Trout FishingWe extend a warm welcome to all trout anglers. The range of fishing we offer ensures excellent sport for all abilities. Our still water fisheries are among the best in the west and vary in size from around 50 to over 900 acres! Our fisheries are picturesque and atmospheric lakes, including countless secluded bays, weedy shores and tree line margins to explore. We boast rainbows, browns and a large number of blues of the highest quality. Traditional fly fishing is the rule at our stocked fisheries, although other methods can be used at our free wilderness trout waters. Young People and Newcomers We are working hard to encourage young people and newcomers to take up the sport. Under 12s may fish for free when sharing their parents’ bag limit. For under 18s, there is a two fish child permit available. Throughout the season, we host open days and events where we offer free fly fishing tuition for all. Boat Fishing Boats are available at most of our waters which provide an alternative to bank angling. These must be pre-booked, either by calling 01566 771930 (8.30am - 5.00pm 7 days a week) or online by scrolling to the bottom of your chosen lake page. Access for All Most of the waters benefit from facilities designed for disabled or wheelchair anglers, either by platforms or Wheelyboats. These boats must be booked at least 48 hours in advance. Clubs A number of the fisheries have associated local clubs. These are a great way to meet fellow anglers, as well as participating in competitions and social events. We run several competitions during the season - more details of each of these are available on our competitions page. Environment Agency Rod Licence Anglers on all our waters must have a valid Environment Agency rod licence which are available from post offices or via the Environment Agency. The only exception may be when attending a bona fide course or a coaching session with a qualified coach – please check beforehand. South West Lakes Trust South West Lakes Trust is the managing charity of SW Lakes Fishing. The charity is a member of The Angling Trust. In 2014, the South West Lakes fisheries hosted the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships; Scotland took gold and England won silver. 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. Complete Form Waters Prices Competitions and Events News and Results Catch Returns About us Contact Coarse Fishing Waters Fernworthy Reservoir Fernworthy Reservoir, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 8EA Buy a Ticket Fishery Information Latest Catch Reports Complete your Catch Return Directions Fishery Map Report an Incident Fernworthy Reservoir is a beautiful location comprising meadows, woodlands and moorland. Set on one of the highest points of Dartmoor, scenic lakeside views are complemented by a rich cultural heritage – including ancient stone cairns, Bronze Age hut circles and a submerged clapper bridge. Fernworthy offers traditional fly fishing for wild and stocked brown trout. Fish up to 4lbs are stocked at an average size of 10-12 inches; however, there is also a good head of wild fish. Fishing is from the bank only. Traditional dark fly patterns such as black gnats, bibios, beetles, hoppers and sedge patterns are most productive. Fish the margins and walk the banks to cover as much water as you can to locate the fish. Catch and release is possible but barbless hooks must be used. Otherwise, up to four fish over 7" may be taken in a day. Day and season permits are available. Why not try our special ‘Castabout’ season permit that covers all our stocked brown trout waters (Fernworthy/Roadford and Colliford)? CLICK HERE FOR AN ANGLERS' GUIDE TO FERNWORTHY RESERVOIR Fishery Information Address: Fernworthy Reservoir, Near Chagford, Devon TQ13 8EA Fishery Size: 78 acres Species: Brown Trout (fly fishing only) Season Date: 15 March – 12 October Day Permits: Available online, self-service on site or by calling South West Lakes Trust on 01566 771930 Season Permits: Available online or by calling South West Lakes Trust on 01566 771930 Fishery Contact: 01647 277587 Float Tubing: View our Float Tubing Good Practise Guidelines Best Flies: Sedgehog, Black Gnat, Invicta, G&H Sedge, Hoppers, Kate Mclaren FIND SEASON DATES AND PRICES HERE Tuition: Dave Hoskin Tel: 01647 252 244 [email protected]; www.dartmoorschoolofflyfishing.comRichard Jackson Tel: 01647 246 65 [email protected]; www.devonflyfisher.comJohn Hern Tel: 01392 464917 [email protected]Andy Watson Tel: 07587 219 213 [email protected]Dil Singh [email protected]; www.dsflyfishing.co.ukGeoff Stephens Tel: 0774 986 7393 [email protected], www.flyfishingdevon.co.uk Latest Catch Reports: These catch reports are only possible if you fill in a catch return fernworthy_weekly_catch_report_19th_september.pdf fernworthy_weekly_catch_report_12th_september.pdf Directions: BOOK NOW Searching Availability... Continue to Secure Booking System » Whenever you leave the lakes, remember to Check, Clean, Dry Invasive plants and animals can carry diseases that kill fish. Protect the environment and sport you enjoy by cleaning your kit before and after using the water. Find out more here Facilities: Fernworthy Reservoir facilities include a car park (free to anglers) and toilets.