying in the fertile valley to the north of the Mendip Hills in the shadow of Black Down. The primary reason for it's construction was to help supply the expanding city of Bristol with water. However, it was quickly realised that there was some outstanding trout fishing in the young lake, and today it ranks among the top trout fisheries of the world. .