DURING THIS 3RD LOCKDOWN THE FISHERY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
DURING THIS 3RD LOCKDOWN THE FISHERY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Phone No. 01822 610888
EAT - SLEEP - FISH - REPEAT!
Something for Everyone....
No matter what their ability!
25th February 2021
Further to the Prime Minister's latest update
on the 'Roadmap out of Lockdown'. Having again reviewed this new information, England continues to be in a current lockdown.
The 'Stay Home' message and travel restrictions
continue to remain in place until the 29th March 2021,
with the exception of a provision for outdoor exercise.
We therefore continue to remain
CLOSED TO ALL ANGLERS for the time being.
Realistically, unless covid cases start to rise again, and the government changes their 'Roadmap out of Lockdown',
it is looking like day anglers only, should be able to travel
a minimal distance to fish from the 29th March 2021.
We are reviewing the situation frequently.
As soon as we make a decision on when we will re-open,
we will announce it here and on our Facebook page.
This is the Angling Trust latest Roadmap out of Lockdown post
Whilst the Angling Trust announced on 7th January 2021,
that fishing could resume during this 3rd lockdown,
on a very limited basis.The conditions include that fishing must be strictly local, with absolutely no overnight fishing allowed.
With the emphasis on travel being strictly limited to staying local, it is not financially viable for us to open for a handful of local day anglers. More importantly we feel that with the Covid-19 cases
still high, and the NHS under constant pressure,
that it would be irresponsible to re-open the fishery at present.
Winter Lake maintenance while we are closed
Whilst this is not the news that a lot of you want to hear,
whilst we are closed, we are not sat twiddling our thumbs,
far from it! We have been flat out doing lake maintenance on the Specimen Carp Lake. We have done extensive tree lopping,
and pruning around the whole lake.
The Cat N' Carp Lake hasn't been forgotten and has also had a tidy up, especially around the waterline on the islands.
In an effort to try and avoid the excessive weed growth problems caused by last years long hot sunny Spring and Summer,
the Specimen Carp lake has been drained,
with the stock removed to a secure large pond.
Unfortunately we are no longer able to source effective aquatic weedkillers in Europe that would have controlled the lakes weed.
We spent a lot of time, money, and effort last year trying to eradicate it without success. Lake dye which in theory limits the amount of light reaching the weed through the water had very little effect. Numerous other types of weedkillers were tried but without success, so at great expense, we now currently have a digger and dumper running flat out every day till dusk,
removing tons and tons of silt and weed from the lake.
Hopefully this will prove successful in removing the weed together with deepening the lake depths.
We will post on here, or on Facebook
as soon as we know a fishery re-opening date. Stay safe!
NEW OFFICIAL SPECIMEN CARP LAKE RECORD - 13/12/2020
Congratulations to Russell Cornbill on landing
"Samson"our 2 tone mirror, weighing in at 36 lb - 5 oz's.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM 1ST JANUARY 2021
PRICES WILL INCREASE ON OUR
CAT N' CARP LAKE AND SPECIMEN CARP LAKE
This is our first price increase in 5 years
Permit prices for the Carp N' Silvers Lake
and the Canal and Basin will remain the same.
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
TRAVEL TO US FROM A TIER 4 AREA
OR VISIT IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19,
OR YOU ARE WAITING FOR THE RESULT OF A COVID-19 TEST
FOR YOU OR ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD,
OR YOU HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH ANYONE WHO HAS IT.
STRICTLY NO ENTRY TO THE FISHERY BEFORE 7.00 AM
ALL FISHING ON ALL LAKES
MUST BE PRE-BOOKED AND PREPAID FOR
BY PHONING 01822 610888
THE LAKES ARE OPEN FOR DAY PERMITS FROM 7.00 AM - DUSK
EVENING PERMITS NOW START AT 12.00 PM
ALL DAY/EVENING ANGLERS
MUST HAVE LEFT THE FISHERY BY 5.00 PM
NIGHT FISHING IS ALLOWED
Milemead Fisheries is owned and run by brothers Andrew and Paul Evenden.
They bought the rough grazing land known as Milemead in 1986.
Between them, they have built up the fishery from scratch, which is no mean feat
when you realize that when they both started their dream, they were just 22 and 18 years old.
Even now 33 years on the Fishery is still evolving.
The Fishery is located in a quiet valley approximately 2 miles outside of Tavistock, West Devon.
With 5 coarse waters in total we can offer something for everyone,
from the complete beginner to the most serious specimen angler,
with Carp to 36 lb - 5 oz's and Wels Catfish to 41 lb - 7oz's.
We have a well stocked fishing tackle and bait shop, selling top branded stock,
snacks, cold drinks and most of the items that you left at home.
Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic,
we are sorry, tackle hire and hot drinks are not currently available.
Ladies, Gents and a disabled access toilet are located adjacent to our shop.
We also have a new separate shower room, with coin operated shower £1 per 10 minutes.
We are also have a separate dish washing room, next door to the shower room.
Please treat the Fishery, it’s wildlife and other Anglers with respect
Enjoy your Fishing .....
With 5 coarse waters to choose
from their is something for anglers of all abilities.
From our beginners Canal & Basin,
to our popular pleasure Carp N' Silvers Lake.
If you fancy something more testing
and a little different, our Cat N' Carp Lake
with Catfish to 41 lb - 7 oz's.
and Carp to 26 lb - 14 oz's may appeal to you.
For the serious Carpers among you, our most challenging water is our Specimen Carp Lake,
with Carp to 36 lb - 5 oz's
and 1 in every 3 Carp over 20 lbs.
We have a purpose built tackle and bait shop
which opens at 9.00 am and closes
when the majority of Anglers have gone home.
We are official stockists for Nash, Korda, Guru, Trakker, Mainline, Sticky Baits,
Shimano and Preston Innovations.
We stock a wide and varied range of tackle and bait, concentrating on consumables such as groundbaits, boilies and pellets, flavoured sweetcorn and meat all from well known brands such as Dynamite Baits, and Bait-Tech.
NEW OFFICIAL SPECIMEN CARP LAKE RECORD - 13/12/2020 Congratulations to Russell Cornbill on landing
"Samson" our 2 tone mirror, weighing in at 36 lb - 5 oz's.
CAT N' CARP LAKE
We have a new unofficial,
but witnessed Catfish record of 41 lb - 7 oz's
Our Shimano Isolate LM94 Liver and Fishmeal boilies
have proved a big hit with both our Carp and Catfish on this Lake
with 1 Angler taking 15 Carp in a session.
CARP N' SILVERS LAKE
24 hour sessions are available on this Lake, weather permitting
Please phone our shop for details
IDEAL BIRTHDAY OR CHRISTMAS PRESENT
Fishing Permit Voucher
Specimen Carp Lake Voucher
Cat N' Carp Lake Voucher
Or Goods to the Value Of Voucher
Either come in and see us, or phone our shop 01822 - 610888
Tell us the price you would like to spend (Chip and Pin Card required)
We will post your Gift Voucher to You!
Please note that our address falls
half way between Lamerton village and Mill Hill.
We are located just outside the Hamlet of Mill Hill,
next to Mill Hill quarry as per the map above.
Leave Tavistock via Spring Hill
(Lamerton to Milton Abbot, Launceston road),
passing Tavistock Hospital on your left,
continue on and as you leave the built-up area
you will see a turning to the left signposted MILL HILL
and a brown tourist sign for MILEMEAD FISHERIES.
Take this turn and follow the lane for approximately one mile.
As you go down into the valley bottom our entrance is on the right hand side before Higher Lumburn bridge and Mill Hill quarry.
For sat navs the PL19 8NP code
may take you to Mill Hill quarry entrance,
if this is the case with the quarry entrance on your left,
simply drive straight ahead over the small bridge
and take the first left up the hill.
OUR LAKES CONTAIN DEEP WATER.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL AT ALL TIMES!
All Persons entering the Fishery do so entirely at their own risk.
The Owners and Mangement do not accept liability for any loss, damage or injury to Persons, Property or Vehicles
however caused whilst using the Fishery.