Fishing in North Devon & Exmoor

Riverton Course fishing lakes 3 Coarse Angling Lakes, near Swimbridge, about 2 miles from Huxtable Farm

Blakewell, Devon’s Premier Fly Fishing Venue Blakewell trout fishery and fish farm was established 30 years ago

Sea fishing at Ilfracombe harbour Devon

Sea fishing at Ilfracombe harbour Devon

Oaktree Fishery 3 Course fishing lakes on 30 acres of Exmoor.

Osprey Charters – Deep sea and mackerel fishing from Ilfracombe

Summerlands Tackle – Estuary fishing River Torridge

River Taw Fisheries Association

Coombe Martin Sea Angling Club

Highbullen Hotel Salmon fishing in the River Mole

Fox and Hounds – Eggesford Trout fishing in the River Taw.

North Devons Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty & Biosphere Reserve

Fishing for tadepoles in Huxtable Farm's pond

Fishing for tadepoles in Huxtable Farm’s pond

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Course Fishing:- Huxtable Farm B&B is situated close to Riverton Course Fishing Lakes, near Swimbridge, North Devon.

Riverton has 3 course fishing lakes are purposely stocked to provide the right balance between variety and prolific sport. You will find Mirror Carp, Common Carp & Ghost Carp approaching 30lbs. Also Tench, Rudd, Roach, Chubb, Bream, Perch and Gudgeon. An ideal fishery for both the novice and experienced angler, with a wide range of challenges for all abilities. One of the lakes has platformed pegs creating comfortable angling positions no matter what the weather.

Mackerel, sea fishing off North Devon Coast

Mackerel, sea fishing off North Devon Coast

Oaktree Specimen Carp and Coarse Fishery is just the other side of South Molton, from Huxtable Farm. Oaktree Specimen Carp and Coarse Fishery has three heavily stocked lakes (2 match lakes, 1 specimen lake) containing a variety of Carp including Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Leather Carp, Koi Carp, Crusian Carp, plus Tench, Perch & Bream. Oaktree Carp Fishery, covers 30 acres, with views to Exmoor National Park and its lakes have been specially created to provide the ultimate Specimen Carp and Coarse fishing experience for the serious fisherman or the absolute beginner.

Ilfracombe harbour, fishing boats & Lobster pots

Ilfracombe harbour, fishing boats & Lobster pots



Fly Fishing: – You have a choice of fishing in the river’s Mole, Taw & Torridge or still water lake at Blakewell; Blackwell Devon’s premier fly fishing venue, situated at Muddiford, near Barnstaple, has a 5 acre lake with varying depths of water, interesting bays, peninsulas and margins where fish love to hunt for food throughout the year. Stocked with some of the biggest trout for a still water in the country. The river’s Mole, Taw & Torridge can be fished if you hold an AE License. Access to the rivers can be obtained either at Highbullen Hotel, Chittlehamholt or the Fox and Hounds Hotel, Eggesford (one of the few hotels who have their own in house fly fishing school of experienced full time AAPGAI instructors able to offer fly fishing instruction – pre-booking is advisable). Salmon, Sea Trout & Brown Trout are a challenge to catch in these rivers.

Clovelly harbour fishing boats

Clovelly harbour fishing boats

Sea Fishing :- Boat charters can be arranged at Clovelly, Bideford, Appledore, Watermouth and Ilfracombe. e.g. Osprey are a charter fishing boat company in Ilfracombe situated on the beautiful North Devon coast. Specialising in deep sea and mackerel fishing lasting (supplying all rods, tackle and bait).

Estuary fishing:- can be arranged with the Summerlands Tackle – an 18ft open boat. Operating in the normally calm Torridge Estuary. Bass and Mackerel are caught in and around the Estuary at Appledore, also Flounder, Gurnard, Bream, Garfish etc. Only the best bait is used, i.e. lugworm, sand eel and peeler crab. Fishing is on the bottom, over sandbanks, pits and rocks For more information on fishing from the shore or a boat please click on the following links:

Exmoor; The River Lyn, Lynton & Lynmouth – fishing.

Variety Sports 23 Broad St Ilfracombe Tel; 01271 862039 Mr K Tyzack,

North Devon Tackle, Shop1, Queens Walk, Bears Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 7DA Tel ; 01271 523415

The Kingfisher, 22 Castle Street, Barnstaple Tel; 01271 344919

Summerlands Tackle, 3 Golf Links Rd, Westward Ho! Tel; 01237 471291

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