Fishing in the Heddon Valley

Man with fish

With just over a kilometre of open access, double bank Exmoor stream running all the way to the picturesque Heddon's Mouth beach, this is some special fishing. Open from 15 March till 31 September, you can expect some challenging but rewarding brown trout fishing. New for the 2019 season and unfished in previous years, the River Heddon is an incredibly special river.

Full of fish of varying year classes, the River Heddon has a good breeding population of native brown trout, a large amount of caddis and other invertebrate life.

From the National Trust car park, walk down the riverside paths to the beach, get in and carefully wade up, picking pockets and chutes all the way while exploring the larger deeper pools.
Please note that this is fly fishing and catch & release only. Please also use barbless or de-barbed hooks. 

Fishing at Heddon Valley costs £12 per day. 
Fishing can be purchased through the Fish Pass app where you will need to pre pay for tokens, valued at £3 each in blocks of 5 tokens. If you have some left over after fishing they will stay safe on your account untill you want to fish again. 
With over 30 other venues accross the West Country from £6 to £15 a day, why not give another river a go? You'll find all their details in the app. 
Under 18s can fish for just 2 tokens when accompanied by a full paying adult.

For more information about Fish Pass: 

Fish Pass User Guide (PDF / 4.9MB) download

An Environment Agency Rod License is required by law to fish. They can be purchased online or from post offices by the day, week or year. Children under 13 do not need a licence. Licences for children aged between 13 and 16 are free but you’ll still need to get a junior licence.
Please visit https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licences

After a day of fishing, you can also head to the Hunters Inn for a meal, a pint or an overnight stay. Every penny you spend allows us to continue the important land and wildlife conservation work that we do here in Heddon Valley.