The Tamar is one of the best salmon and sea trout rivers in the southwest of England, also producing some of the finest wild brown trout and grayling fishing in the region. The best of the Tamar salmon fishing - on the middle and lower reaches - features miles of classic fly water, with many beats catering largely for the fly angler.
While salmon are caught earlier in the season, the fishing is at its best from late summer onwards, with anglers' attentions turned to sea trout (known locally as 'peal') in high summer. These enigmatic fish provide excellent sport for night fly fishers - surely the pinnacle of westcountry fly fishing.
Regular visitor to the River Tamar, James Graham returns a superb May fish of 11lb.
Easily accessible from London, Bristol and the south of England in general, the Tamar is a wonderful fishery that provides varied angling for wild fish in the idyllic surroundings of Devon and Cornwall.
The Tamar is one of the best game fisheries in the West Country.
About this web site
Many of the salmon beats on the Tamar are included on this site so you can read about each one, see its current fishing availability and book fishing permits online or by telephone.