The Arundell has been one of England’s premier fishing hotels and fly fishing schools for almost a century and has over 20 miles of its own water on the Tamar and six of its tributaries. Its unique location in the valley of the seven rivers provides an unparalleled variety of fly-fishing, with exceptional wild brown trout, sea-trout, grayling and salmon on our rivers, all within easy reach of the hotel.

 

Our tuition and guidance is second to none and we pride ourselves on providing a range of courses, which cater for the absolute beginner right through to the most experienced fisherman. Many of our long standing guests learned to cast their first fly at The Arundell. 

  

The Arundell cockpit is a grade II listed cock-fighting pit that dates back some 250 years. You will often find our fishing team including David Pilkington, Tim Smith or Alexander Jones at hand in or around the cockpit. It is also a place where fisherman gather to swap notes or simply talk fishing. The cockpit also serves as the Arundell's tackle shop. Here you can buy all of the necessary fly fishing items, including fly lines and flies made specifically for our rivers and type of fishing, whether it be brown trout, grayling, sea-trout or salmon. The Arundell team is a good source of knowledge on anything Fly Fishing and we will always be keen to assist.

 

 

Meet The Team 

 

     David Pilkington

     David has been at the Arundell since 1969. David  is expert in all matters to do with Westcountry fishing from bass on the fly, to night sea trout fishing. He is the inventor of the eponymous and deadly Pilk's Black Bumble fly.

 

Alexander Jones

Alex Has been at The Arundell since 2015 having fished the rivers of Devon from birth. He loves to seek out wild trout in the more remote corners of the globe. 

 

Simon Village

Simon is the owner of The Arundell having bought the hotel in 2020. A passionate sportsman, Simon has fished  and shot extensively around the world, specialising in African trout fishing and Spanish partridge shooting.