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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4 August 2023

While angling at our lakes this summer, you are invited to share photographs of your catches taken at our reservoirs to be in with a chance of winning!

Open to all coarse anglers, the competition will run on our Facebook page throughout August where you will be able to vote for your favourites each week. Our weekly winners will then go head to head at the end of the month and the photo receiving the most likes will win a season pass for a lake of their choice!

James Floyd, Lower Tamar

Ashley Bunning, Head of Angling, said: “I’m really looking forward to seeing some great catches this summer! Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, there are plenty of fish to catch in our waters. I can’t wait to see everyone at our lakes over the next few weeks.”

Photos you wish to enter should be sent to [email protected] each week alongside your name, catch details and the name of the lake you were fishing at. All photos sent should be from catches taken this summer and at one of our reservoirs. Following weekly voting, the overall winner will be announced on Friday 15th September.

Andrew Willis, Melbury

Content Terms and Conditions:

By sending us content, you agree to the following terms and conditions:
• You are giving permission for your photos to be displayed and /or published in connection with South West Lakes and South West Water publicity and publications.
• Whenever your image is published by South West Lakes and South West Water, you will be credited where possible. Failure to publish a credit due to error or oversight shall not be deemed a breach of this condition.
• We may tag your social username if we are re-posting your social post or you have told us the username. Failure to tag due to error or oversight shall not be deemed a breach of this condition.
• You must have obtained permission to photograph identifiable people. South West Lakes will assume that permission has been sought by you before submitting the photograph.
• Images should preferably be a minimum of 1MB.
• Your data and photos will be processed in line with our privacy policy, which can be found by clicking here.