Coarse Fishing

Our coarse fisheries include over 275 acres of water with fisheries ranging in size from 2 to 81 acres. Our established lakes are located in outstandingly beautiful and secluded rural areas across the South West.

At SW Lakes Fishing we offer more than just great angling, our unique fisheries are matched with a recognised reputation for great fish quality. Enjoy the tranquility that our waters provide with established tree-lined banks, lily pads and weed beds with natural woodlands surrounding the lakes. Our coarse fisheries offer a peaceful setting within picturesque and wildlife-rich surroundings.

Please note at this time our Permit Rooms are closed. Season and Day Permits are available online or by calling 01566 771930 only

Coarse fishing in the South West:

We regularly hold carp and match competitions at Upper Tamar Lake with prize money exceeding £3500. You can book your day or 24 hour tickets, which are available year-round via our online booking system. Season permits are available on 01566 771930.

Facilities include onsite cafes, parking, toilets, showers, wheelchair access platforms, on-site permit rooms and easy access paths and swims.

SW Lakes Fishing is managed by South West Lakes Trust.

Reporting an Incident:

South West Lakes Trust manages a portfolio of nearly 50 lakes and other natural resources so it is not always possible for our wardens to be on the scene when issues occur. The very remote and rural nature of our estate, the thing that makes them so special, also means that modern mobile communications don’t always cover the areas we would like them to. This makes getting an immediate response to ongoing incidents very challenging.

Please use this form to report any incidents of poaching, illegal fishing or any other form of antisocial behaviour to the management team so that we are able to take appropriate action.

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The second Mainline Baits Carp Open pairs at Upper Tamar took place from 5-7 July. 33 pairs saw the competition at full capacity and the anticipation at the draw was fantastic! Anglers chose their swims, collected a mainline goody bag and were transported to their pegs. Fishing began at 4.00pm on the Friday and ended after 45 hours at 1.00pm on the Sunday.

What was great about the weekend was the competition was very close and every pair were in with a shout of being in the prize money right up until the final hour or so!

Nigel Woods and Rich Ford scooped the top prize of £2000 with 4 fish for 63lbs from peg 31 on the Cornwall Bank. There catch included a cracking Mirror of 24lb 7oz.

There was a terrific tussle for second with the O’Connors Barry and Benn fighting it out with Dave Bellew and Steve Lovell. Both pairs caught three fish and only 5 ounces separated them at the finish with Barry and Benn coming out on top to win the £1000 second prize. Dave and Steve settling for the £500 third spot.

Largest fish, winning 2kg of Mainline spod and PVA mix, was youngster Tristan Cooper who had a cracking 19lb 10oz Mirror. Smallest fish, winning 2kg of Mainline spod and PVA mix, was Rob Jewell with a Common of 8lb 6oz.

Section winners, winning 5kg of Mainline freezer baits boilies, were:

Toby Green and Danny Moore
Lee Watts and Dean Compton
Peter Higman and Ricky Lawrence
Scott and Tristan Cooper

A massive thank you to Mainline Baits for their sponsorship.

Full results:

1st winning £2000 Nigel Woods and Rich Ford 4 fish for 63lbs

2nd winning £1000 Barry and Benn O’Connor 3 fish for 37lb 7oz

3rd winning £500 Dave Bellew and Steve Lovell 3 fish for 37lb 2oz

4th Dean Compton and Lee Watts 2 fish for 25lb 4oz

5th Scott and Tristan Cooper 1 fish of 19lb 10oz

6th Jamie Rusling and Nick White 1 fish of 15lb 13oz

7th Scott Bowden and Mark Brett 1 fish of 12lb 2oz

8th Toby Green and Danny Moore 1 fish of 9lb 6oz

9th Mike Faulkner and Rob Jewell 1 fish of 8lb 6oz