This 800m beat is located downstream from Great Torrington, below Rothern Bridge and comprises a sequence of decent sized pools and deep glides. For trout a single handed 9’ rod with floating line should be sufficient. For salmon and sea trout fishing a 10’ single handed rod will cover most situations. The beat offers the chance of an early salmon or a sea trout throughout the season and also has some large brown trout.
Information & restrictions
Fly only, single barbless hooks to be used at all times when fishing catch and release. All trout under 8” must be returned. 1 brown trout of over 8” or 1 sea trout of over 10” may be retained per day. 1 salmon may be retained per day subject to national and local byelaws. Voluntary catch and release of all species strongly encouraged. Sorry, no dogs. Brown trout season: 15th March - September 30th. Salmon Season March 1st - 30th September.
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 Great Torrington, take the A386 west to Bideford. Less than 1km out of Great Torrington turn right sign posted Tarka Trail. Continue past the Puffing Billy public house and down the short hill. Park on the left hand side or in the Tarka Trail overflow car park on the right. The beat is accessed by following the track leading to the kennels then via the stile with the ‘beat entrance’ sign. The token box is on the stile at entrance to the beat.
These are the very latest catch returns for this beat
4th April 2022
10th April 2022
16th April 2022
28th April 2022
2 × Brown Trout
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