Dartmoor: West Dart


Dartmoor: West Dart – Cherrybrook

2km double banks

One of the most well known brown trout streams on Dartmoor, it contains lots of good water, the best being found from the confluence with the W. Dart to the Lower Cherrybrook Br. Please note the 600m below the Higher Cherrybrook Br. does not form part of the Fishery.

Parking & Access

For the upper section, park at (Higher Cherrybrook Br.) and walk up or downstream. For the lower section park at (Lower Cherrybrook Br.) and walk up or downstream or at the small quarry close to Prince Hall Hotel and Dartmoor Training Centre (please note this space is currently limited to one car) and walk downstream along the W. Dart.

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 goes fly fishing for wild brown trout on Dartmoor on the East and West Dart rivers.

“The East and West Dart rivers and their tributaries provide some of the best wild brown trout, sea trout and salmon fishing in the UK…..”

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..!