Our Fly Fishing
Rivers, Lake, Guiding & Tuition
The Arundell has long been known as one of the best fly fishing schools in the country and particularly Devon. Our 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.
Arundell School of Fly Fishing AAPGAI Qualified Instructors
We specialise in teaching fly fishing and with our onsite fly fishing school we offer the very best in fly fishing instruction. Some of our AAPGAI qualified instructors have more than 40 years experience teaching on our rivers.
Our Rivers – The Arundell has 22 miles of wild fly fishing including the Tamar and four of its tributaries, perfect for wild brown trout, seatrout and salmon. Buy a day ticket to fish on a mile long private beat.
Our Lake – The Arundell’s lake is 90 feet deep and gin clear providing exciting clear-water sight fishing for browns and rainbows. It is open for fishing all year round. Family Day available in summer months.
Saltwater Bass FlyFishing – available with our experienced guides.
Dartmoor Fly Fishing – this network of beautiful rivers in this incredible landscape are available to fish through the Westcountry Passport Scheme Fishing on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Dartmoor Estate | The Duchy of Cornwall
All the equipment and tackle you will need is available here.
Fishing season in Devon
15 March – 30 September
Peak Season: May/June & September
3 March – 30 September
Peak Season: July to
1 March – 14 October
Peak Season: September /October
6 June – 14 March (weather permitting)
Peak Season: September to November
Bass & Mullet
Peak season: June to September
Our 22 miles of river offer different types of fly fishing, and a wide variation of beats. From the hard to access, wild fishing through to wide open water. As well as our waters, Read more to understand the breadth of what we have to offer.
22 Miles of Private River Fishing
Day Tickets – £45/Day
We have 22 miles of private fishing on 5 different rivers and welcome anyone who wants to learn to fly fish and try their hand at this magical pursuit. We are delighted to encourage all ages, as they take their first steps in the sport we love. In today’s busy world, we believe fly fishing is the ultimate therapy.
Arundell School of Fly Fishing in Devon
The Arundell School of Fly Fishing is part of the very fabric of the hotel and offers both fly fishing tuition for the absolute beginner through to guiding for the advanced and experienced fisher.
– Our fishing ghillies are available every morning and evening in the fishing season to offer guidance or advice.
– All tackle and equipment are available for hire on site or for sale in our tackle shop.
– Tuition and guidance can be tailored to any need or interest.
– The experienced angler who simply wants to improve the success and enjoyment of his day by having the experience of one of our guides will have the opportunity to explore some of the Arundell’s wilder and more difficult water. With our guides able to explain the lies, techniques and presentation necessary, it is sure to be successful day’s fishing.
– Private tuition can be on an individual basis or for groups of up to 4. You will be allocated your own private instructor or ghillie for the day.
Private Guide/Tuition – From £275/day
Fishing Courses & Challenges
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 guiding or challenges.
The fishing department has 3 professional fly-fishing instructors, with access to a number of other expert local guides.
Our 2024 Fishing Course Dates
|Sat 2 - Sun 3 - 2 Day Fly Tying Course
|Sat 13 - Sun 14 - 2 Day Beginners Fly Fishing Course
|Sat 11 - Sun 12 - 2 Days Beginners Fly Fishing Course
|Sat 8 - Sun 9 - 2 Day Beginners Fly Fishing Course
|Sat 7 - Sun 8 - 2 Days Beginners Fly Fishing Course
|Grayling Courses - dates to be confirmed