Beat 3: Champerhaies

River Culm – River Exe

Beat 3: Champerhaies – River Culm

ST 015046 – ST 008033    1900m double bank, accessed from left hand bank.

This is a nice section of open river reminiscent of the Windrush. It provides good brown trout fishing during the spring and summer and usually produces fish to over 1lb. There is also a lovely mix of coarse fish present with chub, dace, roach, perch and pike with all year round sport if you can locate them.. The river is relatively easy to fish with a lovely pool – riffle – glide sequence. It produced 39 brown trout to 13” and some surprises for the adventurous coarse angler..  The beat is known for its above average sized brown trout and coarse fishing

3 Tokens

 

Beat Details

Trout: 1 Apr – 30 Sept

Course: 16 June – 31 Dec

Access: ***

Fishability: ****

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Directions & Access:

Turn off the M5 at Junction 28 and take the B3181 through Cullompton. As you leave the town, take the second exit at the roundabout signed ‘Bradninch’. As you enter Bradninch turn left into Parsonage Street. After 0.8 miles you pass an entrance on the right signed ‘Halthaies’. The parking area is shortly after this turn on the area of hard standing forming the entrance to two fields.  To access the beat walk down the road and over the bridge where gates on either side provide access up and downstream.  The token box is on the inside of the right hand post of the upstream gate.

Info & Restrictions:

Any method. All trout under 8” must be returned, no more than 2 trout to be retained per day. All other fish to be returned. Please undertake catch and release to best practice guidelines. Sorry, no dogs.

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