Plan your trip
Tickets for Colliford can be bought online from the South-west Lakes Trust website (trout.swlakesfishing.co.uk). A day ticket (which allows you to keep up to four fish) costs £15.50. A couple of good local pubs are the Jamaica Inn and Colliford Tavern, both of which offer rooms and can provide tickets for fishing. The former is steeped in history, being the setting for Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name. If you are looking for a guide, Duncan at Devon School of Flyfishing (web: devonschoolofflyfishing.com; tel: 01363 82786) knows the vagaries of the reservoir well.