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.
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.
These are the very latest catch returns for this beat
15th June 2020
4 × Brown Trout
18th June 2020
27th June 2020
5th July 2020
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