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.
This beat, with 600m of RHB, is just above the tide and has a good head of brown trout and a healthy run of sea trout from late April onward. We will mention, the Beat isn’t very wide and has considerable riparian plant growth, leading to incredibly productive, but tight quartered fishing. It’s recommended that fly anglers’ fish with 7’-8’6 #2-5 set up, with short range Roll, Bow & arrow and Side Casts being required to place the fly. A single nymph/Dry or a Duo of the two fishing upstream is usually the best approach, with some areas suitable for a Wet fly swung downstream. The Sea trout are best targeted in the evening, particularly in the well oxygenated heads of Pools.
Anglers wishing to use other methods may fish a worm or spinner, with a Mepps (size 2) being very effective, particularly after a summer spate (even better if coinciding with spring tides). The section above the weir and the pool below are generally the most productive. The Beat is becoming a little more popular with fly fishers looking for browns but is generally very lightly fished.
The 2021 Season saw this beat fished relatively lightly by anglers, nevertheless some fantastic fishing was experienced, the best being a day where an angler landed 23 brown trout and a 14” Sea trout.
Information & restrictions
Fly, spinner and worm. All trout under 7” must be returned, no more than 2 trout or 2 sea trout to be retained per day.
Trout season runs from 1 April to 30 September.
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 St Austell take the A390 to Truro. Pass through Grampound and at the next roundabout take the first left to Truro. Continue for 3 miles and cross over the Tresillian River and take the first right and continue for approx.0.3 miles. With the cemetery on your left enter through the gateway on the right (with ornamental metal gates you will have to open and close behind you). Proceed along the track and park up by the box on the left hand side. Walk down to the river through the rush pasture or along the path leading upstream.
These are the very latest catch returns for this beat
29th June 2022
3rd July 2022
2 × Brown Trout
5th July 2022
2 × Brown Trout
12th July 2022
3 × Brown Trout
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