Competitions

Best of the Best

The ‘Best of the Best’ is the biggest prize fund in the trout angling calendar. Join our fantastic fishing competition and be in with a chance of winning big.

1st Prize – £1000 cash
2nd Prize – £400 cash
3rd Prize – £250 cash
Biggest Fish (not finishing in top 3) – £200 cash
1st Blind pairs (drawn on the day) – £100 cash
2nd Blind pairs (drawn on the day) – £50 cash

Heat Dates:
Siblyback – 28 March
Kennick – 11 April
Burrator – 25 April
Stithians – 9 May
Siblyback – 26 September
Kennick – 3 October

Final: Bank fishing only on 11 October 2020 at Kennick Reservoir, Devon.

Find out more information here. 
Click here to see the 2019 results

Cornwall v Devon Team Match at Siblyback

On 5 April we have a Cornwall v Devon team match at Siblyback Lake, Cornwall.

Anyone who would like to fish for their county needs to contact John Hern for Devon johnhern@virginmedia.com or John Huckings for Cornwall jhuckings@yahoo.co.uk.

Snowbee Team of four event at Siblyback

The team of four event is always a great competition generously sponsored by Snowbee.

Rainbow and Blue trout are the target species at Siblyback and anglers can expect fish up to around 6lbs. The competition briefing is always in the car park at Siblyback before anglers disperse around the lake. The lake is divided into an A and B Section with two anglers from each team fishing one section in the morning and then swapping to fish the other in the afternoon. Suitable time is given between sections for walking around or having a cup of tea and a sandwich! There is always a large amount of fish caught on the day with usual rod averages being around 3 to 4 fish per person. Snowbee provide some terrific prizes including the coveted leaping trout trophy which is stunning. There are also many South West Lakes Trust prizes in the form of day and boat permits. Food and drink is provided during the presentations which are held in the lecture room by the car park. A great social event and a great days fishing! To book your team in please call 01566 771930 or download the entry form from the website and send it to us along with your cheque made payable to South West Lakes Limited.

Click here to see the 2019 results
Click here to see the 2020 competition rules

Peninsula Classic at Kennick

The Peninsula Classic should be in every anglers diary. Hosted at Kennick, arguably the best Trout fishery in the South West, this singles competition gives anglers the chance to win a season permit worth £495. There is a whole host of other prizes including day and boat permits and sponsored prizes generously donated by Fly Fishing Tackle of Crediton.

The competition is for Rainbows and Blues only and is held in June each year. The lake is divided into 4 sections with anglers having to fish each section for up to two hours. Anglers may catch a maximum of 3 fish in a zone up until the final zone where there is no limit. The bag limit is 8 fish per person. Refreshments will be provided during the presentations at the lodge. To book your place please call 01566 771930. Don’t miss out on the chance to win a free season ticket ticket.

Click here to see the 2018 results
Click here to see the 2020 competition rules 

Kennick Bank Pairs

The “Kennick Bank pairs” is a bank fly fishing competition. The 2019 competition venue will be Kennick Reservoir, Bovey Tracey, Devon on Sunday 19 May 2019. The competition HQ is situated in the Lodge, by the boat moorings.

The competition is open to all anglers. Pre-entry is recommended. Entry forms and competition information are available from South West Lakes Ltd, Lidn Park, Quarry Crescent ,Pennygillam Ind Est, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 7PF. Telephone 01566 771930.

2019 Results

Congratulations to Andy Gooding and Paul Jones who won the Kennick bank pairs with 11 fish for 19lb 7oz. They both won season tickets for the 2020 season.

Click here to see the full 2019 report.
Click here to see the full 2020 competition rules