Upper Tamar

Coarse Fishing at Upper Tamar Lake

Upper Tamar Lake, Cornwall, EX23 9SB
Built in 1977 this 81 acre venue was originally a trout lake until the 90’s when it changed over to a coarse fishery. It is well stocked with carp to near 40lb with a good number of fish over 20lbs. Just over 250 new carp to 23lb have been stocked during 2013 and 2014 so expect plenty of runs if the conditions are right! Anglers have caught as many as 25 fish in a single 24 hour session during 2015. The bigger fish can be elusive but there are many big secrets lurking in the depths! Regular 48 hour carp competitions are held with limited space available. Like Porth it is recognised as a major match fishing competition water. 70lb to 100lb + bags of bream and roach can be expected to feeder, pole or waggler. Whip fishing is also very productive with bags up to 100lbs of roach and rudd. Tamar is also a big Perch mecca stuffed with fish averaging around 2lbs but fish to 5lb have been caught on lures and prawns or worms. 43 perch with the smallest being 2lb were caught during a day session by a single angler in 2014! There is also a huge head of eels to well over 5lbs. Upper Tamar will be stocked with approx. 60-70 Carp over 20lbs in 2018 and 2020 so watch this space!

Anglers' breakfasts can be booked for competitions by phoning 01288 321262.
Pallatrax Tackle and Bait are available from the Café on site.

Full Day: £7.00
Concession and Child: £6.00
24hr: £15.00
Season Full Day: £125.00
Season Concession: £100.00
Season Child: £50.00
Season 24hr: £185.00
Season 24hr Concession: £165.00
Add Fishery: £35.00

When purchasing an add on season permit, higher priced fisheries must be purchased first and lower priced fisheries can be added on.

Species: Carp, Bream Rudd, Roach, Perch, Eels
Fishing Times: Open all year, 24 hours a day
Day Permits: Available on site
Season Permits:  South West Lakes Trust 01566 771930, Summerlands Tackle on 01237 471291.
Contact:
 01288 321262

Fishery Info:
Address: Upper Tamar Lake, Kilkhampton, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 9SB
Fishery Size: 81 acres
Number of Swims: 100 (unlimited)

Click here for  Upper Tamar Lake Rules
Click here for  South West Water Rules

Tuition: Bude Fishing School

Venue records:

Common Carp: 37lb
Mirror Carp: 28lb
Bream: 10lb
Perch: 5lb
Eel: 6lb 4oz - 2001, 5lb 10oz - 2016 Alan Jump
Roach: 3lb
Rudd: 1lb 8oz

Stay the night at Upper Tamar Lake:

The fishery has two fishing lodges which are available to anglers at only £5 per person. Contact head office to book your stay, telephone 01566 771930.

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All Waters Season Permit: Click here to purchase online or call 01566 771930

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Facilities.

Upper Tamar Lake facilities include; cafe, car park, toilet, showers and is a dog friendly fishery.

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