Trout Fishing

We 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.


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.

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2021 Trout Fisheries Prices

Trout Fishery Season Dates Season Ticket Concessionary
Season Ticket
Weekly Bag Limit Under 18s Season Ticket
Burrator – Stocked Rainbows & Wild Browns 6th March – 30th November £295.00 £250.75 8 £100 All Waters
(4 Fish Weekly Bag Limit)
Coliford – Stocked & Wild Browns 15th March – 12th October £225.00 £191.25 6
Fernworthy – Stocked & Wild Browns 15th March – 12th October £225.00 £191.25 6
Kennick Stocked Rainbows & Wild Browns 13th February – 30th November £460.00 £391.00 6
Roadford – Stocked & Wild Browns 15th March – 12th October £225.00 £191.25 6
Siblyback – Stocked Rainbows & Wild Browns 13th February – 30th November £350.00 £297.50 8
Stithians – Stocked Rainbows & Wild Browns 6th March – 30th November £280.00 £238.00 8
Wistlandpound – Wild Browns 15th March – 12th October £65.00 N/A 4
All Waters £485.00 £412.25 10
Castabout Brown Trout Waters (Colliford, Fernworthy, Roadford, Wistlandpound) £250.00 £212.50 8

Additional waters may be added to a season ticket at £40 per water but no increase in the weekly bag limit based on the home water.

Season Tickets may be purchased in monthly instalments by Direct Debit. Please ring 01566771930 for details.

Season Ticket Holders Preview Days

Burrator Friday 5th March
Kennick Friday 12th February
Siblyback Friday 12th February
Stithians Friday 5th March