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

Kingslake Fishing Holidays offers superb coarse fishing on seven lakes. Ideal holiday location set in 124 acres of beautiful Devon countryside with self-catering accomodation.       


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

Anglers Paradise fishing holidays at Halwill in Ruby Country Devon, with twelve lakes and a variety of fish and a variety of accomodation to chose from.  


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

Waldon Valley Lodges offers the perfect location for a fishing holiday in devon. Ideal for walkers and anglers alike, our dog friendly self catering lodges are a perfect way to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Devon and Cornwall countryside.  


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

Highampton Lakes lie approximately 1.5 miles south of Highampton in the beautiful valley of Wagaford Water. The fishery extends to 4 acres. Trout fishing no longer available.       

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

South Reed Farm, set in 33 acres of stunning Devon countryside, close to Bratton Clovelly and within easy reach of Okehampton and Dartmoor, is famed for the quality of it’s hard fighting fish.


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

Leworthy Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast is a 17th Georgian farmhouse located in the small, tranquil hamlet of Lower Leworthy, three miles away from the thriving market town of Holsworthy. Fishing by arrangement with owners.       

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

Peace and Fish! At Higher Shorston there are two coarse fishing lakes, free to use by residents. Each well stocked coarse lake extends to over an acre and both are nestled within grounds teeming with wildlife.

well farm cottage

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

At Well Farm Cottages set in the heart of the Tamar Valley, visitors can stroll down to the river to fish for trout, or explore outstanding countryside through the numerous walks and trails.         

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

Welcome to our newly renovated Thornbury Holiday Park where you, your family and your pets can relax and enjoy the beautiful Devon countryside

We are located in a stunning location near the Devon & Cornwall border approximately 4 miles from the beautiful market town of Holsworthy which offers a range of shops, pubs and banks. The park is set in 8.6 acres including two well stocked coarse fishing lakes and offers a wide range of luxury self-catering accommodation. Children will enjoy our outdoor play area and a visit to our pet corner is a must.

Our on-site bar provides the perfect comfortable atmosphere to relax and enjoy a drink at the end of a day. We have a wide range of beers and wines as well as a great selection of hot drinks for those chillier evenings. During high season we have live bands, bingo and themed food evenings – more information on these dates will be available on our facebook page.

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

Luxury self-catering cottage with fishing lake & indoor swimming pool, in the heart of the Devon countryside, near Highampton, with good views to Dartmoor.           


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

Set in the rolling Devon hills on the edge of Dartmoor, Roadford Lake offers more than 700 acres of water and 8 miles of bank; it’s an experience not to be missed. Fly fishing only for stocked and wild brown trout.


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

This quiet 81 acre lake is very well stocked with carp well over 30lb with a good head of 20’s. The lake record is a 46lb mirror carp caught in 2007. Regular 48 hour carp competitions are held with limited space available.


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

Lower Tamar Lake is a 35 acre season ticket only water with restricted numbers. But if great fishing and beautiful surroundings is what you’re looking for it could be the place for you.


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

Set on over 140 acres of farm land close to Holsworthy, Simpson Valley Coarse and Trout Fishery is the ideal place to enjoy the wildlife and peaceful surroundings that Devon has to offer.

legge farm

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

Legge Farm Fishery in Highampton is a traditional farm fisheries with five well stocked, secluded sheltered lakes, surrounded by trees. Holiday accomodation and camping available.     

Yeomadon Farm

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

Yeomadon Farm has four coarse fishing lakes set in peaceful farmland and woods. These are all situated within 200m of the self catering cottages. There is also a car park within 50 yards of the lakes which can be used by visitors from the cottages or by fishermen on day tickets. We have carp up to 20lbs and small tench, roach,bream and crucian carp. Yeomadon Farm is situated in Pyeworthy, Nr Holsworthy and is a traditional working farm.           

blagdon farm

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

Blagdon Farm has 8 luxury lakeside lodges which are are set in the heart of Ruby country, only a few minutes from the wide sandy North Devon beaches at Bude and Widemouth Bay. All the lodges are fully accessible and have private South facing balconies overlooking our own 1.5 coarse fishing lake set in the tranquil Devon countryside.     

Yeomadon Farm

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

There are 2 lakes, each approximately 1 acre with mature banks and clearly identified pegs. The Carp lake holds lots of commons, mirrors and ghosts to more than 21lbs and is only occasionally fished. The Mixed lake is ideal for the match style angler, it is heavily stocked with Tench to 4lb, Crucians to 2½lb, Bream to 4lb, Rudd & Roach to 2lb 12oz and Perch to nearly 4lb. Also some Carp to upper doubles. Day Tickets available.

springfield meadows

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

Springfield Meadows, set in 14 acres of beautiful Devonshire countryside boasts superb fishing facilities combined with modern accommodation. The tranquil setting and welcoming hosts will ensure you a relaxing holiday.

We have 4 well stocked lakes, fed by a local spring, all with healthy fish to a good size. In addition to the fishing we see a wide range of wildlife throughout the year including barn owls, buzzards, deer, foxes, badgers, and the master fisher, the kingfisher.        


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

We have three lakes to fish at Hele Barton, and are just minutes from the coast for sea fishing!
At Hele Barton Farm we have superb coarse fishing on our main 1.5 acre lake, stocked with Carp and Tench to 12lb. Fishing is free for guests, and £5 per day (up to two rods) for non-guests.            

stafford moor

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

Welcome to Stafford Moor
the ultimate angling experience

Paul and Jo and girls would like to invite you to experience the unique atmosphere of Stafford Moor. A mature sixty seven acre estate surrounded with huge pine trees hides thirty five acres of heavily stocked lakes, luxurious Canadian lodges and some of the most amazing coarse and specimen fishing in the south west of England.               

Clawford Complex and lakes

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

Clawford Vineyard and Fisheries is set in a private 78 acre estate with accommodation available. Over 40 acres of fishing lakes. Fishing free for residents. Adults only.           


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

Our lakes have been established for over 30 years and hold most species of coarse fish.

Tinney Waters is set in a quite, idyllic and secluded rural setting. Three lakes stocked with Carp, Tench, Rudd, Bream and Perch. Accommodation available

Eversfield Lodge Group Accommodation activities

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

Eversfield Trout Lake is set in the rolling North Devon country side, part of a calm, quite valley full of nature. Day tickets available.    


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

Wooda Lakes has five lakes, each lake up to 1.5 acres in size. No close season and day tickets available.       



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.


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2 thoughts on “Fishing”

  1. Paul Gardiner said:

    Brilliant information


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