Coarse Fishing

Our coarse fisheries include over 275 acres of water with fisheries ranging in size from 2 to 81 acres. Our established lakes are located in outstandingly beautiful and secluded rural areas across the South West.

At SW Lakes Fishing we offer more than just great angling, our unique fisheries are matched with a recognised reputation for great fish quality. Enjoy the tranquility that our waters provide with established tree-lined banks, lily pads and weed beds with natural woodlands surrounding the lakes. Our coarse fisheries offer a peaceful setting within picturesque and wildlife-rich surroundings.

Please note at this time our Permit Rooms are closed. 
Season and Day Permits are available online or by calling 01566 771930 only

Lower Slade (Ilfracombe)

Sat Nav: EX34 8NA

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Darracott (Torrington)

Sat Nav: EX38 7HL

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Jennetts (Bideford)

Sat Nav: EX39 5JH

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Melbury (Bideford)

Sat Nav: EX39 5PW

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Trenchford (Christow)

Sat Nav: TQ13 9P

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Squabmoor (Exmoor)

Sat Nav: EX9 7AS

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Upper Tamar (Bude)

Sat Nav: EX23 9SB

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Lower Tamar

Sat Nav: EX23 9SB

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Porth (Newquay)

Sat Nav: TR8 4JS

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Argal (Penryn)

Sat Nav: TR11 5PE

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Bussow (St Ives)

Sat Nav: TR26 3AH

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Our Waters

coarse fishing water in the south west, england



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Jennetts Reservoir - John Kneebone

Check out this fantastic video by Mainline Baits John Kneebone on Jennetts Reservoir, Bideford. A great overview of the fishery and top tips from John as well as some great aerial shots of some fish and the lake.

Posted by Coarse Fishing South West Lakes Trust on Monday, July 24, 2017

Coarse fishing in the South West:

We regularly hold carp and match competitions at Upper Tamar Lake with prize money exceeding £3500. You can book your day or 24 hour tickets, which are available year-round via our online book system. Season permits are available on 01566 771930.

Facilities include onsite cafes, parking, toilets, showers, wheelchair access platforms, on-site permit rooms and easy access paths and swims.
SW Lakes Fishing is managed by SW Lakes Trust.

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