Important notice – Due to high water temperatures (exceeding 18c) and its impact on fish welfare, we’ve made the decision to temporarily close this Beat. We’ll be assessing conditions over the coming weeks and will open this Beat when safe to do so. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this.
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. Brown trout season: 15th March - September 30th. Grayling season: 16th June - 30th November.
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 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
14th November 2021
2 × Brown Trout
20th April 2022
27th May 2022
1 × Brown Trout
1st July 2022
5 × Brown Trout
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