500m of RHB on the River Fal. This section of the Fal is quite unique, in that most of the Beat has been previously straightened and altered to allow for infrastructure. In moderate to low waters, much of the river meanders within its stone walled channel, creating long riffles, glides and pools over the gravels and bedrock, during this time there is considerable opportunity for productive brown trout and day time sea trout fishing on the fly. Durring spate conditions, this section becomes difficult and hazardous to fish due to the nature of the contained channel, and unstable banks, so we strongly advise against fishing this beat in these conditions.
It is advised that anglers wade this Beat, as there is little opportunity to fish effectively from the high banks. The Beat has a public pathway spanning its entire length so access along the Beat is good with a few entry points into and out of the river, the easiest being at the very top and very bottom of the Beat.
Information & restrictions
Brown Trout and Sea Trout season from 1st April- 30th September
Fly Fishing Only
100% Catch and Release of all species
Dogs are allowed but should be kept on a lead and under control at all times
Please note that the Footpath and Friends of the Fal area is regularly used by the public
QR code located on the Gate next to the Bridge
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 St Austell, follow A390 West for 8 miles, enter Grampound Village and then take a left turn into the Grampound community hall car park. Please pay for parking in the Grampound Village Store.
From Truro, follow A390 East for 9 miles, enter Grampound Village and take a right turn into the Grampound community hall car park. Please pay for parking in the Grampound Village Store.
To access fishing walk out of the Carpark and turn left, walkover the Bridge and immediately turn left, here you should find the Fish Pass QR code on the Gate.
These are the very latest catch returns for this beat
3rd March 2022
30th March 2022
4th May 2022
3 × Brown Trout
11th May 2022
8 × Brown Trout
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