Trout Fishing at Venford

Venford Reservoir, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 7SS
This pretty reservoir lies on the southern edge of Dartmoor. There are picnic tables, toilets facilities, free parking, and a footpath around the water’s edge. Fishing is free for wild brown trout from the bank only. Anglers must have an Environment Agency Rod Licence (non-migratory). Permitted angling methods at this reservoir include spinning, fly or bait. ‘Catch and release’ is available (barbless hooks to be used), otherwise up to 4 fish over 7″ may be taken in a day.

Remember to carry out basic biosecurity on all your kit before and after fishing. Check, Clean and Dry all your equipment. For more information see our biosecurity and invasive species page.

Wilderness Trout Fishery: Season 15 March – 12 October.

This is a free fishing water with a bag limit of four fish over seven inches. Anglers must hold a current Environmental Agency Rod Licence to fish at Venford Reservoir

Species: Wild Brown Trout
Season Date: 15 March – 12 October
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Fishery Info:
Address: Venford Reservoir, Ashburton, Devon. TQ13 7SS
Fishery Size: 33 acres