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Fly Fishing at Bovey Castle

For those of you wanting to have your first taste of fly fishing we offer introduction lessons down on our stocked castle lake from the bank. Learn the basics of this sport with one of activities team and hopefully land a brown trout! Kit is provided and you and if you feel confident you can continue to fish after the lesson that day included in the price of £50.00 per person. Maximum 4 guests per session due to the space required around the lake. lessons are between 1 to 1.5 hours depending on guest numbers.

For those who are more experienced but wanting to refine and improve casting techniques, instruction can be booked with our ghillie subject to availability. These sessions are minimum of 2 hours and start from £140.00 per person for a private lesson.
Guiding can be arranged for experienced anglers on the Upper Teign river or on Fernworthy reservoir.

If you have your own kit, then you can get a permit to fish onsite on the lake and the stretch of the river Bovey from reception. The river Bovey is quite a narrow stretch and some places are shallow enough to fish in welly boots, but for experienced anglers only please.

Permits for the stretch of the Upper Teign can be purchased from reception, with the opportunity to fish for brown trout, sea trout and even salmon at certain parts of the year. This is about a 10 minute drive from the hotel, and part way down the river is the Fingle Bridge pub to make a day of it!

book online Terms & Conditions
A personal rod license is needed and can be purchased from the local post office during opening hours. Fishing permits can be purchased from the Resort Team. Please be aware this activity is subject to a cancellation notice period of 24 hours prior to booking time, full payment will be required if cancelled after this period.

The Detail

Permits for a days fishing
£25.00

Permit for half a day fishing
£15.00

Borrow a basic fishing kit (permit also required)
£5.00

Childrens float fishing rods available to hire
£10 for the day, accompanied by an adult.

Upper Teign fishing seasons:
Brown/sea trout: 15 March to 30 September.
Salmon: 1 February to 30 September.

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