The Dartmoor Beats
The Westcountry Rivers Trust is delighted that the Duchy of Cornwall’s Dartmoor Fishery continues to be available through the Westcountry Angling Passport.
This partnership aims to maintain access to the excellent fishing on Dartmoor’s rivers and also deliver long-term benefits to the environment and native fisheries of Dartmoor. In 2010 practical river improvement works were started on the lower West Dart. Work has continued to take place throughout the fishery since then.
The East and West Dart rivers and their tributaries provide some of the best wild brown trout, sea trout and salmon fishing in the UK – there are over 25kms of river to be explored and we hope the information provided in the links below will be a useful source of information for local and visiting anglers. The Dartmoor Fishery is fished via day, week or season tickets available from the 11 agents on and around the Moor (refer to beat pages for details) The usual Dartmoor Fishery Guide is available from agents and also as a download from the link below. Tokens can be used to pay or part pay for Tickets on the Dartmoor Fishery, however no cash can be given as change from tokens.
Sometimes it is necessary to use catch restrictions in order to protect vulnerable fish stocks. Please check this page in order to fish within current regulations and guidelines. Please note that you will also need an EA rod licence in order to fish in England with a rod and line, these can be bought from Postbridge, Princetown, and Buckfast post offices, as well as online.
Visit some of the Westcountry's most spectacular fishing
All you need to do is browse through our fishing beats, decide which one you want to visit, buy some tokens and start packing your gear..!