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 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.

Reporting an Incident:

South West Lakes 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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Squabmoor Reservoir, Exmouth, Devon EX9 7AS

Squabmoor fishery is simply beautiful. Situated on Woodbury Common, which is a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), this scenic Devon fishery offers 15 immaculate swims for you to choose from. The shallow end of the reservoir has an attractive area of lily pads which the carp in particular love to patrol.

The main target are carp to 36lbs which are truly stunning, with the average size around the 20lb mark. The mirror carp are the original old style fish with a really dark complexion and large scales. There is a real mix of other specimens with tench to 7lbs, bream to 10lbs, roach over 2lbs, eels to 6lbs and perch to 3lbs.

Pleasure anglers can catch really good bags of fish to feeder or pole tactics using worm and maggot.



Fishery Information:

Address: Squabmoor Reservoir, Woodbury Common, Exmouth, Devon EX9 7AS

Fishery Size: 4 acres

Number of Swims: 15

Species: Carp, bream, rudd, roach, tench, perch and eels

Fishing Times: Open all year, dawn until dusk

Day Permits: Available online from this website

Season Permits: South West Lakes 01566 771930

Contact: 01288 321262

Click here for Squabmoor Reservoir and South West Water Rules

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Venue Records:

Common Carp: 36lb
Mirror Carp: 32lb
Bream: 10lb
Perch: 3lb
Tench: 7lbs
Eel: 6lb
Roach: 2lb
Rudd: 1lb



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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.

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Squabmoor Reservoir facilities include; car park and toilets