Beat 10: Upper Teign


About Beat 10: Upper Teign

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19. With 12km of mixed double and single bank this is an extensive fishery comprising a fantastic and very long stretch of brown trout water located in the Dartmoor National Park. Due to the depth of the valley and its upland aspect it can take a while to get going in spring. It comprises a good mix of pools, glides and riffles and, although good nymph water, the dry fly is king once things get going. The 2019 season had hugely productive days, some anglers catching 60 fish in just a few hours! it’s not like they lack in size either, with fish up to the 15” mark landed. The area around Fingle Inn and other access areas can get very busy with walkers and their dogs. As such it is often necessary to walk to locations away from the main tourist activity.

Fish Species

Brown Trout

Season Dates

Start Date
15th March
End Date
30th September

Information & restrictions

Brown trout, catch and release fly fishing only. Barbless hooks recommended.. Fishing is permitted between sunrise and sunset each day. This is an Upper Teign Angling Association beat; please refer to their website:

Directions & access

The beat is most easily accessed from Chagford Bridge, Fingle Bridge or Steps Bridge; parking exists at these locations. The token box is located 70 meters downstream of Fingle Bridge on the right hand bank on the rear of the toilet block. Bridge Inn, EX6 6PW. A detailed beat map is available at

Beat map

Lat 50.6944018
Long -3.7800908
Recent Catches

These are the very latest catch returns for this beat

20th March 2020

4 × Brown Trout

22nd March 2020

1 × Brown Trout

23rd March 2020

8 × Brown Trout

27th March 2020

No catches
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