Approximately 1,043 meters of double bank fishing on the River Taw
The stretch of fishing rights are located adjacent to the A377, a main road through the Taw Valley linking Exeter to Barnstaple. The stretch can be found just two miles south of Chulmleigh and 1.25 miles north of Eggesford train station. The market towns of Crediton and South Molton are both within easy reach and offer a whole host of day to day amenities.
The River Taw rises from a spring on the northern side of Dartmoor and together with its tributaries, The Mole, The Yeo and The Little Dart, flows through the picturesque Devon Countryside to Barnstaple and into the Bristol Channel. The river extends to about 45 miles and is known as one of Devon’s larger rivers.
The rights themselves comprise approximately 1,043 meters of double bank fishing running from Wash House Bridge downstream to Chawleigh Week Mill. This specific stretch of spate river has a fantastic variety of deep pools, gravel shoals and broken shallow runs. There are three main pools, namely Horseshoe Pool, Alder Pool and Garage Pool. The beat can either be waded throughout or fished from either river bank with the majority cleared for anglers whilst sheltered and protected by a lovely range of mature trees and shrub. The beat contains healthy numbers of Brown and Sea Trout and depending on water levels, there is a good chance Salmon can be seen.
From Eggesford Railway Station, proceed north on the A377 towards Barnstaple. After approximately 1.25 miles, immediately after passing New Lodge on the left, there is an extended verge area on the left hand side of the road. Access to the fishing is via a track leading past New Lodge. EX18 7JX