Fishing Charges / Day Tickets

  • Game Fishing – West Country Angling waters operate a token scheme. Each token costing £3.00 and between 2 to 5 tokens to fish per day on their waters. Great value for money as well as good fishing. More information can be found at Other rivers are between £25.00 and £55.00 per rod, per day. Stillwaters are around £24.00 per day. Most have a fish limit for that cost. Usually 3 fish per rod. Some waters do offer catch and release.
  • Coarse Fishing – As a guide, between £7.00 & £15.00 per rod, per day.

Tackle Hire

  • Game Fishing – (fly or spin) Rod, reel, net & box of flies/spinners @ £20.00 per day
  • Sea Fishing – (beach and boat) Rod, reel, leads & “tackle box” to suit @ £20.00 per day
  • Coarse Fishing – Rod, reel, landing net, umberella, seat, rod rest and “tackle box” @ £20.00 per day

A deposit of £50.00 will be required for all of the above. Any losses to or damage of the equipment will be the responsibility of the hirer to re-inburse or replace.

Tuition & Ghillies – We can organise tuition for all fishing and ghillies for our game fisherman. Please contact us to discuss your experience and requirements so that we can tailor for your needs accurately.

Catch Limits – This varies from river to river and beat to beat, but we would provide this information once we are aware of where our fisherman are heading. As all the fish in the rivers are wild, conservation is a high priority in the south west. There is a current bye law that all salmon caught before June 16th are to be released. In addition, all salmon over 10lb caught after September 1st must also be released. Sea trout and brown trout have an average bag limit of 4 fish per rod.

West Venn Sporting encourage catch and release where possible and would ask that care and respect is shown to all fish caught and to the wildlife around you.

Licences– An Environment Agency Licence is required for all coarse and game fishing in the UK. The current costs for licences are:

Annual 8 days 1 day
Salmon, sea trout, trout and coarse £85.00 £27.00 12.00
Concessionary £54.00
Junior (12-16 years of age) Free
Trout & Coarse £30.00 £12.00 £6.00
Concessionary £20.00
Junior (12-16 years of age) Free


Licences can be purchased on line at or from post offices and local fishing tackle shops. For your convenience, we will also purchase licences on your behalf, if required.

Dogs – Dogs are not allowed on the rivers or on most lakes.

Packed Lunches – For your convenience we can provide packed lunches of your choice. Just give us 24 hours notice to source and prepare. costs will vary dependant on orders.