Beat 39: Upper Yealm



About Beat 39: Upper Yealm

Approximately 1km of double bank fishing on the River Yealm near Ivybridge. This is a lovely beat which combines two distinct sections of water. The upper section displays typical moorland river features with a mix of runs and pools suiting dry fly/nymph fishing. The lower section is more open and has 5 holding pools which provide good brown trout and, with the right water, excellent sea trout fishing. For anglers not using Fish Pass App, paper day tickets are still available from the Snowbee Fly Fishing shop. Snowbee (UK) Ltd., Drakes Court, Langage Business Park, Plymouth. Tel: 01752-334933 or email: [email protected]

Fish Species

Brown Trout
Sea Trout

Season Dates

Start Date
15th March
End Date
15th December

Information & restrictions

Fly fishing only. Catch & Release for salmon & brown trout, 2 sea trout, over 12”, may be retained per day. Please use barbless or de-barbed hooks. Sorry, no dogs. Brown trout season: 15th March - September 30th. Salmon season 1st April - 15th December. Sea trout season: 3rd March - 30th September. SALMON AND SEA TROUT PROTECTION BYELAWS No person shall remove any live or dead salmon taken by rod and line from any waters, or tributaries of such waters or estuaries of such waters, listed in Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 or banks of those waters. This Byelaw shall not apply to any person who lawfully takes a salmon and returns it immediately to the water with the least possible injury. Recommended Salmon fly tackle – A 9-10ft Single handed fly rod rated between 6-9wt matched with a floating or sink tip line is appropriate for this small/medium sized river.

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 Plymouth, leave the A38 at Lee Mill slip road and follow the road into Lee Mill; at the Westward Inn pub turn left on to New Park Road. From Exeter, leave the A38 at Lee Mill slip road, follow the road into Lee Mill and turn right at the Westward Inn on to New Park Road. Follow New Park Road for 0.5 mile then take right turn signed Venton (narrow lane). Follow the lane for 1.5 mile. Look for a Hump Back Bridge sign on the left, 50 yards after the sign turn right up a narrow bumpy track leading to a house called Bryony, park by the double garage, on the left hand side. The token box is on the fence next to the garage. The river runs down the far left hand side of the field in front of you. To access the upper section please walk back down the track and along to access points indicated on the map

Beat map

Lat 50.395992
Long -3.969713
Recent Catches

These are the very latest catch returns for this beat

1st July 2022

6 × Brown Trout

10th July 2022

No catches

11th July 2022

1 × Brown Trout

12th July 2022

No catches
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