Beat 3: Champerhaies


About Beat 3: Champerhaies

Around 1.9Km of double bank fishing, this is a nice section of open river reminiscent of the Windrush. It provides good brown trout fishing during the spring and summer and usually produces fish to over 1lb. There is also a lovely mix of coarse fish present with chub, dace, roach, perch and pike with all year round sport if you can locate them. The river is relatively easy to fish with a lovely pool – riffle – glide sequence. Trout capture has not diminished and last year saw anglers catching up to 28 trout per session, with some brownies reaching 1lb. The mix of coarse fish has really livened this piece of river up, with Chub up to 2lb caught in 2019.

Fish Species

Brown Trout

Season Dates

Start Date
1st January
End Date
31st December

Information & restrictions

Any method. All trout under 8” must be returned, no more than 2 trout to be retained per day. All other fish to be returned. Please undertake catch and release to best practice guidelines. Sorry, no dogs. Brown trout season 15th March - 30 September. Coarse fishing season 16th June- 15th March.

Directions & access

Turn off the M5 at Junction 28 and take the B3181 through Cullompton. As you leave the town, take the second exit at the roundabout signed ‘Bradninch’. As you enter Bradninch turn left into Parsonage Street. After 0.8 miles you pass an entrance on the right signed ‘Halthaies’. The parking area is shortly after this turn on the area of hard standing forming the entrance to two fields. To access the beat walk down the road and over the bridge where gates on either side provide access up and downstream. The token box is on the inside of the right hand post of the upstream gate.

Beat map

Lat 50.829456
Long -3.4044906
Recent Catches

These are the very latest catch returns for this beat

20th May 2020

No catches

17th October 2020

No catches

19th October 2020

7 × Chub

26th October 2020

30 × Chub
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