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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 beat

Wainsford enjoys approximately 450m of single bank Salmon and Sea Trout fishing, predominantly on the River Fowey.  This single beat is limited 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;

River Fowey

  • Beat A – Warleggan to the Road Bridge, including Dirty Water Pool & Weir Pool & House Pool (approx. 350m of single bank) > Right bank only
  • Beat B – Road Bridge to the end of the field including Biblins, Coffin, Cathedral Pool, Cattle Run, Barkers, Alder and Little Stream (approx. 250m of single bank) > right bank only (Strictly by private arrangement with the landowners; details available on request)
  • Beat C – Left Bank Road Bridge to end of field is now available through Liskeard and District Angling Club (LDAC).

River Warleggan

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