Fishing

Fishing at The Arundell

Our Waters

The Arundell’s 20 miles of water are all spate rivers which rise on the moors and come down to our valleys through woods and farmland, becoming larger, deepening, providing an infinite variety of water, long slow pools, gravelly runs and stickles, fast shallows and open glides. In springtime the banks are a blaze of colour – daffodils and bluebells – and there are few days when you do not see kingfishers and buzzards, herons or dippers. With over 20 private beats you can be alone all day fishing a mile of your own stretch of river. Here are the true wild brown trout of Devon – small shy fish that rise eagerly to the fly. By late spring the first salmon arrive and in mid-summer, shoals of sea trout bring out the night fishers. The brown trout and sea trout fishing is exceptional, with a salmon being a real prize.

The Arundell waters have been called a fisherman’s paradise, with many guests coming back year after year for these totally wild waters and the fish that swim in them. We specialise in teaching flyfishing, and welcome anyone who wants to try their hand at this magical pursuit. Sharing some of the pleasure we ourselves derive from fishing is key to our ethos, and we are delighted to encourage anyone, from young girls to old men, as they take their first steps in the sport we love. In this busy world flyfishing is the ultimate therapy for the bustling lives we all lead. All tuition and offerings can be tailored to the specific needs of the client. In all interactions from the beginners courses we run, to general guidance and advice, provision of maps, hiring of tackle, you will see that we all live fishing. It is this that makes the Arundell a real fisherman’s hotel.

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Tuition

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Private Tuition

We offer specific courses or one-to-one guiding designed for either the beginner or experienced angler wishing to learn or perfect certain aspects of fly fishing. Tuition can be tailored to any need or interest.

Private tuition can be on an individual basis or for up to groups of 4 . You will be allocated your own private instructor or ghillie for the day over which your course is developed.

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Guidance for
Experienced Anglers

Guiding is also offered for the experienced angler who simply wants to improve the success and enjoyment of his day by having the experience of one of our guides. They will aid with the nuances of fishing on the Arundell's waters, explaining the lies, techniques and presentation necessary to be successful on your day's fishing.

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Fishing Courses

A centre of excellence in fly fishing tuition, the Arundell offers a number of fishing courses throughout the year. These courses cater to all levels of experience, from the beginner through to those seeking more advanced instruction. The fishing department has 3 professional fly-fishing instructors, with access to a number of other expert local guides.

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