Fishing at Notter Bridge Park

As a holiday home owner at Notter Bridge you have the bonus of being able to enjoy free river fishing in a private, tranquil setting along one of Cornwall’s most beautiful rivers. Many of our owners enjoy the unique experience of being able to fish straight right from their very own deck! Owners at Notter Bridge Park also have the option of being able to enjoy carp fishing from our very own lake.

About The River Lynher

The Lynher rises on the slopes on the eastern side of Bodmin Moor well above sea level near Altarnun, and from there it flows for 34km to reach the Tamar estuary below St. Germans.

The Lynher estuary is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Protection Area (SPA), and The River Lynher is an EU designated Salmonid fishery throughout much of the catchment.

 

The Fishing

The Lynher, which is tidal, and supports both a rod and line, and commercial licensed net fishery for migratory salmonids (Atlantic salmon and Sea trout).  The character of the flow of the river could best be described as having riffle/run sections and pocket water with occasional deep pools.  This makes it an ideal habitat for large spring sea trout, brown trout, spring salmon, mullet, late summer grilse, mullet, sea bass, and even small plaice, all of which can be caught on the beautiful banks of this stretch of the Notter Bridge stretch of the Lynher.

Many of those who fish the river regularly find that a shorter fly rod or worm / lure works well as does (for those with only have a 9’ or 10’ fly rod) filling a spare spool with some 10lb monofil and working a worm or two with a few split shot through the pools, runs and along the undercut banks.

 

 

Other Wildlife

The Lynher is a magnet for wildlife, and is home to otters and many rarer species of birds including kingfisher, dipper, avocet, black tailed godwit and the triangular club-rush.

Whether fishing or simply enjoying the setting and the wildlife, the banks of the Lynher offer a unique, beautiful and relaxing environment, surrounded by nature.