Fall in love with the British Isles all over again by discovering our pick of the best places to drop the hook.
Dandy Hole, River Lynher, Cornwall
The River Lynher (also known as St Germans River) is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area. It is beautiful and often deserted, allowing its many species of wildlife to thrive, including the kingfisher, otter, dipper, avocet and black-tailed godwit.
At 34km-long it peaks at a height of 280m on Bodmin Moor and flows into the Tamar Estuary at Plymouth, but as much of the river dries out completely, finding a great anchorage can be like finding a needle in a haystack. With this in mind the deep anchorage at Dandy Hole is one worth remembering.
Watch out for
Keep clear of the bend at the western end of the reach, as this is often used by salmon fishermen with nets
Larger boats cruising on the nearby River Tamar will need to trace the deeper water on the outside of the bends
‘Summer Loving’ appeared in our August 2009 issue. Buy the full article here.