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. 2019 saw a good amount of habitat improvement work conducted along this beat, this is expected to carry on through 2020, and should further improve the fishing on the Kensey. 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

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

17th August 2020

2 × Brown Trout

22nd August 2020

No catches

22nd August 2020

4 × Brown Trout

17th September 2020

6 × Brown Trout
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