This popular Cornish brown trout fishery offers traditional fly fishing for wild and stocked trout with grown-on fish of over 2lb frequently caught (and occasional fish up to 5lb).
Traditional fly patterns (Sedge patterns, Soldier Palmer, Hoppers, and Bibios) work well. Fish the margins and walk the banks to cover as much water as possible. ‘Catch and release' option available (barbless hooks to be used), otherwise up to 4 fish over 7" may be taken in a day.
Fishing is from the bank only and wading is not advised. O.S Explorer 109 covers the fishery.
The season runs from 15 March to 12 October so can be a good alternative to the river beats should they be in spate or at times of low water. The later closing date also helps to extend the season a little. Westcountry Angling Passport Tokens can be used as part payment to purchase day tickets, currently £14/ day with concessionary and children's tickets also available.
Car parking is free, day permits available from Jamaica Inn at Bolventor, 01566 86250 and Colliford Tavern PL14 6PZ, 01208 821 335.