Beat 25: St Leonard’s



About Beat 25: St Leonard’s

1 Km of RHB. Trout and grayling fishing with occasional Sea trout on the River Kensey at Polson, not far from Launceston. This is a lovely small river, best fished with a short, light rod (we cannot stress this enough as casting space is limited) more often a bow and arrow cast will be necessary to land a dry or single nymph into the scoured pockets and glides of this beat. If it is not too coloured, fish the faster runs where good fish lie deep and will move fast for any morsel. Although the Kensey is lightly fished, it consistently produces larger trout and grayling. 2020 saw a good amount of habitat improvement work conducted along this beat. During 2020, the best time to fish St Leonard was June to August, when large brown trout to 12” were feeding on dried throughout the day, the odd sea trout showed up in July and gave brown trout anglers extreme sport on the small stream. NEW to 2021! 350m of double bank fishing upstream of the original Beat is now available to fish. THIS BEAT PARTIALLY BORDERS A PAINTBALL AREA, PLEASE ASK AT THE EQUESTRIAN CENTER IF THERE IS ANYONE PLAYING AND USE COMMON SENSE ABOUT FISHING, AND WHERE, SHOULD THIS BE THE CASE.

Fish Species

Brown Trout
Sea Trout

Season Dates

Start Date
15th March
End Date
31st October

Information & restrictions

Brown & Sea trout season runs from 15th March to 30th September. Grayling season from June 16th to 31th October. Fly and spinner only. All trout under 7” must be returned, no more than 2 trout and 1 sea trout to be retained per day. Please return all Grayling. There is a café in the Equestrian Centre serving hot and cold food and drink which anglers are welcome to use – tel. 01566 775543.

Directions & access

From Launceston follow the A338 towards Polson. Opposite the rugby pitch turn left following signs to St. Leonards Equestrian Centre. The main car park is on the left and the box is in the courtyard on the fence close to the entrance into the stables.

Beat map

Lat 50.6393122
Long -4.3335579
Recent Catches

These are the very latest catch returns for this beat

19th August 2021

3 × Brown Trout

5th September 2021

1 × Brown Trout
1 × Salmon

8th October 2021

5 × Brown Trout
1 × Sea Trout

23rd October 2021

10 × Brown Trout
1 × Grayling
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