• Open 09:00AM to Dusk, Thursday - Sunday & Bank Holidays


Barn Elms is the hidden still-water trout fishery of Royal Berkshire. Barn Elms Fly Fishery is situated on a working farm in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We provide an exciting fly fishing experience for all our guests. Stocked each week with high-quality energetic Rainbow, Brown, Blue and Gold trout up to 8lb. Barn Elms is a clover leaf shaped lake linked together totalling 6 and a half acres. Set in the stunning Pang Valley our chalk stream and spring-fed lake provide an idyllic way to spend your time fly fishing. Below, you can find further information about each of the lakes, recommendations on how to fish them can be found within our fishing tactics page or on our blog pages found on this website.


Barn Elms Fly Fishery is ideal for both expert and novice anglers alike, match your skills against our hard fighting fish and with over 6 acres to cover, you will always have plenty of active stalking to do for your trophy trout. A flexible choice of 2, 3 or 4 fish day tickets with no time limit, we offer a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with easy parking making us a great place to enjoy your sport. We are open from April to November, Thursday – Sunday from 9am-6pm, and exclusive corporate days available for charities or clubs. We are just 3 miles from exit 12 on the M4 and a great place to spend the day or just a few hours away from the office. For the latest news and information for Barn Elms please see our blog here.

river pang at barn elms


The River Pang is a small chalk stream tributary of the River Thames. It rises south of Compton (SU 526788) and flows initially in a southerly and subsequently generally northeasterly direction before joining the Thames at Pangbourne (SU633768).


Ever thought about fly fishing?

Try a 3-hour taster session in the picturesque setting of Barn Elms Fishery near Pangbourne. All the equipment is supplied and set up for you, no previous experience needed. Casting techniques, fishing methods, knots and flies will be explained and demonstrated with informal on-going advice throughout the session. All 4 lakes are regularly stocked with rainbow, brown and blue trout (from about 2 lb up). Read More