Fishing – Activities – Things to do

With many lakes and rivers, Ruby Country is the place to visit for fishing holidays in Devon.

Fishing is a fine way to experience the peace and tranquility Ruby Country has to offer. Not only a relaxing leisure activity, fishing is a great way to appreciate the peace and tranquility of Ruby Country, come face to face with nature and become part of the landscape. With many opportunities for game and coarse fishing in well stocked fisheries or in superb river locations Ruby Country is the place to challenge yourself, or to just learn the basics of fishing.

To find the best locations in Ruby Country, click on the links below and use the information to create your ideal fishing holiday, or discover where to fish as part of your holiday, or leisure time. Use the map below to find locations.



Kingslake Fishing Holidays, Chilla, Beaworthy, EX21 5JS  Tel: 01409 231 401       


Anglers Paradise, The Gables, Winsford Lane, Halwill Junction, Beaworthy EX21 5XT  Tel: 01409 221 559  


Waldon Valley Lodges and Fishing Holidays, Square View, The Square, Bradworthy, Holsworthy EX22 7SY  Tel: 01409 241 505  


Highampton Lakes Fishery, Greenacre Farm, Highampton, Beaworthy EX21 5LU  Tel: 01409 231 216       


South Reed Fishing Holidays, Boasley Cross, Bratton Clovelly, Okehampton EX20 4JJ  Tel: 01837 871 258


Leworthy Farmhouse B&B, Lower Leworthy, Holsworthy EX22 6SJ  Tel: 01409 254 484       


Higher Shorston Lakes and Lodges, Staddon Road, Holsworthy EX22 6NH  Tel: 01409 253 657


Well Farm Holiday Cottages, Well Farm, North Tamerton, Holsworthy EX22 6RX  Tel: 01288 341 482         


Thornbury Holiday Park, Woodacott, Holsworthy, Devon. EX22 7BT  Tel: 01409 261750


South Trew Fishing Holidays, 7 Lakeview Rise, South Trew, Hatherleigh EX21 5JG  Tel: 01386 462 089           


Roadford Lake, Broadwoodwidger, Lifton PL16 0JL  Tel: 01409 211 507


Upper Tamar Lake, Kilkampton, Bude EX23 9SB  Tel: 01288 321 712


Lower Tamar Lake, Kilkampton, Bude EX23 9SB  Tel: 01566 771 930


Simpson Valley Coarse and Trout Fishery, Simpson Barton, Holsworthy EX22 6JW  Tel: 07881 764 655


Legge Farm Fishery, Church Road, Highampton, Beaworthy EX21 5LF  Tel: 01409 231 464     


Yeomadon Farm Holidays, Pyworthy, Holsworthy EX22 6SH  Tel: 01409 253 378           


Blagdon Farm Holidays, Ashwater EX21 5DF  Tel: 01409 211 140     


Youldon Waters, Youldonmoor Cross, Chilsworthy, Holsworthy EX22 7JL  Tel: 07717 313 294


Springfield Meadows, Halwil Junction, Beaworthy EX21 5UF  Tel: 01409 221 657        


Hele Barton Farm Holidays, Week St Mary, Holsworthy EX22 6XR  Tel: 01288 341 622            


Stafford Moor Fishery and Accommodation, Toad Hall, Dolton, Winkleigh EX19 8PP  Tel: 01805 804 360               


Clawford Vineyard and Fisheries, Clawton, Holsworthy EX22 6PN  Tel: 01409 254 177           


Tinney Waters Fishing Holidays, Pyworthy, Holsworthy EX22 6LF  Tel: 01409 271 362


Eversfield Trout Lake, Eversfield Lodge, Ellacott Barton, Bratton Clovelly, EX20 4LB  Tel: 01837 871 480    


Wooda Lakes Fishing Holidays, Pancrasweek, Holsworthy EX22 7Jn  Tel: 01409 241 934       



The Westcountry Angling Passport
The Angling Passport Scheme offers fishing for wild brown trout, sea trout, salmon, grayling and coarse fish in unrivalled surroundings. There are 33 beats available as Token Fisheries and also the extensive Dartmoor Fishery on the East and West Dart and tributaries. In addition, Westcountry Angling Passport tokens can be used at all of the South West Lakes Trust Fisheries and also on most of the other Passport Schemes around the UK. Tokens are bought in books of 10 valued at £3 per token with Token Fishery beats ranging from 2 to 5 tokens per angler per day. The Dartmoor Fishery operates on a day, week or season ticket basis starting at £10 for a day’s brown-trouting; tokens can be used as payment or part payment to purchase Dartmoor tickets. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A VALID EA ROD LICENCE BEFORE FISHING.         

Greenacre Trout Lakes

Shebbear, Beaworthy. Tel 01409 231376.

3 streamfiled lakes stocked with brown and rainbow trout. Day tickets available.


Mill Leat Trout Fishery

Thornbury, Holsworthy, EX22 7AY Tel. 01409 261426.

Mill Leat is approx 1.5 acres and is stocked with brown and rainbow trout.

west country rivers trust

West Country Rivers Trust

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is an environmental charity established in 1995 to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of the rivers, streams, watercourses and water impoundments in the Westcountry and to advance the education of the public in the management of water.

Our vision is a healthier living, working natural environment on a landscape scale.
Protection of ecosystem function and natural resources, particularly water.
To facilitate a move towards a society that values the natural environment and the services it provides – Payments for Ecosystem Services.
Educate and reconnect society with the natural environment.
To base our work on good scientific research. 

enviroment agency

Environment Agency

The Environment Agency is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and a Welsh Government Sponsored Body responsible to the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development.

Our principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development. We play a central role in delivering the environmental priorities of central government and the Welsh Government through our functions and roles.

Click here for  southwest_byelaws  and seasons.


Ruby Country Partnership is pleased to be supporting these businesses and would like to support more. If you are interested in working with Ruby Country Partnership to develop and promote your business please contact us at Holsworthy Information Centre on 01409 254185 or email us at


2 thoughts on “Fishing”

  1. Paul Gardiner said:

    Brilliant information


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