Beat 41: Collon Barton
Lerryn – Fowey
Beat 41: Collon Barton – Lerryn
SX 142572 – SX 146582 1100m of right hand single bank.
* The Lerryn is a small stream with some deeper pools providing brown trout and seatrout fishing; the beat is just above the tide. The seatrout run can be good although they are difficult to tempt on this small stream where a super stealthy approach is necessary. The seatrout usually come in from May with best results fishing a falling river after a spate (especially if timed with spring tides). It is most suited to worm and spinning, but a short, ligh fly rod will work. Works to improve this beat will be happening throughout the season as we get into the river to clear some debris dams. Hopefully this will not be to disruptive and ultimately improve the run of fish.
Directions & Access:
From Lostwithiel, take take the A390 north, cross the River Fowey and then as you are leaving turn right to Lerryn. Follow the road for about 5 miles and as you enter Lerryn, just before the bridge, turn left. After 300m park on the left where the road widens, ensuring you park close to the hedge. Access to the beat is through the nearby farm gate.
Info & Restrictions:
If you must take a fish, all trout under 7″ must be returned, no more than 2 trout or 1 seatrout to be retained per day. All salmon to be returned.
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