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 Trust.

Reporting an Incident:

If you notice any incidents which may be of concern during your visit, including poaching, we would be very grateful if you could complete the short form at the following link, which will help us build a picture of incidents that impact on your fishing, enabling us to address them more effectively over time. Thank you.

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Trenchford Reservoir, Devon TQ13 9DP

Visit Trenchford Reservoir on Dartmoor and enjoy the spectacular scenery whilst fishing for pike up to 27lb. The reservoir, which is nestled amongst farmland and woodland, offers a peaceful atmosphere for your next angling escape in Devon.

This popular fishery is very deep in places and there are large features for the Pike to hide around.

The average size of fish is 10-14lbs and both dead baits (sea fish only) and artificial plugs and lures work well.

Methods that can be used: Spinners, plug, fly and dead sea fish (no live baiting)

Boat Fishing: There is a pike boat which needs to be booked 48 hours in advance.

Carp Fishing: There is no carp fishing on Trenchford. Carp fishing is now on Tottiford by season ticket only. Anyone interested should contact Ben Smeeth - [email protected]

   

Fishery Information:

Address: Trenchford Reservoir, near Christow, Devon, TQ13 9PD

Fishery Size: 33 acres

Number of Swims: 6 when full water level, unlimited when lower water levels in the summer

Species: Pike and perch

Fishing Times: Open all year, dawn until dusk

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

Season Permits: South West Lakes Trust 01566 771930

Contact: 01288 321262

Click here for Trenchford Reservoir and South West Water Rules

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Venue Records:

Pike: 27lb
Perch: 3lb

Directions:

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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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Facilities:

Trenchford Reservoir facilities include; car park and toilets