Sunday 4 March 2012

South West Lakes Trust 2012 Permit Arrangements

South West Lakes Trust have now published the 2012 pricing structure for all the lakes under their management. Full details can be found on the SWLT website at:
From our point of view the most notable feature is that the cost of fishing Burrator has increased by around 30%. The details are:
Full Day Permit          £16.00 
Concession Day          £13.50
Child Day                     £4.00
Full Season Permit   £250.00
Concession Season   £215.00
Child Season              £50.00
These price increases are on the face of it rather large and one wonders what is going on in the minds of the SWLT managers. Are their costs escalating by 30% or more, or are they planning to change the stocking levels at the reservoir such that Burrator is no longer a 'Budget Fishery'. It is noticeable that that phrase is nowhere to be found in the 2012 descriptions of the fisheries. Burrator, along with Stithians and Wistlandpound are described as 'Rainbow' waters, whereas Kennick, Siblyback and Wimbleball are described as 'Rainbow Plus'. 

As in previous years Burrator Day Permits are available from the Texaco petrol station just by the Yelverton roundabout, and from Snowbee at Drakes Court, Langage Business Park. The Texaco station is usually open until 8.00pm. Their telephone number is 01822 853339.

Burrator Season Permits are available from:
Summerlands Tackle
16-20 Nelson Road
Westward Ho!
North Devon EX39 1LF
Tel: 01237 471291
Fax: 01237 470002
Season permits can be purchased over the telephone by using a Debit/Credit card or by the usual cheque in the post.

Further information about Burrator and other South West Lakes Trust fisheries can be obtained from  or by telephoning Ben Smeeth
on 01288 321712 or emailing him on

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