Bovey Tracey, Devon
50 acres Map ref: LR 191 805840
This beautiful premier Dartmoor water is frequently stocked with rainbow trout up to 8lb, with the occasional bigger fish. There is a resident head of wild brown trout (all brown trout must be released if caught). Access is restricted to angers only. Fly fishing only. ‘Catch and release’ option available (barbless hooks must be used).
There are boats for hire, but booking is essential to avoid disappointment. The wheelyboat for disabled anglers should be booked 48 hours in advance.The local fishing club, Kennick Fly Fishers Association, organises competitions, beginners days and social events based at the fishery.
For boat bookings and more information, tel. 01647 277587
Tuition is available from local instructors Dave Hoskin (01647253323), Richard Jackson (01647 24665), and Tom Hill (01626 866532). Regular fly fishing taster days and tuition days, in conjunction with the Environment Agency, are held throughout the season. These are free of charge, and offer a perfect introduction to fly fishing – please visit our fishing diary for more details.
Season: 14 March – 31 October 2012
Day permits available from the self-service kiosk on site.
Season tickets are available from the fishing lodge or from Summerland’s Tackle. Tel: 01237 471291.
Biggest Fish 2011: 7lb 12oz Rod Average 2011: 3.4
Whilst Kennick is restricted to anglers only, members of the public are welcome to walk around the two adjoining reservoirs of Tottiford and Trenchford where there are car parks and picnic areas, as well as the many woodland walks around the reservoirs.
Free car parking and toilets at the Anglers Lodge.