Wainsford | The Fowey has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the best Sea Trout rivers in the UK.
Wainsford is a favourite holding reach on the Fowey for Sea Trout and Salmon fresh from the sea
Wainsford, River Fowey, Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Salmon, cornwall, cornish
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Fishing

The River Fowey
Wainsford fly fishing

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The river Fowey

For those who can fly

Wainsford is positioned 5-miles from the tide, and given reasonable water volume is a favourite holding reach for Sea Trout and Salmon fresh from the sea. The Fowey has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the best Sea Trout rivers in the UK.

A true moorland river, the Fowey rises near Brown Willy on Bodmin, and the highest point in Cornwall. It flows for 30 miles to the sea at Fowey and is little influenced by agricultural or industrial activity. Characteristically gin clear, it provides a real challenge to the fly fisherman.

Please Contact Us for more information about fishing this exceptional stretch of the river.

In detail

our beats

Wainsford enjoys approximately 1km of single bank Salmon and Sea Trout fishing, predominantly on the River Fowey.  We’ve organised this into 2 beats, and aim to limit each beat to 2 rods at any one time.  Where the rods fishing are from different parties, a daily rota will be employed.

The terms left bank and right bank adopted below are relative to an observer looking downstream.

The extent of Fishing we offer is as follows;

0.85km of River Fowey – Beats A to C 

  • Beat A – Warleggan to the road bridge, including Dirty Water Pool & Weir Pool & House Pool (approx. 0.35km of single bank) > Right bank only
  • Beat B – road bridge to Little Stream, including Cathedral Pool & Cattle Run (approx. 0.5km of single bank) > Right bank only

Please note: the old Beats – Halfway House down to Warleggan, and Little Stream to Kingfisher, are no longer available

100m of River Warleggan

  • Tractor Bridge to River Fowey (single bank) > Right bank
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