Important notice – Due to high water temperatures (exceeding 18c) and its impact on fish welfare, we’ve made the decision to temporarily close this Beat. We’ll be assessing conditions over the coming weeks and will open this Beat when safe to do so. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this.
A kilometer of mixed double and single bank, this lovely section of the lower Fal has some good pools and runs providing brown trout fishing with the chance of a sea trout from April. There is a good head of wild brown trout here and fish usually fall between 5-10”, with some very large specimens holding in the deep, structure filled pools.
We advise that anglers use chest waders and a wading staff to access and fish along this Beat as casting from bankside is very difficult due to the tree cover. Much of the Beat is Tree lined with plenty of riparian and in river structure, this makes for tricky but hugely productive fishing. We recommend that anglers use a 6-8’6”, 2-5 weight on this stream, with dries, nymphs or indicators set ups being very effective. Being close to the tidal limit, this Beat experiences good Sea trout runs from April onward and these fish are susceptible to a single dry, nymph or duo, best fished after a spate in the mornings or evenings.
2021 was a busy year for Grogarth with the best of the fishing experienced from April-June, at this time anglers were often landing brown trout of 10”+. July and August were a bit slow, mainly due to low waters and high-water temperatures, but the evenings provided some excellent dry fly sport and anglers did catch fish in numbers at this time.
Please note: electric fencing is sometimes used to control stock in adjoining fields, please take care when accessing the beat.
Information & restrictions
Trout season 1st April - 30th September. Fly, spinner and worm. All trout under 7” must be returned, no more than 1 trout or 1 sea trout to be retained per day. All salmon must be returned.
SALMON AND SEA TROUT PROTECTION BYELAWS
No person shall remove any live or dead salmon taken by rod and line from any waters, or tributaries of such waters or estuaries of such waters, listed in Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 or banks of those waters.
This Byelaw shall not apply to any person who lawfully takes a salmon and returns it immediately to the water with the least possible injury.
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 Tregony follow the road down to the river and park in the public car park by the river. The beat extends upstream of the bridge and the token box is at the bottom of the steps through the gap in the wall.
These are the very latest catch returns for this beat
21st June 2022
8 × Brown Trout
24th June 2022
6 × Brown Trout
1st July 2022
5 × Brown Trout
7th July 2022
23 × Brown Trout
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