South West Lakes Trust manages, provides and promotes public access, recreation, and conservation on and around inland waters in the South West of England. The Trust offers 27 fisheries across Cornwall, Devon and West Somerset. Quality fishing in the most beautiful of surroundings.
If you are a specimen hunter or just looking for a peaceful day out there is a lake that will suit you.
Kennick, Bovey Tracey, Devon
50 acres Map ref: LR 191 805840
This beautiful premier Dartmoor water is frequently stocked with rainbow trout up to 8lb, with the occasional bigger fish. There is a resident head of wild brown trout (all brown trout must be released if caught). Access is restricted to angers only. Fly fishing only. ‘Catch and release’ option available (barbless hooks must be used).
There are boats for hire, but booking is essential to avoid disappointment. The wheelyboat for disabled anglers should be booked 48 hours in advance.The local fishing club, Kennick Fly Fishers Association, organises competitions, beginners days and social events based at the fishery.
For boat bookings and more information, tel. 01647 252898
Tuition is available from local instructors Dave Hoskin (01647 253323), Richard Jackson (01647 24665), and Tom Hill (01626 866532). Regular fly fishing taster days and tuition days, in conjunction with the Environment Agency, are held throughout the season. These are free of charge, and offer a perfect introduction to fly fishing – please visit our fishing diary for more details.
Season: 15 March – 31 October
Day permits available from the self-service kiosk on site.
Season tickets available from the fishing lodge or from Summerlands Tackle, tel 01237 471291.
Biggest Fish 2012: 7lb 14oz Rod Average 2012: 2.8
Whilst Kennick is restricted to anglers only, members of the public are welcome to walk around the two adjoining reservoirs of Tottiford and Trenchford where there are car parks and picnic areas, as well as the many woodland walks around the reservoirs.
Free car parking, and toilets at the Anglers Lodge.
Trenchford,Bovey Tracey, Devon
33 acres Map ref: LR 191 805840
Fishing Times: Open all year, 24 hours a day
Day Permits: Available from the self service kiosk at Kennick
Season Permits: Now available from Summerlands Tackle 01237 471291
Contact: 01647 277587