Beat 27: Knowle Farm


About Beat 27: Knowle Farm

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19. At over 2200m 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 7-8ft fly rod. *** 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
31st October

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.

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
Recommended beats

Take a look at some more of our great beats across Devon and Cornwall


Beat 26: Upper Sydenham


!IMPORTANT MESSAGE BELOW, PLEASE READ! We are re-opening Beat 26: Upper Sydenham beat under specific conditions. This...

Beat 26: Lower Sydenham

!IMPORTANT MESSAGE BELOW, PLEASE READ! We are re-opening Beat 26: Lower Sydenham beat under specific conditions. This...
Fishing well

Duchy of Cornwall Brown trout day permit


Set amidst the Duchy’s Dartmoor Estate is an impressive network of some of Britain’s most beautiful rivers, extending...
Quiet and unfished

Beat 28: Hayne Bridge

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Approximately 800m of right hand single bank, with excellent brown trout fishing...