FREE On-Site fishing (Cornwall) & Sea Fishing (Devon & Somerset)
Enjoy free river fishing as a holiday home owner or when staying at Notter Bridge Holiday Park or Tamar View 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. (Adjacent to Notter Bridge Holiday Park). Many of our visitors 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 thrive 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.
Brean, Berrow and Burnham beaches are often visited by anglers from the shoreline or setting off on boats for sea fishing. From the shore, the water isn’t the deepest however still attracts some great fish often feeding in food-rich water of limited depth. Large catches of codling are often caught including visits from Thornbacks, and the occasional conger or bass! With a strong current and constantly changing sea level this will be challenging yet rewarding fish. With a private entrance to the beach from Yellow Sands Holiday Park you have no excuse to try this one out!
Lynton & Lynmouth also has access to the Bristol Channel waters, 5 minutes from the park, offering the same fishing opporunities as our Somerset Park! Lots of codling, thornbacks and bass often caught. When the skies are blue, the beaches can be busy, so worth venturing to the left hand side of the Lynton beach in the dunes and higher ground.
Tips From The Local Experts …
Large spring sea trout, spring salmon and late summer grilse. Trouting is good in May and June. The River 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.