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Tamar Valley Fishing & Rivers

Our three main Tamar Valley rivers are the Tamar, the Tavy and the Lynher - and their many tributaries. Each offers excellent fishing.

Fishing

The  middle and lower reaches of the Tamar offer superb salmon fishing, with many beats ideal for fly fishing. The River Tamar salmon fishing season runs from March 1st to October 14th, and salmon can be caught almost anywhere along our river system in May, although the first fish of the season often turn up at Gunnislake as early as March.

Later on in the year, sea trout (peal) , brown trout, and greyling fishing are popular. Sea trout fishing in the Tamar Valley is at its peak in July and August, and in settled weather, night fishing on the Tamar can be very rewarding.

The fishing season for greyling runs from 16th June right through to 14th March, so in a calm winter the Tamar Valley is truly an all-year-round fishing destination. If you are not sure when to come, or would like to arrange for licences, why not contact the Arundel Arms, where you can find all the latest information on fly fishing, or get in touch with Plymouth Boat Trips for fishing trips from Plymouth

The Tamar has been designated as an 'index river'and continuous monitoring of fish stocks is carried out to ensure that the fishing throughout the Tamar Valley remains as exciting and rewarding as it is today.

As well as our wonderful rivers, we also have the Tamar Lakes, Siblyback Lake, up on Bodmin moor, has rainbow trout, and Colliford Lake is considered one of Cornwall's best spots for fishing brown trout.  Or, if you are on the Devon side of the Tamar, there's Burrator Reservoir - home of brown and rainbow trout, and set beautifully among the Dartmoor hills, or Roadford Reservoir (brown trout fishery).   On top of that, some of our accommodation providers also offer fishing lakes!

Exploring our Rivers and Lakes

The rivers are quiet and peaceful, and offer lots of opportunities to explore by canoe, under sail or by motorboat.   Motor boat trips run from Cotehele in the summer, where you can also catch the Calstock-Cotehele ferry. Or, take part in a canoe expedition with Canoe Tamar.  If you are interested in bringing your own boat to the Tamar, get in touch with Weir Quay Boatyard in their wonderful setting on the Devon bank of the Tamar.   Plymouth Boat Trips offer one hour scenic Dockyard and Warship Cruises, wildlife cruises as well as ferry service to historic Cawsand, while Mount Batten Ferry services offer a range of services from the Barbican to most areas on the water in Plymouth. 

Entries listed below are randomly sorted, but you can sort them alphabetically by clicking on the column heading if you prefer.

Fishing - places and services

Business Name
Just Be Coffee and Wine Lounge Restaurants

Just Be is a place where you can truly relax and enjoy the remarkable surroundings of the waterside at Saltash, whether you are choosing from the freshly prepared selection of food dishes, enjoying one of our great... more

Siblyback Lake Country Park Active & Outdoors

Siblyback Lake is surrounded by the striking Bodmin Moor and offers a wide range of activities both on and off the water. There is plenty to do at this scenic lake, including miles of walks, cycle trails, excellent bird watching, children's play... more

Weir Quay Boatyard Active & Outdoors

Traditional Boatyard offering temporary and permanent moorings and storage for all kinds of yachts and boats.  Full facilities and services for the boat owner, including chandlery, provisions, repairs, engineering, gas, diesel and slipping.

Burrator Reservoir Active & Outdoors

Undisturbed Burrator is surrounded by mixed woodland which sharply contrasts with the open moor and rugged Dartmoor tors. The reservoir is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders due to its wealth of footpaths and bridleways. Many of the... more

Fly Fishing at the Arundell Arms Active & Outdoors

Fly fishing is absorbing. For some it's the scenery and solitude of the wild surroundings. For others it's the anticipation of what the next cast will bring. Hours of tranquility are punctuated by heart-racing excitement. It's addictive,... more

Weir Quay Boatyard Active & Outdoors

Traditional Boatyard offering temporary and permanent moorings and storage for all kinds of yachts and boats.  Full facilities and services for the boat owner, including chandlery, provisions, repairs, engineering, gas, diesel and slipping.

Cotehele boat trips Active & Outdoors

Board Shamrock's support boat the 'Nancy Belle' for a two-hour cruise up the Tamar to learn about the flora, fauna and history of the valley. £15. Times and dates vary accoring to the tide. Find details on... more

Homeleigh Garden, Angling & Aquatic Centre Nurseries & Garden Centres

For all your gardening and pet supplies.

You will find us on the A388 1.5 miles out of Launceston on the Holsworthy Road

Open 7 days a week 8 am - 5 pm

Sundays 10.30 am - 5 pm 

Fly Fishing at the Arundell Arms Active & Outdoors

Fly fishing is absorbing. For some it's the scenery and solitude of the wild surroundings. For others it's the anticipation of what the next cast will bring. Hours of tranquility are punctuated by heart-racing excitement. It's addictive,... more

Roadford Lake Country Park Active & Outdoors

With over 730 acres of water, Roadford is a spectacular lake set on the edge of Dartmoor between Okehampton and Launceston. This popular Outdoor + Active Centre offers a variety of watersports and land based activities, making it a haven for all... more

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Accommodation with Fishing

Business Name
Tor Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Tor Cottage bed and breakfast is surrounded by 28 acres of wildlife hillsides through which you can walk along bridleways and footpaths, which lead you towards Dartmoor or the Tamar Valley. Tor Cottage has a warm and relaxed atmosphere where... more

Pentillie Castle and Estate Bed & Breakfast

Pentillie Castle is every bit as fabulous as its name suggests! It's a picture-perfect, fairytale kind of a place; a stylishly renovated 17th century castle that sits pretty in an idyllic setting on the banks of the River Tamar.

It's... more

Hendre Cottage Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Hendre Cottage is a beautiful single bedroom spacious cottage on a barn conversion complex.

Completely refurbished in May 2014, it has a traditional Cornish Barn exterior with a modern contemporary interior.

Hendre Cottage has its... more

Markwell Farm Cottages Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

A converted barn offering self catering holidays on a working farm.

Cottages sleep 2-6.

Quiet rural position, with easy access to all tourist attractions and amenities.

A converted barn offering self catering holidays on a... more

Lower Dutson Farm Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Guests are welcome to walk around the pretty coarse fishing lake and along the river Tamar - perhaps see a kingfisher, heron or buzzard; Fish for salmon/trout along the river Tamar or try coarse fishing. We are ideally located to explore Dartmoor... more

Berrio Mill Farm Holiday Cottages Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

These two holiday cottages are a conversion of an old stone built shippen in the grounds of Berrio Mill. Berrio Mill nestles in the peace and tranquillity of the undiscovered Lynher valley. Approached via a quiet country lane, these cottages have... more

Port Eliot Weddings Wedding Venues

For some, Port Eliot can be a retreat of tranquility and magic for others it can become a fantastical pleasure ground of music, drums and laughter.

An extraordinary marriage begins in an extraordinary location. Port Eliot hosts bespoke... more

The Basket Factory Bed & Breakfast

Beautifully situated right on the Devon bank of the Tamar River at Weir Quay, The Basket Factory is a perfect B&B for couples and singles seeking a quiet stay in a special and often forgotten neck of the woods.... more

The Count House Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Originally built as a Mine Office for the Devon Great United Copper Mines, The Count House was left for nature to reclaim before being trasnformed into a cosy, comfortable and light filled holiday cottage. Its setting is a wooded hillside with... more

Hotel Endsleigh Hotels

Hotel Endsleigh is a romantic Regency period house that was built for the 6th Duke and Duchess of Bedford 200 years ago.  Set in 108 acres of superb woodlands and gardens with far reaching views overlooking the Tamar River.

The house with... more

Arundell Arms Hotel Hotels

Fly Fishing, Country Sports and Gourmet Food...

50 Years of Family Management -  owned and run since 1961 by the Fox-Edwards family.

The past 50 years have been a period of warm welcomes and consistent high quality service to our... more

Goodmansleigh Bed and Breakfast Bed & Breakfast

We are located within 140 acres of a working farm, running alongside the River Tamar with views of Dartmoor and Launceston Castle.

The farmhouse has been recently refurbished to a high standard retaining many original features. We are able... more

Weddings at the Arundell Arms Wedding Venues

A Beautiful Devon Wedding Venue

The Arundell Arms is the perfect venue for an intimate and unique wedding reception. It is set in beautiful landscaped gardens amongst the glorious Devon countryside, with its own private... more

The Bedford Hotel Hotels

Relax and enjoy the combination of comfort and style, delicious food, fine wines, warm hospitality and impeccable service, which go to make The Bedford Hotel a unique haven for our guests. This charming traditional hotel offers award-winning... more

Weddings at the Arundell Arms Wedding Venues

A Beautiful Devon Wedding Venue

The Arundell Arms is the perfect venue for an intimate and unique wedding reception. It is set in beautiful landscaped gardens amongst the glorious Devon countryside, with its own private... more

Newmoor Park Bed & Breakfast

Situated directly alongside the River Tamar, Newmoor Park offers a fantastic peaceful retreat in parkland surroundings. Picture a mini Hotel in a Country House setting! Sit above the river, have tea upon the terraces or wander the nine acres of... more

Harford Bridge Park Self Catering Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

All accommodation at Harford Bridge Park is of a high standard, spacious and set well apart in scenic surroundings.

Car parking is alongside each unit on hard-standing.

All holiday caravans are of high quality, centrally heated and... more

Markwell Farm Cottages Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

A converted barn offering self catering holidays on a working farm.

Cottages sleep 2-6.

Quiet rural position, with easy access to all tourist attractions and amenities.

A converted barn offering self catering holidays on a... more

Hotel Endsleigh Hotels

Hotel Endsleigh is a romantic Regency period house that was built for the 6th Duke and Duchess of Bedford 200 years ago.  Set in 108 acres of superb woodlands and gardens with far reaching views overlooking the Tamar River.

The house with... more

Kingsmill Farm Cottage Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Waterside cottage situated on the banks of a secluded tidal creek opening on to the beautiful Tamar Estuary.

This idyllic country retreat offers peace, silence and tranquillity in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The cottage has... more

Newmoor Park Bed & Breakfast

Situated directly alongside the River Tamar, Newmoor Park offers a fantastic peaceful retreat in parkland surroundings. Picture a mini Hotel in a Country House setting! Sit above the river, have tea upon the terraces or wander the nine acres of... more

St Leonards Holiday Cottages Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

St Leonards Cottages comprise four self-contained properties - Ross, Judd, Cider House and Demelza.

Each property is immaculately maintained and can sleep up to four peopele and generally has two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and a lounge/... more

East Penrest Barn Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Listen to larks and watch buzzards wheeling in the sky over an idyllic working farm while you ramble over the fields and let your children loose to get happily muddy playing in streams or building camps in ancient oak woodland. Fish for trout (or... more

The Shippen at Coombe Mill Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

WILDLIFE HAVEN WITH RIVER, CORNWALL:  Private nature reserve, wildlife tours, woodland paths, free parking, walkers and cyclists welcome, romantic breaks. Regrettably no pets or children.

The Shippen at Coombe Mill is a one bedroomed... more

China Fleet Weddings Wedding Venues

China Fleet Country Club is the perfect wedding venue in Cornwall for couples and their guests, nestled in Saltash on the Cornwall and Devon border the China Fleet Country Club is truly a hidden gem of the South... more

Wringford Cottages Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Wringford Cottages are set in the grounds of an old Cornish manor house just a 10 minute walk from the villages of Kingsand and Cawsand and surrounded on 3 sides by the sea. 

There are 6 cottages sleeping from 2 to 10 people, or book them... more

Meadowood B & B Bed & Breakfast

Meadowood, a former market garden providing quality tomatoes and anemones to Covent Garden, still grows delicious tomatoes today.

We are situated on the edge of Calstock village and are within walking distance of Cotehele and Calstock... more

Okeltor Boathouse Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

A unique waterside property built within the walls of an eighteenth century granary with its own quay and slipway on the upper reaches of the River Tamar, Okeltor Boathouse has been recently renovated to sleep 4, with storage heaters and... more

Two Bridges Hotel Hotels

Looking for that special luxury hotel in Devon to escape the rat race? Look no further.

A stunning luxury Devon hotel – bedrooms with priceless views over Dartmoor, many with four-poster beds and deep spa baths.

Cosy lounges with... more

Okeltor Boathouse Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

A unique waterside property built within the walls of an eighteenth century granary with its own quay and slipway on the upper reaches of the River Tamar, Okeltor Boathouse has been recently renovated to sleep 4, with storage heaters and... more

Poole Farm Bed & Breakfast

Nestled on the Devon/Cornwall border, Poole Farm is a haven of peace and tranquillity.

Beautifully refurbished in the spring of 2015, it boasts two stunning rooms complete... more

Notter Mill Country Park Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Set in a wooded valley on the banks of the River Lynher.

Ideally located for beaches, sailing and fishing villages of south Cornwall, outdoor activities on Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, the city of Plymouth and the Eden Project.

Enjoy... more

Berrio Mill Farm Holiday Cottages Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

These two holiday cottages are a conversion of an old stone built shippen in the grounds of Berrio Mill. Berrio Mill nestles in the peace and tranquillity of the undiscovered Lynher valley. Approached via a quiet country lane, these cottages have... more

Quirky Holidays Cornwall Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Duke is a rather handsome old wagon from the 1940s. He sits proudly on his own patch of more than one fifth of an acre, enjoying views over the beautiful Cornish countryside.

Located a few steps away from the wagon is its own private and... more

Arundell Arms Hotel Hotels

Fly Fishing, Country Sports and Gourmet Food...

50 Years of Family Management -  owned and run since 1961 by the Fox-Edwards family.

The past 50 years have been a period of warm welcomes and consistent high quality service to our... more

Hilly Field Barn Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Delightful converted barn on the edge of Dartmoor. All mod cons.

Open plan sitting, kitchen, dining.

1 double bedroom ensuite.

Short breaks available.

Off road parking.

DP inspected .

 

Higher Chapel Farm Bed & Breakfast

We are a family run dairy farm within the Tamar Valley.

Accommodation is en-suite.
 

Plenty room for families with a big open garden for children to play in while Mum and Dad relax on the patio.

A Hearty English... more

Lower Dutson Farm Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Guests are welcome to walk around the pretty coarse fishing lake and along the river Tamar - perhaps see a kingfisher, heron or buzzard; Fish for salmon/trout along the river Tamar or try coarse fishing. We are ideally located to explore Dartmoor... more

Railholiday Ltd Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Award winning Railholiday offer three beautifully converted Victorian railway carriages as self catering holiday accommodation beside the railway station in the pretty village of St Germans.
Our conversions are carried out to offer the... more

Newmoor Park Yurts Glamping

We can offer two stunning authentic Mongolian yurts, fully furnished and equipped to our high standards and set within beautiful scenery. These can cater for 2-4 people each, in absolute "glamping" luxury with private showers and toilets.  They... more

Kingsmill Farm Cottage Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Waterside cottage situated on the banks of a secluded tidal creek opening on to the beautiful Tamar Estuary.

This idyllic country retreat offers peace, silence and tranquillity in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The cottage has... more

East Penrest Barn Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Listen to larks and watch buzzards wheeling in the sky over an idyllic working farm while you ramble over the fields and let your children loose to get happily muddy playing in streams or building camps in ancient oak woodland. Fish for trout (or... more

Crylla Valley Cottages Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Luxury 4 star self catering holiday cottages in Cornwall, offering first class family holidays, short breaks and getaways for couples. Nestled in 18 acres of lawns, flower gardens & woodlands alongside the River Lynher, award winning Crylla... more

Newmoor Park Yurts Glamping

We can offer two stunning authentic Mongolian yurts, fully furnished and equipped to our high standards and set within beautiful scenery. These can cater for 2-4 people each, in absolute "glamping" luxury with private showers and toilets.  They... more

Cadson Manor B&B Bed & Breakfast

This is a place where within seconds of arrival you know you’ve made a wise choice, where green lawns, rolling meadows and shimmering lake vie for your attention.

Inside, a home rich with much loved pieces, antiques, thick wool carpets,... more