The River Dart and its tributaries are some of the wildest and most pristine environments in the UK and the Duchy of Cornwall and all those involved with managing the rivers and streams of Dartmoor appreciate your support in protecting this valuable resource for your future enjoyment.
The following measures should always be observed:
An EA licence must be obtained before fishing.
Fly only on all rivers, please use barbless or de-barbed hooks.
No dogs are allowed.
Anglers can fish until 1 hr after sunset (night fishing for sea trout only).
Please respect other anglers - a 30 minute maximum fishing period should be observed if another angler is waiting to fish the same pool.
Anglers must carry their permit with them at all times when fishing.
Catch restrictions Salmon: All salmon must be returned before June 16 (as per EA National Byelaws).
After 16 June return the first salmon caught and thereafter, do not keep more than two salmon in the season. Notwithstanding the above, return any salmon over 10lbs (approx. 32’’ long) or which is coloured or which has been tagged. Only fish with single or double barbless hooks, no larger than size 6.
Sea trout: No more than two fish may be kept per night, with all fish over 6lbs being returned. It is recommended that you stop fishing if the catch limit is reached.
Brown trout: Please return all trout under 12 inches. One fish over 12 inches may be kept per day.
Please also remember:
Always follow the Countryside Code and the Dartmoor National Park Authority Byleaws (www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk). Members of the public may also have a right of access to the river bank. Please do not climb fences or walls - use gates and stiles.
Take a map with you; Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 1:25,000 covers the Dartmoor fishing.