Week ending 21 June 2020

Superb fishing

There was some great fishing to be had last week and lots of happy anglers with some great catch reports and comments on how good the fishing was.

Fernworthy and Colliford are in superb form if your looking for some great brown trout action on the dries.

Siblyback was again in really good form with plenty of Rainbows and browns being caught to dries and nymphs. Kennick, Stithians and Burrator were also really consistent and well worth wetting a line in the coming week.


Great news for boat anglers – boats are now bookable for Roadford and Siblyback. Below are the links to book a boat which can only be done online or by calling our office on 01566 771930.

Roadford Bookings

Siblyback Bookings

Kennick Bookings– Kennick has 4 boats available and they have been fishing superb!

Andy Birkett Fernworthy Brown

The flies responsible for Andy’s 16 fish day (coch-y-bondhu beetles)


Kennick was really good again last week despite the thundery weather. Boat fishing was by far the best and boats are bookable here.

Rod Average: 3.5 fish per person
Best Locations: Clampitts, central water by boat
Best Flies: hoppers, damsels, diawl bach, montanas. Blobs, boobies
Best Fish: 3lb 4oz and 3lb 2oz P Britton
Best Bag: 15 Fish for Malcolm Ure by boat

Check out the Kennick fishing map here
The Kennick fishing guide is here


Fantastic dry fly sport at Siblyback last week with majority of anglers who fished dries catching fish and enjoying the excellent sport once again.

Rod Average: 3.37 fish per person
Best Rainbow: Phil Adlam 3lb 7oz Rainbow on a humungous green fly
Best Brown: Dave Perks 2lb 8oz on a Bibio
Best Locations: stocky bay, crylla, west bank
Best Flies: Coch-y-bondhu, Sedgehog, fiery brown hoppers, cats whisker, blobs, damsels
Best Bag: 15 fish for Andy Birkett on fiery brown hoppers dry (4 Brown, 11 Rainbows)

Read our guide to fishing at Siblyback here
Check out our Siblyback fishing map here


Really consistent fishing at Burrator last week!

Rod Average: 3.5 fish per person
Best Locations: Longstone, Lowery point, Pines Bay, Back bay
Best Flies: damsels, black hoppers, buzzers, montanas
Best Bag: A lawson 9 fish

Read our guide to fishing at Burrator here
Check out our Burrator fishing map here


Really good sport at Stithians last week – some great fishing and from all types of flies. Plenty of dries but nymph and lure fishing was also very successful.

Rod Average: 2.6 fish per person
Best Locations: sailing club, Goonlaze, Carmanellis
Best Flies: foam beetles, diawl bach, montanas, buzzers, B&P spiders, zonker, cormorant, blobs

Read our guide to fishing at Stithians here
Check out our Stithians fishing map here


Great sport at Colliford again last week –rod average over 4 fish per person! Dry flies doing the damage.

Rod Average: 4.25 fish per person
Best Locations: East Bank, dam, redhills
Best Flies: B&P spider, Hoppers, bibio, sedge
Best Catch: Dean Boucher 12 fish
Best Fish: 1lb 6oz Chris Brand

Read our guide to fishing at Colliford here
Check out our Colliford fishing map here


Fernworthy was great again last week – the dry fly sport remains superb!

Rod Average: 4.5 fish per person
Best Locations: Thornworthy, North Bank, Boat house bank
Best Flies: sedgehog, diawl bach, sedge, coch-y-bondhu, zulu, black gnat
Best Fish: 1lb 05oz P Waldron
Best Bag: Andy Birkett 16 fish

Check out our Fernworthy fishing map here
Read our guide to fishing at Fernworthy here


Just the one return from Roadford last week with no brownies. Boats are available again now for Roadford!

Here is our guide to fishing at Roadford
Here is our new fishing map for Roadford

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

Here is the link to my pre-season trout newsletter with all our changes for 2020! Details on lots more fish stocking and the work we have been doing.

All the best for the week ahead.

Ben Smeeth – Head of Angling