Beat 39: Upper Yealm
River Yealm – South Devon
Beat 39: Upper Yealm – South Devon
SX 60270 56625 – SX 60341 57584 1km double bank
Approximately 1km of double bank fishing on the River Yealm near Ivybridge. This is a lovely beat which combines two distinct sections of water. The upper section displays typical moorland river features with a mix of runs and pools suiting dry fly/nymph fishing. The lower section is more open and has 5 holding pools which provide good brown trout and, with the right water, excellent sea trout fishing. The Yealm is also a late run salmon river and there is a chance of a fish, given the right water conditions. No migratory fish were taken by Passport anglers last season but plenty of peal were spotted.
Please note that certain days of the season will not be available on this beat. These days will be few but are subject to change at short notice. In order to avoid disappointment always check online to ensure the beat is available before visiting. When the beat is closed, a sign will also be fixed to the token box informing you that you are not allowed to fish.
Directions & Access:
From Plymouth, leave the A38 at Lee Mill slip road and follow the road into Lee Mill; at the Westward Inn pub turn left on to New Park Road. From Exeter, leave the A38 at Lee Mill slip road, follow the road into Lee Mill and turn right at the Westward Inn on to New Park Road. Follow New Park Road for 0.5 mile then take right turn signed Venton (narrow lane). Follow the lane for 1.5 mile. Look for a Hump Back Bridge sign on the left, 50 yards after the sign turn right up a narrow bumpy track leading to a house called Bryony, park by the double garage, on the left hand side. The token box is on the fence next to the garage. The river runs down the far left hand side of the field in front of you. To access the upper section please walk back down the track and along to access points indicated on the map
Info & Restrictions:
Fly fishing only. Catch & Release for salmon & brown trout, 2 sea trout, over 12”, may be retained per day. Please use barbless or de-barbed hooks. Sorry, no dogs.
Please note that certain days of the season will not be available on this beat. These days will be few but are subject to change at short notice. In order to avoid disappointment always check this page for availability before visiting the beat. To date the days that the beat is NOT AVAILABLE in 2015 are –
2015 UNAVAILABLE DATES – 5 May
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 Paul Kenyon and Geoff Stephens guide us through this unique beat.