Trout Fishing at Kennick

This is a troutmaster water

Kennick Reservoir, Exeter, Devon EX6 7NZ
This stunning Dartmoor water is stocked weekly with rainbow trout up to 7lb, with the occasional bigger fish. We also stock a large amount of blue trout which provide a really good fight and great variety. There is a resident head of wild brown trout up to 8lbs (all brown trout must be released if caught). Access is restricted to anglers only. Traditional Fly fishing only and ‘Catch and release' is available (barbless hooks must be used). There are boats for hire, but booking is essential to avoid disappointment. The wheelyboat for disabled anglers should be booked 48 hours in advance. The local fishing club, Kennick Fly Fishers Association organises competitions, beginner’s days and social events based at the fishery.
Free car parking, and toilets at the Anglers Lodge.
There is nearby accommodation at Kennick Sawmill.
Best Flies: Buzzers/Montana/Damsel Nymph/Hoppers/Diawl Bach
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 £12.50 for a 3 fish bag limit (bank fishing only)

Day Ticket Pricing (bag limit in brackets)

Full Day: £25.00 (6)
Concession: £22.00 (6)
Child 16-18: £6 (2)
Evening: £17 (2)
Catch and Release: £18 (1)

Season Ticket Pricing

Full Day: £450.00
Full Direct Debit Per Month: £79.00
Concession: £380.00
Concession Direct Debit Per Month: £68.00
Child 16-18: £100.00
Bag Limit (weekly): 12
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 (boat fishing) 4 March - 30 November (bank fishing only)
Day Permits: Available online, onsite at the lodge or self service out of hours.
Season Permits: Available onsite from the fishing lodge, online or call South West Lakes Trust 01566 771930. Summerlands Tackle, 01237 471291.
Boat Bookings: 01647 252898
Contact: 01647 252898

Fishery Info:
Address: Kennick Reservoir, Near Christow, Devon. EX6 7NZ
Fishery Size: 50 acres
Best Flies: Buzzers, Montana, Damsel Nymph, Hoppers, Diawl Bach
Rod Average: 2016 - 2.36 fish
Biggest Fish: 2016 - 7lb 8oz Rainbow, 4lb Brown


Dave Hoskin Tel: 01647 252 244;
Richard Jackson Tel: 01647 246 65;
Mike Stone Tel: 01626 890 888;
Chris Sherwood Tel: 01803 712 332;
John Hern Tel: 01392 464917
Andy Watson Tel: 07587 219 213
Geoff Stephens Tel: 0774 986 7393,

Whilst Kennick is restricted to anglers only, members of the public are welcome to walk around the two adjoining reservoirs of Tottiford and Trenchford where there are car parks and picnic areas, as well as the many woodland walks around the reservoirs.

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

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Kennick Reservoir  facilities include; car park and toilet.


John Walker fishing at Kennick peninsula classic, 16 June.

John Walker fishing at Kennick peninsula classic, 16 June.

Posted by Trout Fishing South West Lakes Trust on Thursday, 16 June 2016