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 South West Lakes Trust 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.

Coarse fishing in the South West:

We regularly hold carp and match competitions at Upper Tamar Lake with prize money exceeding £3,500. Season tickets are available online. Day tickets are bookable through Catch. Download the Catch app from App Store or Google Play.

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

SW Lakes Fishing Trust is managed by South West Lakes Trust.

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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 Mainline Baits sponsored carp pairs at Upper Tamar took place from 25-27 June 2021.

32 pairs keenly contested the event and conditions were well suited for fish to be on the feed. A really good weekend was had by everyone with 38 Carp caught from 17 different pegs. The larger fish proved really elusive!

The winners were John Kierle and Sam Fowler from Somerset who caught nine carp between 10lbs and 20lbs to weigh 117lbs and 10oz.

Only 30lbs in weight separated second from ninth in what was a really close, well contested match.

Prize winners:

1st winning £2000 – John Kierle and Sam Fowler with 9 fish for 117lbs 10oz

2nd winning £1000 – Karl Yates and Allan Jones with 4 fish for 56lb 5oz

3rd winning £500 – Dave and Josh Bellew with 4 fish for 51.15

Largest fish (not finishing in the top 3) winning 5kg of Mainline Freezer baits was Lee Neilson with a 19lb 8oz Mirror

Smallest fish (not finishing in the top 3) winning a selection of Mainline baits products was Steve Lovell with a 7lb 4oz Mirror.

Massive thank you to sponsors Mainline Baits for providing a goody bag for each person.