A stunning section of the River Camel with 6 named, accessible pools providing excellent salmon and sea trout fishing. The beat also offers spectacular dry and nymph fly fishing for wild brown trout with plenty of varied waters to be explored. The 2021 Sea trout and Salmon runs have been plentiful and these migratory fish can now be found in each of the six main pools, and in the series of smaller pools too. Sea trout can be caught during the daytime on lighter trout tackle and respond well to Caddis pupa, emergers and dries. Larger Sea trout are much easier to catch during the night and will take an assortment of classic and modern sea trout flies. The best Salmon fishing can be found during and after a rain spell, when the river is running fast and slightly coloured. New to 2021, 0.3km of LHB covering fishing from Ham Pool downstream to Bridge Pool is now available to fish.
Information & restrictions
River Camel rod fisheries:
100% Catch and release of any rod caught live or dead salmon from the River Camel catchment (including River Allen). Catch and release is allowed with fish returned immediately with least possible injury.
No fishing for or attempting to rod fish for salmon before 16 June by any means other than artificial fly or artificial lures in any calendar year.
Both Brown trout and Sea trout can be fished from 1st May to 30th September.
Salmon can be fished between 1st May to 15 December.
Recommended Salmon fly tackle, 9 to 10ft Single handed fly rod rated between 6-9wt matched with a floating or sink tip line is appropriate for this medium sized river.
Directions & access
To navigate to this Beat via Fish Pass app on your mobile device using maps, scroll to the bottom of this Beat page and click “Tap to explore” on the map, then tap the Navigation Arrow Icon on the map.
From Launceston take the A30 west. At the end of the dual carriageway continue on the single carriageway. On descending a slight hill turn right to Blisland at a grey house called “Fourwinds” Follow the road for just under a mile and proceed straight over the staggered cross road signed St Mabyn and follow the road into the valley for 1.3 miles. Turn left at the sign post for St Mabyn and Wadebridge and cross over Tresarret Bridge and park on the right near the gate taking care not to obstruct it. The QR code and token box can be found on the inside of this gate which also accesses the northern section of the beat, while the gate across the road accesses the southern section.
These are the very latest catch returns for this beat
11th July 2022
13th July 2022
13th July 2022
4 × Brown Trout
31st July 2022
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