Beat 2: Week Bridge


About Beat 2: Week Bridge

lovely section of the upper river providing fishing for wild brown trout within the Exmoor National Park. Both the parking and the beat itself are easily accessible. The Little Exe comprises a good mix of riffled runs, glides, and deeper pools with plenty of diverse habitat to keep the trout happy. A stealthy approach is necessary to trick some larger residents, keeping low and moving slow is the key to getting within casting range. In river structures provide great habitat for hungry Exmoor trout and despite the risk of snagging, it’s worth chucking a nymph close to them. The new fence maybe a little tricky to navigate so we recommend wading this beat.

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.

Directions & access

Parking is available at the pull-in some 100m east of the access point into the beat. Access to the water is gained by crossing the cattle bridge at the downstream end. The token box is located inside the first field upstream, by the hedge. The A396 is the main road between Tiverton and Minehead. From the A396 take the road west signed Winsford/Withypool, proceed for 200m, a parking pull-in is located on the left.

Beat map

Lat 51.0967853
Long -3.5433947
Recent Catches

These are the very latest catch returns for this beat

15th June 2020

4 × Brown Trout

18th June 2020

No catches

27th June 2020

No catches

5th July 2020

No catches
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