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The Passport Scheme offers fishing for wild brown trout, sea trout, salmon, grayling and coarse fish in unrivalled surroundings. There are 38 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 £2.50 per token with Token Fishery beats ranging from 2 to 6 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. As in previous years, tokens can be bought online or through our token outlets. Dartmoor Fishery tickets are available through the network of Dartmoor outlets; please refer to the website or this printed Fishery Guide for full details.

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    2015 Day ticket fishing for wild trout, salmon, grayling and coarse fish

    in Devon and Cornwall

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    Welcome The Passport Scheme oers fishing for wild brown trout, sea trout, salmon, gray-ling and coarse fish in unrivalled surroundings. There are 38 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 2.50 per token with Token Fishery beats ranging from 2 to 6 tokens per angler per day. The Dartmoor Fishery oper-ates on a day, week or season ticket basis starting at 10 for a days brown-trouting; tokens can be used as payment or part payment to purchase Dartmoor tickets. As in previous years, tokens can be bought online or through our token outlets. Dartmoor Fishery tickets are available through the network of Dartmoor outlets; please refer to the website or printed Fishery Guide for full details.

    There are a few changes from last year; we no longer oer the facility to book beats online, and we are not producing a paper brochure - however all the beat information can be found on the Passport website where it can be downloaded to your smartphone or printed out. The Westcountry Angling Passport oers a huge wide of opportunities to go fishing on a flexible basis at very reasonable prices that we really hope you enjoy. Please check out the website and let us know what you think and tight lines for 2015!

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    How it works Token beats - 1) Checkoutthewebsiteanddownloadthedetailsforthebeatsyouare

    interestedin.2) Buytokensfromoneoftheusualagents(thereare2newones)oronline.3) Fillintherighthandpartofthetokenandpostthenumberrequiredinthebeat

    box.Gofishing.4) Submitacatchreturn,eitherwiththemiddleseconofoneofyourTokensor

    withthenewonlinecatchreturnsystem.Dartmoor Fishery - 1) Call into one of the usual agents, buy a ticket, pick up the guide and go

    fishing. 2) At the end of your session submit a catch return which can be done on paper

    or with the new online catch return system.

    Please remembertokens are only valid for the

    year in which they are purchased.

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    Tokens are available from the agents listed below or online at: westcountryangling.com You can also order over the phone from the Westcountry Rivers Trust on 01579 372140 (during oce hours).

    Blisland Inn Blisland,BODMIN,Cornwall,PL304JK01208850739Lance Nicholson 9HighStreet,DULVERTON,Somerset,TA229HB01398323409The Fisherman ThePannierMarket,TAVISTOCK,Devon,PL190AL07774884768Snowbee UK Ltd. DrakesCourt,LangageBusinessPark,PLYMOUTH,Devon,PL75JY01752334933Tamar Field & Stream ForeStreet,LIFTON,Devon,PL160AA01566780512

    Cullompton Coarse & Carp Unit11,AlexandriaIndustrialEstate,Cullompton,Devon,EX151BW01884839273Homeleigh Garden Centre Dutson,LAUNCESTON,Cornwall,PL159SP01566771878Hart Flyshop ExeValleyFishery,Exebridge,DULVERTON,Somerset,TA229AY01398323008Devils Stone Inn Shebbear,BEAWORTHY,Devon,EX215RU01409281210Fly Fishing Tackle.co.uk 2ParliamentSq.,ParliamentSt.,CREDITON,Devon,EX172AW01363777783

    All information in this guide was believed to be correct at the time of printing. For up to date information please visit the website at: www.westcountryangling.com. While Westcountry Rivers Trust endeavours to ensure that the information in this guide is accurate we cannot be held liable for any errors or discrepancies that occur. As with any fishing there are hazards involved. While we endeavour to highlight these hazards you undertake the activity at your own risk. Neither the Trust nor the landowners can be held liable for any accidents, personal injury or damage to your equipment.

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    3 Tokens Trout 15 Mar - 30 Sept, Grayling 16 Jun - 14 March SS 962226 - SS 959222 700m double bank fished from right hand bank Access *** Fishability ****

    Description: The Batherm is a small brown trout and grayling stream that enters the main River Exe just upstream of Cove. This attractive beat runs through open pasture and is proba-bly best approached with a short 7-8ft 3/4 weight rod, wading is required to access some of the deeper pools and runs. Although relatively lightly fished last year due to prolonged dry weather, 69 brown trout to 11 and 6 grayling to 12 were recorded.

    Info & Restrictions: Fly only. Catch and release for all species. Sorry, no dogs. You can buy clotted cream, beef and rose veal from Westons Farm: www.westonsfarms.co.uk, or tel: 07734170384.

    Directions & Access: From Tiverton, take the A396 to Mine-head. Go through Cove and take the B3277 to Bampton. As you enter Bampton turn right just after the Quarrymans Rest pub into Ford Road. After 350m take the left into Kersdown Barton; continue down the drive, past the farm house and into the farm yard and park in front of the barn (facing you). Walk downhill through the farmyard, and down the track. The token box is by the gate-way, walk over the bridge and fish up or down stream.

    Beat 1 Westons, River Batherm

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    2 Tokens Trout 15 Mar - 30 Sept SS912340SS920340 900m of left hand single bank. Access *** Fishability ***

    Description: A lovely section of the upper river providing fishing for wild brown trout within the Exmoor National Park. The beat comprises a good mix of ried runs, glides and deeper pools. A new beat to the Passport in 2012 and only lightly fished in 2013, it produced good numbers of brown trout to 9 2014. Although quite a short stretch, the makeup of the beat provides considerable opportunities for upstream and downstream fishing techniques.

    Info & Restrictions: Brown trout catch and release, fly fishing only. Barbless hooks recommended. Fishing is permit-ted between sunrise and sunset each day.

    Directions & Access: Parking is available at the pull-in some 100m east of the ac-cess point into the beat. Access to the water is gained by crossing the cattle bridge at the downstream end. The token box is located inside the first field up-stream, by the hedge. The A396 is the main road between Tiverton and Mine-head. From the A396 take the road west signed Winsford/Withypool, proceed for 200m, a parking pull-in is located on the left.

    Beat 2 Week Bridge, Little Exe

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    4 Tokens Trout 1 Apr - 30 Sept, Coarse fishing 16 June - 31 Dec ST015046ST008033 1900m of double bank, accessed from left hand bank. Access *** Fishability ****

    Description: This is a nice section of open river reminiscent of the Windrush. It provides good brown trout fishing during the spring and summer and usually produces fish to over 1lb. There are also chub, dace, roach and pike with the best of the coarse fishing in the sum-mer and autumn with dace to 1lb, chub to 4lb and roach to over 2lb. The river is relatively easy to fish with a lovely pool - rie - glide sequence. Some large brown trout were caught early season last year but the fishery had to close as the road bridge mid-beat was rebuilt. It will be good to get this beat open again in 2015. Please be aware that it is located adjacent to the M5 motorway and main rail line so can be a bit noisy during times of heavy trac. Info & Restrictions: Any method. All trout under 8 must be returned, no more than 2 trout to be re-tained per day. All other fish to be returned. Please undertake catch and release to best practice guide-lines. Sorry, no dogs.

    Directions & Access: Turn o the M5 at Junction 28 and take the B3181 through Cullompton. As you leave the town, take the second exit at the roundabout signed Bradninch. As you enter Bradninch turn left into Parsonage Street. After 0.8 miles you pass an entrance on the right signed Halthaies. The parking area is shortly after this turn on the area of hard standing forming the entrance to two fields. To ac-cess the beat walk down the road and over the bridge where gates on either side provide access up and downstream. The token box is on the inside of the right hand post of the upstream gate.

    Beat 3 Champerhaies, River Culm

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    2 Tokens Trout 1 Apr - 30 Sept ST147138ST163141 1.6km of mixed double and single bank. Access *** Fishability ***

    Description: This fishery comprises a lovely stretch of brown trout water on the upper sec-tion of the River Culm, a tributary of the River Exe. The beat is located in central Devon ap-proximately 1km east of Hemyock within the Blackdown Hills AONB. It comprises a variety of ried sections and deeper runs with occasional deeper pools. It fished well last season re-cording 79 brown trout with a largest of 12. Strictly no dogs, sorry.

    Info & Restrictions: Brown trout catch and release, fly fishing only. Barbless hooks recommended. Fishing is permitted between sunrise and sunset each day. Strictly no dogs, sorry.

    Directions & Access: The token box is located at Gladhayes Bridge. From M5 Junction 27 take the A38 signed Wel-lington, stay on this road crossing over the M5 then take the right turn onto the B3391 signed Culmstock/Hemyock