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Fishing on the River Axe for sale

The freehold rod on the River Axe extends to about 1 mile of double bank fishing on a stretch between Colyford and Axminster at the bridge. This includes 7 salmon and sea trout pools, as well as the sea pool.

This stretch of fishing lies immediately downstream of Axe Bridge and divides itself into two stretches: The upper part of the fishing from Bridge Hole downstream to about as far as Gin Bottle Hole contains 5 named pools and several other good pools.

This part of the River provides some good salmon and sea trout fishing, the latter particularly when the height of the water and tide is favorable. There is also some good brown trout fishing.

The lower stretch is tidal, forming part of the Axe Estuary which is one of the few estuaries in private ownership. Here good catches have been made of mullet, bass and various flat fish.

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The Bindon Estate (together with our client) has the freehold of the fishing rights generally on the (described) relevant part of the River. The separate freehold ownership, together with the Bindon Estate, does involve sharing rods with the local fishing club. At present, the Axe Fly Fishers have a lease from the Bindon Estate and there is a gentleman’s agreement to follow on behind any fisherman from the club if they arrive first and this works very well and without difficulties.

It should also be noted that the area that surrounds this stretch of water is extremely beautiful. By being a fisherman on this stretch you will also be able to enjoy the company of kingsfishers, wild duck, oystercatchers and egrets to name but a few; all adding to the fantastic lifestyle opportunity potentially available for the would-be buyer.

The beat is located between Colyford and Axeminster in Devon. The guide price is £80,000. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01392 848 822 or visit

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