The Peninsula classic is at Kennick this Sunday – if you want the chance of winning a season ticket for 2020 worth £450 then come along and enter. It’s a great days fishing with BBQ afterwards. Please register on 01566 771930.

Rainbow and Brown waters

Some really consistent fishing across the Rainbow waters last week with plenty of Rainbows, Blues and Browns being caught. The best fishing was at Siblyback again which has been in superb form the last three weeks with the majority of fish coming to dries or wets fished sub surface.

Stithians and Kennick were both averaging 2.6 fish per person and produced some really good dry fly sport with fish rising freely, particularly the blues.

The forecast is looking warm and humid this week so early mornings and evenings will provide the best sport on all the waters and you can expect to see plenty of rising fish.


Rod average: 3.1 fish per person

Best locations: North shore, two meadows, Crylla, West Bank

Best Flies: bibio, black gnat, hopper, B&P spider, red tag, montana, buzzer, damsel

Best Fish: 3lb 4oz Rainbow for Mr P Leadsford

Most fish: 10 for Mr I Hicks


Rod average: 2.6 fish per person

Best flies: Diawl bach, damsels, coch-y-bondhu, tadpoles

Best fish: 5lb Rainbow for Mr G Vernon

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Rod average: 2.6 fish per person

Best locations: Pub Bay, Pipe Bay, Mossops, Goonlaze, North Bay

Best flies: Hawthorn, hoppers, klinkhammer, black gnat, pennel, olives, diawl bachs

Best fish: 2lb Rainbow Mr L Sutherland

Burrator catch report will be on our website tomorrow (Wednesday afternoon)

Browns only

Fernworthy was absolutely amazing last week! 97 fish caught by 14 anglers! Lots of anglers catching more than 10 fish and some really nice fish up to 2lb 4oz. Majority caught on dry flies with foam beetles, coch-y-bondhu and sedgehog as well as hoppers doing the business. Colliford was hard work but a Brown of double figures was spotted close in!!

Roadford had a good rod average with 11 fish being caught by Mr M Symons.


Rod average: 3.83 fish per person

Best locations: Daveys Bank, Goodacre, all over

Best Flies: PTN, B&P spider, orange Welshman, Best Fish: 1lb 8oz for M Symons


Rod average: 6.93 fish per person

Best locations: Thornworthy, North bank

Best flies: hoppers, coch-y-bondhu, sedgehog, beetles, Kate Mclaren

Best fish: 2lb 4oz Mr Faulkner


Catch more fish at Coliford with this guide: http://trout.swlakesfishing.co.uk/2019/05/01/colliford-stocked-and-wild-brown- trout-fishery-an-anglers-guide/

Rod Average: 1 fish per person

Best locations: Stuffle area

Best flies: Bibio, B&P spiders

Best fish: 8 inch for Dean Boucher – double figure brown spotted!

Picture: Mick Dodkins picture from Colliford….

Don’t forget permits are available online  www.swlakesfishing.co.uk or from permit rooms on site (not Colliford or Wistlandpound). You can also fill in a catch return online here

Key dates 2019:

        Peninsula Classic at Kennick 30th June

Bookings on 01566 771930

BREAKING NEWS……..Our trout angling strategy and major changes for 2019 are viewable here:

BREAKING NEWS…….all the prices and season dates for all the lakes are located on our website here:

All the best for the week ahead. Ben Smeeth – Head of Angling.

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