Beat 8: Park Mill
Little Dart – River Taw
Beat 8: Little Dart – River Taw
SS 691136 – SS 697136 (L. Dart). SS 696135 – SS 698142 (Huntacott) L. Dart: 600m of right hand single bank. Huntacott Stream: 800m mixed single and double bank
Predominantly brown trout fishing with the best sport often being in April, May and June. Falling water following a spate in August and September could provide the chance of a sea trout or possibly a salmon. Long sections of bedrock in the Little Dart although several good glides and undercut ledges. The Huntacott Stream has a number of good pools which tend to hold the larger trout. Plenty of brownies to 10’’ recorded for 2016.
Directions & Access:
The beat is situated just to the south east of Chulmleigh – drive out of the village (on the B3096 south towards Chawleigh) and at the Old Rectory bear left. Drive past the park and follow the road around to the right, down the steep hill and turn into a gateway on your right hand side before the bridge. The box is situated by the parking area. Either fish the Huntacott Stream or follow it to access the L. Dart.
Info & Restrictions:
Fly only. All trout under 8” must be returned, no more than one trout to be retained per day. Please return all salmon and sea trout. Sorry, no dogs. Very comfortable self-catering barn conversions are available at Park Mill Farm Tel: 01769 580068 or email: [email protected]
iGhillie Fishing Guide
The iGhillie guides provide some invaluable insider tips to some of the beats available on our Westcountry Angling Passport scheme. In this episode Mike Weaver demonstrates fly tying for Westcountry brown trout and grayling.