River Meavy Beat 1 – Burrator Dam to Marchants Bridge at Meavy

Beat 1 is available to full members, associate members and permit holders at any time during the fishing season. Fishing is the with fly or artificial lure. Fishing from any of the bridges is prohibited.

While fishing is available from the left bank up to the dam, the top section is steep and fast and has limited fishing potential. It is strongly recommended that the fishing is accessed from the right bank where a footpath leads down from the west end of Burrator Dam to Meavy, or from the granite style at Marchant’s Bridge up through Flat Wood. In low water the river can be waded to access the left bank. There is ample parking at both ends of the beat.

The river is small but compensation water does provide a constant flow and temperature to the water. It will provide some fishing when other rivers are low and hot.

Beat 3 Clearbrook to Shaugh Bridge. (approx 2 kilometres)

The fishing is from the right bank and begins at the first field boundary below Hoo Meavy Bridge (OS525653, Google Map). The river is small, and in places overgrown, but holds better brown trout and will reward the skilful use of a brook rod. The beat is about two kilometres in all and continues down past Lower Goodameavy Bridge and on to Shaugh Bridge.

The right bank from Sheepstor Parish Boundary to the Blackabrook. Both banks from Blackabrook to Cadover Bridge. The right bank from Cadover Bridge to Lower Cadworthy Farm. Left bank from Cadover Bridge to Shaugh Bridge. Both banks from Shaugh Bridge to Bickleigh Bridge (except approximately 180 yds left bank at Harscombe Farmhouse).