Beat 4: Upper Culm



About Beat 4: Upper Culm

IMPORTANT NOTICE - At the Beat owners request, we ask that only anglers living within a 15-mile radius visit this beat. This fishery comprises a lovely stretch of brown trout water, approximately 1.6km of mixed double and single bank, on the upper section of the River Culm, a tributary of the River Exe. The beat is located in central Devon approximately 1km east of Hemyock within the Blackdown Hills AONB. It is a small stream comprising a variety of riffled sections and deeper runs with occasional deeper pools. We recommend that anglers use short, light tackle on this Beat, somewhere in the region of 1-4wt, 6’6”-8’6” ft should suffice. The 2019 season saw plenty of productive days, with up to 20 fish landed per session.

Fish Species

Brown Trout

Season Dates

Start Date
15th March
End Date
1st October

Information & restrictions

Brown trout catch and release, fly fishing only. Barbless hooks recommended. Fishing is permitted between sunrise and sunset each day. Strictly no dogs, sorry. Brown trout season 15th March - 30 September.

Directions & access

The token box is located at Gladhayes Bridge. From M5 Junction 27 take the A38 signed Wellington, stay on this road crossing over the M5 then take the right turn onto the B3391 signed Culmstock/Hemyock. Continue on this road through Culmstock to Hemyock, from Hemyock head east signed Clayhidon/Churchstanton, continue out of the village for 700m before taking a left, again to Clayhidon/Churchstanton, continue for a further 900m before taking a left signed Rosemary Lane. Gladhayes Bridge is a further 60m. The token box is over the bridge on the left in the corner of the field by the gate..

Beat map

Lat 50.9185394
Long -3.2097527
Recent Catches

These are the very latest catch returns for this beat

10th September 2020

No catches

10th September 2020

1 × Brown Trout

15th September 2020

5 × Brown Trout

17th September 2020

No catches
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