Upper Tamar Lake


Kilkhampton, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9SB, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Upper Tamar Lake is a venue that spans 81 acres, constructed in 1977. It is set near Kilkhampton, which is located in Bude in the county of Cornwall. The lake was originally stocked with trout up until the 1990s, when it converted into a coarse fishery.

There are three miles of bank with various bays and nice marginal areas. This fishery is exceedingly well stocked with fish of different kinds, and there are 100 swims. Carp make up most of the fish population in the body of water.

There have been reports of anglers catching as many as 25 carp in a single session lasting 24 hours. The larger fish are notorious for being difficult to catch, yet the deeper waters can conceal a wealth of surprises.

Besides carp, other fish species found here include bream, rudd, roach, huge perch, and a large number of eels. The fishing grounds are accessible every day of the year, from daybreak until dusk.

What size do the fish go to?

Common Carp: To the excess of 34lb
Mirror Carp: To the excess of 36lb
Bream: Up to 8lb
Perch: Up to 5lb
Eel: To the excess of 6lb
Roach: Up to 3lb
Rudd: To the excess of 1lb

What tactics work well?

Fishing rod

Barbless hooks


Other coarse fishing tackles

What facilities are on site?

Two fishing lodges

Dog friendly facility




Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available.

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