Fishing at the Rising Sun 

Rising Sun Inn Beats 

The Rising Sun Inn, Umberleigh, North Devon has always been a Mecca for Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout Fisherman.  
The stunning River Taw runs nearly passed the door providing some of the finest fly fishing in the West Country.  
The Inn still retains over a mile of private fishing split into two beats consisting of sixteen named pools including the famous Bear pit, Hut pool and Home pool. The season runs between March and September. 
In the last few seasons the beats have produced fantastic fly fishing specimens – a 11.5lb sea trout, a 23lb salmon and brown trout up to 2.5lb so the opportunities to catch a fish of a lifetime are here. Think you can beat this? 
Jules, the Landlord, has fished this river for over 40 years and is always available for advice over a pint and offers a Ghillie service for the less experienced fly fisher.  
Book your lesson with Jules now! 
Telephone: 01769 560447  
*Book a 3 Day Fishing Break* 
To Include 3 nights Bed and Breakfast, 2 Days Salmon Fishing on our famous private beats.  
£290.00 Per Person Call Jules : 01769 560447 

Rising Sun Inn Beat Hire & Prices 


Beats are let for 24 hours (6am to 6pm) and are rotated daily between March and September. 
Please be aware that wading is necessary on most of the pools.. 


For the salmon a 13 - 15 foot double handed rod is recommended. Flies for salmon are Silver Stoats Tail, Willie Gunn, Ally Shrimp, Cascade or Garry Dog with the size dependent on water heights. 
For the Sea trout an Alexandra, Tail Blue and Silver Stoats Tail, Peter Ross or Connemara Black should do the trick. 
The Rising Sun Inn has a secure facility to store all your equipment. 


£40 per day 
Sea Trout 
£25 per day 
Brown Trout 
£20 per day 

The River Taw 

The River Taw starts in Dartmoor at Taw Head before winding its way past Okehampton before reaching Barnstaple where it meets the River Torridge estuary. 
Keep an eye on the river conditions from the Umberleigh Web cam which spans across the river at Umberleigh Bridge at Farson Digital Water Cams
Additional information about fly fishing along the River Taw can be found here: Fishing the West website
More information about the River Taw including river depth and tide heights can be found at the River Taw Fisheries website
Adhere to the River Taw bye-laws and regulations so you don’t get caught out. More information can be found on the River Taw Fisheries website
Salmon Fishing Soiree. 
A Chance for all fisher persons to catch up on River Taw catches, news and prospects. 
Canapes and beer from 5:30pm 
During the Fishing Season 
Next Meeting March 1st 2017 

Fishing Licenses 

Anyone aged 12 or over in England need a fishing rod licence to fish for trout, salmon, freshwater fish, smelt and eel. More information can be found in the UK Government's Fishing Licenses pages. 
You can buy a licence in person, online or by phone at the Post Office or set up a yearly direct debit with the Environment Agency. More information can be found in the UK Government's Fishing Licenses pages. 

Sea, Carp and Match Fishing 

North Devon contains some of the best fishing spots and sea fishing in the United Kingdom. Details of the best places to fish can be found on the North Devon Fishing website

Fishing Supplies 

Whether you need bait, weight, reels or want to treat yourself to a new rod North Devon Tackle in Barnstaple can provide you with everything you require for the perfect day by the River Taw. Call 07849 568290 or click the link: North Devon Tackle
Blakewell Fisheries 
Some excellent Lake Fishing is available locally at Blakewell Fisheries. Click here to view their website