Beat 1: Westons

Batherm, Exe

2
Tokens

About Beat 1: Westons

Westons has 700m of RHB fishing on a small brown trout and grayling stream that enters the main River Exe just upstream of Cove. Trout fishing runs from March 15 to September 30 and grayling can be targeted from June 16 till March 14. This attractive beat runs through open pasture and is probably best approached with a short 7-8ft 3/4 weight rod; wading is required to access some of the deeper pools and runs. The 2019 Season saw Grayling over 10” caught on the fly. Being open all year for trout and grayling, this is the place to get to know.

Fish Species

Brown Trout
Grayling

Season Dates

Start Date
1st January
End Date
31st December

Information & restrictions

Fly only. Catch and release for all species. Sorry, no dogs. You can buy clotted cream, beef and rose veal from Westons Farm: www.westonsfarms.co.uk, or tel: 07734170384.

Directions & access

From Tiverton, take the A396 to Minehead. Go through Cove and take the B3277 to Bampton. As you enter Bampton turn right just after the Quarryman’s Rest pub into Ford Road. After 350m take the left into Kersdown Barton; continue down the drive, past the farm house and into the farm yard and park in front of the barn (facing you). Walk downhill through the farmyard, and down the track. The token box is by the gateway, walk over the bridge and fish up or down stream.

Beat map

Lat 50.9920656
Long -3.4810674
Recent Catches

These are the very latest catch returns for this beat

5th January 2020

9 × Grayling

5th January 2020

8 × Grayling

21st March 2020

No catches

9th July 2021

6 × Brown Trout
2 × Grayling
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