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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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 some 1.45km of mixed single and dual bank Salmon and Sea Trout fishing, predominantly on the River Fowey.  We’ve organised this into 3 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;

1.35km of River Fowey – Beats A to C 

  • Beat A – Kingfisher Pool to Little Stream (approx. 0.5km of single bank) > Left bank only
  • Beat B – Little Stream to the road bridge, including Cathedral Pool (approx. 0.5km of dual bank) > Left and Right banks
  • Beat C – road bridge to the Warleggan (approx. 0.35km of single bank) > Right bank only
    Please note: the old Beat D – Warleggan to Halfway House, is no longer available

100m of River Warleggan

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

1 acre Brown Trout Lake

  • We hope to significantly reduce the weed currently choking the lake, once again making it possible to fish. However, at this point stock levels remain unknown.
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