Links to Fishing and Accommodation
The following hotels offer fishing opportunities in addition to accommodation:
The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel, Eggesford, Tel: 01769 580345, www.foxandhoundshotel.co.uk
Highbullen Hotel, Chittlehamholt, Tel: 01769 540561, www.highbullen.co.uk
The Rising Sun, Pound Lane End, Umberleigh, EX37 9DU, Tel: 01769 560447, email: Julian Zealey
Enquiries should be made to the above hotels for fishing for non-guests.
Fishing and Self Catering Facilities:
Brightley & Weirmarsh Fishings. For fishing contact Ivan Huxtable Tel: 077792 214909 and for self catering accommodation information Woolhanger Estate.
Trout fishing opportunities are available on the Mole and upper Taw, The Highbullen Hotel and Fox and Hounds Hotel listed above provide trout fishing in addition to salmon and sea trout. Lower reaches of the Taw also contain trout. Trout fishing on lower beats is better when water levels are not high.
For trout fishing, Westcountry Rivers Trust runs the Angling Passport Scheme by which one can fish in exchange for purchased tokens. For information on the scheme contact Westcountry Rivers Trust
In addition some day tickets may also be available where fishing is usually let on a season basis.
John Smith / Upper Taw at Bridge Reeve.
Tel: 01363 84804, email: John Smith
Simon Phillips / Upper Taw at Colleton.
Tel: 01769 580240, email: Simon Phillips
Barnstaple & District Angling Club / Lower Taw below New Bridge to top of tide.
Contact via www.gethooked.co.uk
Qualified Tuition and Guiding:
For professional fly casting tuition, fly fishing and guiding services contact:
Tel: 01363 82984 / 07780530953, email: Pete Tyjas
web: Devon School of Flyfishing
Tel: 01769 550840 / 07759352194, email: Bryan Martin
web: Devon Flyfishing