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Spring 2020 Newsletter

Posted on February 15th, 2020




Fabulous photo above of Paul Grisley with his 13lbs – 12oz rainbow caught on the 12th January 2020. Tight lines!

Fishery Owner Update




Well this year is a very special year as it has been 30 years since I moved here to live in October 1989.

When I moved here there were just trout ponds and an area of marsh land but no fishing lakes or holiday lets. The fishery now boasts five lovely fly fishing lakes, an adult and children’s float fishing lake, a fly fishing tackle shop and nine delightful holiday lets.

The fishery sees guests visiting from across the country and enjoying both the fishing and/or the cottages/apartments/log cabins all year round.


Our 30 Year Anniversary Fly Fishing Competition on Sunday 22nd September 2019

Last year on Sunday the 22nd September  was our 30 Year Anniversary Fly Fishing Competition to celebrate 30 years since I moved to the fishery in October 1989.  It was fantastic and fun was had by all! Our next competition will be held on Sunday 20th September 2020. Please email or ring to book in and for sponsor forms.

Sunday 20th September 2020 Competition

Let’s raise some money for a good cause and have some fun at the same time!

£45 for a 6 fish permit!

Also minimum £40 sponsor money for The Primrose Foundation in aid of breast care services in Plymouth. Bacon sandwich on arrival and also lunch with drinks included.

8.30am Check In.
9.00am Start
12.00pm Lunch
1.00pm Continue Fishing
4.00pm Finish
4.15pm Prize Giving

‘Excellent’ Prizes for the above competition will be posted here by 20th February 2020.

Please email or ring to book in and then more details of the charity and sponsor forms will be provided to you. Please support us!

A £25 Non-Refundable deposit required at time of booking and the balance is required by 31st August 2020 please.  If you have to cancel, your deposit won’t be refunded and your balance will only be refunded if I can fill your place.

Winter Fly Fishing at Tavistock

Spring at Tavistock – Fridays (weather permitting) will still see Tim James still look after the shop and give his top tips out to anglers…Thanks Tim! Also ‘every’ Friday through January, February and March (even in bad weather) all fly anglers on permits purchased that day will be offered a hot pasty free of charge between 11am – 1pm. Pasty orders must be made by 10.30am at the latest please.

Trout n Tipple


My new tenants from the left John, Will, Madi, Sue and baby George are settling in very well at The TnT and I would like to wish them all the best! They have a wealth of experience in the hospitality trade and I’m sure they will do very well! The TnT has new opening times and a new phone number, please do ring Will or Madi on 01822 611174 for more information or to book a table. There is no need to risk drinking and driving with this pub serving good food on your doorstep when you stay at the fishery!


The Peter Tavy Inn


Peter Tavy Inn – This delightful very well run pub is only a 5 min drive from the fishery and it serves fantastic food!  My favourite is the venison casserole with stilton dumpling. Phone number to book a table here is 01822 810348.  If you fancy a taxi, just ring 01822 618440.

Delightful Fishery Accommodation



Over the years I have slowly added new accommodation to the fishery and we now proudly boast four lovely detached stone barn conversions, three gorgeous apartments in a large converted stone barn and two beautiful  attached log cabins beside our fly lakes. Now that I have renovated all my barns and cabins, it is time for me to concentrate on ensuring that all my guests have a fabulous holiday with us and return time and time again, a part that I really enjoy!

My holiday lets are available to book all year round and so do give me a call, if you would like a short break or a week or two!  Bookings are now being taken for this winter and also 2020!

Rainbows, Blues, Goldens, Browns, Tigers and Sparctics

DSC_0049Photo above of Kevin Keast with his stunning Sparctic trout weighing 5lbs – 2oz caught on the 18th January 2020.

In 1991 when the fishery first started we only stocked rainbow trout. Over the years different types of trout have arrived on the fishery and March 2019 saw
the arrival of our first Spractics, bringing our total to 6 different types of trout on the fishery! Wow! Truly terrific!

Photo of Tiger

Our 1st January – 30th April 2020 Competition

We regularly award prizes for the heaviest fish over a few months and our leader board at the moment for the 1st January – 30th April 2020 now stands at:-

1st Place – Heaviest Sparctic – 5lbs – 2oz Kevin Keast
1st Place – Heaviest Rainbow – 13lbs – 12oz Paul Grisley
1st Place – Heaviest Golden – 7lbs – 6oz Gary Cornish
1st Place – Heaviest Brown – Still swimming in our lakes
1st Place – Heaviest Tiger – 2lbs – 0oz Simon Bunham
1st Place – Heaviest Blue – 12lbs – 7oz Dave Minall
Heaviest trout on our leader board at the end of April will each receive a prize! At least one prize will be a 2 night break in The Cabin beside our lakes. Tight lines!


Photo above of Dave Minall on 28th January 2020. Weighed 12lbs -7oz.


Please see our facebook page for up to date photos, competitions, results and information etc.  




IMG_20200103_1117098Photo above of Gary Cornish with his golden weighing 7lbs – 6oz

If you would like a brochure of our fishery or cottages do get in touch with me and I look forward to welcoming you all again in 2020.

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With kind regards,

Abigail Underhill