River Tavy Beat 1 – Football Club to Carin’s Pool

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

The beat is about 1.6 kilometers and ends at Carin’s Pool.

Access to the water is from the top of the beat where there is adequate parking at the football club. Please do not obstruct the gates or access to the cottages at Carin’s Pool.

River Tavy Beat 2 – Upper Beat, Reserved Water

Beat 2 is only available to Full Members, it is Reserved Water. Full 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.

Left Bank fishing begins on the Walkham at the fence immediately below Buckator and continues for 1.1 kilometers to The Flats immediately below Tavy Cottage.

Right Bank fishing is from the junction of the Tavy and the Walkham at Double Waters and ends at the Flats immediately opposite Tavy Cottage and Big (Virtuous Lady) Pool.

Access is from the single track road from Coppice Town and down the track to Tavy Cottage. Parking is possible at the top of the track inside the gate or at the bottom of the track above Tavy Cottage. Please use the steep, rocky tracks with extreme care and do not obstruct gateways or access to properties.

River Tavy Beat 3 – Middle Beat Reserved Water

Beat 3 is only available to Full Members, it is Reserved Water. Full 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.

Fishing is from both banks. The beat starts below The Flats opposite Tavy Cottage and ends at Bertha pool.

Access is from the single track road from Coppice Town and down the track to Tavy Cottage. Parking is possible at the top of the track inside the gate or at the bottom of the track above Tavy Cottage. Please use the tracks with extreme care and do not obstruct gateways or access to properties.

There is a parking place where the track divides, driving beyond this point is not advised. Walk down the left fork for this beat.

River Tavy Beat 4 – Lower Beat Reserved Water

Beat 4 is only available to Full Members, it is Reserved Water. Full 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.

Single left bank fishing begins at the hedge immediately below Bertha Pool. Bertha Clam is the first pool. The pool is at the site of an old footbridge and the cables are still visible. It looks insignificant but produced a 23lb salmon in recent years. The beat continues for 0.6 kilometers and ends 30 meters above Ludbrook Weir.

Access is from the single track roads from Fairtown or Coppice Town and down the tarmac track to Hatch Mill. Parking is possible just above the gate to Hatchmill either in the unused, overgrown gateway or in the layby created for this purpose. Please do not park at Hatchmill and do not obstruct access to the property. Please keep dogs on leads as poultry are often on the footpath leading through the yard and beyond.

The upper section of the beat is accessed from the first field gate on your left walking back up the hill from the car park. An alternative route is via a steep path through the wood. The access to the path is just above the car park but is often obscured by summer growth. Please take extreme care if using this route as the path is very steep and slippery. It is impossible to pass directly from Hatch Mill Pool to Anderton Weir and vice versa, with any safety. All members are advised to make the short detour described above.

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 and 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.