Beat 28: Hayne Bridge



About Beat 28: Hayne Bridge

Approximately 800m of right-hand single bank, with excellent brown trout fishing with a mixture of sweeping bends, large pools and faster, more challenging runs. The adjoining Milford beat is no longer available, but we think we have retained the best section? Hayne Bridge is brushy in places offering good cover for fish but generally more open in character than Milford. It is mentioned in Mike Weaver’s book ‘The Pursuit of Wild Trout’ where the author landed 82 trout in five hours. The beat is best fished with 2-5wt, 7-8ft rods and waders are advised. 14” of brown trout in West Devon is not to be sniffed at, get down there. *** 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 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 sea trout and salmon. 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.

Directions & access

Turn left out of the Arundell Arms Hotel car park. After 1.7 miles turn left at crossroads (signed A30). After one mile turn left into Dingles Heritage Fairground. Follow signs to main car park and park there. Walk through wooden five-bar gate (marked ‘Private’) and straight down path, across drive and through double metal gates. Go straight down the hill, through gate by large oak. This is the downstream end of the beat.

Beat map

Lat 50.655603
Long -4.250979
Recent Catches

These are the very latest catch returns for this beat

8th June 2019

No catches

7th September 2019

12 × Brown Trout

7th September 2019

5 × Brown Trout
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