Beat 21: Netherbridge
Beat 21: Netherbridge – River Tamar
SX 350859 – SX 348866 900m of right hand single bank
One of the Scheme’s most popular beats, it offers easy access with good heads of browns and grayling, and the chance of a sea trout or salmon given sufficient water. A classic stretch of the middle Tamar, with some long runs and large pools with a good mayfly hatch. No migratory species were recorded by Passport anglers last season but, as usual, good catches of brown trout and grayling.
Directions & Access:
From Launceston take the A388 to Holsworthy. Take the first right immediately after you cross the Tamar at Netherbridge. Park on the left hand side taking care not to obstruct the gateways. Walk over the old bridge and go through the first gateway on your left. The box is 100m downstream of the entrance gate on the large oak tree.
Info & Restrictions:
Fly, spinner and worm (worm fishing is only allowed between June 16 and August 31). No spinning for grayling. All trout under 7” must be returned, no more than 2 trout, 2 sea trout or 1 salmon to be retained 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.
iGhillie Fishing Guide
The iGhillie guides provide some invaluable insider tips to some of the beats available on our Westcountry Angling Passport scheme. In this episode we’re talking tackle, tips and tactics with Derrek Jones.