With many lakes and rivers, Ruby Country is the place to visit for fishing holidays in Devon.

Fishing in Ruby Country

Fishing is a fine way to experience the peace and tranquility Ruby Country has to offer. Not only a relaxing leisure activity, fishing is a great way to appreciate the peace and tranquility of Ruby Country, come face to face with nature and become part of the landscape. With many opportunities for game and coarse fishing in well stocked fisheries or in superb river locations Ruby Country is the place to challenge yourself, or to just learn the basics of fishing.

To find the best locations in Ruby Country, click on the links below and use the information to create your ideal fishing holiday, or discover where to fish as part of your holiday, or leisure time.

Kingslake Fishing Holidays

Chilla, Beaworthy, EX21 5JS Tel: 01409 231 401

Kingslake Fishing Holidays offers superb coarse fishing on seven lakes. Ideal holiday location set in 124 acres of beautiful Devon countryside with self-catering accomodation.

Anglers Paradise

The Gables, Winsford Lane, Halwill Junction, Beaworthy EX21 5XT Tel: 01409 221 559

Anglers Paradise fishing holidays at Halwill in Ruby Country Devon, with twelve lakes and a variety of fish and a variety of accomodation to chose from.

Waldon Valley Lodges

Square View, The Square, Bradworthy, Holsworthy EX22 7SY Tel: 01409 241 505

Waldon Valley Lodges offers the perfect location for a fishing holiday in devon. Ideal for walkers and anglers alike, our dog friendly self catering lodges are a perfect way to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Devon and Cornwall countryside.

South Reed Farm Holidays

Boasley Cross, Bratton Clovelly, Okehampton EX20 4JJ Tel: 01837 871 258

South Reed Farm, set in 33 acres of stunning Devon countryside, close to Bratton Clovelly and within easy reach of Okehampton and Dartmoor, is famed for the quality of it’s hard fighting fish.

Leworthy Farmhouse

Lower Leworthy, Holsworthy EX22 6SJ Tel: 01409 254 484

Leworthy Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast is a 17th Georgian farmhouse located in the small, tranquil hamlet of Lower Leworthy, three miles away from the thriving market town of Holsworthy. Fishing by arrangement with owners.

Higher Shorston Lakes and Lodges

Staddon Road, Holsworthy EX22 6NH Tel: 01409 253 657

At Higher Shorston there are two coarse fishing lakes, free to use by residents. Each well stocked coarse lake extends to over an acre and both are nestled within grounds teeming with wildlife.

Well Farm Holidays

Well Farm, North Tamerton, Holsworthy EX22 6RX Tel: 01288 341 482

At Well Farm Cottages set in the heart of the Tamar Valley, visitors can stroll down to the river to fish for trout, or explore outstanding countryside through the numerous walks and trails.

7 Lakeview Rise

7 Lakeview Rise, South Trew, Hatherleigh EX21 5JG Tel: 01386 462 089

Luxury self-catering cottage with fishing lake & indoor swimming pool, in the heart of the Devon countryside, near Highampton, with good views to Dartmoor.

Roadford Lake

Broadwoodwidger, Lifton PL16 0JL Tel: 01409 211 507

Set in the rolling Devon hills on the edge of Dartmoor, Roadford Lake offers more than 700 acres of water and 8 miles of bank; it’s an experience not to be missed. Fly fishing only for stocked and wild brown trout.

Upper Tamar Lake

Kilkampton, Bude EX23 9SB Tel: 01288 321 712

This quiet 81 acre lake is very well stocked with carp well over 30lb with a good head of 20’s. The lake record is a 46lb mirror carp caught in 2007. Regular 48 hour carp competitions are held with limited space available.

Lower Tamar Lake

Kilkampton, Bude EX23 9SB Tel: 01566 771 930

Lower Tamar Lake is a 35 acre season ticket only water with restricted numbers. But if great fishing and beautiful surroundings is what you’re looking for it could be the place for you.

Simpson Valley Coarse and Trout Fishery

Simpson Barton, Holsworthy EX22 6JW Tel: 07881 764 655

Set on over 140 acres of farm land close to Holsworthy, Simpson Valley Coarse and Trout Fishery is the ideal place to enjoy the wildlife and peaceful surroundings that Devon has to offer.

Legge Farm Fishery

Church Road, Highampton, Beaworthy EX21 5LF Tel: 01409 231 464

Legge Farm Fishery in Highampton is a traditional farm fisheries with five well stocked, secluded sheltered lakes, surrounded by trees. Holiday accomodation and camping available.

yeomadonYeomadon Farm Holidays

Pyworthy, Holsworthy EX22 6SH Tel: 01409 253 378

Yeomadon Farm is situated in Pyeworthy, Nr Holsworthy and is a traditional farm with 4 coarse fishing lakes and holiday accommodation. Day tickets are available.

Blagdon Farm Holidays

Ashwater EX21 5DF Tel: 01409 211 140

Blagdon Farm has 8 Luxry lakeside lodges set in 10 acres with 1.5 acre coarse fishing lake set in the Ruby Country side.

Youldon Water 

Youldonmoor Cross, Chilsworthy, Holsworthy EX22 7JL Tel: 07717 313 294

Youldon Waters, Chilsworthy, has 2 lakes, each approximately 1 acre with mature banks and clearly identified pegs. Day tickets available.

Springfield Meadows

Halwil Junction, Beaworthy EX21 5UF Tel: 01409 221 657

Springfield Meadows at Halwill Junction offers 4 well stocked lakes. Carp lake – with carp up to 32 lbs and 3 mixed lakes with carp up to 13 lbs.

Hele Barton Farm Holidays

Week St Mary, Holsworthy EX22 6XR Tel: 01288 341 622

Hele Barton offers accommodation and free fishing for guests. There are 3 lakes stocked with carp and tench.

Stafford Moor Fishery and Accommodation

Toad Hall, Dolton, Winkleigh EX19 8PP Tel: 01805 804 360

Stafford Moor. Experience the unique atmosphere of Stafford Moor. Thirty five  acres of heavily stocked lakes and luxurious Canadian pine lodges.

Clawford Vineyard and Fisheries

Clawton, Holsworthy EX22 6PN Tel: 01409 254 177

Clawford Vineyard and Fisheries is set in a private 78 acre estate with accommodation available. Over 40 acres of fishing lakes. Fishing free for residents.

Tinney Waters Fishing Holidays

Pyworthy, Holsworthy EX22 6LF Tel: 01409 271 362

Tinney Waters is set in a quite, idyllic and secluded rural setting. Three lakes stocked with Carp, Tench, Rudd, Bream and Perch. Accommodation available

Thornbury Holiday Park and Fishery

Woodacott, Thornbury, Holsworthy. EX22 7BT  Tel: 01409 261 162

Thornbury Holiday Park is set in a peaceful rural setting. Woodacott offers superb and undisturbed fishing on two well stocked lakes.

Eversfield Trout Lake

Eversfield Lodge, Ellacott Barton, Bratton Clovelly, EX20 4LB Tel: 01837 871 480

Eversfield Trout Lake is set in the rolling North Devon country side, part of a calm, quite valley full of nature. Day tickets available.

Wooda Lakes Fishing Holidays

Pancrasweek, Holsworthy EX22 7Jn Tel: 01409 241 934

Wooda Lakes has five lakes, each lake up to 1.5 acres in size. No close season and day tickets available.

Greenacre Trout Lakes

Shebbear, Beaworthy. Tel 01409 231376.

3 streamfiled lakes stocked with brown and rainbow trout. Day tickets available.

Mill Leat Trout Fishery

Thornbury, Holsworthy, EX22 7AY

Tel. 01409 261426. Mill Leat is approx 1.5 acres and is stocked with brown and rainbow trout.

River Fishing


The Westcountry Angling Passport
The Angling Passport Scheme offers fishing for wild brown trout, sea trout, salmon, grayling and coarse fish in unrivalled surroundings. There are 33 beats available as Token Fisheries and also the extensive Dartmoor Fishery on the East and West Dart and tributaries. In addition, Westcountry Angling Passport tokens can be used at all of the South West Lakes Trust Fisheries and also on most of the other Passport Schemes around the UK. Tokens are bought in books of 10 valued at £3 per token with Token Fishery beats ranging from 2 to 5 tokens per angler per day. The Dartmoor Fishery operates on a day, week or season ticket basis starting at £10 for a day’s brown-trouting; tokens can be used as payment or part payment to purchase Dartmoor tickets. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A VALID EA ROD LICENCE BEFORE FISHING.

Useful information

Visit the organisations listed below to discover more about fishing including;

  • rules and regulations governing your activity
  • fishing and wildlife
  • fishing seasons
  • and other places to fish in the south west


Westcountry Rivers TrustWest Country Rivers Trust

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is an environmental charity established in 1995 to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of the rivers, streams, watercourses and water impoundments in the Westcountry and to advance the education of the public in the management of water.

Our vision is

  • A healthier living, working natural environment on a landscape scale.
  • Protection of ecosystem function and natural resources, particularly water.
  • To facilitate a move towards a society that values the natural environment and the services it provides – Payments for Ecosystem Services.
  • Educate and reconnect society with the natural environment.
  • To base our work on good scientific research.

Environment AgencyEnvironment Agency

The Environment Agency is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and a Welsh Government Sponsored Body responsible to the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development.

Our principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development. We play a central role in delivering the environmental priorities of central government and the Welsh Government through our functions and roles.


Ruby Country Partnership is pleased to be supporting these businesses and would like to support more. If you are interested in working with Ruby Country Partnership to develop and promote your business please contact us at Holsworthy Information Centre on 01409 254185 or email us at

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