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james scottow Beat Duchy Dartmoor Fishery DATE 2019-07-30 [box]NumberofTrout 3 LargestinInches 7 Return As above, below Prince Hall. All caught on barbless hooks, all returned unharmed.[/box] Tim Houghton Beat Fished: Duchy Fishery Dartmoor 06/07/2019 [box] West Dart. Few fish rising in pools. No sea trout showing in pools below Hexworthy. [/box] Richard Keast Beat Fished: 36: Tregeagle 02/07/2019 [box] 6 trout to 8 inches. Quick evening session, fishing was good despite a downstream wind making casting a bit tricky. Spotted a decent sea trout in one of the pools, and plenty of fish rising. [/box] Richard Keast Beat Fished: 35: Grogarth 30/06/2019 [box] 20 trout to 9 inches. Fished 10am to 2pm. Loads of fish seen in addition to those caught. All fish caught on dry flies, klinkhammer special and sparkle dun, sizes 12 and 14. [/box] terry marsh Beat Fished: Duchy Fishery Dartmoor 02/06/2019 [box] Fantastic location sadly no Trout… [/box] Steve Donaldson Beat Fished: Duchy Fishery Dartmoor 06/06/2019 [box] 20 trout to 12 inchesDay 5, Blackabrook. Loved this beat especially the big boulder pools and runs although older anglers might find wading difficult. Fish were rock hard in the flats but willing again in the lively water.Rain stopped play for the remainder of my week, but I’d finished with 95 in five outings so cannot speak too highly of the Duchy waters. I will be back again next year!! Thanks [/box] Steve Donaldson Beat Fished: Duchy Fishery Dartmoor 05/06/2019 [box] 12 trout to 11 inches. Day 4, W Dart from Two Bridges. A better stamp of fish here. Shared the beat with a friend, 25 between us. [/box] Steve Donaldson Beat Fished: Duchy Fishery Dartmoor 04/06/2019 [box] 31 trout to 9 inches. Day 3 Bellever forest. Lots of mainly small fish that rose enthusiastically to almost anything presented nicely. 31 in a day … great fun! [/box] Steve Donaldson Beat Fished: Duchy Fishery Dartmoor 03/06/2019 [box] 24 trout to 12 inches. Day 2 Cherry Brook, below middle bridge. Lovely water lower on the beat. Plenty of fish rising readily to Griffiths gnats. Beware of bogs when walking down! [/box] Steve Donaldson Beat Fished: Duchy Fishery Dartmoor 02/06/2019 [box] 8 trout to 7 inches. Fished only the afternoon at Postbridge, start of a week ticket. [/box] Roland James Beat Fished: Duchy Fishery Dartmoor 03/06/2019 [box] 1 trout to 4 inches [/box] Roland James Beat Fished: 22: Ham Mill 01/06/2019 [box] 4 trout to 5 inches [/box] Peter Olesen Beat Fished: Duchy Fishery Dartmoor 06/06/2019 [box] “4 trout to 8 inches. West Dart below 2 Bridges. Lovely day, water low, recent rain made no difference. ” [/box] Nigel Olesen Beat Fished: Duchy Fishery Dartmoor 06/06/2019 [box] “3 trout to 6 inches. Low water below 2 bridges, good fun with dry fly. One challenging rotten barb wire fence to cross couple of fields down on Left bank! Heard cuckoos as well.” [/box] edward Beat Fished: Duchy Fishery Dartmoor 31/05/2019 [box] 2 trout to 7 inches [/box] Jem Hovil Beat Fished: Duchy Fishery Dartmoor 28/05/2019 [box] 3 trout to 10 inches. Fished on and off over a few days in different spots with my son. Hard fishing due to water levels, but lots of fish around and takes when not spooked. [/box] patrick murphy Beat Fished: 22: Ham Mill 31/05/2019 [box] “4 trout to 10 inches. low water, hot, mayfly starting to hatch but only small numbers. Broken by one fish, missed many others Caught on upstream nymphs and downstream coachman” [/box] Mark Gladwin Beat Fished: Duchy Fishery Dartmoor 31/05/2019 [box] East Dart at Bellever, great fun but no fish caught. [/box] John Smithson Beat Fished: Duchy Fishery Dartmoor 25/05/2019 [box] 1 trout to 8 inches. Blackbrook River. Tricky conditions: very low water level and gusty downstream breeze made presentation of dry fly difficult with 3wt rod. Plenty of large olives hatching, but no rises to my Para Adams which looked a good imitation. Switching to a tiny Griffiths Black Gnat provoked more interest. Intense midge hatch late in afternoon. The river bed is very slimy and the whole system needs a good flush. [/box] Robert Mckenzie Beat Fished: 23: Treburtle 23/05/2019 [box] 6 trout, one of 13 inches! largest I’ve caught here for a while. Water getting low again but trout still there in deep/fast water. Had a few healthy tugs/splashes. Action so far this season has been encouraging. [/box] Robert Lambourne Beat Fished: Duchy Fishery Dartmoor 15/05/2019 [box] “Fished Wallabrook very difficult to access many sections of the water (little more than a ditch) plus ground between swims hard going and not IMO suitable for less mobile anglers. Waders essential. No fish seen.” [/box] Name:Terry HindleyBeat Fished:Duchy Fishery DartmoorDate Fished:2019-05-21 [box]East dart up river from Postbridge. Water very low and clear. 4 to 8” on a 16 f fly.[/box] Name:Richard KeastBeat Fished:36: TregeagleDate Fished: 2019-05-21 [box]Four trout to 6 inches. Another good evening session after work. Plenty of fish rising to the fly, caught on a black knat pattern and an Adams.[/box] Name:David TomkinsBeat Fished:Duchy Fishery DartmoorDate Fished:2019-05-20 [box]Two trout to 11 inches. Nothing negative. Easy to purchase a ticket. Caught two lovely trout opposite Prince Hall, many more undeceived. Beautiful area, cuckoos about. One issue unrelated to today that may be of interest : i once caught a salmon smolt in Venford reservoir, one of many seen. The only logical explanation for their presence was the probable migration down the supplementary feed pipe taken from the Swincome stream. A note to the E.A perhaps ?[/box] Name:Tony PeacockBeat Fished:10: Upper Teign FADate Fished: 2019-05-17 [box]One 12 inch trout. Hard days low / clear water fishing but good challenging fun.[/box] Name:Robert MckenzieBeat Fished:23: TreburtleDate Fished: 2019-05-16 [box]Eight trout to 12 inches. Third good visit in a row, fish population seems much healthier this season than last. Slow start, but then some mayflies appeared and trout got interested, most of the action in fast water. There are some good fish lurking here. Splashed/missed a few good fish.[/box] Name:David WinesBeat Fished:9: Rothern BridgeDate Fished: 2019-05-17 [box]Four trout to 14inches. Overall I had a fantastic day fishing this beat and landed my biggest BT which was lurking under Rotheren Bridge. The only small criticism I would make would be the width of access between the five bank and a barb wire fence. It could just do with a strim so you don’t end up tripping on everything. All in all a fantastic beat which I will visit again and again. Please keep up the excellent work providing these opportunities. Many thanks. David[/box] Name:Robert MckenzieBeat Fished:23: TreburtleDate Fished: 2019-03-10 [box]Eight trout to 8 inches. Another good day on this beat, although fish weren’t interested until late afternoon. My grey duster fly soon got things started. Some mayflies appearing, fish not taking them, yet. Looking forward to a good mayfly hatch.[/box] Name:10 trout to 10 inches. Robert MckenzieBeat Fished:23: TreburtleDate Fished: 2019-05-03 [box]Nearly didn’t go but weather improved at midday, best day I’ve had for a while on this beat. Fished till dusk. River in good condition, trout lively, splashed a few/had a few healthy tugs. Trout population seems healthier than last season.[/box] Name:MARK KINGBeat Fished:26: Upper and Lower SydenhamDate Fished:2019-05-06 [box]2 tour to 6 inches and 2 12 inch grayling.[/box] Name:MARK KINGBeat Fished:36: TregeagleDate Fished:2019-05-11 [box]Eight trout to 8inches. Nice small stream fishing with short fly rods. Found a few rising to gnats today which was a bonus.[/box] Name:Richard KeastBeat Fished:36: TregeagleDate Fished: 2019-05-07 [box]Two trout to eight inches. Quick session after work. Fished top half of beat for an hour. Caught both fish on a klinkhammer special, and rose a couple of others.[/box] Name:David RobinsBeat Fished:Duchy Fishery DartmoorDate Fished: 2019-05-03 [box]Seven trout to 9 inches Friday 3.05.19Fished Cherry Brook from confluence with Dart half way to road.Very low water for time of year coupled with bright sun not ideal.Shadow of fly line in water did not help!Raised 14 fish landed 7.All on dry fly although few fish rising.Really concerning how dry the moor is which does not boad well for the rest of the season.[/box] Name:Terry HindleyBeat Fished:Duchy Fishery DartmoorDate Fished: 2019-05-07 [box]4 trout to 7inches. Down stream from Bellever. Water now quite low and weedy. 4 small trout on a Klinkhamer. Wife had 2 also.[/box] Name:M morrisseyBeat Fished:Duchy Fishery DartmoorDate Fished: 2019-05-03 [box]Hexworthy bridge and downstream, occasional rise, overall very quiet, nil return[/box] Name:Terry HindleyBeat Fished:Duchy Fishery DartmoorDate Fished: 2019-05-03 [box]Fished the cherry brook up stream between the roads. Strong down stream wind and bright sun coupled with low clear water so not really ideal conds. Lots of hawthorns in the air but none seen taken. The odd rise but very spooky. Lost a couple of better fish in the weed and two taken on a hare and partridge. Terrain was hard going but enjoyed the afternoon.[/box] Name:C LOCKBeat Fished:Duchy Fishery DartmoorDate Fished: 2019-04-30 [box] I fished the Cherry Brook, this is the second time I have blanked here, people might rave about it but it is not worth the effort. The East Dart at Bellever is more productive and very pretty. PS You need a full set of chest waders on the Cherry Brook, the banks are very boggy in places, ask the two people I met returning to their cars who had gone in over their knees in lovely smelly Dartmoor mud… PPS If however you want to hear a cuckoo then either the East Dart or the Cherry Brook should satisfy you at this time of year.[/box] Name:ROB WESTBeat Fished:Duchy Fishery DartmoorDate Fished: 2019-04-29 [box]Dunnabridge stretch, near steppingstones. Cloudy day, few fish rising, fish caught on an Adams fly[/box] Name:Andrew ThorntonBeat Fished:Duchy Fishery DartmoorDate Fished: 2019-05-01 [box]2 trout to 8 inches[/box] Name:Robert MckenzieBeat Fished:22: Ham MillDate Fished: 2019-04-20 [box]8 Trout to 10″. Combined effort with brother visiting, fished both sections of beat, weather excellent, river in good condition. Fish stopped feeding around 5 o’clock, had one or two strong tugs and at least two good fish got off the hook. A very good day on this lovely beat.[/box] Name:Robert MckenzieBeat Fished:23: TreburtleDate Fished: 2019-04-03 [box]A blank day, sunshine soon changed to drizzle, went home early.[/box] Name:Henry SleathBeat Fished:Duchy Fishery Dartmoor Date Fished: 2019-04-17 [box]30+ Trout to 13″ (over multiple dayes. I fished the west dart below two bridges on 17th and caught nothing at all. Little evidence of fish moving at all just below two bridges (saw one rising, didn’t see any I had scared). No evidence of fish at hexworthy. On the 18th, I fished the west dart above two bridges. Not much happening for about a km, but then lots of action. I fished it up to just past the weir and caught at least 20 trout up to about 9 inches including one bright silver with black spots (only about 6 inches) which I assume was a smolt. All on dry fly. Today (19th) I fished the cherrybrook from the confluence with the w. Dart to the lower bridge. Again, not much evidence of fish at all – I thought this was the holy grail of Dartmoor! I was super stealthy, but only saw one rising and didn’t see any rushing off scared. I did catch a very good fish (at least 13 inches) in one pool though, so that made up for it. Then fished a bit above the lower bridge and caught lots of tiddlers- good fun. Upper west dart aside, I am curious at the apparent lack of fish in the lower reaches of these streams… perhaps I’m really not as good as I think I am, but I am an experienced river fisherman… could it be that it’s early in the season? I have fishes rivers of similar sizes in north scotland that have been teaming with small trout, although these have been connected to lochs, so are the natural nursery grounds in many cases. I would love to know if others have observed a simar pattern? Thanks for a great few days anyway, and excellent value![/box] Name:Paul WallaceBeat Fished:36: TregeagleDate Fished: 2019-04-10 [box]4 Trout to 6″ And 2 missed on beaded GRHE[/box] Name:Christopher BlackburnBeat Fished:Duchy Fishery DartmoorDate Fished: 2019-04-08 [box]About 5 hours fishing the West Dart near Hexworthy. No bites and saw no fish although there were lots of mayfly and caddis flying around and touching the water -had a great time on a beautiful river nonetheless.[/box] Name:Richard BuckinghamBeat Fished:36: Tregeagle Date Fished: 2019-04-02 [box]Nil return. Short session after work. Managed to rise one fish but otherwise very little activity yet.[/box] Name:Thomas EliottBeat Fished:Duchy Fishery Dartmoor Date Fished: 2019-04-04 [box]Brown Trout 1×10″[/box] Name:Richard Keast Beat Fished:36: TregeagleDate Fished: 2019-04-03 [box]1x 62 Torut. Water coloured up compared to earlier in the week. Not so many fish seen moving. QR code had been removed from token box by persons unknown , which will prevent anglers using Fish Pass. Needs replacing. (Replaced now thanks BV)”[/box] Name:Richard Keast Beat Fished:36: TregeagleDate Fished: 2019-04-01 [box]Fished after work, managed to rise a fish to a size 14 BWO hackle Dun, unfortunately it bumped off after a short tussle. Plenty of fish seen but a bit spooky. Nevertheless a nice session.”[/box] Name:T. HindleyBeat Fished:Duchy Fishery Dartmoor Date Fished: 18/03/2019. [box] Mon.18 March. First trip of the season. 1×8” by and a bigger one lost.[/box] Name:Greg Wood Beat Fished:Bellever Date Fished: 22/8/18. [box]Brown Trout 1×8″, 1x 7.5″, 2x[/box] Name:Greg Wood Beat Fished:Bellever Date Fished: 10/8/18. [box]3×5″ Brown Trout[/box] Name:Greg Wood Beat Fished:Bellever Date Fished: 11/7/18. [box]18 Brown Trout, 1×10″, 1×9″, 4×6-8″, 12x[/box] Name:Robert Mckenzie Beat Fished:Treburtle Date Fished: 21/10/2018. [box]1 brown trout 8 inches. Fish numbers in the Ottery seem to be dwindling lately, many likely lies devoid of fish.[/box] Name:Richard Tilling Beat Fished:Duchy of Cornwall West Dart Date Fished: 15/09/2018. [box]Nil[/box] Name:Roger Holman Beat Fished:West Dart River above Dartmeet. Date Fished: 26/09/2018 licence No. 0194. [box]3 small brown trout, 7-8 inches 1 School Peal 10.33 inches, 14 oz. (Queenie Pool) All fish returned OK. Fishing spoiled by family of Merganzers & then an otter.[/box] Name:Robert Beat Fished:Ham Mill Date Fished: 10/10/2018. [box]NIl return, river dull and no fly life, hooked a decent grayling at dusk but he got free! My last shout of the season, tend to think high temperatures and low water levels have had an adverse effect on the trout this season. Having said that, my catch returns have slowly diminished over the last three or four seasons on all three beats of the Ottery.[/box] Name:Robert Beat Fished:Ham Mill Date Fished: 3/10/2018. [box]2 Grayling 1 @ 10 inches, 1 @ 8 inches, both caught at dusk[/box] Name:Robert Beat Fished:Ham Mill Date Fished: 29/9/2018. [box]2 Brown trout, 1 @ 12inches 1 @ 8 inches, 1 [email protected] 10 inches. hard work with the continued low water levels.[/box] Name:Richard Banbury Beat Fished:Dutchy. East Dart Date Fished: 19/09/18. [box]8 brownies from 4 to 8 ozs[/box] Name:D Robins Beat Fished:Dutchy of Cornwall Dartmoor Season Ticket Date Fished: 3.5.18 to 14.818. [box]3.5.18. Cherry Brook Lower. 3 brown largest 1/2 lb 7.5.18 . Cherry Brook upper. 12 brown. Ditto 18.6.18 Cherry Brook upper. 12 brown. Ditto 20.6.18 west Dart above 2 bridges 13 Brown to 9ins 1.8.18 Cherry Brook Lower. 12 brown to 10ins 14.8.18 Cherry Brook upper 10 brown to 9ins. NB Goosanders were seen working the west Dart .Again seen on Sunday 30 Sept[/box] Name:Stuart Robinson Beat Fished:Beat 6. Garramarsh Date Fished: 30 September 2018. [box]X1 Brown Trout 6 inch returned[/box] Name:Rich Pullin Beat Fished:24 Date Fished: 25/9/18. [box]6 brownies to 8ins dry fly cul de canard[/box] Name:Julian Perry Beat Fished:26 Date Fished: 1/9/18. [box]Five sub 8 inch Browns all returned[/box] Name:Andy Stafford Beat Fished:Duchy of Cornwall Date Fished: 12/9/18. [box]12 trout up to 10 inches[/box] Name:Jim Parrott Beat Fished:East Dart Date Fished: 7/9/18. [box]4 Brown Trout all around 6 inches[/box] Name:Jim Parrott Beat Fished:Cherrybrook Date Fished: 6/9/18. [box]Nil[/box] Name:Jim Parrott Beat Fished:West Dart, up and downstream from Princes Hall Date Fished: 5/9/18. [box]1 Brown Trout 12 inches; 1 Sea Trout (almost certainly!) 20 inches[/box] Name:Jim Parrott Beat Fished:West Dart / Cherrybrook / Wallabrook / E Dart Date Fished: 4/9/18. [box]2 Brown Trout / Nil / 1 Brown Trout / 1 Brown Trout. All around 6 – 8 inches[/box] Name:Jon Hollowell Beat Fished:Castle Hill, River Bray Date Fished: 2/9/18. [box]4 x brown trout (3 @ 5 inches, 1 @ 7 inches). Generally cloudy but warm. A lovely stretch of river and plenty to fish. Beware; when the bottom is not sand, the rocks under foot can be VERY slippery. Will certainly revisit next season.[/box] Name:Jon Hollowell Beat Fished:Garramarsh Farm, River Mole. Date Fished: 1/9/18. [box]1 x brown trout @ 5 inches and lost two more. A lovely stretch of river and an excellent chance to practise side-casting![/box] Name:Roger Holman Beat Fished:West Dart/Dartmeet to Hexworthy, Licence 0319 Date Fished: 23/08/18. [box]1 Brown trout, 9 oz.[/box] Name:James Mockridge Beat Fished:11 West dart Date Fished: 27/8/18. [box]1 Brown very small 5” next to bank returned safely fly was klinkhammer[/box] Name:Dean Mockridge Beat Fished:West Dart at 11 Date Fished: 27/ 8/2018. [box]1 Brown 6 inches. Had lots of fun with lots of fish going for my Klinkhammer but miss lots of the[/box] Name:Hamish Cameron Beat Fished:West Dart, East Dart, Cherrybrook Date Fished: 18 -25July. [box]Nil return. Some rises to dry fly, one larger fish went behind a stone and threw the hook. The route from the bridge to the confluence of Cherrybrook is potentially dangerous. I sank to my thigh in an innocent patch of green; stick to the tussocks![/box] Name:H Woodhall Beat Fished:Two Bridges Date Fished: 22/08/18. [box]Nothing. Fishing a dry fly, had a knock by the bridge at the hotel not long after starting but nothing more. Weather was cooler and drizzling with the odd sunny spell. Water level looked low.[/box] Name:Clemens Majunke Beat Fished:West Dart Date Fished: 25 August 2018. [box]2 x Brown Trout under 10in[/box] Name:Jon Hollowell Beat Fished:Lane Barton Date Fished: 13/08/2018. [box]2 x brown trout @ 7 inches. Weather was overcast with some sunshine and the water was coloured after recent rain.[/box] Name:D Johnson Beat Fished:Beat 6 Garramarsh Date Fished: 13 August 2018. [box]5 Salmon Parr 1 Brown Trout.[/box] Name:Jon Hollowell Beat Fished:Lower Cherry Brook Date Fished: A) 1/8/18, B) 2/8/18, C) 4/8/18, D) 5/8/18 E ) 7/8/18.. [box]A) 1 x brown trout @ 8 inches. Very hot weather, crystal clear water. Dry Fly B) 1 x brown trout @5 inches. Ditto above. C) 1 x brown trout @4 inches. Ditto above D) Blank. E) Blank. On all days fished, over the week, lots of very fast rises to the fly and missed connections!! :-([/box] Name:Stephen A Brown Beat Fished:West Dart Prince Hall Date Fished: 31/7/2018. [box]1 brown – 8oz[/box] Name:Darren Broomsgrove Beat Fished:east dart main river Date Fished: 5/08/18. [box]1 Brown trout 4 inches long lovely vibrant red spots. first ever wild brown trout!!!!!![/box]Name:Pedro Castro Beat Fished:6 Garramarsh Farm Date Fished: 5 Aug 2018. [box]1 trout[/box]Name:David Johnson Beat Fished:6. Garramarsh Date Fished: 2 August 2018. [box]4 Brown Trout on nymph[/box]Name:Sam Oehme Beat Fished:West Dart Date Fished: 31/7/218. [box]1xBrown trout (fingerling) Caught on size 14 Gold headed hares ear[/box]Name:Jryan Beat Fished:East Dart Belever Date Fished: 1st August 2018. [box]Fish very spooky pricked 3 but no landings. Got very busy with walkers and dogs downstream of bridge[/box]Name:CJI Beat Fished:Sydenham Beat 26 Date Fished: 30 July. [box]9 brown trout from 5 to 9 inches. Caught on gold head nymphs on a long leader in faster runs below the weir and the stepping stones.River visibility poor early in the day after heavy overnight rain but depth reasonable for the time of year.Great beat[/box]Name:Eric Rymer Beat Fished:Two Bridges, West Dart Date Fished: 13/7/18. [box]5 brown trout, all returned[/box]Name:Robinson, ticket no 0437 Beat Fished:west dart, below tow bridges Date Fished: 13 july. [box]10 fingerlings, and 2, 8 inch trout[/box] Name:Clive Pickering Beat Fished:21 Netherbridge Date Fished: 11th July 2018. [box]2 x Brown Trout. Water very low but the odd fish rising – the problem was getting close enough without spooking them. Lost several – the two I managed to land took soft-hackled dry and Para Olive in faster runs.[/box] Name:Clive Pickering Beat Fished:20 Date Fished: 10th July 2018. [box]2 Grayling, 2 Brown Trout all on the soft-hackled dry. All returned.[/box] Name:Martin Gibbons Beat Fished:Beat 3. Date Fished: 11.7.2018. [box]I had two trout,6″ ,3 small perch and a chub,my brother had 2 chud and a trout,hard going but nice day.p.s watch out for the horseflies.[/box] Name:Mark Williams Beat Fished:Beat 9 Date Fished: 12. 7. 18. [box]No fish Very low water[/box] Name:Robert Mckenzie Beat Fished:Treburtle Date Fished: 10 July 2018. [box]6 brown trout, 1 @ 5 “, 2 @ 7 “, 1 @ 8″ 2 @ 12 ” all on a “trimmed” mayfly. Hooked and lost at least 6 more some of them strong tugs. Never seen the river so low. Had competition from a large otter who swam through two of the pools I was approaching, thanks mate! Spotted a small herd of deer in the twilight at the close of play. Added to the kingfisher spotted earlier makes it wild life hat trick for the day ![/box] Name:Robert Mckenzie Beat Fished:Treburtle Date Fished: 3 july 2018. [box]4 brown trout 4 – 6 inches, hard work with low water levels, fish caught in fast water only.[/box] Name:Stephen Howard Beat Fished:22 Date Fished: 08/07/2018. [box]1 x 7″ Brown trout. GH Sedge. Low water. Lost a big fish (most certainly a Sea Trout).[/box] Name:Steve Betts Beat Fished:9 Date Fished: 2/7/2018. [box]Short late evening session trying for sea trout. Very low water despite a little rain the day before. No fish seen or caught.[/box] Name:Andrew McPherson Beat Fished:12 Gortleigh Date Fished: 2/7/2018. [box]Very hot, very sunny day. Water levels very low.3 trout raised to dry fly, but none caught. I found access to much of this beat pretty difficult, with some high banks and a lot of bankside vegetation making it difficult to get to the water. Would probably be really nice earlier in the year and hopefully with more water![/box] Name:Greg Boucher Beat Fished:Starting at West Dart Prince Hall, including Blackabrook, finishing at Two Bridges. Date Fished: 30/06/2018. [box]Four browns to 8″ on upper Dart section to Brown Caddis and Small Parachute Olive size 20. Hooked a larger brown in Prince Hall section which straightened size 20 hook and was lost. Baking hot weather 28C and strong sun light. Water levels low in main river and very low in Blackabrook which was also overgrown with weed. Enjoyable day out.[/box] Name:rob jones Beat Fished:20 Date Fished: 27/6/18. [box]5 grayling / 2 trout / 1 parr largest grayling @ 8ozs trout @ 4 ozs sad to see the Tamar in such poor condition – enrichment is a serious problem evidently in this valley and advice would be to stick to the rivers running off the moors with clean water.[/box] Name:Malcolm Wood Beat Fished:Ham Mill Date Fished: 25th June. [box]Fished in the early hours from around 6.30am to 10am. 3 nice brown trout and two grayling. Very thankful for the shaded areas on the river as the day warmed up rapidly. Caught all fish from the faster water using small nymphs on a long leader. My first chance to fish these West Country rivers. I will return once there has been some rain to bring the levels up.[/box] Name:Tim Rolston Beat Fished:East Dart Date Fished: 27 June 2018. [box]Approximate 20 brown trout, mostly tiny to small, four fish of about 8″ or so. Water low, plants within river made getting good drifts problematic at times. Fished #20 dry fly for approximately two hours in the evening only. Fished section below Bellever forest..[/box] Name:Chris Hauck Beat Fished:Dutchy of Cornwall Date Fished: 9th June. [box]Three brown trout from the Cherry Brook. Largest 11 inches taken on bumblebee fly.[/box] Name:Adrian Cross Beat Fished:Dutchy of Cornwall Date Fished: 9th June. [box]Five brown trout from the Cherry brook all caught on orange fur elk hair caddis. One 13 inch fish. My best day ever on Dartmoor![/box] Name:Linz Wood Beat Fished:Ham Mill Date Fished: Monday 25th June. [box]Fished in early morning. 1 Brown Trout & 4 Grayling All fish returned in good order. Largest fish was the trout at around 12”. Grayling between 8-10”. River very low with fish congregating in faster water. All caught Czech Nymphing. Plenty of fish rising early on. Did my bit for balsam destruction too…[/box] Name:Richard May Beat Fished:Dartmoor Date Fished: 24/06/2018. [box]6 browns on upper west Dart and lower Cherrybrook. All on tiny dries. Fish VERY spookable.[/box] Name:Adam Harvey-Kelly Beat Fished:Duchy Date Fished: 22 & 23 June. [box]West Dart below and above Princes Hall. Umpteen small burnished-gold fish to dry fly from 2 inches (!) to 11 inches, of which three exceeded 9 inches. Water low at .25m on guage in ‘high summer’ conditions. Plentiful mixed fly. All good. Many thanks.[/box] Name:Peter Greenhalgh Beat Fished:Duchy of Cornwall Date Fished: June 12, 13, 15, 2018. [box]5 good trout to 8″, but missed numerous trout and parr. East Dart upstream from Bellever bridge, which is tricky in the undergrowth (!), and West Dart above Hexworthy. Small dry flies, mainly Tups Indispensable. Low water and fish easily spooked.[/box] Name:Steve Donaldson Beat Fished:Duchy of Cornwall Date Fished: 3 – 9 June 2018. [box]83 browns and one salmon parr, all to small dries, mainly Griffiths gnats and Soft hackle dries. Many very small fish but about a dozen exceeded 9 inches. Best beats – Cherry Brook (Middle) including one fish of 12 inches, and East Dart up from Dartmeet. Also fished W Dart and Cowsic with some success.[/box] Name:Tony West Beat Fished:3 Hexworthy Date Fished: 11th June 2018. [box]2 Brown Trout. 5″ and 6″tiny Klink[/box] Name:William Dickson Beat Fished:Beat 26 Sydenham, Lyd Date Fished: 10/6/2018. [box]Fished by Billy Dickson, Jamie Dickson and Alun Hughes. Only fished Sunday afternoon. About 13 trout to 10″ on small dries,. Very low and clear. Fish very spooky.[/box] Name:William Dickson Beat Fished:Beat 22 Ham Mill Date Fished: 9/6/2018. [box]Fished by Jamie Dickson and Ken Torbett. About 30 trout to 10″ and 5 grayling to 12″. Mostly on small dries. A few on nymphs.[/box] Name:William Dickson Beat Fished:21 Netherbridge Date Fished: 9/6/2018. [box]Fished by John Keogh and Tim Smith. Difficult during the day. Lots of small fish rising. About 9pm, one 11″ brown trout caught on a dry fly. A shoal of grayling started to rise, and we caught 5 between 12″ and 13″ on small dries.[/box] Name:William Dickson Beat Fished:20 Netherbridge Court Date Fished: 9/6/2018. [box]Fished by William Dickson and Alun Hughes About 20 brown trout to 10″, mostly on small dries. A few on nymphs. Lots of small fish rising to gnats and other small flies. A few mayfly about, but no interest from the trout. There is a barbed wire fence at the top of the large field that needs a style.[/box] Name:Patrick Wilcox Beat Fished:6 Date Fished: 10/06/2018. [box]One 4″Brown Trout on black k link hammer, missed another 8 takes,had a 4″ & a6″ drop off[/box] Name:Patrick Wilcox Beat Fished:1 Date Fished: 09/06/2018. [box]2 Brown Trout 4 & 5″on Grey Duster.Missued about 11 more takes.[/box] Name:Patrick Wilcox Beat Fished:1 Date Fished: 09/06/2018. [box]2 Brown Trout to 5″ on Grey Duster about 11 missed takes[/box] Name:Tim Rolston Beat Fished:Grogarth, Fal, #35 Date Fished: 11/06/18. [box]40 + Brown Trout to 10″. Fished silver bead pheasant tail, #18 under an indicator. Fishing very pleasant although access to the water is a bit problematic on this beat. Nowhere near as difficult as Tresillian which I fished yesterday.[/box] Name:Stephen Ledger Beat Fished:West Dart Date Fished: 08/06/18. [box]5 Brown Trout 3-4″ small Black Gnat parachute[/box] Name:Robert Mckenzie Beat Fished:Treburtle Date Fished: 4 June 2018. [box]6 brown trout to 8 inches. A serious hatch occurred around 8 in the evening, loads of fish rising, did I have the right fly – no! Left frustrated around 9. River very low at the moment.[/box] Name:John Smithson Beat Fished:Blackbrook River, Duchy Date Fished: 10th June 2018. [box]8 BT up to 11in, most on Para Adams. River very low with a little colour. Large hatch of upwinged fly (BWOs I think). Plenty of fish rising but only a minority hooked. Close up views of gold-ringed dragonfly and small pearl bordered fritillary.[/box] Name:Paul Ledger Beat Fished:West Dart Date Fished: 9th June 2018. [box]one tout 4”[/box] Name:Andrew Hawkins Beat Fished:26 Date Fished: 10/06/18. [box]0, didn’t see a single fish, fished from 5.45 to 8.30 am, still very hot[/box] Name:Tim Rolston Beat Fished:Beat 36 , Tregeagle, Tressillian Date Fished: 10 June 2018. [box]6 Brown Trout, 6 – 8 inches on dry flies. Unfortunately one fish had to be dispatched having swallowed the fly and hooked in the gills. Despite barbless hooks and forceps it proved impossible to release. Comment: The instructions for accessing the river need revision, and it took a great deal of time and effort to even find the river based on the instructions provided. “Walk down to the river through the rush pasture” didn’t provide any really useful landmarks. There is no apparent rush pasture, more like a semi- demolished ramshackle of hut like structures, which are not mentioned.[/box] Name:Rupert Dugdale Beat Fished:West Dart – Hexworthy to Prince Hall Date Fished: 10/06/2018. [box]1 x small brown returned. Water low and clear and fish very easily spooked. Little sign of rising fish despite steady trickle of olives all day. Very enjoyable day out but will be back after rain![/box] Name:N Ogsten Beat Fished:Bear 6 Garramarsh Date Fished: 04/06/18. [box]2 Browns 8’’ & 10’’ on tupps klink[/box] Name:Nick Totman Beat Fished:Beat 6 Garramarsh Date Fished: 04/06/18. [box]4 Brown Trout to 6’’ on Parachute Tupps[/box] Name:Gallia Beat Fished:upper north teign Date Fished: 29th May 2018. [box]1 brown trout @ 3.5″ v small parachute adams[/box] Name:Gallia Beat Fished:upper n teign Date Fished: 28/05/18. [box]2 brown trout, 7″, 3.5″ Elk hair sedge fished dry, upstream[/box] Name:Clive Pickering Beat Fished:Bellever Forest Date Fished: 1st June 2018. [box]14 x Brown Trout.[/box] Name:Clive Pickering Beat Fished:Bellever Forest Date Fished: 29th May 2018. [box]4 x Brown Trout[/box] Name:Clive Pickering Beat Fished:Bellever Forest Date Fished: 25th May 2018. [box]4 x Brown Trout on Para Olive[/box] Name:Clive Pickering Beat Fished:West Dart at Dartmeet Date Fished: 24th May 2018. [box]1 Brown Trout[/box] Name:Clive Pickering Beat Fished:Netherbridge Court Date Fished: 31st May 2018. [box]One Brown Trout on Grey Wulff. Several others missed or lost.[/box] Name:Clive Pickering Beat Fished:Netherbridge Court Date Fished: 30th May 2018. [box]Two Brown Trout on Para Olive and Mayfly[/box] Name:Robert Mckenzie Beat Fished:treburtle Date Fished: 29 May 2018. [box]8 Brown trout all on mayfly, 3 @ 6/7 inches, 2 @ 8 inches, [email protected] 10 inches, and one cracker at 13 inches. Hooked and lost 3 more, lost count of how many I splashed. Water low and crystal clear. A very enjoyable day’s fishing.[/box] Name:Rupert DugdALE Beat Fished:East Dart (Postbridge) & Cherrybrook (downstream from Lower Bridge) Date Fished: 26-05-18. [box]10 x brownies up to 7″. All on LBJ. Beautiful day out[/box] Name:Paul Woods Beat Fished:21 Date Fished: 29th May 2018. [box]1 brown trout.4oz[/box] Name:Rob Lane Beat Fished:Berrio Mill Date Fished: 28/05/2018. [box]4 x wbt very low and clear all fish from faster water on para black gnat[/box] Name:Peter Train Beat Fished:West Dart at hexworthy bridge Date Fished: 24-5-18. [box]1 small brown trout about 4 inches Lots of other similar sized trout rising to flies Also fished west dart above two bridges, no takes, and cherrybrook below lower bridge. No takes. Nice day and locations. Would recommend west dart between two bridges and hexworthy bridge for anyone’s else who only has a single day to fish in the area. I will come again.[/box] Name:simon curtis Beat Fished:two bridges hotel Date Fished: 26/05/18. [box]3 very small trout, testing with the wind and great fun with the company of the cockoo![/box] Name:Richard G Turner Beat Fished:10 River Culm Date Fished: 25/5/2018. [box]2 trout around 6 inches. Hatch of large olives and occasional Mayfly. Overcast but warm all day.[/box] Name:Colin Marrs Beat Fished:Garramarsh Farm Date Fished: 24/05/18. [box]One 5″ wbt, same result as at Castle Hill a few days earlier. Caught on dry fly (klinkhammer), but also had takes on nymphs after I attached bright indicator paste to enable me to see them in the difficult light.[/box] Name:Colin Marrs Beat Fished:Castle Hill Date Fished: 21/05/18. [box]One 5″ brown trout on size 14 dry fly. Fished in the evening after a hot day. Notice on car park states that it closes at 5pm on weekdays, so parked in layby. Returned at 9.15 but car park was not locked.[/box] Name:Robert Mckenzie Beat Fished:St Leonards Date Fished: 22 May 2018. [box]One small brownie 5 “, hooked and lost another two and splashed a few. Bright sunlight and clear water probably worked against me. Intend to give it another go soon, nice little stretch, with several tasty pools.[/box] Name:Phillip hunt Beat Fished:Dartmoor fishery, river dart Date Fished: 18/5/2018 – 19/5/2018. [box]2 small trout. Tough but fun[/box] Name:Chris Lenaghan Beat Fished:West Dart Date Fished: 20 May 2018. [box]3x wbt on black gnat dry #18. half-day with more time enjoying the sun and watching rise forms than hunting but perfect conditions for an angler again – sunny, warm, light breeze. sizes 4-7″. more fish wriggled free before brought to hand.[/box] Name:Chris Lenaghan Beat Fished:east dart Date Fished: 19 may 2018. [box]6x wbt (and 1x salmon parr judging by deep forked tail) on black gnat dry #18. Fantastic weather for an angler – sunny, warm, light breeze. best three wbt were 10-11″ with others 4-7″. A further 5 were ‘distance released’… damned barbless hooks![/box] Name:Matthew Thomas Beat Fished:West Dart Date Fished: 19.05.2018. [box]1 small brown from the big pool in Holne Woods almost at the bottom end of the beat. Missed 4 other fish and all rises were to a black spider size 18.[/box] Name:Matthew Thomas Beat Fished:West Dart Date Fished: 18.05.2018. [box]1 small brown to a black nymph in the big pool at Huccaby Farm.[/box] Name:Phil Wood Beat Fished:30 Boldford Bridge Date Fished: 19th May 2018. [box]5 brown trout, 2 crackers of 11.5″ and 12″ both on black gnat dry fly. Beat fished better in the morning, the afternoon was a struggle on dry and nymph[/box] Name:Dorothy Cox Beat Fished:Wallabrooke just below bridge to Bellever. Date Fished: 15th May 2018. [box]2 brown trout, 6″ and 5″. Caught on an F fly. Fished for about one hour[/box] Name:Barry Thorne Beat Fished:East Dart, Bellever Date Fished: 15 May 2018. [box]Cloudless and very bright day but with north wind. Fished most of the day downstream from Bellever Bridge to the Stepping Stones on the left bank. Caught about 10 very small brown trout on wet fly/nymph tactics. In the late afternoon/early evening fished dry fly above Bellever Bridge and netted 4 small trout and hooked, but lost, a few more – all to Adams or parachute Adams [/box] Name:Anthony Vaughan Beat Fished:1 wallabrook 2 huccaby , W. dart Date Fished: 14 /15may 2018. [box]1 7 inch brown trout, 2 10 inch brown trout[/box] Name:Steve Dalby Beat Fished:Rothorn Bridge. Torrington Date Fished: 16/5/2018. [box]2 small browns on dry “jingler” style. No hatch to speak of, only two fish rose, cast to them and they took it.[/box] Name:Robert Mckenzie Beat Fished:Treburtle Date Fished: 15/05/2018. [box]1 brown trout 9 inches, lost two more, water low and clear so fish easily spooked, or maybe I’m just clumsy ![/box] Name:Anthony Woolmington Beat Fished:Beat 6 Garramarsh Farm Date Fished: 16/5/2018. [box]1 Brown Trout 2lb 4oz. Black & peacock spider[/box] Name:Andrew McPherson Beat Fished:Andrew McPherson Date Fished: 12/5/2018. [box]7 trout between 4″ and 8″, two of them around 8″. Three others came to the fly. Lot of small trout seen. All bar one taken on dry fly.[/box] Name:Brian H Smith Beat Fished:East Dart Date Fished: 5 May 18. [box]Fished Postbridge area, a final 30 minute session after breakfast and before I had to leave Dartmoor. One beautiful 12 inch trout to hand a fitting end to a great week in Devon.[/box] Name:Brian H Smith Beat Fished:Cherrybrook Date Fished: 4 May 18. [box]Short session with just 2 attempts at the dry, no fish to hand but plenty of ponies for company[/box] Name:Brian H Smith Beat Fished:East Dart Date Fished: 3 may 18. [box]Fished Postbridge area, 2 hours. One hooked and lost and two poor attempts at the dry.[/box] Name:Brian H Smith Beat Fished:West Dart between Blackbrook and Two Bridges Date Fished: 3 may 18. [box]River falling and very clear, tough walk from the Hotel to fish back up to Two Bridges. Shocking amount of shooting clay debris on the moor and in the river. Ended the 4 hour session with one 12 inch brown and missed two others – drys.[/box] Name:Brian H Smith Beat Fished:East Dart Date Fished: 1 May 18. [box]Fished Postbridge area, 2 hours. Two trout to hand one 10 inches to a dry and the other 8 inches to a nymph. Water clear, on an off drizzle.[/box] Name:Adam Griffiths Beat Fished:Dartmoor – Bellever Date Fished: 6 May 2018. [box]Fished between 15:30 and 17:30. A couple of small Brownies with a dark Parachute Adams, could have been frenetic later as the bright sunshine gave way.[/box] Name:M Thomson Beat Fished:#5 Castle Hill River Bray Date Fished: 3/5/18. [box]16 brownies – all 4-6 inches except One at 13 inches, wading required for most of the top beat I fished in the afternoon session, beware some deep pools, river fast in places, gin clear, large dark olives on the hatch. Good beat for a whole day out,worth the tokens. Beware car park sign says closed at 5 pm weekdays, parking possible on the lane pull in.[/box] Name:Robert Mckenzie Beat Fished:Treburtle Date Fished: 30 April 2018. [box]hooked and lost one fish, splashed a couple more, watched grey winged olives go sailing by with absolutely no interest by any fish ! Wish the weather would sort itself out ![/box] Name:Robert Mckenzie Beat Fished:Treburtle Date Fished: 19 April 2018. [box]nil return, river coloured, bit windy.[/box] Name:A Robins Beat Fished:6 Garramarsh Farm Date Fished: 1 May 2018. [box]X1 10 inch Brown Trout.[/box] Name:Oliver Bull Beat Fished:Dartmoor – Below Huccaby Bridge Date Fished: 25/04/2018. [box]Cold… nothing alive and hungry in the West Dart this afternoon![/box] Name:Oliver Bull Beat Fished:Dartmoor – Bellever Date Fished: 24/04/2018. [box]Cold and wet… a few takes above bridge, but, basically, a blankety- blank![/box] Name:Oliver Bull Beat Fished:Dartmoor – Cherrybrook Date Fished: 21/04/2018. [box]1 x 7″ Brownie and a few half-hearted slash takes to a Hawthorn…NB: Very boggy![/box] Name:Mark Thomson Beat Fished:Lane Baron #13 Date Fished: 26/4/18. [box]Nil. ( two runs got away on GRHE nymph #18 ) First visit, 3 hrs late afternoon when the sun shone, cold but dry and good head of water although very dark; surprising number of flies around early evening; will return to explore more[/box] Name:Bruno Vincent Beat Fished:Beat 25 – St Leonards Date Fished: 21/04/2018. [box]Cracking hour on this little stream. Five nice trout landed between 8 and 10 inches, a nice grayling of about 10 and lost a much bigger trout (14 inch?) when I let the loop of my flyline get inside the rod tip and the fish had another run in it SNAP…[/box] Name:Bruno Vinent Beat Fished:Beat 22 – Ham Mill Date Fished: 19/04/2018. [box]One nice grayling of about 10 or 11 inches. No trout or even rises of any kind[/box] Name:Luke Bannister Beat Fished:27 Knowle Date Fished: 14/4/18. [box]1 trout 8″ A few fly about but perhaps still a bit early. The river is looking in great condition, so a few more warm days and things will be on.[/box] Name:Steve Watkin Beat Fished:Lower East Dart Date Fished: 20 April 2018. [box]One brown trout caught and returned appox 4 inches and 200g[/box] Name:vic hill Beat Fished:west dart, two bridges. 0372 Date Fished: 06/04/18. [box]One small trout, fished for three hours before lunch , Fantastic clear water, But very surpriesed to find a large stretch of river and both banks littered with lots of clay pigeon debris below the hotel[/box] Name:Jamie nice Beat Fished:Hexworthy bridge Date Fished: 5/4/18. [box]Small trout taken on nymph & returned safely[/box] Name:Jack Hogan Beat Fished:East Dart – Dartmouth to Bellever Date Fished: 24/3/2018. [box]Two small trout taken on nymphs and safely returned.[/box] Name:Andrew Pieterse Beat Fished:Netherbridge Court Date Fished: 25 Feb 2018. [box]2 Grayling – 10 inches and 6 inches on #18 nymphs fished deep. Lovely beat.[/box] Name:  Bruno Vincent Beat Fished:  Sydenham Date Fished: 10/8/17 [box] At least 15 Grayling upto 12 inches, 8-10 brown trout to 12 inches and loads of over eager parr on top. Far too much to count properly. [/box] Name:  Nick Totman Beat Fished:  Knowle Farm Date Fished: 28/09/2017 [box] 17 browns to 10″ 4 grayling to 8″, All caught on elk hair caddis. An excellent day to finish the season. Thanks to all at Westcountry Angling Passport. [/box] Name:Bruno Vincent Beat Fished:  Sydenham Date Fished: 25/09/2017 [box] 7 Grayling up to 14 inches 5 Brown trout up to 10 inches. [/box] Name:  ralph pond Beat Fished:  cherry brook Date Fished: 17/09/2017 [box] Fished below lower cherry brook bridge blanked [/box] Name:  ralph pond Beat Fished:  east dart post bridge Date Fished: 16/09/2017 [box] 4 small brown trout [/box] Name:  ralph pond Beat Fished:  West Dart two bridges Date Fished: 16/09/2012 [box] 1 brown trout about 8oz [/box] Name:  Matthew Jameson Beat Fished:  West Dart near prince hall Date Fished: 23/09/2017 [box] Nil. none seen. [/box] Name:  Roger williams Beat Fished:  : (Two bridges ) west dart. Date Fished: 23rd September 2017 [box] Catch return 0501. Zero. Cold with heavy rain later. Catch return 0502. Zero. Cold with thick fog. Did not fish. [/box] Name:  Javan Candy Beat Fished:  Dart, Duchy of Cornwall Date Fished: 19/09/2017 [box] Nil. [/box] Name:  Barry Thorne Beat Fished:  West Dart Date Fished: 14/09/2017 [box] Nothing! [/box] Name:  Barry Thorne Beat Fished:  East Dart, Bellever Date Fished: 13/09/2017 [box] 14 small brown trout. [/box] Name:  Barry Thorne Beat Fished:  Cherry Brook and West Dart Date Fished: 12/09/2017 [box] Nil. [/box] Name:  Matthew Thomas Beat Fished:  West Dart Date Fished: : 08.09.2017 [box] Missed 1 small brown, saw 1 more rise but that was it. Water very coloured after overnight rain; level rose by 12 inches in 2 hours so I retreated to the Forest Inn. [/box] Name:  Matthew Thomas Beat Fished:  East Dart Date Fished: 07.09.2017 [box] Nil, saw 1 rise but nothing taking. [/box] Name:  Matthew Thomas Beat Fished:  West Dart Date Fished: 06.09.2017 [box] 1 small brown and missed 1, few rises with some colour in the water. Still good not to be at work though… [/box] Name:  Phillip hunt Beat Fished:  hexworthy Date Fished: 08/09/2017 [box] “1 trout 6i inches. Hard going. Good insect life with hatches of small olives and sedge. Just virtually no fish showing. Also fished east dart up from dartmeet and it was the same. A fantastic fishery, beautiful fishery. 1 trout 6i inches. Hard going. Good insect life with hatches of small olives and sedge. Just virtually no fish showing. Also fished east dart up from dartmeet and it was the same. A fantastic fishery, beautiful fishery.” [/box] Name:  Charles Beney Beat Fished:  Dart & Cherry Brook Date Fished: 01/09/2017 [box] 1 small Brownie 6″ on dry black gnat. Very bright and brisk N. wind made it difficult. Little moving on surface and too much weed esp. on Cherry Brook to fish nymph. Beautiful location. [/box] Name:  Gregory Winn Beat Fished:  West Dart. Above two bridges hotel Date Fished: 04/09/2017 [box] : 5 x Brown Trout. All between 7 and 9 inches. 3 on Treacle Parkin, 2 on elk hair caddis, All fish in excellent condition and returned. [/box] Name:  D Johnson Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 30/08/2017 [box] 2 Brown Trout 8 inch on pheasant tail nymph. Released [/box] Name:  Christopher Purdie Beat Fished:  West Dart Date Fished: 25/08/2017 [box] 16 brown trout, mostly 6″-8″, but also a welcome 10″ fish towards the close of play. Fished above Two Bridges towards Wistman’s Wood. CDC & Elk drew fish up consistently. [/box] Name:  Ashley Whitfield Beat Fished:  West Dart Two Bridges Date Fished: 25/08/2017 [box] Nil, I fished late morning early afternoon. I should know better by now. [/box] Name:  Marcus Dixson Beat Fished:  East Dart – Dartmeet & Bellever Date Fished: 12/08/2017 [box] Three browns returned. Largest 7 oz. All caught on Parachute Adams. Fair number of rising fish seen particularly at upper end towards Bellever [/box] Name:  Jeremy Robinson Beat Fished:  prince hall Date Fished: 14 o8 17 [box] 7 small trout 1.5 lb trout all on drys. Lost a 3lb sea trout [/box] Name:  Anthony Vangasse Beat Fished:  Cherry brook Date Fished: 19/08/2017 [box] zero caught (or seen) [/box] Name:  Michael Lomotey Beat Fished:  Lower Cherrybrook and East Dart nr Bellever Date Fished: 7th August 2017 [box] A lovely leisurely day on these two rivers. In between family fun, caught 8 browns of various sizes up to 7″ and had what I believe is a tiny Salmon of 6 inches? All returned gently. Many more takes missed. Fabulous fishing. Ventured along the east bank of the lower cherry brook and got a bit of difficulty with boggy/muddy terrain. All bank fishing, no wading. little grey and black dry flies. Light 5 line tackle [/box] Name:  Steve Clements-Jewery Beat Fished:  Tressarett Date Fished: 11-Aug-17 [box] Nil. River Camel fining down after high flood water. Good for spinning for sea -trout, but not for nymph fishing for trout, apparently. [/box] Name:  MIM Price Beat Fished:  East and West Dart Date Fished: 14,15,16 June 2017 [box] One Brown trout 7″ returned to West dart at Prince Hall. [/box] Name:  Nick Hart Beat Fished:  Upper West Dart Date Fished: 01.08.17 [box] Lost count, easily 30+ fish, mainly small, best topping 8″ All on a simple Black klink cast into the pockets. Very few rises but the Trout were home & hungry! [/box] Name:  David Johnson Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 05/08/2017 [box] 3 Brown Trout on gold traded green nymph. 1x8inch 2 smaller. Very large Salmon spotted under the bridge. [/box] Name:  Ashley Whitfield Beat Fished:  West Dart Date Fished: 01/08/2017 [box] Nil (fished for three hours only at mid day in bright conditions). [/box] Name:  John Burridge Beat Fished:  Upper Yealm Date Fished: 30/07/2017 [box] Fished the lower section of the beat in the morning. Caught 6 or 7 smaller 4-6″ browns and landed a much larger, more silvery brown of 8-10″, perhaps even 12″. Not sure if this was a Sea Trout? All returned safely, of course. A very good morning’s fishing. Thanks. [/box] Name:  Mark Batt Beat Fished:  West dart 11 Date Fished: 24.7.17 [box] 2 7inch brown trout [/box] Name:  Peter Greenhalgh Beat Fished:  West Dart upstream from Cherrybrook Date Fished: 14/07/2017 [box] Nil caught, but a few takes. Not much moving on a bright, sunny day. Wind a bit difficult, too. [/box] Name:  Peter Greenhalgh Beat Fished:  Lower Cherry Brook Date Fished: 13/07/2017 [box] Small brown caught but few others moving on a bright sunny day [/box] Name:  George Airey Beat Fished:  South of Prince Hall Hotel Date Fished: 24/07/2017 [box] Nil, though a few rising throughout the day [/box] Name:  Ian Groom Beat Fished:  Prince Hall Date Fished: 24/07/2017 [box] 3 small BT taken on small black midge. [/box] Name:  Andrew Pieterse Beat Fished:  Upper Yealm Date Fished: 21-Jul-17 [box] Two BT of about 6-8 inches. Many fish rose to fly but missed 90% of the takes. Also got a pull from a Sea Trout. [/box] Name:  Paul Phillips Beat Fished:  Dart Date Fished: 14/07/2017 [box] 1 small Brownie approx 7″ taken on a GRHE. [/box] Name:  Paul Phillips Beat Fished:  Cherry Brook Date Fished: 12/7/2017 [box] Nil. saw a few fish rising to the early evening hatch but no takers. Still a fantastic evening out on the moor for the first time [/box] Name:  Matthew Marshall Beat Fished:  West Dart – Prince Hall Date Fished: 20/07/17 [box] Bit windy but between gusts had 9 brown trout (6-7″) to sparkle dun. [/box] Name:  Gordon Elliot Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 14/7/17 [box] 3 Brown Trout 4-5 inches. Otters & kingfishers seen [/box] Name:  James Melvin Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 6/7/2017 [box] 6 BrownTrout. Large Salmon spotted [/box] Name:  Steve Donaldson Beat Fished:  Cherry Brook Date Fished: : 04/06/17 [box] : 13 browns in seven hours and lost at least another eight. Really pretty little river with plenty of eager fish throughout the section below lower Cherrybrook bridge. Nothing big but keen little scrappers. Great fun on Griffiths gnats, elk hair caddis and soft hackle dries. Sadly this was an early end to my week as storms rolled in but I’ve already booked to come back next year! [/box] Name:  Steve Donaldson Beat Fished:  East Dart Date Fished: : 03/06/17 [box] “3 browns late afternoon having only arrived area lunchtime. All took Griffiths gnats. Pretty stretch coming up to the road at Postbridge. ” [/box] Name:  George Hamil Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 12/7/2017 [box] 1 Brown Trout 10 inches returned. On Alexandra size 16 [/box] Name:  James Melvin Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 6/7/2017 [box] 5 Brown Trout [/box] Name:  Andrew Mcpherson Beat Fished:  13 Date Fished: 7/7/2017 [box] 6 or 7 Brown Trout, only two landed, one of 6-7″ and one of around 12″. All taken on gold head or beaded nymphs. Water pretty coloured despite being at low levels. My first visit to this beat, was surprised in its productivity, however I was a little disappointed in the beat as I couldn’t see how to access half of it due to high banks and fallen trees, particularly one where the river bends at right angles about half way up the beat. [/box] Name:  Mike Sarsfield Beat Fished:  Wallabrook Date Fished: 7/7/2017 [box] Fished stretch below Pizwell Bridge. Blanked. [/box] Name:  Tony Harvey Beat Fished:  Grogarth Date Fished: 4/7/17 [box] : Water looking like it had returned to low/summer level after recent heavy rain. Lost a nice fish shortly after arriving late morning, then losing several more in the snaggy swims. However, managed to land 4 brown trout all around 8′ on weighted nymphs and missed several takes on a Griffiths gnat dry – probably due to my slow reactions! Looks like some clearance work of Japanese knotweed has been done along a couple of sections on the river bank. [/box] Name:  Tony Harvey Beat Fished:  Tregeagle Date Fished: 26/07/2017 [box] Fished from late morning to early afternoon with water looking low. Managed to find 7 feisty brown trout about 7″ willing to take a nymph in faster water. Access challenging through the bankside vegetation. [/box] Name:  Brian Bean Beat Fished:  West Dart Date Fished: 29/06/2017 [box] Fished at Two Bridges Hotel, 3 in the net with several more slipping the hook. Nothing noteworthy of size, all in the 4″ range. Rainy the past few days, spitting and cloudy today. No fish in riffles or runs; took in pools and glides looking up in the high water. Made a move to Bellever, knowing no swimmers would be muddling up the river in this weather. Again, fish were in the pools and glides. Netted an 11″ brown; several others missed setting hook [/box] Name:  Paul Cowlishaw Beat Fished:  Cherry Brook Date Fished: 26/06/17 [box] Start of fishing delayed after I came across a cow stuck in a bog. Managed to find the farmer who winched her out with his tractor. Thereafter all went well and had 15 brownies up to 10″ on tenkara gear – successful flies were Ishigaki style kebari and Griffith’s Gnat. [/box] Name:  Andrew Pieterse Beat Fished:  West Dart and Cherry Brook Date Fished: 17/06/2017 [box] Best day ever on Dartmoor. Biggest fish between 12 and 13 inches and another 9 fish, most between 8 and 10 inches; all on an Elk Hair Caddis. Fish “went down” dramatically after about 1pm when the day got to it’s warmest. [/box] Name:  morrissey Beat Fished:  West Dart at Hexworthy Date Fished: 20/06/2017 [box] Nil [/box] Name:  Jerry Waalsingham Beat Fished:  West Dart below Princes Hall Date Fished: 17/-6/2017 [box] 2 wild brownies 1 @ 6″ and 1 @ 3″ taken on a dry greenwells glory. Big hatch of mayfly seen [/box] Name:  Greg Boucher Beat Fished:  West Dart, Duchy of Cornwall Date Fished: 16/06/17 [box] 1 brown trout 12.5″ taken on dry fly, alder size 12, stretch opposite Prince Hall, upstream end on corner, just before tree covered section, mid afternoon, Trout returned. Hooked three on Cherry Brook using dry fly, GRHE winged size 16, in the morning but all came off before landing. [/box] Name:  ashley Whitfield Beat Fished:  West Dart and Cherry Brook Date Fished: 13/06/2017 [box] 5 small browns to 5inches on Diawl Bach size 14 [/box] Name:  ashley Whitfield Beat Fished:  West Dart and Cherry Brook Date Fished: 13/06/2017 [box] “5 small browns to 5 inches. All released safely. 5 small browns to 5 inches. All released safely. ” [/box] Name:  Peter Mullins Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 15/6/17 [box] 3 Brown Trout. 1 @ 9 inches. 2 @ 4-6 inches . Adams parachute used. [/box] Name:  Peter Mullins Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 13/6/17 [box] 7 Brown Trout. Best at 12 inches (1lb). Other 6 @ 4-6 inches. All released. Adams parachute used [/box] Name:  Peter Mullins Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 12/6/17 [box] 8 Brown Trout 3 @ 9 inches 5 @ 3-4 inches. All on dry fly Adams parachute size 14. All returned [/box] Name:  Simon Price Beat Fished:  East Dart upstream of Dartmeet Date Fished: 15/06/2017 [box] Beautiful conditions and weather; trout not co-operating AT ALL! [/box] Name:  Simon Price Beat Fished:  Below Bellever Bridge Date Fished: 14/06/2017 [box] “Half dozen brownies all under 6 inches, on dry fly – early afternoon. Trout not rising at all for the rest of the day in spite of healthy summer water level and quite a few natural fly (various). Beautiful weather (bit bright) and lovely stretch of river. ” [/box] Name:  Mike Hornsey Beat Fished:  West Dart Beat 11 Date Fished: 1/6/17 [box] Nothing. I was looking for parts of the river of which was widest and deepest, but these all had families in the river. There were plenty of narrow and shallow parts of water away from the crowds, but I didn’t want to fish these. [/box] Name:  Phil Wood Beat Fished:  Ham Mill Date Fished: 13/6/17 [box] 12 Brown Trout and 1 Grayling. Biggest BT were 10.5″ and 10.75″ . All fish to dries (small black klink and Para Adams were the successful flies) [/box] Name:  Phil Wood Beat Fished:  Treburtle Date Fished: 12/6/17 [box] 8 Brown Trout up to 8″. Lots of overhanging vegetation made casting to a lot of good spots quite tricky/impossible. It could do with a bit of a trim. [/box] Name:  John Smithson Beat Fished:  East Dart (Postbridge and Bellever) Date Fished: 2/6/17 [box] 3 brown trout up to 8in on Olive Klinkhamer and Coachman. Very little surface activity despite good hatches of fly. [/box] Name:  Ed Brown Beat Fished:  Castle Hill Date Fished: 13/6/17 [box] 15 Brown Trout to 10 inches. Mostly caught on a nymph, the odd one on dry. [/box] Name:  Bill Blake Beat Fished:  East Dart & Cherry Brook Date Fished: 11/6/2017 [box] 1 x 5 inch brown trout from pocket water on the East Dart and 4 x brown trout to 6 inches on dry fly from the Cherry Brook . [/box] Name:  Richie Blake Beat Fished:  Cherrybrook Date Fished: 11/6/2017 [box] 2 Brown Trout, [email protected], [email protected] Black Knat size 18 [/box] Name:  Richie Blake Beat Fished:  East Dart 1mile Upstream from Postbridge Date Fished: 11/6/2017 [box] 5 Brown Trout to 5inches – Black Klinkhammer [/box] Name:  Ron Boyd Beat Fished:  Lower Cherrybrook Date Fished: 30/05/2017 [box] Nil [/box] Name:  Bill Blake Beat Fished:  West Dart – Prince Hall Date Fished: 06/02/2017 [box] 3 BT – 2x 6inch and 1x 4inch. Caught on Parachute Adams Size 16 [/box] Name: Richie Blake Beat Fished:  West Dart – Prince Hall Date Fished: 2/6/2017 [box] 3 Brown Trout – [email protected] 7inch, [email protected] 5inch. On West Dart downstream of Prince Hall. Size 16 Olive Klinkhammer. [/box] Name:  Bruno Vincent Beat Fished:  Grogarth Date Fished: 26/05/2017 [box] 20+ trout from 5 to 9 inches with a couple of 11s. mostly to a gold head nymph with the occasional rising fish taking small deer hair sedges or parachute Adams.  [/box] Name:  R Markwick Beat Fished:  Cherry Brook, East Dart at Postbridge and Dartmeet Date Fished: 1/6/2017 [box] 11 fish in total from a morning. On Cheery Brook mostly from the pocket water at the lower end of Cherry Brook, between 4 fish @ c.4 inch, 2 fish @ 6 inch, all on a dark coloured size 16 stiff hackle kabari on a tenkara outfit. 4 fish from the first 200m of the stretch upstream of Postbridge: 3 c.5 inch, 1 8 inches. One 6 inch fish from the Dartmeet stretch a little upstream of Bedger’s Holt on a partridge hackled kabari with a red glass bead. Lots of kids splashing in the water…it was half term after all! [/box] Name:  R Markwick Beat Fished:  East Dart – Bellever and West Dart Hexworthy Bridge Date Fished: 31/05/2017 [box] 20 fishing ranging from 10 @ c.4 inch, 7 @ c.6 inch, 2 @ c.8 inch and one 10 inch fish. Caught on a dark coloured size 14 stiff hackle kabari on a tenkara outfit mostly from pocket water/eddies, or a CDC Plume tip emerger on runs. [/box] Name:  Patrick Briscall Beat Fished:  Dartmoor: Blackabrook Date Fished: 27/05/2017 [box] Nil on dry fly. Beautiful and varied stream. [/box] Name:  Patrick Briscall Beat Fished:  Dartmoor: Prince Hall upstream of field centre. Date Fished: 25/05/17 [box] Two brown trout on dry fly, 7″ and 5″. [/box] Name:  Patrick Briscall Beat Fished:  Dartmoor: Upstream of Dartmeet Date Fished: 25/05/17 [box] Dry fly, nil. 15″ salmon seen. [/box] Name:  C Hadden Beat Fished:  Rothern Bridge Date Fished: 06/02/2017 [box] 2x brown trout of 10″ on dry fly, both returned [/box] Name:  M. Sarsfield Beat Fished:  East Dart Date Fished: 31/05/2017 [box] 3 Brown Trout, all small and returned. Upstream of Postbridge. Conditions difficult but a lovely afternoon. All caught on black Ishigaki with greenwell hackle [/box] Name:  Tim Glass Beat Fished:  Two Bridges Date Fished: 25/05/17 [box] Down stream of Two Bridges – x2 rises and one long range release. Plenty of insect activity and fish rising. Frans Betters Unusual size 16 Dry. [/box] Name:  Cem Baykara Beat Fished:  Bellever Date Fished: 27/05/2017 [box] 1 brown landed and returned. 1 brown lost [/box] Name:  Cem Baykara Beat Fished:  Two Bridges Date Fished: 26/05/2017 [box] 5 browns caught and returned [/box] Name:  Cem Baykara Beat Fished:  West Dart just above Dartmeet Date Fished: 25/05/2017 [box] NIL fish landed. Lost one small trout on a nymph [/box] Name:  Paul Cowlishaw Beat Fished:  East Dart at Postbridge and Bellever Date Fished: 24/05/2017 [box] 17 brown trout, all small, on various kebari. [/box] Name:  D Simler Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 18/5/17 [box] 1 Brown Trout on dry [/box] Name:  J Foale Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 18/5/17 [box] 1 Brown Trout on dry [/box] Name:  morrissey Beat Fished:  Dartmoor Fishery West Dart Date Fished: 18.5.17 [box] Bellever – lots of fish showing, 4 small browns catch and return + 1 to 13″ [/box] Name:  M Barratt Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 17/05/17 [box] 3 Brown Trout all returned [/box] Name: Brian Bean Beat Fished: East Dart at Bellever Date Fished 07/05/2017 [box]8″ Brown Trout on rusty spinner that was sucked under by white water in pool downstream by forest  [/box] Name: Shaun Wakeham Beat Fished: Wiggaton Date Fished 7 /5/2017  [box] 40 brown trout to 14in all caught on size 16 adams  [/box] Name: Brian H Smith  Beat Fished: West Dart – Upstream of Two Bridges Date Fished 4th May 2017 [box] One 6 inch brown trout – windy, threatened rain but stayed dry great afternoon on the Moor.  [/box] Name: Chris H Beat Fished: Rothern bridge Date Fished 1/5/17 [box] One brown trout of 10″  [/box] Name: Myles Archibald Beat Fished: West Dart Date Fished 29/04/2017 [box] 1 x 20 inch brown trout on grhe nymph. Only fish seen, as quite cold wind. Lovely fish. Picture now on Devon Fishing forum…  [/box] Name: Christopher Purdie Beat Fished: Upper Culm Date Fished 29/4/17 [box] 9 Brown Trout, 6″-9″ on a CDC & Elk. These fish were kind to look up despite a persistent Easterly breeze. Pretty low.  [/box] Name: Nick Rhoades Beat Fished: Lower Cherrybrook Date Fished 29/04/2017 [box] One 6inch trout on hares ear nymph. Cold, windy day, no sign of rises but the river looked great.  [/box] Name: Philip Wood Beat Fished: Upper Culm Date Fished 23/4/17 [box] 5 Brown Trout, the biggest was just under 10inches. All fish caught on a Parachute Adams  [/box] Name: Philip Wood Beat Fished: Lane Barton Date Fished 22/4/17 [box] 3 Brown Trout on a Parachute Adams, largest 9/10 inches. Pretty hard going with not much rising even though there was lots of fly life. Lower half of the beat was extremely coloured and barely fishable due to cattle in the river. All fish from top half of the beat.  [/box] Name: Ian Groom Beat Fished: West Dart = Princes Hall Date Fished 22 Apr 17 [box] 1 Small brown trout – 6 Inches. Caught on small Pheasant tail nymph  [/box] Name: Ashley Whitfield Beat Fished: West Dart Date Fished 20/04/17 [box] 7 Brown trout from 3-5 inches all on Red Diawl Bach size 16. Saw no rises all day and all fish caught after lunch as temperature increased slightly. Progress along north bank stopped by gorse and broom eventually [/box] Name: Richard May Beat Fished: West Dart Date Fished 14/04/2017 [box] Nil  [/box] Name: Philip Wood Beat Fished: Wiggaton Date Fished 21/04/2017 [box] 20+ Brown Trout up to 9″ and one small Grayling. All on dries.  [/box] Name: Andrew Pieterse Beat Fished: Upper Yealm Date Fished 18/04/2017 [box] 12 x BT on a hares’ ear emerger  [/box] Name: Bruno Vincent Beat Fished: Tresillian Date Fished 14/04/2017 [box] 7 brown trout from 5 – 9 inches (and a fingerling) all on copper nymph or red spider. no rises.  [/box] Name: David Blackbourn Beat Fished: Upper Yealm Date Fished 11/4/17 [box] 12 brown trout from ca. 3-8 inches  [/box] Name: E Hole Beat Fished: Grogarth Date Fished 16/04/17 [box] Hooked around 20 small brown trout, landed about 12. All 5-7 inch brownies, beautifully marked. Most on size 14 black caddis dry fly, a few on GRHE. River held a little colour, most fish coming from unbroken water around 1 foot deep. Brilliant afternoons fishing, a great beat. Had no pen so had to leave the 2 tokens blank.  [/box] Name: Don Read Beat Fished: Sydenham Date Fished 12/4/17 [box] Nil ! However had two plucks and a long distance release! Lovely stretch of water. [/box] Name: Paul Cowlishaw Beat Fished: West Dart Princes Hall Date Fished 2017-04-06 [box] One brown trout  [/box] Name: Jack Brown Beat Fished: Hexworthy Date Fished [box] Nil [/box] Name: Chris montgomerie Beat Fished: West dart and cherrybrook Date Fished 2017-04-06 [box] Nothing caught, only saw one fish all day. [/box] Name: Miss Latham Beat Fished: Dartmoor Fishery – East Dart North of Postbridge Date Fished 2017-04-03 [box] 2 brown trout on a black gnat dry fly. 8″ + 11″ 3 other takes. [/box] Name: Matt Rigby Beat Fished: East Dart Date Fished 2017-03-25 [box] 25 March early in the season but a sunny day bought on a sporadic hatches around midday – very difficult fishing but managed 4 small browns fishing spiders down and across in areas where insects were hatching. Took another on a GRHE in a deeper run. [/box]