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. Waters Prices Competitions and Events News and Results About Us Contact Us Trout Fishing Waters Upper Tamar Upper Tamar Lake, Cornwall EX23 9SB Buy a Ticket Fishery Information Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Tuition and Tackle Hire Competitions Fishery Map Venue Records Facilities Upper Tamar Lake, nestled on the Devon and Cornwall border, is the perfect spot for your next angling adventure, voted the second best still water coarse fishery in the UK in 2019! Built in 1977, this 81 acre venue was originally a trout lake until the 1990’s when it changed over to a coarse fishery. There are three miles of bank to be explored and several bays and attractive marginal areas, which produce plenty of great sport and some lovely peace and quiet. It is an extremely well stocked fishery with all species and, surrounded by British countryside, it is a beautiful place to fish. Tamar has carp to the mid 30lb range with a good number of fish over 20lbs. Just over 300 new carp to 35lb have been stocked in the last few years, so expect plenty of fish if the conditions are right. Roughly one in three carp are over 20lbs. Anglers have caught as many as 25 carp in a single 24 hour session. The bigger fish can be elusive but there are many big secrets lurking in the depths! Tamar is also a big perch mecca stuffed with fish averaging around 2lbs but fish to 5lb have been caught on lures, prawns or worms. 43 Perch, with the smallest being 2lb, were caught during a day session by a single angler a couple of years ago! Tamar has also featured on BBC TV’s Gone Fishing series with Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse who enjoyed some great perch fishing at the venue. There is also a huge head of eels to well over 5lbs for the avid eel enthusiasts. Competitions: Regular 48-hour Carp competitions are held at this popular Cornish fishery, with limited space available. Please check our competitions page for details of other competitions that may affect the number of swims available. Tamar is recognised as a major match fishing competition water. 50lb+ bags of Bream, Skimmers, roach, perch and rudd can be expected to feeder, pole, waggler and whip. Tamar is home to the Preston Innovations Feedermasters grand final, which is arguably the biggest competition in the UK. Anyone wanting to enter any silver fish festivals can get more details here. If you would like to enter our Mainline Baits sponsored carp competitions please see more details here. Tackle and Bait Shop: We have a fully stocked tackle and bait shop in the Activity and Angling Centre, next to the fishing permit room, by the water’s edge. Please pop in and see us or call 01288 321712 to order some bait or equipment. Fishing Tuition and Tackle Hire: We provide fishing tuition for all ages and abilities and we guarantee you will catch some fish! We also provide fishing tackle hire so if you want to hire some kit and have a go yourselves we provide everything you will need for some great entertainment. For more information or to book give us a call on 01288 321712 Fishery Information: Address: Upper Tamar Lake, Kilkhampton, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9SB Fishery Size: 81 acres Number of Swims: 100 (unlimited) Species: Carp, bream, rudd, roach, perch, eels Fishing Times: Open all year, dawn until dusk Day Permits: Available online or from South West Lakes Trust on 01566 771930 Season Permits: Available online or from South West Lakes Trust on 01566 771930 Contact: 01288 321712Click here for Upper Tamar Lake and South West Water Rules Find the full price list here Venue Records: Common Carp: 34.04 February 2018 - Ashley BunningMirror Carp: 36.08 October 2017 - Karl YatesBream: 8lbPerch: 5lbEel: 6lb 4oz - 2001, 5lb 10oz - 2016 Alan JuddRoach: 3lbRudd: 1lb 8oz Stay the night at Upper Tamar Lake: The fishery has two fishing lodges which are available to anglers at only £10 per person per night. Contact head office to book your stay, telephone 01566 771930. Directions: BOOK NOW Searching Availability... Continue to Secure Booking System » 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. Find out more here Facilities: Upper Tamar Lake facilities include; cafe, car park, toilets, showers and it is a dog friendly fishery.