Important notice – Due to high water temperatures (exceeding 18c) and its impact on fish welfare, we’ve made the decision to temporarily close this Beat. We’ll be assessing conditions over the coming weeks and will open this Beat when safe to do so. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this.
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.
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
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 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.
These are the very latest catch returns for this beat
22nd April 2022
3 × Brown Trout
23rd April 2022
6 × Brown Trout
4th May 2022
3rd July 2022
2 × Brown Trout
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