Beat 50: Porth


About Beat 50: Porth

Porth is set in a steep sided valley surrounded by woodlands just outside Newquay. The lake is very mature with overhanging treelines and large beds of lily pads. The reservoir contains carp to 34lb and is home to some stunning fish such as ‘Arnie’ and ‘Her Indoors’ (both mirrors) which are regularly caught over 30lbs. Porth currently has approx. 6 fish over 30lbs and there is a great head of back up 20’s with the majority of fish over 25lbs. There are bream to 12lbs, Rudd to 2lb, roach 2lb plus pike to 24lb and perch to 5lb. Match weights up to 50lbs are common and it also produces great sport for pleasure anglers. There are Wheelchair accessible platforms just below the car park.

Fish Species

Common Carp
Mirror Carp

Season Dates

Start Date
1st January
End Date
31st December

Information & restrictions

Please follow all government guidelines on Covid-19 and only fish locally. No fly fishing, Coarse and lure only. Landing Nets must be used. Species: Carp, Bream, Rudd, Roach, Tench, Pike, Perch, Eels. Fishing Times: Open all year, 24 hours a day. Pike Fishing Close Season: 1 March - 30 September.

Directions & access

From Launceston/Bodmin take the A30 Westbound towards Newquay. Using the l on slip road A39/B3279. At Highgate Hill Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A39. At Halloon Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A392. Follow A392 then take right hand turn signposted for Lady Nance/Colan Church. At the next junction turn left. Follow this road and turn right at the next junction, follow this road, and take the first Right hand turn, take the next right signposted for Porth reservoir.

Beat map

Lat 50.419388
Long -5.008452
Recent Catches

These are the very latest catch returns for this beat

24th January 2021

1 × Perch

9th May 2021

5 × Perch
11 × Rudd
8 × Roach

10th June 2021

No catches

9th August 2021

1 × Roach
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