The Arundell Arms Hotel, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AA +44 (0) 1566 784666
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Fishing in Devon


Recently voted Best Fishing School in the UK by The Field Magazine, The Arundell Arms Hotel has been one of England’s premier fishing hotels for more than half a century.

The charm of our rivers is that they are wild. We control the fishing rights on seven different rivers, the Tamar and six tributaries, all natural spate rivers draining the moors and high ground of the westcountry. With private fishing on a total of 20 miles of river bank, anglers can have up to a mile of water to themselves for the day.

We have two full time fly fishing instructors, David Pilkington (AAPGAI) and Alexander Jones. You will find either or both in the Cockpit, the ancient former cock-fighting pit, in the hotel garden­ every morning at 9am and they are also available every evening at 6.30pm. David and Alex will help with directions and maps of the beats, and give advice freely. If you do not have your own tackle you can hire everything you need from us, including waders. We also have a well-stocked tackle shop with the latest fishing equipment and a comprehensive selection of local flies. If you get drenched we also have a very efficient drying room.

We teach fishing. We run courses for beginners. We sell tackle, give advice and provide maps of our fishing. It is all this and more which makes The Arundell Arms a real fisherman’s hotel.

Day tickets are available for non-residents of the hotel.

“From the very beginning of the fishing season I’ve always felt that I’ve been talking to knowledgeable friends rather than instructors”. Michael Haines


PLEASE NOTE: The Environment Agency have reviewed the way fishing licences are sold, and are ending the system of Retained Agents. As from 1 April 2017 the Arundell Arms will no longer be a licence agent. The responsibility to have a licence is that of the angler. Licences must be obtained before fishing, and  can be obtained from the Post Office, by phone on 0344  800 5386, or from www.gov.uk/get-a-fishing-licence. 




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Offers

MAKE SUNDAY SPECIAL

We’re offering a Sunday night stay for two to include our signature 'Taste of the West' five-course tasting menu in our 2 AA Rosette restaurant, a glass of pre-dinner bubbly and breakfast for just £82.50 per person.

Terms & Conditions

Subject to availability. Rate shown is per person and based on two people dining on our five-course tasting menu, with a glass of bubbly in our main restaurant (excluding additional beverages) and staying in a Classic double or twin room, including breakfast the following morning. This offer is only available on Sunday.


GOURMET ONE, TWO OR THREE NIGHT BREAK

One night bed & breakfast including our fabulous five-course 'Taste of the West' tasting menu and a glass of pre-dinner champagne from just £210. 

Two nights' bed & breakfast with five - course 'Taste of the West' tasting menu on one evening of your choice and a glass of pre-dinner champagne from just £300.

Three nights' bed & breakfast with five course 'Taste of the West' tasting menu on one evening of your choice and a glass of pre-dinner champagne from just £390.


Subject to availability. Rates shown are for total stay and based on two adults sharing a Classic Double or Twin room. This offer is available 1st Sept - 23rd Dec 2017. A £10 supplement per room per night is applied to stays on a Friday and Saturday. An upgrade to a Large Double / Suite is £20 per room per night.  Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

2017 DEVON FISHING BREAK

Two nights bed and breakfast and one days trout fishing on the rivers.
Single: £225 | Classic double: £330 | Large double £390

Subject to availability. Rates shown are per room. Valid 1st April - 14th October 2017. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.