Image by: Neil Potter
Image by: Neil Potter

Launceston Angler’s Association has more than thirteen miles of water on the Rivers Tamar, Inny, Ottery and Carey. Some beats are rented whilst others are owned by the Association. Most beats are within easy driving distance of Launceston and most offer a full days fishing.

Some of our beats are shared with the Westcountry Rivers Trust through their Angling Passport so members and day ticket holders may be found fishing our beats.

Image by: Tim Harte
Image by: Tim Harte

Our water offers fishing for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling with the latter available on one or two beats throughout the winter.

Fly life is good with some of the earliest hatches of Grannom in the country. Large Dark Olives, Brook Duns and Blue Wing Olives all put in an appearance thoroughout the year. Mayfly (Ephemera Danica) usually hatch on time together with Medium Olives and Pale Waterys.

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Image by: Neil Potter

Runs of Salmon and Sea Trout are often preceeded by spates of water with the Tamar rising quickly and colouring. They can then be encountered throughout our beats.

Fishing for sea trout at night is permitted.

All but a single section of fishing is situated in farmland, (the exception being a stretch that borders private forestry). Cows and sheep may be encountered throughout the season with some allowed by their farmer to drink from the river. The fishing is, at times, very challenging and will require the angler to employ careful wading and a degree of concealment.

 

New and renewing members will be issued with detailed maps and Beat information. See Membership page for more details.