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The Arundell Arms Hotel

River Tamar, South West

Recently voted No.1 Fishing School in the UK by The Field Magazine, The Arundell Arms Hotel has been one of England’s premier fishing hotels for over 70 years and has 20 miles of its own water on the Tamar and six of its tributaries. These are spate rivers that rise on the moors and come down to the valleys through woods and farmland. Wild brown trout are in all the rivers, while the beats on the Tamar and Lyd hold salmon and sea trout. Most of the water also holds grayling. 

 

Brown Trout
Brown trout on the Tamar system are true wild fish, beautifully coloured and hard-fighting. They breed naturally as they have done for millennia. The size limit is eight inches - a fish of this size will be three years old and fully mature. Any trout over 10 inches is a good fish, with one of a pound (around 14 inches) being exceptional. The trout respond well to a variety of fly fishing techniques, including the classic across-and-downstream style of wet fly fishing. Dry fly is the first choice for the more experienced fisher and, given reasonable water conditions, daily catches of up to 20 or 30 trout can be expected for any competent angler at the right time of the year.

Salmon
The Arundell Arms beats at Lifton hold salmon from May onwards, with grilse from July and often some very good fishing in the final six weeks of the season, which closes on October 14th. Our rivers are true spate rivers and therefore catches are highly dependent on rainfall. 

Sea Trout
Night fly fishing for sea trout is arguably the most exciting fishing available in the British Isles, and is something for which The Arundell Arms is justly famous. From mid-June to the end of the season in September, sea trout offer the absolute pinnacle of the fly fisher’s art. The main run of school peal averages 3/4 lb to 1 1/2 lb, but there are a number of larger fish to over 7lb. The sea trout run is in the Tamar, Lyd and Thrushel.

Grayling
The Tamar system boasts the most westerly population of grayling in Britain, and can offer sport after the trout fishing has closed at the end of September. Grayling numbers do not match the huge densities encountered on the chalkstreams, although fish of over 2lb are caught each season. Grayling are present on most of our beats, although the Tamar, Lyd and Thrushel tend to be the favoured rivers. Winter spates can often put the river out of order for long periods, so it is best to phone at short notice.

Fishing Tuition
We have two full-time instructors, David Pilkington and Tim Smith. They hold the prestigious Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors (AAPGAI) qualifications in both single and double-handed disciplines. Over the past 70 years thousands of men and women, boys and girls have learned to fish at The Arundell Arms. It is a long tradition of the hotel and one that gives us particular pleasure. Each year we run a number of beginners’ fly-fishing courses on river and still water, and also give individual and group tuition from beginner to advanced level. In addition, we specialise in modern Spey casting techniques, sea trout night fishing and saltwater fly fishing. Lessons are tailored to suit your needs and requirements and will take place on one of our seven rivers, the lake or on the coast. All tackle can be provided at no extra cost. It is essential to book tuition and ghillies in advance.

 

 

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Key Information

Species Available

Salmon, Sea Trout, Grayling, Wild Brown Trout

Body Of Water

River Tamar

Season

1st January to 31st December

Nearest Town

Launceston

Fishing Type

Fly Fishing

Let Period

Day Let
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Catch Data Sample

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Spring salmon on the River TamarSpring salmon on the River Tamar Fishing the Tamar at The Arundell Arms.Fishing the Tamar at The Arundell Arms. A typical wild trout from the Thrushel.A typical wild trout from the Thrushel.
Sea trout by night, the River Lyd.Sea trout by night, the River Lyd. The Arundell Arms Hotel, Lifton, Devon.The Arundell Arms Hotel, Lifton, Devon.

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Prices & Info For The Arundell Arms Hotel

Species Available

Salmon Season: From: 1st March to 14th October
Salmon Pricing: 1st March - 15th June: £30 per day
16th June - 31st August: £35 per day
1st September - 14th October: £40 per day

Sea Trout Season: From: 3rd March to 30th September
Sea Trout Pricing: 1st June - 30th September (night fishing): £30 per night

Grayling Season: From: 1st October to 14th March
Grayling Pricing: 1st October - 14th March: £20 per day

Wild Brown Trout Season: From: 15th March to 30th September
Wild Brown Trout Pricing: 15th March - 30th September: £30 per day

Body Of Water

River Tamar

Season

1st January to 31st December

Nearest Town

Launceston

Fishing Type

Fly Fishing

Let Period

Day Let

Amenities

Comprehensive beat books provided with maps and directions. Shallow wading required on some beats. Please contact us for more details.

Number Of Rods Available

4

Services

Two full-time instructors/ghillies available. Advance booking essential.

CR Program

We encourage catch and release using barbless/debarbed hooks.

Rules

No dogs are allowed on river banks.

Passport River

No

Named Pools

55

Disabled Access

No

Water Type

River

Availability Info For The Arundell Arms Hotel

This fishery is open from January 1st to December 31st. The maximum rods available is 4
Specie Seasons - hover over specie for full dates
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 Sea Trout 
Grayling Grayling
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Sea Trout
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November 2020
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Grayling
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December 2020
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January 2021
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February 2021
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March 2021
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May 2021
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August 2021
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September 2021
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Sea Trout
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October 2021
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November 2021
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Catch Data For The Arundell Arms Hotel

Salmon
YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2008000011412131900
20090000102261200
20100000011284200
20110000010121200
2012000041015511400
Sea Trout
YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
20080000314304010000
200900001341335629000
201000001321237620000
20110000118312725000
2012000018161818000
Wild Brown Trout
YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
20080021124270425132168133000
20090037306684464243235235000
2010003258671929212263217000
20110016312941346184185257000
20120012113666885126118197000

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