Fisheries around Exmoor



Little Exe
Dulverton/Bridgtown Permits from Lance Nicholson Tackle, Dulverton  01398 323409
Winsford Trout Permits from Robin Gurden, Winsford
East Lyn wild brownies, sea trout salmon, West Lyn brownies.
Permits from the Lynton Tourist Information Centre, (also for Badgeworthy Water on upper East Lyn)


Wimbleball Lake,near Dulverton  01398 371372, stocked rainbows, wild browns, self-serve permits and boats.

Wistlandpound, north of South Molton, ranger  01288 321262 browns and stocked rainbows

Clatworthy Reservoir,  0845 7300600, off the eastern side of Exmoor: mainly rainbows self-serve permits and boats.

Hawkridge, Spaxton in Quantock Hills, towards Bridgwater, ranger  01278 671840, mainly rainbows. Self-serve permits and boats

Exe Valley Fishery (and smokery), Exebridge, Dulverton,  01398 323328: stocked rainbows in several small lakes, with methods to suit all ages and abilities

Bellbrook Valley trout fishery, Oakford, towards Tiverton,  01398 351292: 4 small lakes with different sizes of rainbows, open all year.

Blakewell Trout Fishery, Muddiford, near Barnstaple,  01271 344533


Where permits are issued by a hotel, etc, priority is given to their residents so permits to non-residents cannot always be offered and therefore are on a shorter notice basis.

River Exe salmon and trout
Exebridge, short beat, through the Anchor Inn  01398 323433
Exeter Inn, near Bampton, may be able to arrange fishing:  01398 331345
River Barle salmon and trout: The Royal Oak at Withypool:  01643 831236
River Taw and Mole salmon, sea trout and trout
(+ River Mole) High Bullen Hotel, Chittlehamholt. Contact Chris Taylor  01769 540561 Rising Sun Hotel, Umberleigh,  01769 560447

Nick Hart Fly Fishing,  01643 831101

Coarse Fishing

Oaktree Fishery, Bottreaux Mill, South Molton  01389 341568
Riverton House, Swimbridge, Barnstaple  01271 830009
Lower Slade, Ilfracombe  01288 321262
Grand Western Canal, Tiverton  01884 256721

Various accommodation providers listed on this site have private lakes for guests.

Sea Fishing

The coastline offers great scope for sea fishing exploration from the beaches, from the rocks and round the mouths of some of the rivers and streams, for many species, including bass.

Sea boats go out from:
Minehead: 10 boats with cost inclusive of all tackle and bait, from 2.5. - 8 hour trips, contact: Fisherman's Corner, Minehead:  01643 705745

Ilfracombe: all 01271 codes: "Osprey": 864625; "Our Unity": 883051, "Silver Fox": 863460

Fishing Tackle Shops

Dulverton : Lance Nicholson, tel.  01398 323409
Minehead: Minehead Sports tel.  01643 703423
West Coast Tackle tel.  01643 705745
Lynton: Countryman and Creel tel.  01598 752557

Tourist Information Centres and Visitor Centres