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Hatchlands is ideal for light tackle fishing. Click here to watch a short video of Martyn using a three weight rod for rainbows.
February 2020 - Martyn Green had a 2 lbs perch on a 1 wt fly rod in the Silver Pool.
February 2020 - Dave from Totnes enjoyed a good day at Hatchlands, catching this 5 lbs 4 ozs rainbow and another weighing just a little bit less. Well done Dave!
June 2020 - Celebrating the easing of lockdown with a breath of much-needed fresh air, Nigel Craig from Paignton was delighted with this 5 lbs 8 ozs rainbow trout.
June 2020 - John Connabeer enjoyed a good day at Hatchlands with this catch of four rainbows, best 5 lbs 14 oz and 5 lbs 4 oz. Well done John!
December 2020 - Roger Hottot had a nice rainbow trout weighing in at 5 lbs 8 ozs. Well done Roger!
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If you would like your special catch to be displayed here, please email your pictures and comments to either Martyn.green1@tiscali.co.uk or Peter at fisherboy2022@icloud.com We'd love to hear from you!
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December 2020 - Shortly after stocking some bigger fish for the Christmas break, Tony Vallack caught this 10 lbs 2 ozs whopper! Don't be put off, however, there are still some bigger fish to be caught!
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Graham Fisher with a 5 lbs rainbow trout caught on 8th May, 2021.
22nd June 2021
Dave Norman captured this 5 lbs 8 oz trout, which had been in the lake for a while and had become somewhat educated to the flies in popular use.
17th June 2021
Anthony Waldren captured this 5 lbs trout, which was in lovely condition. Well done Anthony!
28th August 2021
James Vintcent with a 7 lbs 8 ozs trout caught on a small gold-headed orange damsel, one of four trout that he caught in his session. Well done James!
(Right) Louis Wiltshire, aged 13, with a 9lb trout, September 2021, caught on one of his first few fly fishing expeditions. Nice one Louis!
 A lovely 7 and a half lbs blue caught by Adlem from Axminster on a nymph size 12,12th December 2021. Well done Adlem!
Covid 19
(Left, January 2023)
Jerry Scutt had this lovely 5 lbs 2 ozs rainbow trout on a 'Squirmy Wormy'. Always fun to catch a trout of this size on light tackle.
(Below, September 2022)
Jake Scott from Ivybridge had this lovely brown trout which had been in the lake for a long time without being caught. Well done Jake!
(Above, January 2023)
Vic Dibnah had this lovely 4 lbs 0 ozs rainbow trout on a 'Black Hothead'. Nice one Vic!
(Below) Members of South West Fishing for Life (SWFFL) attended a fly fishing event at Hatchlands on 12th December, 2021, catching a number of trout in the process. Peter laid on a buffet for them and Simon Kidd, from Snowbee, also very kindly came over to coach for the day, which was much appreciated. Our thanks to him and any others that helped through the session. We are glad that the ladies had a great time and look forward to seeing them again soon. Did yourselves proud ladies, well done!
(Right, September 2023)
On a recent visit to Hatchlands, Steven Davies had this nice rainbow trout of 4 lbs 0 ozs.
Carp caught on an ultralight fly rod - 1 weight - in the Silver Pool, just one of many taken by Martyn Green, Devon Fishing Guides.
Come on people, let's have some more photos of carp!
(Left, November 2023)
Coming back, in the closing stages of November 2023, to take this slightly bigger 4 lbs 4 ozs trout on a lure. Well done Steven!
Above and below, November 2023)
Dave Gorman took this beautiful 5 lbs 5 ozs trout on a nymph. Well done Dave! It is pictured with another trout that he caught.
If you would like the photograph of your terrific catch featured in our gallery, feel free to send your photos direct to martyn.green1@tiscali.co.uk . Alternatively you can get Peter to take a photograph and he will send it to me for you.
(Right) November 2023)
Phil Snow took this 4 lbs 8 ozs trout on an orange blob. Well done Steven!
The South West Fly Fishing Ladies had a lovely time when they came to Hatchlands the other Sunday. It is always a pleasure to see them.