Water: The beat is located downstream from Great Torrington, below Rothern Bridge. It comprises 600m of double bank fishing that is fished from the east bank. The beat has only been lightly fished in recent years but is known for its summer sea trout fishing and also offers the chance of a salmon in higher water. A couple of peal have been taken in daylight along with a number by night fishers. A number of good brown trout to 1lb+ have also been recorded.
Bank management works are on-going with the upstream section of the beat being easily accessible and the lower section now has a footpath and has been cut out to improve casting access. For trout and sea trout a single handed 9’ rod with floating and sink tip lines should be sufficient. For salmon fishing a 10’ single handed rod will cover many areas although some may prefer a short double handed or switch rod, particularly in high water.
An iGhillie film clip for the beat can be viewed at westcountryangling.com – ighillie virtual fishing guide (third item down on menu). Tactile and large print beat maps are also available for this beat – please contact the Booking Office to obtain copies.
Availability: Up to 2 rods per day (3 if booked as a group - Please call the Booking Office)
Brown and sea trout - 15 March to 30 September
Salmon – 1 March to 30 September
Day ticket price: Brown trout, sea trout & salmon - £20.00 (Under 17s can fish for half the usual day ticket price and under 12s can fish for free when attended by an angler with a full price ticket – please call Booking Office)
Other details: Fly only. All trout under 8” must be returned. 1 brown trout of over 8” or 1 sea trout over 10” may be retained per day. PLEASE RETURN ALL SEA TROUT OVER 4lb. 1 salmon may be retained per day subject to national and local byelaws. Voluntary catch and release of all species strongly encouraged. Sorry, no dogs.