Trout Fishing at Kennick


Kennick Reservoir, Exeter, Devon EX6 7NZ

The Jewel in the crown of fishing in the South West, this stunning Dartmoor water is stocked weekly with rainbow trout up to 7lb, with the occasional double figure fish to 14lbs. 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 at the lake is restricted to anglers only. Traditional Fly fishing only and ‘Catch and release' is available (barbless hooks must be used). The local fishing club, Kennick Fly Fishers Association organises competitions, beginner’s days and social events based at the fishery. If amazing surroundings and great fishing is what your looking for Kennick is definitely the place for you.

There are boats for hire, but booking is essential to avoid disappointment. The wheelyboat for disabled anglers should be booked 48 hours in advance. For more information click here.

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 £2000 BEST OF THE BEST WATER – see competitions page for more details

Season Date: 15 February - 24 December

Day Ticket Pricing (bag limit in brackets)

Full Day: £25.00 (6)
Concession: £21.50 (6)
Child 12-18: £5 (2)
Evening: £17 (2)
Catch and Release: £18 (1)

Season Ticket Pricing

Full Day: £460.00
Concession: £391.00
All Waters Child 12-18: £100.00
Bag Limit (weekly): 10
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.

Click here for complete price list 

Species: Rainbow Trout (fly fishing only)
Season Date: 15 February – 24 December
Day Permits: Available online or on 01566 771930
Evening Permits: Available from 3pm in April, September and October, 4pm in May and August and 5pm in June and July.
Season Permits: Available onsite from the fishing lodge, online or call South West Lakes Trust 01566 771930.
Boat Bookings: online only (under Buy Permits Online)
Important you must read the boat use during Covid-19 guidance before booking a boat - Please click the link Kennick Boat rules during Covid-19
View our Float Tubing Good Practise Guidelines
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
Biggest Fish: 2018 - 13lb 10oz Rainbow


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,
Dil Singh;

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.

From week commencing 9 November, the weekly catch reports will stop for the remainder of the 2020 season. We will continue to do the weekly summary for each lake, so you can see how each water is fishing on a weekly basis. Click here to view the weekly summary.

Kennick Catch Report w.e 01.11.2020

Kennick Catch Report w.e 25.10.2020 

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