Trout Fishing at Fernworthy


Fernworthy Reservoir, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 8EA

Set on one of the highest points of Dartmoor, this picturesque reservoir offers traditional fly fishing for wild and stocked brown trout. We stock fish up to 4lbs with the average size being 10-12 inches. Fishing is from the bank only. Traditional dark fly patterns (Black Gnats, Bibios, Beetles, and Hoppers) as well as sedge patterns (Invicta) work well. 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.

Best Flies: Black Gnat/Invicta/G & H Sedge/Dry flies July onwards.

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

Free parking for anglers and toilets on site - At this time toilets are closed at this fishery and we will reopen them as soon as we can in line with government advice. 

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, self-service on site or by calling South West Lakes Trust on 01566 771930
Season Permits: Available online or by calling South West Lakes Trust on 01566 771930
01647 277587
View our Float Tubing Good Practise Guidelines

Fishery Info:
Address: Fernworthy Reservoir, Near Chagford, Devon TQ13 8EA
Fishery Size: 78 acres
Best Flies: Black Gnat, Invicta, G&H Sedge, Dry Flies July Onwards


Dave Hoskin Tel: 01647 252 244 dave@dsoff.com; www.dartmoorschoolofflyfishing.com
Richard Jackson Tel: 01647 246 65 info@devonflyfisher.com; www.devonflyfisher.com
Mike Stone Tel: 01626 890 888 info@devonfishing.co.uk; www.devonfishing.co.uk
Chris Sherwood Tel: 01803 712 332 info@devonfishing.co.uk; www.devonfishing.co.uk
John Hern Tel: 01392 464917 johnhern@virginmedia.com
Andy Watson Tel: 07587 219 213 andy.watson15@btinternet.com
Dil Singh devonflyfishing@hotmail.com; www.dsflyfishing.co.uk
Geoff Stephens Tel: 0774 986 7393 geoff@flyfishingdevon.co.ukwww.flyfishingdevon.co.uk

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

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Fernworthy Reservoir facilities include; car park and toilets.