Colliford Lake

Trout Fishing at Colliford Lake

Colliford Lake, near Bodmin, Cornwall. PL14 6PZ
This popular Cornish brown trout fishery offers traditional fly fishing for wild and stocked trout, with grown-on fish of over 2lb frequently caught (and occasional fish up to 5lb). Fishing is from the bank only and wading is not advised. Traditional fly patterns (Sedge patterns, Soldier Palmer, Hoppers, and Bibios) work well but keep an eye out for the big browns chasing fry which can be explosive sport. Fish the margins and walk the banks to cover as much water as possible. ‘Catch and release' option available (barbless hooks to be used), otherwise up to 4 fish over 7" may be taken in a day. Free car parking.

Best Flies: Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear, Sedge patterns, Soldier palmer, Hoppers and bibios.

Why not try our special ‘Castabout’ season permit which covers all our Brown Trout waters (Fernworthy, Roadford, Colliford and Wistlandpound).

Season Date: 15 March - 12 October

Day Ticket Pricing (bag limit in brackets)

Full Day: £15.50 (4)
Concession: £13.50 (4)
Child 12-18: £5 (2)
Evening: £10.00 (2)
Catch and Release: N/A

Season Ticket Pricing

Full Day: £225.00
Concession: £191.25
All Waters Child 12-18: £100.00
Bag Limit (weekly): 6
Bag Limit (weekly) Child: 4

When purchasing an add on season permit, higher priced fisheries must be purchased first and lower priced fisheries can be added on.

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Species: Brown Trout (fly fishing only)
Season Date: 15 March – 12 October
Day Permits: Available online, Jamaica Inn at Bolventor, 01566 86250.
Season Permits: Available online, Siblyback Lake Activity Centre or call South West Lakes Trust 01566 771930
01579 346522

Fishery Info:
Address: Colliford Lake, Near Bodmin, Cornwall. PL14 6PZ
Fishery Size: 911 acres
Best Flies: Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear, Sedge Patterns.

Tim Smith: 07527211370, 01726 882210
Derek Aunger: 01503 241063, 07592 797944,
Dave Matthews, AAPGAI Professional Fly Casting Instructor: 01566 880117, 07583206010,

Permit Agents:
(Season Permit) Siblyback Lake, Outdoor and Active. Tel: 01579346522
Jamaica Inn. Tel: 01566 86250
Summerlands Tackle: 01237 471291

All Waters Season Permit: Click here to purchase online or call 01566 771930

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Colliford Lake facilities include; car park