Peaceful and secluded fishing spots abound…
Mill End is the perfect base for the visiting angler. Just a short walk from the rod room and your are on the banks of the River Teign where the hotel owns a short stretch of the river.
Upper Teign Fishing Association has a further six miles of fishing for brown trout, sea trout and salmon, available on a day ticket that can be purchased from the hotel reception.
The fishing on Dartmoor can be described as a “must” for any fly angler. The rivers are varied, sometimes challenging, but you will be in one of the most beautiful spots in the UK to cast a fly and will often be alone with just rising trout for company.
There are many miles to explore but the most popular rivers are the East and West Dart along with Cherrybrook . You might decide to just fish one river for the day or take in two or possibly more. The hotel can prepare a packed lunch for your day along with permits too.
If the rivers are unfishable there is no need to worry, Fernworthy is a 78 acre lake offering fishing for both wild and brown trout and is just a short drive from the hotel. Mill End has its own in house fly fishing school that offers tuition and guiding for beginners to advanced. The guides are always available for advice.
Guiding and Tuition
The Devon School of Fly Fishing is one of the most established and respected fishing schools in the country. The team are able to offer guiding and tuition throughout the area be it a small, hidden away stream to the river just outside of the hotel. Each day starts over a cup of coffee in the hotel to discuss the anglers requirements and what they would like from the day and then it is to the river. The options are endless! For more details, take a look at the web site for The Devon School of Fly Fishing.
Learn to fish Dartmoor Package
Join well known Westcountry fishing guide Pete Tyjas for a days fishing on the many streams of Dartmoor. Pete will pick you up from Mill End Hotel where, over coffee, he will discuss the location for the day along with the strategies needed for success. Then, you will jump into his truck for the short drive into Dartmoor in search of trout.
You’ll need lightening reactions for these trout and you will never encounter such aggressive fish despite their size. There is often a surprise big fish lurking in the deeper pools!
Pete likes to fish a light line on Dartmoor and will carry rods from Sage, Redington and Vision if you would like to try them.
This is a 1-to-1 day and you will need to have had river fishing experience to get the most from your time as it is not suited to the novice angler. There is also an element of walking involved over uneven ground.
Price for full day guiding, overnight B&B as a single occupant and packed lunch included £350 (£370 on a weekend) or £200 per person sharing a twin room (£210 on a weekend)
Brown/sea trout – 15 March to 30 September
Salmon – 1 February to 30 September
Fishing permits can be purchased from Reception. Take a look at our map for more information on fishing the Upper Teign.