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. 2020 catch returns showed lots of Brown trout reaching the 12" mark with the most successful methods being upstream dry and duo. From June onward Sea trout filled the rivers, providing excellent fishing for both sea trout anglers and the unsuspecting daytime brown trout angler. Plenty on Salmon were observed throughout the 2020 season with locals in the area catching a good number on both Fly and Spinner tactics. 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
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
15th December 2020
31st December 2020
25th April 2021
6th May 2021
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