The River Taw
Trout Fishing on the River Taw
The River Taw has two main sources, the Taw itself which
rises on Dartmoor and the Mole which rises on Exmoor. The
two combine and flow 45 miles to enter the sea on the north
Devon coast, sharing an estuary with the River Torridge.
As a spate river the Taw responds quickly to
rainfall producing rapid rises and falls in river levels.
The River Taw at Umberleigh
Sea Trout Fishing on the River Taw
The Taw is a renowned sea trout river,
recording a very respectable 570 fish in the 2008 season,
some into double figures in weight. Throughout its length
the fishing is owned by riparian owners, clubs, syndicates
and hotels. Some of the fishing is made available on a
season or day permit basis for local or visiting fishermen.
River Taw Fisheries Association
was set up to protect and improve the river habitat and
provides useful information on catches of migratory fish.
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