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.
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
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 www.upper-teign-fishing.org.uk
These are the very latest catch returns for this beat
9th July 2021
8 × Brown Trout
17th July 2021
23rd July 2021
11 × Brown Trout
26th July 2021
7 × Brown Trout
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