Beat 22: Ham Mill

Ottery and Tamar


About Beat 22: Ham Mill

1,000m of mixed banks on the Ottery & 700m of RHB on the Tamar, located a stone’s throw from Netherbridge, 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. Ham mill 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. Despite some truly horrid conditions through 2019, the fishing at Ham mill has remained outstanding, Large trout up to 18” have been tempted on the fly, and grayling hitting the 15” mark have also been recorded. Anglers can expect fish in numbers, it is not uncommon to land 10+ good sized fish in a short session. The varied habitat on this beat is clearly benefitting its resident fish, making this beat one to try.

Fish Species

Brown Trout
Sea Trout

Season Dates

Start Date
1st March
End Date
15th October

Information & restrictions

Brown trout season 15th March - 30th September. Grayling season June 16th -14th October. 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 September 2020

2 × Brown Trout
6 × Grayling

28th September 2020

1 × Grayling

29th September 2020

No catches

14th October 2020

1 × Sea Trout
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