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Name:Robert Mckenzie Beat Fished:St Leonards Date Fished: 22 May 2018.

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.

Name:Phillip hunt Beat Fished:Dartmoor fishery, river dart Date Fished: 18/5/2018 – 19/5/2018.
2 small trout. Tough but fun

Name:Chris Lenaghan Beat Fished:West Dart Date Fished: 20 May 2018.
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.

Name:Chris Lenaghan Beat Fished:east dart Date Fished: 19 may 2018.
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!

Name:Matthew Thomas Beat Fished:West Dart Date Fished: 19.05.2018.
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.

Name:Matthew Thomas Beat Fished:West Dart Date Fished: 18.05.2018.
1 small brown to a black nymph in the big pool at Huccaby Farm.

Name:Phil Wood Beat Fished:30 Boldford Bridge Date Fished: 19th May 2018.
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

Name:Dorothy Cox Beat Fished:Wallabrooke just below bridge to Bellever. Date Fished: 15th May 2018.
2 brown trout, 6″ and 5″. Caught on an F fly. Fished for about one hour

Name:Barry Thorne Beat Fished:East Dart, Bellever Date Fished: 15 May 2018.
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

Name:Anthony Vaughan Beat Fished:1 wallabrook 2 huccaby , W. dart Date Fished: 14 /15may 2018.
1 7 inch brown trout, 2 10 inch brown trout

Name:Steve Dalby Beat Fished:Rothorn Bridge. Torrington Date Fished: 16/5/2018.
2 small browns on dry “jingler” style. No hatch to speak of, only two fish rose, cast to them and they took it.

Name:Robert Mckenzie Beat Fished:Treburtle Date Fished: 15/05/2018.
1 brown trout 9 inches, lost two more, water low and clear so fish easily spooked, or maybe I’m just clumsy !

Name:Anthony Woolmington Beat Fished:Beat 6 Garramarsh Farm Date Fished: 16/5/2018.
1 Brown Trout 2lb 4oz. Black & peacock spider

Name:Andrew McPherson Beat Fished:Andrew McPherson Date Fished: 12/5/2018.
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.

Name:Brian H Smith Beat Fished:East Dart Date Fished: 5 May 18.
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.

Name:Brian H Smith Beat Fished:Cherrybrook Date Fished: 4 May 18.
Short session with just 2 attempts at the dry, no fish to hand but plenty of ponies for company

Name:Brian H Smith Beat Fished:East Dart Date Fished: 3 may 18.
Fished Postbridge area, 2 hours. One hooked and lost and two poor attempts at the dry.

Name:Brian H Smith Beat Fished:West Dart between Blackbrook and Two Bridges Date Fished: 3 may 18.
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.

Name:Brian H Smith Beat Fished:East Dart Date Fished: 1 May 18.
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.

Name:Adam Griffiths Beat Fished:Dartmoor – Bellever Date Fished: 6 May 2018.
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.

Name:M Thomson Beat Fished:#5 Castle Hill River Bray Date Fished: 3/5/18.
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.

Name:Robert Mckenzie Beat Fished:Treburtle Date Fished: 30 April 2018.
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 !

Name:Robert Mckenzie Beat Fished:Treburtle Date Fished: 19 April 2018.
nil return, river coloured, bit windy.

Name:A Robins Beat Fished:6 Garramarsh Farm Date Fished: 1 May 2018.
X1 10 inch Brown Trout.

Name:Oliver Bull Beat Fished:Dartmoor – Below Huccaby Bridge Date Fished: 25/04/2018.
Cold… nothing alive and hungry in the West Dart this afternoon!

Name:Oliver Bull Beat Fished:Dartmoor – Bellever Date Fished: 24/04/2018.
Cold and wet… a few takes above bridge, but, basically, a blankety- blank!

Name:Oliver Bull Beat Fished:Dartmoor – Cherrybrook Date Fished: 21/04/2018.
1 x 7″ Brownie and a few half-hearted slash takes to a Hawthorn…NB: Very boggy!

Name:Mark Thomson Beat Fished:Lane Baron #13 Date Fished: 26/4/18.
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

Name:Bruno Vincent Beat Fished:Beat 25 – St Leonards Date Fished: 21/04/2018.
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…

Name:Bruno Vinent Beat Fished:Beat 22 – Ham Mill Date Fished: 19/04/2018.
One nice grayling of about 10 or 11 inches. No trout or even rises of any kind

Name:Luke Bannister Beat Fished:27 Knowle Date Fished: 14/4/18.
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.

Name:Steve Watkin Beat Fished:Lower East Dart Date Fished: 20 April 2018.
One brown trout caught and returned appox 4 inches and 200g

Name:vic hill Beat Fished:west dart, two bridges. 0372 Date Fished: 06/04/18.
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

Name:Jamie nice Beat Fished:Hexworthy bridge Date Fished: 5/4/18.
Small trout taken on nymph & returned safely

Name:Jack Hogan Beat Fished:East Dart – Dartmouth to Bellever Date Fished: 24/3/2018.
Two small trout taken on nymphs and safely returned.

Name:Andrew Pieterse Beat Fished:Netherbridge Court Date Fished: 25 Feb 2018.
2 Grayling – 10 inches and 6 inches on #18 nymphs fished deep. Lovely beat.

Name:  Bruno Vincent Beat Fished:  Sydenham Date Fished: 10/8/17
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.

Name:  Nick Totman Beat Fished:  Knowle Farm Date Fished: 28/09/2017
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.

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Bruno Vincent Beat Fished:  Sydenham Date Fished: 25/09/2017
7 Grayling up to 14 inches 5 Brown trout up to 10 inches.

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  ralph pond Beat Fished:  cherry brook Date Fished: 17/09/2017
Fished below lower cherry brook bridge blanked

Name:  ralph pond Beat Fished:  east dart post bridge Date Fished: 16/09/2017
4 small brown trout

Name:  ralph pond Beat Fished:  West Dart two bridges Date Fished: 16/09/2012
1 brown trout about 8oz

Name:  Matthew Jameson Beat Fished:  West Dart near prince hall Date Fished: 23/09/2017
Nil. none seen.

Name:  Roger williams Beat Fished:  : (Two bridges ) west dart. Date Fished: 23rd September 2017
Catch return 0501. Zero. Cold with heavy rain later. Catch return 0502. Zero. Cold with thick fog. Did not fish.

Name:  Javan Candy Beat Fished:  Dart, Duchy of Cornwall Date Fished: 19/09/2017
Nil.

Name:  Barry Thorne Beat Fished:  West Dart Date Fished: 14/09/2017
Nothing!

Name:  Barry Thorne Beat Fished:  East Dart, Bellever Date Fished: 13/09/2017
14 small brown trout.

Name:  Barry Thorne Beat Fished:  Cherry Brook and West Dart Date Fished: 12/09/2017
Nil.

Name:  Matthew Thomas Beat Fished:  West Dart Date Fished: : 08.09.2017
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.

Name:  Matthew Thomas Beat Fished:  East Dart Date Fished: 07.09.2017
Nil, saw 1 rise but nothing taking.

Name:  Matthew Thomas Beat Fished:  West Dart Date Fished: 06.09.2017
1 small brown and missed 1, few rises with some colour in the water. Still good not to be at work though…

Name:  Phillip hunt Beat Fished:  hexworthy Date Fished: 08/09/2017
“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.”

Name:  Charles Beney Beat Fished:  Dart & Cherry Brook Date Fished: 01/09/2017
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.

Name:  Gregory Winn Beat Fished:  West Dart. Above two bridges hotel Date Fished: 04/09/2017
: 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.

Name:  D Johnson Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 30/08/2017
2 Brown Trout 8 inch on pheasant tail nymph. Released

Name:  Christopher Purdie Beat Fished:  West Dart Date Fished: 25/08/2017
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.

Name:  Ashley Whitfield Beat Fished:  West Dart Two Bridges Date Fished: 25/08/2017
Nil, I fished late morning early afternoon. I should know better by now.

Name:  Marcus Dixson Beat Fished:  East Dart – Dartmeet & Bellever Date Fished: 12/08/2017
Three browns returned. Largest 7 oz. All caught on Parachute Adams. Fair number of rising fish seen particularly at upper end towards Bellever

Name:  Jeremy Robinson Beat Fished:  prince hall Date Fished: 14 o8 17
7 small trout 1.5 lb trout all on drys. Lost a 3lb sea trout

Name:  Anthony Vangasse Beat Fished:  Cherry brook Date Fished: 19/08/2017
zero caught (or seen)

Name:  Michael Lomotey Beat Fished:  Lower Cherrybrook and East Dart nr Bellever Date Fished: 7th August 2017
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

Name:  Steve Clements-Jewery Beat Fished:  Tressarett Date Fished: 11-Aug-17
Nil. River Camel fining down after high flood water. Good for spinning for sea -trout, but not for nymph fishing for trout, apparently.

Name:  MIM Price Beat Fished:  East and West Dart Date Fished: 14,15,16 June 2017
One Brown trout 7″ returned to West dart at Prince Hall.

Name:  Nick Hart Beat Fished:  Upper West Dart Date Fished: 01.08.17
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!

Name:  David Johnson Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 05/08/2017
3 Brown Trout on gold traded green nymph. 1x8inch 2 smaller. Very large Salmon spotted under the bridge.

Name:  Ashley Whitfield Beat Fished:  West Dart Date Fished: 01/08/2017
Nil (fished for three hours only at mid day in bright conditions).

Name:  John Burridge Beat Fished:  Upper Yealm Date Fished: 30/07/2017
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.

Name:  Mark Batt Beat Fished:  West dart 11 Date Fished: 24.7.17
2 7inch brown trout

Name:  Peter Greenhalgh Beat Fished:  West Dart upstream from Cherrybrook Date Fished: 14/07/2017
Nil caught, but a few takes. Not much moving on a bright, sunny day. Wind a bit difficult, too.

Name:  Peter Greenhalgh Beat Fished:  Lower Cherry Brook Date Fished: 13/07/2017
Small brown caught but few others moving on a bright sunny day

Name:  George Airey Beat Fished:  South of Prince Hall Hotel Date Fished: 24/07/2017
Nil, though a few rising throughout the day

Name:  Ian Groom Beat Fished:  Prince Hall Date Fished: 24/07/2017
3 small BT taken on small black midge.

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Andrew Pieterse Beat Fished:  Upper Yealm Date Fished: 21-Jul-17
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.

Name:
  Paul Phillips Beat Fished:  Dart Date Fished: 14/07/2017
1 small Brownie approx 7″ taken on a GRHE.

Name:  Paul Phillips Beat Fished:  Cherry Brook Date Fished: 12/7/2017
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

Name:  Matthew Marshall Beat Fished:  West Dart – Prince Hall Date Fished: 20/07/17
Bit windy but between gusts had 9 brown trout (6-7″) to sparkle dun.

Name:  Gordon Elliot Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 14/7/17
3 Brown Trout 4-5 inches. Otters & kingfishers seen

Name:  James Melvin Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 6/7/2017
6 BrownTrout. Large Salmon spotted

Name:  Steve Donaldson Beat Fished:  Cherry Brook Date Fished: : 04/06/17
: 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!

Name:  Steve Donaldson Beat Fished:  East Dart Date Fished: : 03/06/17
“3 browns late afternoon having only arrived area lunchtime. All took Griffiths gnats. Pretty stretch coming up to the road at Postbridge. ”

Name:  George Hamil Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 12/7/2017
1 Brown Trout 10 inches returned. On Alexandra size 16

Name:  James Melvin Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 6/7/2017
5 Brown Trout

Name:  Andrew Mcpherson Beat Fished:  13 Date Fished: 7/7/2017
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.

Name:  Mike Sarsfield Beat Fished:  Wallabrook Date Fished: 7/7/2017
Fished stretch below Pizwell Bridge. Blanked.

Name:  Tony Harvey Beat Fished:  Grogarth Date Fished: 4/7/17
: 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.

Name:  Tony Harvey Beat Fished:  Tregeagle Date Fished: 26/07/2017
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.

Name:  Brian Bean Beat Fished:  West Dart Date Fished: 29/06/2017
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

Name:  Paul Cowlishaw Beat Fished:  Cherry Brook Date Fished: 26/06/17
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.

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  Andrew Pieterse Beat Fished:  West Dart and Cherry Brook Date Fished: 17/06/2017
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.

Name:  morrissey Beat Fished:  West Dart at Hexworthy Date Fished: 20/06/2017
Nil

Name:  Jerry Waalsingham Beat Fished:  West Dart below Princes Hall Date Fished: 17/-6/2017
2 wild brownies 1 @ 6″ and 1 @ 3″ taken on a dry greenwells glory. Big hatch of mayfly seen

Name:  Greg Boucher Beat Fished:  West Dart, Duchy of Cornwall Date Fished: 16/06/17
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.

Name:  ashley Whitfield Beat Fished:  West Dart and Cherry Brook Date Fished: 13/06/2017
5 small browns to 5inches on Diawl Bach size 14

Name:  ashley Whitfield Beat Fished:  West Dart and Cherry Brook Date Fished: 13/06/2017
“5 small browns to 5 inches. All released safely. 5 small browns to 5 inches. All released safely. ”

Name:  Peter Mullins Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 15/6/17
3 Brown Trout. 1 @ 9 inches. 2 @ 4-6 inches . Adams parachute used.

Name:  Peter Mullins Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 13/6/17
7 Brown Trout. Best at 12 inches (1lb). Other 6 @ 4-6 inches. All released. Adams parachute used

Name:  Peter Mullins Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 12/6/17
8 Brown Trout 3 @ 9 inches 5 @ 3-4 inches. All on dry fly Adams parachute size 14. All returned

Name:  Simon Price Beat Fished:  East Dart upstream of Dartmeet Date Fished: 15/06/2017
Beautiful conditions and weather; trout not co-operating AT ALL!

Name:  Simon Price Beat Fished:  Below Bellever Bridge Date Fished: 14/06/2017
“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. ”

Name:  Mike Hornsey Beat Fished:  West Dart Beat 11 Date Fished: 1/6/17
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.

Name:  Phil Wood Beat Fished:  Ham Mill Date Fished: 13/6/17
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)

Name:  Phil Wood Beat Fished:  Treburtle Date Fished: 12/6/17
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.

Name:  John Smithson Beat Fished:  East Dart (Postbridge and Bellever) Date Fished: 2/6/17
3 brown trout up to 8in on Olive Klinkhamer and Coachman. Very little surface activity despite good hatches of fly.

Name:  Ed Brown Beat Fished:  Castle Hill Date Fished: 13/6/17
15 Brown Trout to 10 inches. Mostly caught on a nymph, the odd one on dry.

Name:  Bill Blake Beat Fished:  East Dart & Cherry Brook Date Fished: 11/6/2017

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 .

Name:  Richie Blake Beat Fished:  Cherrybrook Date Fished: 11/6/2017
2 Brown Trout, [email protected], [email protected] Black Knat size 18

Name:  Richie Blake Beat Fished:  East Dart 1mile Upstream from Postbridge Date Fished: 11/6/2017
5 Brown Trout to 5inches – Black Klinkhammer

Name:  Ron Boyd Beat Fished:  Lower Cherrybrook Date Fished: 30/05/2017
Nil

Name:  Bill Blake Beat Fished:  West Dart – Prince Hall Date Fished: 06/02/2017
3 BT – 2x 6inch and 1x 4inch. Caught on Parachute Adams Size 16

Name: Richie Blake Beat Fished:  West Dart – Prince Hall Date Fished: 2/6/2017

3 Brown Trout – [email protected] 7inch, [email protected] 5inch. On West Dart downstream of Prince Hall. Size 16 Olive Klinkhammer.

Name:  
Bruno Vincent Beat Fished:  Grogarth Date Fished: 26/05/2017
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.  

Name:  R Markwick Beat Fished:  Cherry Brook, East Dart at Postbridge and Dartmeet Date Fished: 1/6/2017

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!

Name:  R Markwick Beat Fished:  East Dart – Bellever and West Dart Hexworthy Bridge Date Fished: 31/05/2017
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.

Name:  Patrick Briscall Beat Fished:  Dartmoor: Blackabrook Date Fished: 27/05/2017
Nil on dry fly. Beautiful and varied stream.

Name:  Patrick Briscall Beat Fished:  Dartmoor: Prince Hall upstream of field centre. Date Fished: 25/05/17
Two brown trout on dry fly, 7″ and 5″.

Name:  Patrick Briscall Beat Fished:  Dartmoor: Upstream of Dartmeet Date Fished: 25/05/17
Dry fly, nil. 15″ salmon seen.

Name:  C Hadden Beat Fished:  Rothern Bridge Date Fished: 06/02/2017
2x brown trout of 10″ on dry fly, both returned

Name:  M. Sarsfield Beat Fished:  East Dart Date Fished: 31/05/2017
3 Brown Trout, all small and returned. Upstream of Postbridge. Conditions difficult but a lovely afternoon. All caught on black Ishigaki with greenwell hackle

Name:  Tim Glass Beat Fished:  Two Bridges Date Fished: 25/05/17
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.

Name:  Cem Baykara Beat Fished:  Bellever Date Fished: 27/05/2017
1 brown landed and returned. 1 brown lost

Name:  Cem Baykara Beat Fished:  Two Bridges Date Fished: 26/05/2017
5 browns caught and returned

Name:  Cem Baykara Beat Fished:  West Dart just above Dartmeet Date Fished: 25/05/2017
NIL fish landed. Lost one small trout on a nymph

Name:  Paul Cowlishaw Beat Fished:  East Dart at Postbridge and Bellever Date Fished: 24/05/2017
17 brown trout, all small, on various kebari.

Name:  D Simler Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 18/5/17
1 Brown Trout on dry

Name:  J Foale Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 18/5/17
1 Brown Trout on dry

Name:  morrissey Beat Fished:  Dartmoor Fishery West Dart Date Fished: 18.5.17
Bellever – lots of fish showing, 4 small browns catch and return + 1 to 13″

Name:  M Barratt Beat Fished:  Garramarsh Date Fished: 17/05/17

3 Brown Trout all returned

Name: Brian Bean Beat Fished: East Dart at Bellever Date Fished 07/05/2017 

8″ Brown Trout on rusty spinner that was sucked under by white water in pool downstream by forest  

Name: Shaun Wakeham Beat Fished: Wiggaton Date Fished 7 /5/2017  

40 brown trout to 14in all caught on size 16 adams  

Name: Brian H Smith  Beat Fished: West Dart – Upstream of Two Bridges Date Fished 4th May 2017

One 6 inch brown trout – windy, threatened rain but stayed dry great afternoon on the Moor.  

Name: Chris H Beat Fished: Rothern bridge Date Fished 1/5/17

One brown trout of 10″  

Name: Myles Archibald Beat Fished: West Dart Date Fished 29/04/2017

1 x 20 inch brown trout on grhe nymph. Only fish seen, as quite cold wind. Lovely fish. Picture now on Devon Fishing forum…  

Name: Christopher Purdie Beat Fished: Upper Culm Date Fished 29/4/17

9 Brown Trout, 6″-9″ on a CDC & Elk. These fish were kind to look up despite a persistent Easterly breeze. Pretty low.  

Name: Nick Rhoades Beat Fished: Lower Cherrybrook Date Fished 29/04/2017

One 6inch trout on hares ear nymph. Cold, windy day, no sign of rises but the river looked great.  

Name: Philip Wood Beat Fished: Upper Culm Date Fished 23/4/17

5 Brown Trout, the biggest was just under 10inches. All fish caught on a Parachute Adams  

Name: Philip Wood Beat Fished: Lane Barton Date Fished 22/4/17

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.  

Name: Ian Groom Beat Fished: West Dart = Princes Hall Date Fished 22 Apr 17

1 Small brown trout – 6 Inches. Caught on small Pheasant tail nymph  

Name: Ashley Whitfield Beat Fished: West Dart Date Fished 20/04/17

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 

Name: Richard May Beat Fished: West Dart Date Fished 14/04/2017

Nil  

Name: Philip Wood Beat Fished: Wiggaton Date Fished 21/04/2017

20+ Brown Trout up to 9″ and one small Grayling. All on dries.  

Name: Andrew Pieterse Beat Fished: Upper Yealm Date Fished 18/04/2017

12 x BT on a hares’ ear emerger  

Name: Bruno Vincent Beat Fished: Tresillian Date Fished 14/04/2017

7 brown trout from 5 – 9 inches (and a fingerling) all on copper nymph or red spider. no rises.  

Name: David Blackbourn Beat Fished: Upper Yealm Date Fished 11/4/17

12 brown trout from ca. 3-8 inches  

Name: E Hole Beat Fished: Grogarth Date Fished 16/04/17

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.  

Name: Don Read Beat Fished: Sydenham Date Fished 12/4/17

Nil ! However had two plucks and a long distance release! Lovely stretch of water.

Name: Paul Cowlishaw Beat Fished: West Dart Princes Hall Date Fished 2017-04-06

One brown trout  

Name: Jack Brown Beat Fished: Hexworthy Date Fished

Nil

Name: Chris montgomerie Beat Fished: West dart and cherrybrook Date Fished 2017-04-06

Nothing caught, only saw one fish all day.

Name: Miss Latham Beat Fished: Dartmoor Fishery – East Dart North of Postbridge Date Fished 2017-04-03

2 brown trout on a black gnat dry fly. 8″ + 11″ 3 other takes.

Name: Matt Rigby Beat Fished: East Dart Date Fished 2017-03-25

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.