Beat 10: Upper Teign



About Beat 10: Upper Teign

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. - there’s currently no QR code located at the Beat, please email [email protected] to obtain a Fish Pass day ticket for the Upper Teign Beat once opened. 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. Please record trout of 17cm and above only on the catch returns. 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
1st October

Information & restrictions

Brown trout, catch and release fly fishing only. Barbless hooks recommended.. Fishing is permitted between sunrise and sunset each day. Brown trout season 15th March - 30th September. This is an Upper Teign Angling Association beat; please refer to their website:

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. 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

12th June 2022

4 × Brown Trout

12th June 2022

3 × Brown Trout

14th June 2022

17 × Brown Trout

22nd June 2022

No catches
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