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.
1.6km of Brown trout and grayling fishing with occasional sea trout on the lower of the two Carey beats available. This beat is in a lovely wide valley with lots of water for several anglers. Like the other Carey beat it is best suited to a shorter fly rod 7-9ft, 2-4 wt. The 2020 season was productive with anglers landing trout to 12” and grayling to 13”, sea trout entered the beat in the summer with one being caught on a euro nymphing set up. This beat has benefited from habitat improvement works and fishery access creation/maintenance recently, with more improvements planned throughout the 2021 season.
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 Liftondown. Take the left turn signed Holsworthy. At the next T junction turn left to Holsworthy. Continue straight on and you will drop down a steep hill and cross over the River Carey at Heale Bridge. After the bridge, go through the first gateway on the right. Follow the track round to the right and park between the old railway embankments, making sure you leave room for passing vehicles. The box is on the oak tree to the left.
These are the very latest catch returns for this beat
6th May 2022
3rd June 2022
7 × Brown Trout
4th June 2022
7 × Brown Trout
10th June 2022
1 × Brown Trout
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