Enjoy some fishing

The three rivers of the Tamar Valley and their combined tributaries are home to some of the best fishing in the county. 

The  middle and lower reaches of the Tamar offer superb salmon fishing, with many beats ideal for fly fishing. The River Tamar salmon fishing season runs from March 1st to October 14th, and salmon can be caught almost anywhere along our river system in May, although the first fish of the season often turn up at Gunnislake as early as March.

Later on in the year, sea trout (peal) , brown trout, and greyling fishing are popular. Sea trout fishing in the Tamar Valley is at its peak in July and August, and in settled weather, night fishing on the Tamar can be very rewarding.

The fishing season for greyling runs from 16th June right through to 14th March, so in a calm winter the Tamar Valley is truly an all-year-round fishing destination. If you are not sure when to come, or would like to arrange for licences, check out the Arundel Arms and Hotel Endsleigh below or contact Plymouth Boat trips to book a fishing trip off the Plymouth coast.  

The Tamar has been designated as an ‘index river’and continuous monitoring of fish stocks is carried out to ensure that the fishing throughout the Tamar Valley remains as exciting and rewarding as it is today.

As well as the well stocked rivers, the multitude of moorland lakes and reservoirs offer a range of species to fish and some accommodation options in the area house their own fishing lakes to enjoy.  

Local fishing opportunities