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.

Send in your catch report 

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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Fishery maps with swim locations can be found on the individual waters pages 

April 
06/04/2024 Upper Tamar Devon Bank (Dam to Bench swim in Bradworthy Arm)
14/04/2024 Jennetts Whole lake
17/04/2024 Melbury Whole lake
26-28/04/2024 Upper Tamar BCAC Qualifier - whole lake 
May
04/05/2024 Upper Tamar Devon Bank (Dam to Bench swim in Bradworthy Arm)
11/05/2024 Upper Tamar Devon dam to Bench swim, Cornwall Seed Drill to Skimmer Point
24-27/05/2024 Upper Tamar Both banks, Deon dam to Bench swim, Cornwall Seed Drill to Skimmer Point
June
01/06/2024 Upper Tamar  Devon Bank (Dam to Bench swim in Bradworthy Arm)
08/06/2024 Upper Tamar Devon dam to Bench swim, Cornwall Seed Drill to Skimmer Point
09/06/2024 Upper Tamar  Devon dam to Bench swim, Cornwall Seed Drill to Skimmer Point
09/06/2024 Jennetts Whole lake
10-14/06/2024 Upper Tamar Devon dam to Bench swim, Cornwall Seed Drill to Skimmer Point
15-16/06/2024 Upper Tamar Devon dam to Bench swim, Cornwall Seed Drill to Skimmer Point
17-19/06/2024 Upper Tamar Cornwall bank, Seed Drill onwards
29-30/06/2024 Upper Tamar Devon dam to Bench swim, Cornwall Seed Drill to Skimmer Point
July
01-05/07/2024 Upper Tamar  Devon dam to Bench swim, Cornwall Seed Drill to Skimmer Point
06/07/2024 Upper Tamar Devon dam to Bench swim, Cornwall Seed Drill to Skimmer Point
13/07/2024 Upper Tamar Devon Bank (Dam to Bench swim in Bradworthy Arm)
14/07/2024 Darracott Whole lake
19-21/07/2024 Upper Tamar Whole lake
21/07/2024 Jennetts Whole lake
August
03/08/2024 Upper Tamar Devon Bank (Dam to Bench swim in Bradworthy Arm)
04/08/2024 Upper Tamar  Devon dam to Bench swim, Cornwall Seed Drill to Skimmer Point
10-11/08/2024 Upper Tamar Devon dam to Bench swim, Cornwall Seed Drill to Skimmer Point
20-22/082024 Upper Tamar  Devon dam to Bench swim, Cornwall Seed Drill to Skimmer Point
September
07/09/2024 Upper Tamar  Devon Bank (Dam to Bench swim in Bradworthy Arm)
08/09/2024 Jennetts Whole lake
10-13/09/2024 Upper Tamar Devon dam to Bench swim, Cornwall Seed Drill to Skimmer Point
21-22/09/2024 Upper Tamar  Whole lake
27-29/09/2024 Upper Tamar Whole lake
October
05/10/2024 Jennetts Whole lake
04-06/10/2024 Upper Tamar Whole lake
14-18/10/2024 Upper Tamar Devon dam to Bench swim, Cornwall Seed Drill to Skimmer Point