Dartmoor: West Dart


Dartmoor: West Dart – Blackabrook

2km double bank

One of the largest of the Dart tributaries, it has good brown trout fishing with the best water being found between the confluence with the W. Dart and Oakery Br. (on the B3212).

Parking & Access

The lower water can be reached by parking at the small quarry close to Prince Hall Hotel and Dartmoor Training Centre (please note this space is currently limited to one car) and walking upstream along the W. Dart, or you can park in Princetown and take the Dartmoor Way footpath, past Bachelor’s Hall, to the river. To fish the upper water, park near Blackabrook Br. on the B3357. N.B. There is no fishing on both banks between Blackabrook Br. and Oakery Br.

How to buy your Permit

To buy a Dartmoor permit please go to one of the agents shown on the map (below). You will be handed your fishing permit and blank catch return. Fill in your details on the permit and then get fishing…tight lines..! After fishing – complete a catch return (you could win a new fly rod!) – and drop it into one of the agents or post it to: Westcountry Rivers Trust, Rain-Charm House, Kyl Cober Park, Stoke Climsland, Callington PL17 8PH.


Beat Details

Trout: 15 Mar to 30 Sep

Sea Trout: 15 Mar to 30 Sep

Salmon: 1 Feb to 30 Sept

Access: * *

Fishability: * * *

Dartmoor fishing prices

(season, week & day permits)

Salmon/sea trout (season): £150

Salmon/sea trout (week): £85

Salmon/sea trout (day): £30

Brown trout season: £70.

Brown trout week: £30

Brown trout day: £10

Please note: Westcountry Angling Passport tokens can be used to pay for Dartmoor fishing permits. Anglers must keep their fishing permit with them at all times when fishing. Please observe the conservation measures and regulations detailed overleaf. Anglers must complete a catch return – it is a requirement of your Dartmoor permit and can now be done online.

Fishing Guide Videos

There are a large number of video guides to fishing on Dartmoor streams. In this film Paul Kenyon takes us on a days guided fly fishing on the West Dart.

“…A days fly fishing on Dartmoor.
No epic hatches or huge fish.
Just a day on the river with a friend?”

Want to fish this beat...?

If you want to fish this beat, all you need to do is buy some tokens through this website and you can start packing your gear..!