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Kennick Reservoir is managed by South West Lakes Trust. Established in April 2000, The South West Lakes Trust is the South West's largest conservation and recreation charity. It was created to encourage, promote and enhance sustainable recreation, with access, nature conservation and education on and around over 50 inland waters in the South West for the benefit of all.

There are 3 reservoirs in the complex with Kennick offering Trout Fishing. Trenchford Pike Fishing and Tottiford is available for the public to walk around.

Kennick offers superb trout fishing set on the edge of Dartmoor with some of the West Country’s finest scenery. Fish in early summer and you will see the Rhododendrons around the reservoir out in their
splendour. Fish in the autumn as the trees are turning and the colours are fantastic.

Kennick was built in 1884 and was one of the first venues in Europe to be stocked with rainbow trout. Kennick is 50 acres in size and is stocked regularly with fish averaging between 1.5 - 2lbs and specimen fish added from time to time. 

Record Rainbow is 14lbs 11oz and the Record Brown is 8lbs 2oz.

Rod Average for 2016 - 2.36

Biggest fish in 2016 - 7lbs 8oz

Boats including a Wheely Boat can be booked in advance through the ranger – Mark Baxendale – 01647 252898.

Permit Prices

Full Day - £25.00
Concession - £22.00
Child under16/wheelchair - £6.00
Evening - £17.00
Season – Full - £450.00
Season Concession - £380.00
Season Child - £100.00
Boat Full Day - £15.00
Catch and Release - £18.00

For further details please see notices on site at Kennick or visit www.swlakestrust.org.uk and follow the links.


All Fishermen must have an Environment Agency Rod Licence before fishing at Kennick – please visit  – www.environment-agency.gov.uk and follow the link