Beat 22: Ham Mill
River Ottery – River Tamar
Beat 22: Ham Mill – River Ottery
SX 341866 – SX 345874 1,700m mixed double & single bank – 1,000m of the Ottery & 700m of the Tamar
Located not far from Netherbridge, a number of anglers have realised that this beat is a cracker. It offers lovely trout fishing, especially during the Mayfly season. The Ottery above the bridge offers the chance of a sea trout with the first peal likely to arrive in late June; they have been caught on dry fly and nymph by day. It is one of three beats available on the Ottery but it also provides a nice section on the main river itself. Nocking on for150 brown trout up to 13’’ and over 50 grayling, Ham Mill had another great 2016 season.
Directions & Access:
From Launceston take the A388 to Holsworthy. 0.6 miles past Dutson turn left to Bridgetown and proceed over the River Ottery. Park in the lay-by on the right. The box is on the oak tree in the middle of the downstream field.
Info & Restrictions:
Fly only. All trout under 7” must be returned, no more than 2 trout, 2 sea trout or 1 salmon per day, please refer to the guidance note below. Please return all grayling. Sorry, no dogs.
Tamar and Tributaries Fishing Association guidelines recommend at least two thirds of all salmon caught, along with all red or coloured fish are released as well as all salmon over ten pounds caught after the end of August, all sea trout over three pounds should always be released.
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