Lower Tamar Lake In Holsworthy, Devon

Lower Tamar Lake is located in Sutcombe, which is approximately 6 miles from Holsworthy. It lies on the Devon/Cornwall border and is surrounded by unspoilt scenery that is standard for this picturesque part of the country.

Run by South West Lakes Trust, this 35 acre water has only 16 pegs, giving each angler plenty of water in which to fish.

Lower Tamar Lake, Holsworthy

Quick Look

Located on the Devon/Cornwall border, you know that the setting of Lower Tamar Lake is going to be peaceful and relaxing. Extending to 35 acres in size and providing the opportunity to fish for carp to around the 40lb mark, it is no wonder that this is one of the most popular lakes in the area.

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Excellent stock of carp

Wonderful surroundings

Competitively priced


Large expanse of water, so the fish can be hard to come by

Carp Fishing In Devon

There are many opportunities for carp fishing in Devon, but in this article we are going to focus on the wonderful Lower Tamar Lake in Holsworthy.

Lower Tamar Lake: An Overview

There is a nature reserve at the north end of the lake which is an out of bounds area. Anglers fishing in peg 1 on the east bank or the peg known as “swampy” on the west bank are the closest to this territory and both pegs are known to be productive.

There is a good head of carp in excess of 20lb and the lake record weighed over 38lb when captured. Despite the large size of the lake, the high stock levels ensure that multiple catches are possible when you are on the fish.

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Lower Tamar Lake boasts a large car park, as well as toilet and shower facilities. It is also dog-friendly, so those of you who like to take their pooch fishing will be made to feel welcome.

Day Ticket Prices

Day tickets are priced at £12. Anglers wishing to fish for 24 hours will be charged £22.

Directions To Lower Tamar Lake

Lower Tamar Lake is located in the heart of the beautiful Devon countryside. The nearest main road is the A39, which offers visitors the most direct route before taking the more intricate country lanes to arrive at the fishery.