Don’t forget you can book a boat to fish Fernworthy as we are doing a special two weeks boat trial where we have two boats on the water for the last two weeks of July. Bookings can be made on 01566 771930 – don’t delay though as the spaces will be gone!

Rainbow and Brown waters

Much harder fishing across the lakes last week with the hot weather but still a few fish being caught. Stithians was definitely providing the best fishing with plenty of dry fly action being had.

Did you know – at Burrator and Stithians we do a 3 hour anytime ticket which is £13 and you can fish any 3 hours of the day you wish. Something to bear in mind if time is limited and you don’t want to fish when its tough in the middle of the day.


Rod average: 1 fish per person

Best locations: Longstone, West Bank, sheepstor

Best flies: Klinkhammer, boobies, damsels

Best fish: 3lb Rainbow for Mr C Weeks


Rod average: 2.5 fish per person

Best locations: Goonlaze, pub bay, pipe bay, North shore and dam

Best flies: klinkhammer, beetles, spiders, buzzers, coch-y-bondhu, soldier palmer

Best fish: 2lb 4oz Rainbow Mr R lambourne and 2lb Blue for Mr D Williams


Rod average: 0.5 fish per person

Best locations: North shore, two meadows, Crylla

Best Flies: bibo, diawl bach, cats whisker, baby doll

Best Fish: 2lb Rainbow for Mr K Cheal


Rod average: 0.8 fish per person

Best flies: daddies, damsels, Montana, Cats Whisker, tadpole

Best fish: 3lb Rainbow for Keet

Book a boat 01647 252898

Browns only

Fernworthy was the pick of the bunch last week with a rod average of nearly three fish per person. Mr E Smith caught 21 fish in his day on coch-y-bondhu beetle so a fantastic days sport!


No returns from Roadford last week but try boat fishing over the boils and bank fishing from Grinnacombe and Daveys Banks

Rod average: 0 fish per person

Best locations: best to try Grinnacombe and Daveys Best Flies: try PTN, diawl bach and claret snaffler Best Fish:


Rod average: 2.73 fish per person

Best locations: Boathouse Bay, Potters Bank

Best flies: hoppers, coch-y-bondhu, bibio, CDC hopper, diawl bach

Best fish: 1lb 4oz for Mr E Smith from his 21 fish catch (all returned)


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Rod Average: 0 fish per person

Best locations: none noted but try the dam area

Best flies: usually Bibio, B&P spiders

Best fish: none caught last week

Fernworthy boats from the Commonwealth championships in 2014 – this fishing was superb! Book now 01566 771930.

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:

  • Fernworthy boats 15th to 26th July
  • Best of the Best Final at Kennick 29th September – £2000 in prize money to be won! Details here on how to enter:

BREAKING NEWS……..Our trout angling strategy and major changes for 2019 are available to view 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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