Useful links

Links to other web sites that you might find useful (in no particular order)

These links are given in good faith but the DAA is not responsible for the content of external web sites.

Please report dead links to webmaster at dartaa dot org dot uk. Requests for reciprocal links to the same address please.

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General links

The Sea Trout Forum.

Derek’s length / weight chart for Dart salmon

www.fishinginuk.co.uk  – Fishing directory for game and sea angling in UK and worldwide.

www.dartmoor.co.uk  – Everything about Dartmoor, including activities, events and where to stay.

Dartmoor Electric Bicycles – eBike tours or hire.

 

Organisations

AT logoThe Angling Trust – The Angling Trust is the representative body for game, coarse and sea anglers in England. It campaigns on behalf of anglers to protect fish populations and the aquatic environment.

Fish Legal – Formerly the Anglers’ Conservation Association, Fish Legal is now part of The Angling Trust. It is a non-profit making organisation set up to use the law to fight pollution and other damage to the water environment – both freshwater and marine – and to protect the rights of anglers and angling.

 

wtt-logo-border Wild Trout Trust  – We are grateful to the WTT for financial and technical help with our Woolston Stream project and for ongoing help and advice. Please support them by joining.

Trout in the Town – Dr Paul Gaskell’s urban trout blog

 

WRT logo small  Westcountry Rivers Trust – Helping to restore and protect the water environment in the Westcountry for the benefit of people, wildlife and the local economy.

 

STCUK_logo_v2 Salmon & Trout Conservation UK   – Formally the Salmon and Trout Association. “Protecting wild fish and their habitats since 1903”

 

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Atlantic Salmon Trust – Working for wild salmon and sea trout in all their habitats. Reducing threats to survival and maximising abundance.

 

 

Weather and river conditions

BBC weather

Tide Tables – This is a useful set of tide tables for use when fishing Totnes Weir Pool. Unlike some tables they do include Totnes. Ideally you would fish the pool while the tidal height is less than 1.5 metres. When fishing past midnight remember to view the next day’s tables when appropriate.

Dartmoor weather – Dartcom’s Dartmoor weather station. Webcam also available.

River level at Austin’s Bridge – The EA’s gauging station.

 

Environment Agency

EA fisheries page – You can buy your rod licence on-line here

EA South West Fisheries Bylaws – additional bylaws for the South West region

 

Tuition

Nick Taylor Not a Dart fish!
A ‘Russian monster’ – the fish, that is.

Nick Taylor – Some of you will know Nick,  who has been a member of the association for several years now. He is an angler with considerable experience of fishing worldwide. He is also a qualified AAPGAI instructor in Spey Casting and would like to offer his services to fellow members of the DAA. He offers individual coaching, hosted overseas trips and backside support anything from an informal chat, an hour perfecting the snake roll or casting across some Russian monsters ! No website presently but Nick is contactable on 07970 641435.

 

Tackle and equipment

World famous tackle dealers John Norris of Penrith offer a 20% to DAA members. Your selection can be made from the website (click on the logo) but orders must be made by phone (see website for number), stating our discount code. Excludes sale items.

 

Snowbee UK – discount for members visiting Snowbee shop at Langage. (Membership card required)

Exeter Angling Centre

Graham’s Vintage Tackle – “It may be well-used but it’s in working order”. For the collectors among you.

FastNet – Inovative landing nets

Gray’s of Kilsyth – Purveyors of Fine Fishing Flies. Needle tubes. Tube fly vices. Many good links, including Scottish fishing.

 

Accommodation

Sea Trout Inn – near the river and sole outlet for DAA visitors tickets, available with or without accommodation packages.

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Highdart – Peaceful breaks on Dartmoor. Yurt accommodation. Angling advice and limited guiding for guests. Also an excellent base for walking and electric bike tours.