Fishing at The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel in Devon
Imagine yourself landing your dry fly in front of a rising trout or heading out as darkness falls and hearing the crash as a sea trout explodes over your fly or just as your fly is swinging through the pool it goes tight and you find yourself attached to a salmon!
The Fox & Hounds hotel is steeped in fishing history with catch records available dating back to the 1940s. With 6 miles of the river Taw for guests to explore there are many, varied fly fishing opportunities for small stream wild trout, sea trout and the occasional salmon. We are one of the very few hotels who have their own in house fly fishing school of experienced full time AAPGAI instructors able to offer the highest quality in fly fishing instruction or guiding on an hourly or daily basis (pre-booking advisable).
If you are new to fly fishing we are able to offer half or full day courses on our trout lake in the hotel's grounds. For the more experienced angler the lake is the perfect venue to have a tune up or to add a few new casts to the armoury such as spey casting or double hauling. Complete beginners can learn to fly fish on our 2 casting lakes - book a half or whole day lesson and overnight accommodation as a special treat for someone.
Prices for one person
- Hourly tuition £30ph
- ½ day guiding/tuition £90
- 1 day guiding tuition £150
Prices for 2 or more people available on request
Single accommodation from £65 per night midweek £75 weekend
About your instructors.
Pete Tyjas has been a full time fly fishing guide/instructor for over 10 years and has fished for trout from the UK to New Zealand via the American Mid-West. He holds the AAPGAI instructor’s qualification and produces the monthly fly fishing ezine Eat, Sleep, Fish.
Lewis Hendrie has worked in fly fishing for over eight years and is a passionate angler who has travelled the world in search of trout. He is a well-known face on the competition scene, having represented England in both Junior and Senior disciplines of river fly fishing. He is also a qualified fly fishing instructor.
Our 3 night fishing breaks from £192 per person offer the most flexibility and allow up to 72 hours fishing on the River with 3 nights accommodation. Please note if you are unable to fish during your stay you will not be charged for the fishing tickets or equipment hire arranged for you. Non fishing partners can join you (sharing your room) for just £152 more for the 3 nights extra.
We have waders, rods and flies available to hire or purchase and the Fishing School guides are always around early doors to offer tips and advice. Their expert tuition will really help get the most from the Taw see devonschoolofflyfishing.com for more information.
Fishing Season 2014
The Fox and Hounds can lay claim to being a true fly fishing hotel. Countless anglers have passed through its doors having experienced fishing on one of Devon's major rivers, The Taw. With a healthy head of wild brown trout and runs of both sea trout and salmon there are many and varied opportunities for the visiting angler to enjoy. The river is also home to numerous kingfishers, dippers and wagtails and don't be surprised if you bump into an otter too. The Hotel has over 5 miles of the Taw divided up into 6 beats that are rotated on a daily basis ensuring that you will see a new beat each day.