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.

Reporting an Incident:

South West Lakes 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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Latest News

  • Free coarse fishing day at Upper Tamar Lake

    As part of National Fishing Month, we're hosting a free family-friendly event at Upper Tamar Lake on Friday 12 August. If you're a complete novice, find out why coarse fishing has so many people hooked, with plenty on offer for the experienced angler as well! Read more

  • Pepperell destroys the record book on way to being crowned Mainline champ!

    Matthew Pepperell destroyed the record books as he swept aside the opposition at the Upper Tamar Mainline Baits carp open singles from 12-14 November 2021. Matthew claimed the £1000 top prize with an impressive display of angling from the far end of the lake. Read more

  • Jack and Dave crowned Mainline Pairs champs!

    Dave Bellew and Jack Hardisty have won the Mainline Baits carp pairs at Upper Tamar scooping £2000 for their efforts. From peg 20 on the Cornwall Bank the guys made no mistakes landing 12 carp up to 23lb 13oz for a total weight of 141lb 5oz. Read more