- realised another lifetime's ambition when he opened his three lake fishery next to the Eastern Cleddau river in Pembrokeshire. Ians’s ambition when he started to develop Holgan Farm was to create a fishery where the quality of sport was equalled only by the attractiveness of the surroundings - and he has certainly achieved this.
Indeed, Holgan Farm must now rank as one of the most attractive fisheries in the UK - a first-class angling venue in beautiful Welsh countryside which fishes well all year round because of the temperate climate where snow and ice are something of a rarety.
Since opening Holgan Farm he has also continued to develop his Ian Heaps School of Angling where novice and experienced anglers can receive group and one-to-one tuition from one of the top names in angling.
Not only is this a great way for beginners to the sport to learn the correct ways to go about fishing and how to read the water, but his courses are also invaluable to more experienced anglers who can learn what they do wrong, get rid of bad habits and learn new and different techniques. Ian Heaps Fishery might be a long drive from most parts of the UK, but in addition to offering a total of 90-pegs on three well-stocked and attractive lakes - not to mention a stretch of the Eastern Cleddau which is well known locally for its brown trout, sea trout and salmon - it is also on the doorstep of some of the finest sea and estuary fishing in the whole of South Wales. Pembrokeshire is also renowned for its beautiful scenery, beaches, castles and countryside.
The fishery is set on a 12 acre site which has been extensively landscaped and planted with thousands of flowers, shrubs and trees