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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Coarse Fisheries 2024 Prices

Full Day Concession 24 Hour 24 Hour Concession  Season Full Day
Lower Tamar £12 £9 £22 £20 N/A
Jennetts £12 £9 N/A N/A N/A
Lower Slade £10 £8 £22 £20 £145
Darracott £10 £8 £22 £20 £145
Melbury £10 £8 N/A N/A £145
Upper Tamar £10 £8 £22 £20 £145
Squabmoor £10 £8 N/A N/A £145
Trenchford £10 £8 £22 £20 £145
Porth £10 £8 £22 £20 £145
Argal £10 £8 £22 £20 £145
Bussow £10 £8 £22 £20 £145
Cargenwen £10 £8 £22 £20 N/A

Season Concession Season Child
(under 18)
Season 24 Hour Season 24 Hour Concession Add Fishery
Lower Tamar N/A N/A £300 £270 £75
Jennetts N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lower Slade £115 £50 £235 £205 £75
Darracott £115 £50 £235 £205 £75
Melbury £115 £50 £235 £205 £75
Upper Tamar £115 £50 £235 £205 £75
Squabmoor £115 £50 £235 £205 £75
Trenchford £115 £50 £235 £205 £75
Porth £115 £50 £235 £205 £75
Argal £115 £50 £235 £205 £75
Bussow £115 £50 £235 £205 £75

Day and Season Permits

Day Permits: Book through CatchDownload the Catch app from App Store or Google Play.

Season Permits: Available online or from South West Lakes Trust on 01566 771930

Tickets can be issued immediately. Proof of eligibility is required for concessionary tickets. 

All Coarse Waters Season Permits (INCLUDES; Upper Tamar, Argal, Porth, Squabmoor, Bussow, Trenchford (pike), Darracott, Melbury, Slade, Longham (days only)). EXCLUDES; College, Old Mill, Lower Tamar, Jennetts, Cargenwen and Tottiford)

  • 24 Hour: £335
  • 24 Hour Concession:£300
  • Full Day: £220
  • Full Day Concession: £195

Season permit holders will also receive 10% discounts at Exeter angling centre and Homeleigh Tackle shop, and 10% discount at Roadford Lake Café, as well as free parking at all of our lakes.

Junior tickets

Anyone under 18 can fish for free with a fully paid adult over 18. Or if a child under 18 wants to fish but an adult doesn’t, but has to accompany them fishing then it is £5 a day and £10/24hr. All under 18s must be in the same swim as the adult and be with them at all times. 


Day Concessions: Recipients of Disability Living Allowance or State Pension, recipients of State Mobility Allowance, blue badge holders, full-time students.

Wheelchair Concessions: Wheelchair bank angler.

Prices are correct at time of publishing and may change during the year