With 1km of single right hand bank, this is a nice section of the Carey which is the upper and most popular of the two Carey beats. It comprises small riffle sections and some deep pools and runs, offering good dry fly and nymph fishing. Best fished from within the river using 7-9ft, 3-4wt fly rods. Catches on the Carey beats continue to steadily improve with reports of good mayfly hatches over the past few seasons. Turbid waters allow anglers to approach the pools and glides more stealthily and often means fish will gobble up the fly within touching distance of the angler. This beat is very wild, expect of overhang and in river structure, great for the fish, but can sometimes prove difficult to navigate and cast.
Information & restrictions
Fly only. Catch and release only, Please return all fish. Sorry, no dogs.
Directions & access
From Launceston take the A388 to Holsworthy. After crossing the Tamar at Netherbridge, take the third turn on your right, signed Broadwoodwidger. Continue on this road, until you go over the old railway bridge and park on the right hand side before Boldford Bridge. Walk down the path to the right hand side of the bridge and enter the field through the gateway. The box is attached to a tree approx. 30m downstream from the gateway.
These are the very latest catch returns for this beat
30th November 2019
2 × Brown Trout
2 × Grayling
18th May 2020
3 × Brown Trout
19th May 2020
5 × Brown Trout
21st May 2020
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