Rising on Exmoor to the North West of Exford, this is Devon’s longest river, its course taking it almost right across the county. From Exford it continues via Bampton and Tiverton on south to Exeter with the river finally entering the English Channel at Exmouth. In the middle and upper reaches, it is game fishing for salmon and trout. Salmon runs depend on the river levels with the period May through to the end of September rated the likeliest. In the lower reaches, coarse fish, including bream and carp, are found with grayling present upstream. There are reasonable ticket opportunities on the river for visitors, and additionally, a fair amount of hotel water. Rod Licence: SWWA