Set on the edge of Dartmoor is Milemead Fishery set 3 miles from Tavistock. This fishery has 5 coarse fishing lakes stocked with Carp, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Tench, Barble and Chub. The Speciman Lake has Carp stocked to 31lb with an average catch of 18lb. Milemead Fisheries is owned and run by brothers Andrew and Paul Evenden and has been bought and built up from scratch by them which is no mean feat when you realise that when they both started their dream in 1986 they were just 22 and 18 years old. The start of their dream became a reality when in November 1986 the 22 acres of rough grazing known as Milemead came up for auction.The pair duly got together enough money for a deposit and successfully bid for the land.
Set on the edge of Dartmoor is Tavistock Trout fishery which consists of 5 Fly fishing Lakes and Holiday cottages. The lakes are fed from the River Tavy where fresh water enters the lakes.
This Lovely fresh water keeps our weed growth to a minimum and our oxygen levels high. This explains how we are able to grow lovely specimen trout that are fighting fit, with good tails and taste good! The lakes are stocked with Rainbow and Brown Trout up to 25lb; the fishery record however is 31lb 11oz. Our Fly Fishing lake was opened in 1991 and has been popular ever since.