2019 Trout fishing season just around the corner

With Christmas now a distant memory we look forward with optimism to the new trout fishing season which kicks off at our waters this weekend (Saturday 16 February) at Kennick Reservoir.

Over the last 12 months we have spent a lot of time reviewing the trout fishing operation across our waters in Devon and Cornwall and understanding the challenges and opportunities we face at our wonderful fisheries – an important part of this has been listening to our anglers and taking on board the insights we gained from you during our 2018 angler surveys.  The result of this work is a three year strategy, backed by our Trustees, aimed at improving the fishing experience for our anglers and building a sustainable future for our fisheries.  It is a really exciting time as we begin to implement changes at our fisheries over the next three years, making improvements to realise their potential.

2019 will include an initial range of improvements which are detailed in the links at the bottom of this page.  It will also be a year of trialing and testing some ideas which we hope will improve our fishing – these will be monitored to inform how we roll out improvements to other sites in future years along with implementing further improvements set out in our strategy for 2020 and 2021.

This year our fisheries will open in a phased approach, enabling anglers who wish to visit the opening of more than one water, to do so.  Our opening dates are as follows:

Saturday 16 February – Kennick
Saturday 2 March – Siblyback
Saturday 9 March – Burrator and Stithians
Friday 15 March – Roadford, Colliford, Fernworthy and Wistlandpound

Preview Days – our Season Ticket holders are able to have exclusive access to fish the day before the opening dates above at Kennick, Siblyback, Burrator and Stithians.

Season Tickets are available to purchase now by calling 01566 771930 or via our website by clicking the link https://trout.swlakesfishing.co.uk/season-dates-and-prices/
Ticket prices can also be found via the above link.

To read more about the year ahead  click the link below to download our pre-season newsletter           SWL Pre- season Game Angling Newsletter

The highlights of our three year Game Angling Strategy can also be downloaded by clicking the following link SWL Summarised Game Angling Strategy 2019-22