Beat 4 – Huckworthy to Foxham’s
Beat 4 is available to full members, associate members and permit holders at any time during the fishing season. Fishing is from the left bank only with fly or artificial lure. The beat is within the Dartmoor National Park and byelaws prohibit spinning for brown trout.
The beat begins 100 meters below Huckworthy Bridge and ends 1.1 kilometers downstream at the field boundary above Foxham’s Weir.
The short section immediately below Huckworthy Bridge is in private ownership.
Access to the beat is best found at the field gate on the right about 100 meters up the road towards Walkhampton from Huckworthy Bridge. Crossing this field diagonally will bring you to Nellie’s Pool in the corner of the field. Access is also possible down the track to the ford (Stepping Stones) over Black Brook. Cross the ford, turn right onto Knowle Down where a gate on the left allows entry to the field below Sargent’s Weir.
Access to the bottom of the beat from the fields adjacent to Foxham’s Weir is under review, please do not use this route until further notice.
Parking is possible at the top of Knowle Down and there is limited parking at Huckworthy Bridge.
Few pools are named but those recommended include Nellie’s Pool. This dark pool with a high left bank, may be fished effectively for sea trout from a stand at the neck of the pool. There are good runs adjacent to the old Wheal George Mine. Oak Tree pool, on the bend below Sargent’s Weir, is also a good pool. Foxham’s Weir holds fish but only the top section, upstream of the field boundary, is available, the lower section is private.