Coarse FishingOur 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 Trust. 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 About Us Contact Us Trout Fishing News and Results Woods and Ford win £2000 at Upper Tamar’s Mainline Carp Open The third and final Mainline Baits carp open pairs at Upper Tamar took place from 4-6 October 2019. 33 pairs turned out for the final event of the year with £3500 up for grabs. Anglers chose their swims, collected a mainline goody bag and were transported to their pegs. Fishing began at 4.00pm the Friday and ended after 45 hours at 1.00pm on the Sunday. The weather was rough to say the least, very strong winds hammered the anglers through Friday evening giving way to a much calmer Saturday and Sunday. The fishing was hard, but this made for a really great competition which went right down to the wire. John Kneebone (Mainline Baits), Nigel Woods, Rich Ford and Ben Smeeth (SW Lakes) Nigel Woods and Rich Ford (Launceston) scooped the top prize of £2000 with 4 carp for a weight of 49lb 1oz from peg 20 on the Cornwall bank. Nigel and Rich’s win followed on from winning the July competition and finishing third in the March event to cap a fine year at the prolific venue. Richard Ford and Nigel Woods 17lb 14oz Mirror Carp They held off a fantastic late flurry from Dave Bellew and Steve Lovell (Somerset) who caught three fish on the Sunday morning to finish on 47lbs 12oz and less than 2lb behind the winners. Dave and Steve collected £1000 for the runners up spot. Jeff Watts and Simon Sweet (St Austell) were third and won £500 for their 3 carp with a total weight of 30lbs 13oz. Largest fish winning 2kg of Mainline spod and PVA mix was Daniel Comaneci (London) who had a cracking 21lb 14oz mirror carp. Smallest fish, winning 2kg of Mainline spod and PVA mix was Karl Yates (Bude) who had a 9lb 13oz common carp. Section winners winning 5kg of Mainline freezer baits boilies were: Mervyn Beal and Danny PetersJamie Rusling and Nick WhiteBen and Matt CooperDaniel and Tiberiu Comaneci 4th place – Daniel and Tiberiu Comaneci 1 fish for 21.14Joint 5th place – Jamie Rusling and Nick White 1 fish for 14.02Joint 5th place – Mervyn Beale and Danny Peters 1 fish for 14.027th place – Mike Tomms and Aaron Rundle 1 fish for 10.118th place – Karl Yates and Natasha Piper 1 fish for 9lb 13oz Massive thank you to Mainline Baits for their sponsorship.