Grand Western Canal

With 11.5 miles of fishing from the canal basin at Tiverton to Burlescombe, The Grand Western Canal (better known to locals as the Tiverton Canal) a is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful fisheries in Devon. It is especially noted for excellent summer tench fishing, while it also offers cracking roach, rudd, bream and other species. It also has good winter pike fishing on dead baits, lures and flies, with a good head of jack pike and the occasional double.

Every season has its charm on the canal. Kingfishers are commonly spotted, while the banks come alive with stunning yellow flag iris from late spring.

Roach fishing can be very good, even in the winter and a cheap day's sport can be had with just a loaf of liquidized bread and a handful of casters.

The town end of the canal is also noted for carp fishing, with a reasonable head of mirrors and commons that run to over 20 pounds.

Perch are another staple, with lots of little ones and the odd specimen to over two pounds.

Just about any method can work on the canal, and with many stretches offering clear water, sight fishing can be great fun. Stalking certainly works, while it is also an excellent place to try fly fishing for coarse species.

For the full list of rules please refer to club hand book or click here.

 

Little Yeo Fishery

Little Yeo is  a lovely little exclusive fishery consisting of two lakes. The upper lake "Bob's Lake"  is an 18 peg match water with a good stocking of match-sized carp and tench with rudd, roach and skimmers. There are also a few surprises with the original carp going to low double figures.

The pretty smaller lake "Gaggs Lake" comprises of 10 pleasure pegs, all of which yield plenty of bites from tench & crucians, along with a good head of roach, rudd & skimmers.

Please note that "Bobs Lake" is only open for fishing from the 2nd of February to the 31st of October. In addition to this there are several Saturdays and Sundays though out the year that the whole fishery is closed. For the latest dates check out the Match / Waters Closed page.

This fishery is only available to Full Club Members, No day tickets available. For the full list of rules concerning Little Yeo please refer to club hand book or click here.

 

Lakeside Fishery, Exebridge

A very picturesque fishery just of the main Bampton to Dulverton Road. A good mixed water with a good head of most of the favoured speices of coarse fish, including tench, carp, bream, roach, rudd, perch and some quality crucians to almost three pounds.

Pole or waggler fishing will both produce plenty of bites, with maggot, caster, worm, corn and pellet all worth a try. The skimmers and crucians respond well to a little groundbait and regular loosefeed, using a fine float rig.

 

Day tickets are available locally from Monday to Friday, full club Members only at weekends.

For the full list of rules concerning Lakeside please refer to club hand book or click here.

 

Coarse Fishing on the River Culm

There is approximately 1000 metres of fishing that extends from 60m below Stoke Cannon bridge to its confluence with the River Exe. Fishing from the right bank only.

This is best described as intimate on this small river fishery. Dace and small chub are common species, along with roach , gudgeon and even the odd grayling. Try trotting or using a small feeder with worm or maggots. The river here can rise fast in winter floods, but will fish well in the summer and autumn.

 

Somerset Levels

Tiverton AC have access to some wonderful coarse fishing waters in the Langport area on the River Parrett, River Brue and other drains in the area.

There are miles of water and you'll find plenty of roach, perch and pike fishing, along with surprises such as chub and large rudd.

Details and maps are avalible from local tackle shops.