Beat 22: Ham Mill


About Beat 22: Ham Mill

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19. 1,000m of mixed banks on the Ottery & 700m of RHB on the Tamar. Located not far from Netherbridge, a number of anglers have realised that this beat is a cracker. Trout season runs from 15 March to 30 September and Salmon 1 March to 14 October, Grayling can be fished until 14 October. It offers lovely trout fishing, especially during the Mayfly season. The Ottery above the bridge offers the chance of a sea trout with the first peal likely to arrive in late June; they have been caught on dry fly and nymph by day. It is one of three beats available on the Ottery but it also provides a nice section on the main river itself.

Fish Species

Brown Trout
Sea Trout

Season Dates

Start Date
1st March
End Date
14th October

Information & restrictions

Fly only. All trout under 7” must be returned, no more than 2 trout, 2 sea trout or 1 salmon per day, please refer to the guidance note below. Please return all grayling. Sorry, no dogs. Tamar and Tributaries Fishing Association guidelines recommend at least two thirds of all salmon caught, along with all red or coloured fish are released as well as all salmon over ten pounds caught after the end of August, all sea trout over three pounds should always be released.

Directions & access

From Launceston take the A388 to Holsworthy. 0.6 miles past Dutson turn left to Bridgetown and proceed over the River Ottery. Park in the lay-by on the right. The box is on the oak tree in the middle of the downstream field.

Beat map

Lat 50.6577659
Long -4.3437409
Recent Catches

These are the very latest catch returns for this beat

28th July 2019

6 × Brown Trout
2 × Grayling

8th September 2019

2 × Brown Trout
7 × Grayling

8th September 2019

No catches

4th October 2019

1 × Brown Trout
1 × Grayling
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