Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Drift is a 65 acre clear water trout fishery situated in a large valley 2 miles west of Penzance, 200 metres from the main A30 to Lands End. Depths vary greatly around the reservoir, a deep area close to the dam and a shallow wooded area at the opposite end to the dam.
Rainbow and Wild Brown trout. Stocked monthly with fish averaging between 1 and 3 lbs. For some variation Arctic Char were introduced a few years ago, but these have proved difficult to catch….will you be the first! Fishery records: 8lb 3oz Rainbow, 9lb 11oz wild Brown.
Natural flies include Caddis, Shrimp, Daddy Long Legs etc. Recommend using Black and Peacock Spiders, Cat Whiskers, Goldheads, Bibio, Kate McLaren, Damsels and Hares ear nymphs.
Float tubing was introduced on the reservoir eight years ago and has quickly become very popular with many of our members. We hold the SNOWBEE Cornish Open Float Tube competition here in May. For more information on this and launching fees please see our Events and Prices pages. THE BAILIFF MUST BE CONTACTED BEFORE FLOAT TUBING.
Forum and Photo Gallery
Please feel free to signup for our forum and discussion boards for the latest catch reports and information from our members. For pictures of the reservoir, members catches and other photos please see the Drift Fly Fishing Photo Gallery.
Drift Areas and Depths