Beat 55 Middle Bridge



About Beat 55 Middle Bridge

This brand-new 1.4km Beat on the River Carey has received little angling pressure in decades and the Landowners have left a generous amount of land either side of the river to grow wild. Middle Bridge is home to wild Brown trout and Grayling, with the arrival of Sea trout & Salmon from July onwards. The river is not overly wide (10-15ft) and is relatively shallow, meaning lighter tackle is favourable. To fish this Beat we recommend using the various small access points into the river to fish individual pools, or wade freely up or downstream to cover all the water. The 1st field upstream of the Bridge has limited access to the river, but some small walkways can be located and used. The channel here is relatively narrow, but holds plenty of fishable glides, shoots and long pools. we recommend using Dries, nymphs or a combination of the two. Moving upstream into the 2nd Field, the channel is wider, and the river is free to meander through the tree lined field and woodland, creating some superb pool, riffle sequences. Due to the Widening of the channel, the water depth here is less than downstream and gives opportunity for the best dry fly fishing on the Beat. The 3rd field is very diverse and offers intimate, close range fishing around the woodland at “Half Acre” Island with slightly more open water upstream in the meadow area. Nymphs, dries and a combination of the two works well here.

Fish Species

Brown Trout
Sea Trout

Season Dates

Start Date
15th March
End Date
2nd November

Information & restrictions

Please note, we are planning Angling access and habitat improvement works in the coming months and hope to increase the number and size of the access routes into the pools. QR code is located next to the parking area on the Gateway to the Beat. A fly rod rated between #0-4, with a length of 5-9’ would be appropriate here. Thigh or chest waders with wading stick is recommended. Dogs are allowed but must be well behaved or kept on a leash. All sections of river upstream of the First field has good access into the water and along the bankside, thanks to a track running alongside the river.

Directions & access

From Launceston follow A388 North ’east for 5.5 miles. Turn right at “East Panson” signpost and continue along the road for 1 mile. Please Park in the gateway (on the left) Where Fish Pass parking sign is located (or in the Field Downstream of the Beat (RHB) providing there are no livestock in there).

Beat map

Lat 50.710339
Long -4.308627
Recent Catches

These are the very latest catch returns for this beat

6th August 2021

3 × Brown Trout

6th August 2021

2 × Brown Trout

6th August 2021

4 × Brown Trout

16th August 2021

4 × Brown Trout
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