River Culm – Killerton

A long stretch of river continuing on down from Silverton paper mill on our Beare Gate fishery, fish stocks the same as Beare Gate, albeit perhaps more chub being present. The tactics again would be to fish the slower water on one of the many bends, or alternatively, fish between the weed beds in mid river. A good summer water for all species, with pike being prominent during the winter months with the largest recorded present day fish in the low 20’s and a few years back a 30 pounder caught from the upstream weir above the paper mill, there are however, many fish to 10lb, most fish being caught via deadbait. Whereas for the chub, roach and dace, maggot/caster fished with a little groundbait being the most popular method for producing the better quality fish.

From Exeter, head for Cullompton on the A3181, go through Broadclyst village and on for approximately 1½ miles, turn left signed for Killerton House/Silverton. Over the motorway bridge and continue on, ignore Killerton house turning on your left and continue on for a further ¼ mile, the road then turns sharp right over the River Culm bridge (Ellerhayes bridge), do not cross it as parking for the fishery will be immediately on your left.


  • As per the Association handbook
  • Carp and pike rules apply

Season: 16 June – 14 March

Boundaries: The Association fishing rights are the left bank downstream from the bridge (Ellerhayes Bridge) extending for approximately 3 miles and it eventually meets  Paddleford Pool bridge.( Not a club water)

WARNING: Beware of power lines on this water