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  – Fishing directory for game and sea angling in UK and worldwide.  – Everything about Dartmoor, including activities, events and where to stay.


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.

“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

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.

C K Flies – This supplier of flies (mainly salmon /sea trout flies) comes highly recommended by our Hon Sec, who says, “These flies are very well tied, understated and not overdressed. The service excellent.”

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.


Dartmoor Lodge Hotel – near the river and sole outlet for DAA visitors tickets, available with or without accommodation.


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