Fishing on Beat 39: Upper Yealm is only available through the Westcountry Angling Passport paper Token scheme, These Tokens are only available from Snowbee UK Ltd.
To check beat availability and to purchase Westcountry Angling Passport paper Tokens for beat 39: Upper Yealm Fishery, please ring the Snowbee office on 01752-334933, or visit the Snowbee retail outlet at Drakes Court Langage Business Park, Plymouth PL7 5JY.
Beat 39 Upper Yealm will NOT be opening on the Fish Pass at this time.
For the safety of local residents and anglers, beat 39 will be restricted to 2 anglers per day.
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.
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
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
These are the very latest catch returns for this beat
20th October 2019
29th October 2019
11th November 2019
30th June 2020
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