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- Darracott Reservoir -

carp bream tench roach rudd perch eel

Location in South West:
Torrington, Devon, England.

Venue Enquiries, Tel: 01409 211514

Day Tickets:
day tickets cost 5 per day [concessions cost 4 per day for OAPs, students, under 18s and registered disabled
24hr tickets cost 9
day season permits cost 90 [concessions 70, under 16s 35]
day and night season permits cost 130 [contact 01566 771930]
day tickets in advance only from Summerlands, Westward Ho [01237 471291], Kingfisher, Barnstable [01271 344919], Bude AS [01288 353396], Bideford TI centre, Bideford [01237 477676] or Whiskers Pets, Torrington [01805 622859].

Car parking, disabled access.

Best Baits:
worm, caster, pellets, corn, maggots, boilies.

Getting There: Leave Bideford on the A386 to Great Torrington. In the town centre, take the road towards Dartington Crystal. After two miles turn right signposted Darracott Reservoir. Follow this road for two miles and the venue car park is on the right.

Darracott Reservoir offers coarse fishing in an attractive three acre water controlled by The South West Lakes Trust. Depths at this venue vary from only 3ft at the narrow end to nearly 27ft at the dam end. This venue is noted for its bream with fish to 6lb and big bags definitely on the cards. Other coarse fish present at Darracott Reservoir are carp [to 25lb], tench [to 4lb], eels [to 3lb], perch [to 3lb 8oz] and roach and rudd [to 1lb].

Feeder tactics are the best approach for the bream. Try fishing redworm tipped with maggot or caster. Pellets also work well. The method feeder can also be successsful as well as pole fished corn at times. Try legered, hair-rigged boilies for carp or large pellets over PVA bags of goodies. Waggler fished maggot over loose feed works well for roach and rudd.

Best swims to try are on the right hand bank as you face away from the dam.

open all year
barbless hooks only
South West byelaws apply.

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