For more detail - see BOOK DAYS below
Extent of fishing: 12 miles - both banks - of the lower River Tamar below Greystone Bridge.
Season: March 1st to October 14th.
Prices: Salmon £30-70 +VAT per rod/day.
An Environment Agency Fishing Licence is also required.
Treble hooks are no longer permitted
Endsleigh Fishing Club has fishing on 12 miles - both banks - of the lower River Tamar below Greystone Bridge. The Tamar is the best Salmon river in the South-West and Endsleigh has the best stretch of the Tamar. It forms exceptionally beautiful, prolific and secluded fishing. The salmon season commences on March 1st and ends on October 14th.
The fishing is almost exclusively fly fishing and is divided into 6 Beats which are fished in rotation. There are 10 - 12 named pools on each beat, except Beat 6 which has additional tidal water. Before September 1st spinning may be allowed on Beats 1 to 5 if the river is unusually high with little visibility. With certain reservations spinning is allowed on Beat 6 until mid - September. In practice most fishers only spin when the water is totally unsuitable for fly. Prawn and worm are not permitted. In accordance with National Restrictions, all salmon caught before June 16th must be returned.
Cars can be driven along the riverside track to almost all pools. Much of the fishing is done from the bank or croys or by wading (chest waders are a distinct advantage in some pools). There are boats on four pools. Fly rods of 14-15 ft. are recommended with a sink tip line and nylon of 10-18lbs. (14lbs being the usual). In low water some pools can be covered with a single handed rod of 10-11 ft. Suitable flies for high water are brass tubes 2" yellow, orange or black; for medium water - 1½" brass tubes or Waddingtons; for low water - 1" brass tubes or nos. 8-10 shrimp flies or stoats tails.
SINGLE OR DOUBLE HOOKS ONLY
Hourly salmon fishing tuition can be arranged.
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September drought conditions continued, but evening became cooler and water temperatures started to drop. On the 22nd September heavy rain brought river levels up two feet. Salmon started running up river and within seven days, we had caught 15 salmon. Our best weeks fishing for the whole season.
Andrew Pieterse caught a 11 lb salmon at Inny Croy on a sunray. Simon Grange caught a 9 lb salmon at weir pool on a GP no 12 double. Johnny Trenchard caught a 3 lb sea trout at Hardstone on a teal/silver no 10.Bob Unsworth caught a 13 lb salmon at Lamerhooe run on a black bobs special no 8 double. Charlie Yeoward caught a 11 lb salmon at Inny Croy on a yellow/gold no 8 double. Charles Carey caught three salmon , a 7 lb at Underhill, a 7 lb at Lowley Croy and a 4 lb above black rock all were caught on a yellow/black tube. Charlie Yeoward caught two salmon a 20 lb salmon caught at Leigh gate pool on a park shrimp. and a 3 lb salmon at Dunterue Weir and three sea trout to 1 1/2 lb all were caught on a black/yellow no 8.Adrian cross caught a 10 lb salmon at Underhill on a 1" yellow/black tube. Johnny Haughton caught a 3 1/2 lb sea trout at Inny III on a 1" black tube. David Gawthorpe caught three salmon a 10 lb at Woodtown Croy, a 6 lb at Thompsons and a 10 lb at Leighwood Croy all were caught on a 1" black tube. Simon Pettit caught a 7 lb salmon at Bush on a 1" black tube. Simon Bell caught two sea trout to 1 lb at Lowley Run on a thunder and lightning no 12. And a 1 lb sea trout at Lowley Croy on a stoats tail. Nigel smith caught a 5 lb salmon at Hardstone and a 7,lb salmon at Carthamartha on a 1 1/2" yellow/silver Waddington.
October in need for more rain, but it came too late and washed out the last weekend of the season. Stephen Illingworth caught a 4 lb salmon at Beera on a grey heron.John Dennis caught a 8lb salmon at Joles Corner on a monkey gold/black. Alan white caught a 12 lb salmon at Leighwood Croy on a cascade. John Dennis caught a 6 lb salmon at Adams on a 1" stoats tail tube.Dr Bill Medd caught a 4 1/2 lb salmon at Holly tree on a 3/4" tube. Sir Richard Dearlove caught a 9 lb salmon at Underhill on a 1- 1/2" stoats tail tube.