Trout Fishing at Drift Reservoir

Drift Reservoir, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6AB
Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Drift is a 65 acre clear water trout fishery situated in a large valley 2 miles west of Penzance, 200 metres from the main A30 to Lands End. Depths vary greatly around the reservoir, a deep area close to the dam and a shallow wooded area at the opposite end to the dam. We stock Rainbows to 5lbs and a good scattering of Blues throughout the season. Drift has an incredible head of natural Browns with as many as 50 being caught in a single day before. They average around 9-10 inch in size.

There is a boat and engine for hire on site and float tubing and kayak fishing is also an option although we don’t provide the equipment. We hold the SNOWBEE Cornish Open Float Tube competition here in May.

This is a £3000 BEST OF THE BEST WATER – see competitions page for more details.

Season Date: 4 March - 31 October

Throughout November day tickets will be available at a discounted price of £7.50 for a 2 fish bag limit (bank fishing only)

Day Ticket Pricing (bag limit in brackets)

Full Day:  3 Rainbows £15.00 / 2 Rainbows £12.00
Concession: N/A
Child 16-18: N/A
Evening: N/A
Catch and Release: £10 (1)

Season Ticket Pricing

Full Day: £180.00
Full Direct Debit Per Month: £34.00
Concession: N/A
Concession Direct Debit Per Month: N/A
Child 16-18: £50.00
Bag Limit (weekly): 9
Bag Limit (weekly) Child: 4

When purchasing an add on season permit, higher priced fisheries must be purchased first and lower priced fisheries can be added on.

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Species: Rainbow Trout (fly fishing only)
Season Date: 4 March – 31 October
Day Permits: Available online or onsite, West Cornwall Angling tel: 01736 786613. on site in the fishing hut or David Williams 01736 786613
Season Permits: Available online or call South West Lakes Trust 01566 771930
Boat Bookings, Float Tubing or Kayaking:
01736 786613
 01736 786613

Fishery Info:
Address: Drift Reservoir, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6AB
Fishery Size: 65 acres
Rod Average: 2016 - 2.30 fish
Lake Records: Rainbow 8lb 3oz, Brown 9lb 11oz
Natural Flies: Caddis, Shrimp, Daddy long legs
Best Fishing Flies: Black and Peacock Spiders, Cat Whiskers, Goldheads, Bibio, Kate McLaren, Damsels and Hares ear nymphs

Permit Agents:
West Cornwall Angling, Penzance. TR18 4LY. Tel: 01736 362363

All Waters Season Permit: Click here to purchase online or call 01566 771930

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Drift Reservoir facilities include; car park