Fishing on Dartmoor

Dartmoors rivers and reservoirs are noted for their fishing

Dartmoors rivers  are noted for their fishing of wild brown trout, sea trout and salmon. Much of the river fishing on Dartmoor is privately owned but stretches of the East and West Dart Rivers may be fished on the purchase of a Duchy of Cornwall permit (contact 01822 890205).

Reservoir fishing is also available within the National park. Information about reservoirs and permits is available from the South West Lakes Trust on 01566 771930. Alternatively visit

Tavistock Trout Fishery has five lakes and tuition is available – call 01822 615441.

Come prepared with your best fishing tackle and you’re sure to have a great time with beautiful scenery.

For further information on fishing and distributors of rod licences please contact the Environment Agency on 01392 444000 or visit

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