FISH THE UPPER REACHES OF THE RIVER TEIGN IN THE DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK
Fishing on the Upper Teign - Fallen Tree Pool
Come and fish for brown trout, sea trout and salmon on the upper reaches of the River Teign in the Dartmoor National Park. The Upper Teign Fishing Association offers many miles of fishing on a wonderful variety of river – from the boulder-strewn water around Fingle Bridge and Castle Drogo to Chagford.
However, the public have unlimited access on footpaths or forest tracks alongside virtually all of the UTFA fishery. In recent years the river has become very popular with visitors, walkers, hikers, dog walkers and cyclists, so fishermen should be aware of this when performing back casts. Sadly, at times there has been an increase in kayakers using the river. Whilst these activities can be annoying, especially when dog owners encourage their dogs to enter the river, please avoid any confrontation.
The Upper Teign Fishing Association provides fishing both for its members and for visitors who buy a permit for the day. Trout membership is always open. Although there is a limit for full membership, which includes salmon, sea trout and brown trout, it is possible to go straight to full membership providing vacancies have not been filled by trout members. Full details on Membership page.
There is plenty of accommodation in the area, whether hotels, bed-and-breakfast, self-catering cottages or camp sites. And if you want someone to guide you to the hot spots on the river, turn to the links page and click one of the guiding services.
Members and visitors alike can keep up-to-date on recent catches by going to the regularly updated fishing reports page and for information about what is going on check the UTFA news page.
Angling is a potentially a dangerous activity and the upper Teign is by its very nature a hazardous environment for anglers. You should, therefore, take appropriate steps to safeguard yourself and other users. Please read the SAFETY page on this web site before fishing.
Brown trout, sea trout and salmon fishing in beautiful surroundings