Beat 36: Tregeagle
Tresillian River – Cornwall
Beat 36: Tregeagle – Tresillian River
SW 873470 – SW 86946 600m of right hand single bank
This beat is just above the tide and has a good head of brown trout and usually a run of sea trout from late April. Try a 7-8ft 3-5wt fly rod and fish in the evening for sea trout. They can be caught on nymph by day but worm and Mepps (size 2) are often the most effective method, particularly after a summer spate (even better if coinciding with spring tides). The section above the weir and the pool below are generally the most productive. It is becoming a little more popular with fly fishers looking for browns but is generally very lightly fished. Keep it quiet but it has a very good head of brown trout; over 100 brownies were recorded in 2016 to 11”.
Directions & Access:
From St Austell take the A390 to Truro. Pass through Grampound and at the next roundabout take the first left to Truro. Continue for 3 miles and cross over the Tresillian River and take the first right and continue for approx.0.3 miles. With the cemetery on your left enter through the gateway on the right (with ornamental metal gates you will have to open and close behind you). Proceed along the track and park up by the box on the left hand side. Walk down to the river through the rush pasture or along the path leading upstream.
Info & Restrictions:
Fly, spinner and worm. All trout under 7” must be returned, no more than 2 trout or 2 sea trout to be retained per day.
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