Fishing – In & Around our Cornwall Parks

Enjoy free river fishing as a holiday home owner at Notter Bridge Holiday Park. Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Salmon, Mullet, Sea bass and even small plaice can be caught on the beautiful banks of the river Lynher. Many of our owners fish straight from their very own decks! We also have a lake for carp fishing.

The River Lynher rises on the slopes on the eastern side of Bodmin Moor, at 280m above sea level near Altarnun, and flows for 34km to reach the Tamar estuary below St. Germans.

Otters thrives along  much of the length of the river and its tributaries. One of its tributaries, the River Tiddy, supports a population of Atlantic salmon.

The Lynher estuary is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Protection Area (SPA). Many species of wildlife  can be found along the river and in the estuary, including rarer species such as the kingfisher, dipper, avocet, black tailed godwit and the triangular club-rush.

The River Lynher is an EU designated Salmonid fishery throughout much of the catchment. It supports both a rod and line, and commercial licensed net fishery for migratory salmonids (Atlantic salmon and Sea trout); the river also supports a Brown trout fishery.

Large spring sea trout, spring salmon and late summer grilse. Trouting is good in May and June. The Lynher is characterised by predominantly riffle/run sections and pocket water with occasional deep pools. Fish with a shorter fly rod or worm/lure. If you only have a 9′ or 10′ fly rod, try filling a spare spool with some 10lb monofil and work a worm or two with a few split shot through the pools, runs and along the undercut banks.

Apparently the locals get some brilliant results with these tactics.