Beat 27: Knowle Farm



About Beat 27: Knowle Farm

Over 2.2km of Double bank, this is a lovely long stretch of classic brown trout water that may also produce the occasional grayling. It comprises a number of pools and deep runs that largely flow through open meadows. The River Lew contains a good head of brownies to 15” and it clears quickly after a spate. Good dry fly water suited to a shorter 6-8ft fly rod. Good numbers of fish can be expected on this beat, in the right conditions, anglers have been known to pull over 40 fish per session. *** PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST VISIT THE ARUNDELL ARMS WHERE YOU WILL FIND THE FISH PASS QR CODE TO SCAN ***

Fish Species

Brown Trout
Sea Trout

Season Dates

Start Date
15th March
End Date
1st November

Information & restrictions

Fly only. All trout under 8” must be returned, no more than 2 trout to be retained per day. Please return all grayling. Sorry, no dogs. Please note this is an Arundell Arms Hotel beat and there is no token box – please deposit tokens and catch returns at the Hotel Reception (8am – 9pm) which is in the nearby village of Lifton. NB. The ‘Cockpit’ is open for tackle sales and advice 9-10am & 6.30-7pm during the summer, day rods are also available on the Hotel’s water – tel. 01566 784666. Brown trout season: 15th March - September 30th. Grayling season: 16th June - 31st October.

Directions & access

Turn left out of the Hotel car park. 1.5 miles past Lifton turn right beside the Harris Arms. Stay on this road for 2 miles, crossing the narrow bridge over the river Lew, and take an unmarked right turn 50 yards up the hill. Park just beyond the stone wall taking care not to obstruct the gateway. Walk back down the road towards the narrow bridge and enter the field on your right.

Beat map

Lat 50.629237
Long -4.205769
Recent Catches

These are the very latest catch returns for this beat

8th June 2019

No catches

9th June 2019

38 × Brown Trout
2 × Grayling

24th August 2019

19 × Brown Trout

19th November 2019

19 × Brown Trout
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