The Devonshire River Avon Fishing Association (AFA)
"This lovely little river that rises in the granite bogs of Southern Dartmoor,
empties into the Avon Dam and then rapidly tumbles its way down to the
South Devon village of South Brent.
The Association fishing begins on the left bank below the bridge that
crosses the old A38 road. Our water continues with a similar haste
as a mixture of boulder bedded runs, deep pots, bare rock and the odd larger
pool. Both banks are well wooded most of the way from South Brent
through to Avonwick station.
In the autumn it can be a raging torrent and yet in summer changes to
a mere brook. This is interesting water. It provides good salmon
fishing in the autumn and delightful dry fly fishing during the summer.
As the river grows older it continues to provide an amazing variety of
fishing ending at the tidal weir near Aveton Gifford." (Malcolm Pickup,
Mr J.B.S. "Jack" Notley was born in Diptford Rectory in 1893 and fished
on the river for more than 81 consecutive seasons until shortly before
his death in 1988. He described the Avon as
"one of the finest Trout streams in the West Country. Little known and
little fished, a grand fly river and no short risers. I have fished it
over 40 years and much prefer it to any of the numerous rivers I have fished
including the Kennett and Lambourn."
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