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 next two weeks. Bookings can be made on 01566 771930 – don’t delay though as the spaces will be gone!

Rainbow and Brown waters

Conditions were hard last week with the hot bright weather putting the fish off on all the waters. There were still some fish caught and some good ones – its definitely the time to go boat fishing or early morning and evenings.

Did you know – at Burrator at 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. We are extending this offer to Kennick and Siblyback for August and September!! Tickets and details available here:


Rod average: 1.2 fish per person

Best flies: Daddies, damsels, montanas, boobies, tadpoles

Best fish: 3lb 6oz for A Alger

Book a boat 01647 252898


Rod average: 0.9 fish per person

Best locations: Longstone, West Bank, sheepstor

Best flies: Kate Mclaren

Best fish: 3lb 2oz Brown for Stuart McCullough


Rod average: 0.9 fish per person

Best locations: Best locations Dam Bank, Sluice, Hollis Bank Best flies: Buzzer, deer hair sedge, cinnamon sedge, deer hair and seal fur sedge, parachute bibio

Best fish: 2lb 3oz Rainbow Mr Gregory


Rod average: 0.3 fish per person

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

Best Flies: bibo, diawl bach, cats whisker

Best Fish: 1lb 10oz Mr Parkyn

Browns only

Hard work at our browns waters last week with very few fish caught – the hot weather has not helped with warming waters. Try fishing by boat at Fernworthy and Roadford over deeper water in the next week or two.


Rod average: 1 fish per person

Best locations: the boils (aeration pipes)

Best Flies: Sedgehog and Blue Flash damsel

Best Fish: 1lb 4oz each for Al and Andy Lawson


Rod average: 0.43 fish per person

Best locations: Boathouse Bay, South Bank, Lowton Bay

Best flies: hoppers, beetles, buzzers

Best fish: 1lb for Mr Skuse


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

Rod Average: 0.66 fish per person

Best locations: none noted but try the dam area

Best flies: Diawl Bachs and Invicta

Best fish: 1lb Mr drew and Mr Messenger-Rogers

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

3lb 2oz Brown caught from Burrator (part of an 8 fish catch) last week for Stuart McCullough

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 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.