River Tavy Beat 5 – Abbey Beat Reserved Water
Beat 5 is only available to Full Members and Associate Members, it is Reserved Water. Full Members can fish at any time, Associate Members fish in rotation according to the colour of their ticket and the club calendar. Fishing is with fly or artificial lure. Fishing from any of the bridges is prohibited.
The 2.6 kilometers of fishing is double banked. The beat starts below the boundary wall of Buckland Abbey, National Trust, about 500 meters below Denham Bridge. It ends at Lopwell Dam.
There are two access gates to the left bank. One is on the bend below Denham and cars may be driven about 600 meters to a junction with another track. Driving beyond here is difficult but there is room to park two cars.
The top track is accessed through a gate about 600 yards back up the hill to Crapstone. Parking for a number of cars can be found inside the gate and a number of places along the track, there is a turning circle at the end of the track.
The top track is in a better condition than the lower track but this can change with the weather and its use by forestry vehicles which churn up the surface. Please use the tracks with extreme care.