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Canoeing on the East Lyn River, Watersmeet, North Devon
You are welcome to canoe on the East Lyn River from Watersmeet House downstream to Lynmouth between 1 October and 31 March if there is enough water.
TOR S ROAD
Horner’s Neck Wood
Check the river level on the webcam (www. access-technology.net/watersmeet) or the water level indicator on the bridge at Watersmeet House before you begin your journey.
If the level is in the red area, stop - there is not enough water for you to canoe and you may damage important sites for wildlife
If the level is on green, you are welcome to go ahead, but please:
Consider your safety ﬁrst. The East Lyn is one of the most diﬃcult rivers to canoe in England (grade 5 in places) and should only be attempted by experienced canoeists
Reproduced by permission of Ordnance Survey. © Crown Copyright and database right 2009. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey licence number AL 100018591
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This is a pilot project between the National Trust and the Environment Agency until October 2012, when it will be Combe reviewed by Natural England. Please help this Park project succeed by not canoeing outside the agreed period of 1 October – 31 March and taking note of points listed.
Get in at Watersmeet House or Lyn Rock and out at Woodside Bridge as indicated by the signs
Please stay in groups of 6 or less Avoid making contact with the river bed and banks to help protect important wildlife habitats.
Grafton Wood A road
More copies of this leaﬂet can be downloaded from www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/wwatersmeet-east_lyn_river_canoe_welcome.pdf
Please take extra care not to disturb ﬁsh and river gravel Canoeing allowed Minor road / track Parking from October to March when Woodland Footpath salmon and trout are laying their eggs in gravel in the shallow, fast ﬂowing parts of the river. It is an oﬀence under the Salmon & Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975 to wilfully disturb these ﬁsh spawning areas.
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Thank you for respecting other people’s enjoyment of this river and its wildlife
Please report any incidents relating to pollution, illegal ﬁshing or ﬂood risk to the Environment Agency on 0800 807060 (free 24 hour incident hotline) or sightings of wildlife or litter pollution to National Trust wardens/rangers on 01598 763306.
Canoeing above Watersmeet House on the East Lyn River or Hoaroak Water is not permitted Fishing arrangements detailed overleaf
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Watersmeet and Glenthorne Fisheries River Lyn, North Devon
Porlock, Minehead Start of Fishery
A separate Environment Agency rod ﬁshing licence is required
Horner’s Neck Wood
Trilly Furze Crook Pool Wood Pool Chiselcombe Bridge Horner Ash Bridge Pool
Ramsey Pool Upper Lyn Rock Pool Lower Lyn Rock Pool Wester Wood ive r FB
No Fishing in shaded area PRIVATE
Vellacotts Pool Black Pool Peal Pool
Lyn Rock Pool NORTH
Lower Stag Pool Dumbledon Pool
Watersmeet Bridge Pool Wa ter
Salmon Season: 1 March - 30 Sept (catch & release until 16 June). Sea Trout & Brown Trout: 15th March - 30th Sept (no worm or maggot before 1 June)
Watersmeet Long Pool House
NATIONAL BYELAWS TO PROTECT SALMON STOCKS Catch and release of salmon is mandatory to 16 June. Anglers are still encouraged to ﬁsh catch and release after 16 June and especially to return any large red ﬁsh late in the season. Permitted baits are restricted Frogwell to artiﬁcial ﬂy and artiﬁcial Wood End of lure until 16 June. Fishery
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Upper Stag Pool Day and week Reproduced by permission of Ordnance Survey. © Crown Copyright and database right 2009. All rights reserved. ak Barton Ordnance Survey licence number AL 100018591 permits available ro Wood Wilsham Mill Brendon Ban on sale of rod-caught Wood Wood from: R Ashford Pool ive sea trout and salmon (New Brendon House Hotel, Brendon. r 9 A3 Barnstaple Tel: 01598 741206 Byelaw) - no person shall sell, oﬀer or Ford Hillsford Rockford Inn, Brendon. expose for sale or have in possession for FB Rockford Bridge Tel: 01598 741214 sale any salmon or migratory trout which Fox Pool Combe Staghunters Inn, Brendon. Tel: 01598 741222 Park Buddle Pool has been taken by rod and line. Meadow Pool Birch Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, Wood Grafton Wood Lynton. Tel: 0845 6603232 Please avoid making contact Fishing allowed A road Noticeboard Variety Sports, 23 Broad Street, Ilfracombe. with the river bed to help Tel: 01271 862039 FB Footbridge Fishing allowed (children) B Road protect important wildlife Taunton Angling Centre, 63 Station Road, Taunton. Tel: 01823 282518 No fishing (private fishery) Minor road / track Parking Porlock Visitor Centre, West End, High Street, Porlock. Tel: 01643 863150 habitats. Take extra care not to Woodland Footpath The National Trust, Watersmeet House, Lynmouth. Tel: 01598 752648 disturb ﬁsh and river gravel Environment Agency, Exminster House, Miller Way, Exminster EX6 8AS. Tel: 08708 506506 during March when salmon and trout are laying their eggs in gravel in the shallow, fast 3
More copies of this leaﬂet can be downloaded from www.nationaltrust.org.uk/watersmeet Printed on waterproof paper
ﬂowing parts of the river. It is an oﬀence under the Salmon & Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975 to wilfully disturb these ﬁsh spawning areas. Please report any incidents relating to pollution, illegal ﬁshing or ﬂood risk to the Environment Agency on 0800 807060 (free 24 hour incident hotline) or sightings of wildlife or litter pollution to National Trust wardens/rangers on 01598 763306. Canoeing arrangements detailed overleaf