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New Mills Trout Fishing Park

New Mills Trout Fishing Park and Brampton Wigwams - Fly Fishing, Fun Fishing, Tackle, Glamping, Kids Playground.New Mills Trout Fishing Park is located just off the A69, 1 mile from the market town of Brampton (just follow the brown 'fish farm' signs). Our 1.5 acre specimen Troutmasters fly lake, which has the Quarry Beck running through it, and the additional Fun Fishing (bait) Pond, are set within idyllic surroundings. We also have a tackle shop sellng popular brands of rods, clothing and the ...

New Mills Trout Fishing Park, Brampton CA8 2QS

Trout Up To 22lb
Whins Pond -  
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The area around Penrith is not blessed with many coarse fisheries which means that Whins Pond is a very popular venue for pleasure, match and specimen hunter alike. The fishery comprises a large scenic lake split into two sections by a net. The coarse section covers about 8 acres and has 30 pegs and is well stocked with tench, bream, carp and roach. The fish grow to good size with bream recorded at 14lb and carp to 20lb+. The lake has plenty of features such as overhangi...

Edenhall, CA11 8, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Carp To 20lb
Stephens pond

The lakes have been established for a number of years and have a varied fly life and they are suitable for any form of fly fishing. They are stocked from rearing facility at Bessy Beck with Rainbow and blue trout. On the Heron lake you can come along, hire the tackle and catch your own trout for dinner. The Heron lake is all catch and kill. Mallard lake is really suitable for the fly fisher just starting out. Island lake is stocked with trout 2.5lb to 15lb and is for the experienced fly fisher.

Newbiggin-on-Lune, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4LY, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Trout To 15lb
Ulverston Canal

Ulverston canal is the shortest and deepest canal in the country. Constructed in 1796, the canal is just over a mile long and around 60 feet wide. The maximum depth is around 5-6 feet but shallows up towards the edges. It runs from Canal Head at the Ulverston end to Canal Foot on the Leven estuary. Ulverston canal holds carp, bream, tench, roach, crucians, rudd, perch and pike together with whatever else the local kids have kindly released into the 'wild'. Tench are a f...

Canal Head Court, Outcast, LA12 9, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Tench To 8lbs Trout Up To 3
Ratherheath Tarn

Ratherheath Tarn is WADAA's most popular coarse water and holds excellent stocks of carp, roach, bream, tench and perch. The roach and bream fishing can be superb with plenty of skimmers and larger bream in the 5lb - 7lb range. The roach average around 8oz although better fish are present. Tench are generally on the smaller side but fish around the 4lbs mark are beginning to turn up in increasing numbers.Many anglers fish exclusively for Ratherheath's substantial head of ...

Rather Heath Lane, Bonningate, LA8 8, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Dubbs Tarn Reservoir, Windermere

This is quite a large reservoir to the east of Kendal holding stocked rainbow and brown trout. The brown trout are introduced as fingerlings and grown on fish are regularly taken. The fishing is controlled by the Fisher Tarn Angling Association and is strictly fly only. This is a small club and there is usually a waiting list for membership although limited day permits are available. Stock densities are not high and it does pay to keep on the move and cover new water. Du...

Kendal, LA9 6, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Kentmere Fishery, Kentmere, Nr. Staveley.

This is an exceptionally beautiful fishery comprising of two lakes set in the middle of the unspoilt Kentmere Valley some 3 miles north of Staveley. The smaller lake, East Bay, holds wild browns and stocked browns averaging 2lbs with an occasional larger fish up to 5lbs. The larger lake, which extends to some 10 acres, holds wild browns averaging three quarters of a pound but with much larger specimen fish present - wild brown trout of five pounds were taken on opening d...

Kentmere, LA8, Cumbria, United Kingdom

River Liddle

 The fishing is approximately 460 meters of double bank and 950 meters of single bank on the lower reaches of the River Lyne. The River Lyne is a tributary of the River Esk.This water has not been coarse fished for several years and will provide members with an excellent opportunity to catch quality Chub and Grayling.There is ample parking available nearby and easy access.Westlington is situated approximately 3 miles north of Junction 44 of the M6 motorway a...

Westlinton, Carlisle, CA6 6, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Burlington Pond

The game section of Furness Fishing Association contol two fisheries at Roanhead offering fly, spinning and bait fishing for stocked brown and rainbow trout. Both Burlington Lake at 20 acres and Nigel Lake at 10 acres are the flooded remains of the substantial iron ore mining industry that developed around Dalton during the 1800's. While they are not typical of most cumbrian trout waters they do offer very reasonably priced sport close to the population centres of the Fu...

Roanhead, LA14 4, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Coniston Water

Coniston Water is just over five miles long and a half a mile wide and remains synonomous with the ill fated speed attempt by Donald Campbell and Bluebird. For those who pursue their ambitions at a more moderate pace the lake offers fishing for trout, char, pike and perch. The trout fishing has declined over the years and few anglers now target this species. Similarly the char fishing has fallen away with the result that angling activity on the fishery is now focused on ...

Lake Road, Coniston, LA21 8, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Crummock Water

Crummock Water is the largest of the three linked lakes that form the catchment of the River Cocker and measures some two and half miles long and just over half a mile wide. Crummock cries out to be fished lochstyle from the boat and they are (apparently) available to hire, but only with oars. This means a lot of rowing for not much fishing, especially on the sort of breezy day when the chances of good sport are high. You are permitted to launch your own unpowered boat a...

Buttermere, CA13 9, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Ennerdale Lake

Longlands Lake is a legacy of West Cumbria's former iron mining industry and did not exist until 1939 - when the ground finally gave way. It lies adjacent to the River Ehen between Cleator Moor and Egremont and is now part of a small country park and public access area managed by Cumbria County Council and provides quiet refuge for both wildlife and humans. The lake itself is managed by Wath Brow and Ennerdale Angling Association who stock the lake regularly with rainbow...

Woodend, CA22 2, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery

Trout and Pike fishing on Esthwaite Water. Boats for hire and tuition is available. Novice fishermen and day visitors welcome.

The Boat House, Ridding Wood, Hawkshead LA22 0QF

Fisher Tarn Reservoir

This is quite a large reservoir to the east of Kendal holding stocked rainbow and brown trout. The brown trout are introduced as fingerlings and grown on fish are regularly taken. The fishing is controlled by the Fisher Tarn Angling Association and is strictly fly only. This is a small club and there is usually a waiting list for membership although limited day permits are available. Stock densities are not high and it does pay to keep on the move and cover new water. During the summer months al...

Kendal, LA9 6, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Haweswater

Haweswater is owned by United Utilities who allow free fishing on this water. All you need is your rod licence. The drowned village of Mardale lies beneath the surface of this large and fairly remote reservoir - it's abandoned fields occasionally appearing during periods of drought as rather ghostly reminders of times gone by. In its place is now an excellent wild fishery with a thriving population of perfectly marked brown trout. You will be unlikely to break any record...

Burn Banks, CA10 2, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Haweswater Beck

This is the smallest of Barrow Angling Clubs three fisheries in the locality but at seventeen acres still a sizeable water. The club stocks with rainbow trout averaging a pound and a quarter with a few bigger fish thrown in for good measure. Poaka is a water supply reservoir and subject to greater fluctuations of level than their other waters. Possibly for that reason it doesn't seem to support quite the same degree of insect life. It can often be a water that responds b...

Ulverston, LA12 0, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Clawford Fisheries

Devoke water is one of the smallest lakes in the lake district, but nevertheless is nearly a mile long. The fishing rights are held by Millom Angling Association a day pass can be obtained locally that enables you to fish on two still waters, Devoke water and a nearby reservoir as well as seven sections of nearby river. Tickets can be purchased on a daily or weekly basis which covers all the waters costing £15 per day £75 Per week. ...

Broughton in Furness, LA20 6, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Red Tarn

Red Tarn stands as a testimony to the writers and researchers of angling guides who rarely leave the office or venture this far north. From an original entry in an ancient copy of 'Where to Fish' the tarn has found its way into numerous, more recent publications - with scant regard for the poor, misinformed angler who drags his aching limbs in hope to the waters edge. The tarn itself is magnificent - some consolation for the fishing which can be difficult and disappoint...

Ambleside, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Blencarn Lake

First impressions of this rainbow trout fishing lake simply take your breath away. Cross Fell and the North Pennines form a majestic backdrop to an attractive spring fed 15 acre lake offering excellent stillwater fly fishing for rainbow trout. Kenny Stamper, the owner, personally supervises this little corner of heaven and the rainbow trout are reared on site and optimum numbers are maintained. There is a little bothy with toilets and an area to eat and boil a kettle t...

Blencarn, CA10 1TX, Cumbria, United Kingdom

River Ehen

Longlands Lake is a legacy of West Cumbria's former iron mining industry and did not exist until 1939 - when the ground finally gave way. It lies adjacent to the River Ehen between Cleator Moor and Egremont and is now part of a small country park and public access area managed by Cumbria County Council and provides quiet refuge for both wildlife and humans. The lake itself is managed by Wath Brow and Ennerdale Angling Association who stock the lake regularly with rainbow...

Woodend, CA22 2, Cumbria, United Kingdom

River Esk -  
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 The fishing is approximately 460 meters of double bank and 950 meters of single bank on the lower reaches of the River Lyne. The River Lyne is a tributary of the River Esk.This water has not been coarse fished for several years and will provide members with an excellent opportunity to catch quality Chub and Grayling.There is ample parking available nearby and easy access.Westlington is situated approximately 3 miles north of Junction 44 of the M6 motorway a...

Westlinton, Carlisle, CA6 6, Cumbria, United Kingdom

River Greta

Unlike most of the larger lakes Derwent Water is relatively shallow having an average depth of just under twenty feet. In terms of fish production this gives it a significant advantage and the lake carries a higher biomass than most of its counterparts in the region. There are trout present, and some large ones at that. It is still worth a go with the fly from a boat, particularly in the early part of the season and during the mayfly hatch in early June. Afte...

Lake Road, Keswick, CA12 5, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Talkin Tarn

Talkin Tarn Country Park covers over 180 acres, 65 of which make up the tarn itself. The tarn is up to 42 feet deep and fed by underwater springs. Local rumours say there is a small, submerged town lurking on the lake bed. This is a great location for sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. You can also hire rowing boats or simply go for a leisurely walk in the park’s woodland. It’s over a mile to walk around the tarn, along a good path that’s suitable for wheelchairs. ...

Near Brampton, CA8 1HN, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Thirlmere

Thirlmere is a large and very scenic lake alongside the A591 between Grasmere and Keswick. Helvellyn towers over the eastern shore while to the west conifer plantations dominate the fells. Thirlmere is a water supply reservoir providing Manchester with much of its supplies – with the result that water levels can drop dramatically over a dry summer. However at normal levels the lake is a spectacular wild fishery and for most of the year quiet and undisturbed. The water ...

Keswick, CA12 4, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Tydal Water

WADAA Membership Grasmere is situated on the eastern side of the A591 Ambleside to Keswick road just before Grasmere village. This small lake is one of the regions best natural coarse fisheries holding prolific shoals of roach, quality perch and big pike. Genuine thirty pound plus pike have been caught in the past and twenty pound fish are caught every year along with good numbers of doubles. The water can fish well throughout the year with summer lure fishing from a boa...

Red Bank Road, Grasmere, LA22 9, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Ullswater

This beautiful lake is the second largest lake in Cumbria at more than seven miles long and just over half a mile wide. Ullswater holds perch, perhaps an odd pike together with schelly, an endagered and protected whitefish relic from the last ice age. However the only serious pursuit of fish is directed at Ullswater's stock of wild brown trout. The best of the fishing is from March through to late June with the mayfly hatch being the highlight of the relatively short sea...

Glenridding, CA11 0, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Watendlath Tarn -  
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This is a natural seven acre tarn just a few miles south of Keswick. Your route to the fishery takes you over Ashness Bridge - the view from here adorns a million fridge magnets and suggests that during the peak holiday season solitude is unlikely. Nevertheless anglers can nearly always find a quiet corner of the water. Outside these times Watendlath offers excellent fishing in nothing less than perfect surroundings. This is the only stocked trout water of any size in th...

Watendlath, CA12 5, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Bigland Trout Fishery

Two 17 acre rainfed natural lakes set in rural countryside with hills and forest. Clear shallow water.

Haverthwaite, Newby Bridge, LA12 8PB, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Blea Tarn, Langdale

There are several 'Blea' tarns amongst the Lakeland fells. This one, which lies between Thirlmere and Borrowdale, is probably the best from an anglers point of view and certainly holds trout of a higher average size than the rest of them - in fact the occasional very good fish is reported from time to time. Unlike the majority of these waters which are more usually found in steep sided corries or at the head of a high valley, Blea Tarn sits on an open ridge with its wate...

Side Gates, Langdale, LA22 9, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Blelham Tarn

Blelham is an attractive, reed fringed fishery holding mainly pike, perch and roach. The perch and roach can run to a good size but most anglers visit the tarn in search of pike. While these are not numerous, specimens in excess of twenty pounds are present and caught during most years. The fishing on this National Trust water is controlled by WADAA and is reserved for club members with no day permits available. Because of the surrounding reeds and bog access is very limited with only two swims ...

Spicka Lane, Outgate, LA22 0, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Brayton pond

North Lakes Lodges are part of the Hoseasons Evermore Lodge Collection based on the edge of the Lake District National Park, in the heart of the CumbriaNorth Lakes Lodges is part of the Hoseasons Evermore Lodge Collection and is situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park, surrounded by stunning Cumbrian countryside. There are striking views of the Northern Fells and Scottish Hills and the West Cumbrian Coast is just minutes away by car. Brayton Park is the perfect location for famil...

Aspatria, CA7 3SX, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Fish Inn

Exmoor has a number of rivers, lakes and reservoirs, many of which provide good fly fishing opportunities. Rivers to choose from include the Barle, Exe and Lyn. Exebridge Trout Fishery ponds are within walking distance from the Inn and provide an excellent day’s trout fishing. The Anchor Inn has teamed up with a number of local qualified fishing guides who can offer a full and comprehensive package of lessons as well as advice on where to fish and when. Again within wa...

B3222, Brushford, TA22 9AZ, Somerset, United Kingdom

Cleabarrow Lake

A few years ago the fish stock in Cleabarrow was badly predated by otters with the loss of many large carp. Since then WADAA has carried out a major restoration project on the fishery. An otter proof fence has been erected, the weed has been brought under control, the overgrown islands cleared and numerous snags removed. Further work to replace the existing pegs and walkways is now complete and this little gem of a fishery is once again back to it's best. Cleabarrow has ...

Windermere, LA23 3, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Crummock Water

Crummock Water is the largest of the three linked lakes that form the catchment of the River Cocker and measures some two and half miles long and just over half a mile wide. Crummock cries out to be fished lochstyle from the boat and they are (apparently) available to hire, but only with oars. This means a lot of rowing for not much fishing, especially on the sort of breezy day when the chances of good sport are high. You are permitted to launch your own unpowered boat a...

Buttermere, CA13 9, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Derwentwater

Cumbria's most northern lake supports a significant head of trout, especially brown trout. There are also plenty of shoals of roach and large pike on offer for the coarse angler. Interestingly, Bassenthwaite Lake is one of only two in Britain (the other is Derwentwater) to have the fish vendace, of the same family as salmon and trout.

Keswick, CA12 5, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Grasmere

Thirlmere is a large and very scenic lake alongside the A591 between Grasmere and Keswick. Helvellyn towers over the eastern shore while to the west conifer plantations dominate the fells. Thirlmere is a water supply reservoir providing Manchester with much of its supplies – with the result that water levels can drop dramatically over a dry summer. However at normal levels the lake is a spectacular wild fishery and for most of the year quiet and undisturbed. The water ...

Keswick, CA12 4, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Loweswater

This small lake is the final member of the trio that form the catchment of the River Cocker - and the only one of the western lakes that drains to the east. The surroundings have a softer, more pastoral feel about them and Loweswater still remains relatively untouched by tourism. Loweswater always had a reputation for large trout, many of which were taken during the once prolific mayfly hatch Sadly, it seems both the large trout and the prolific mayfly have both had thei...

Cockermouth, CA13 0, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Mere Tarn

Furness Fishing Association manage several fisheries at Roanhead just north of Dalton in Furness together with Ormsgill Reservoir on the western side of Barrow in Furness and Mere Tarn near Scales to the east of Dalton. Suffice to say that coarse anglers in the Furness Peninsula are well served. FFA have an active junior section and a comprehensive programme of matches and events throughout the year.

Hawthwaite Lane, Roanhead, LA14 4, Cumbria, United Kingdom

River Cocker

Crummock Water is the largest of the three linked lakes that form the catchment of the River Cocker and measures some two and half miles long and just over half a mile wide. Crummock cries out to be fished lochstyle from the boat and they are (apparently) available to hire, but only with oars. This means a lot of rowing for not much fishing, especially on the sort of breezy day when the chances of good sport are high. You are permitted to launch your own unpowered boat a...

Buttermere, CA13 9, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Rydal Water

WADAA Membership Grasmere is situated on the eastern side of the A591 Ambleside to Keswick road just before Grasmere village. This small lake is one of the regions best natural coarse fisheries holding prolific shoals of roach, quality perch and big pike. Genuine thirty pound plus pike have been caught in the past and twenty pound fish are caught every year along with good numbers of doubles. The water can fish well throughout the year with summer lure fishing from a boa...

Red Bank Road, Grasmere, LA22 9, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Cogra Moss Fishery, Nr Lamplugh

Cogra Moss is a 40 acre naturalised reservoir which overlooks the Solway Plain from it's idyllic setting near Lamplugh. This is the best stocked game stillwater in west Cumbria, well managed - and well stocked by Cockermouth Angling Association with good quality rainbows. The average size of the fish is over a pound and a half with a fair sprinkling of larger specimens to 8lbs. Wild brown trout are also present and can reach a good size with fish in the 2-3lb bracket lan...

Lamplugh, CA14 4SH, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Brotherswater (West Shore)

A lovely little tarn at the foot of Kirkstone Pass but not of any great angling interest. It does hold trout, small ones, and a few perch and eels but much of the shore is within an SSSI and access is restricted to the wooded western shore. Have a go if you must but probably better to leave this one to the wildlife. Brotherswater is owned by the National Trust. The fishing is free - genearlly a fair indication of how good it is!

Hartsop, CA11 0, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Farletonview Fishery

Main lake is regularly stocked with top quality hard fighting rainbow & blues. Average stock size is 1 3/4 lb with many fish larger than this up to doubles. Excellent top of the water venue with abundent fly life. Top flies to catch are buzzers and small dries in summer. With a good sedge hatch and plenty of daddys later on.

Crooklands, Milnthorpe, LA7 7NU, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Ghyll Head Reservoir

Even in an area where beautiful scenery is commonplace Ghyll Head stands out from the crowd. Hardly surprising that this is WADAA's most popular fishery. Ghyll Head nestles in a small elevated valley overlooking Windermere and is the perfect place for a day’s trout fishing. The fishery runs to eleven acres, narrow in places, with numerous bays, points and inlets – all of which add variety and interest to the fishing. Nearly all the water can be covered from the shore...

Ghyll Head Road, Windermere, LA23 3, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Gilcrux Springs Trout Farm

Gilcrux Springs Trout Fishery consists of 3 small lakes, about 0.7 acres. The fishery is stocked with Brown and Rainbow trout. Day tickets are available for this water.

Rydal Mount, Cockermouth, CA7 2QD, Cumbria, United Kingdom

High Arnside Tarn

Small, but perfectly formed, this little one and a half acre tarn can be found some fifteen minutes off the Skelwith Bridge to Coniston Road alongside the footpath to Tarn Hows. WADAA used to stock this fishery but have now left it entirely to the stock of smallish, wild brownies - with the odd larger fish still prowling the deeper holes. The tarn is heavily weeded and impossible to fish with anything other than floating line but the fish are willing, free rising and fei...

Coniston, Cumbria, United Kingdom

High Newton Reservoir

High Newton is probably the best ‘top of the water’ rainbow trout fishery in Cumbria and can provide exhilarating sport to the dry fly at any time of the year. This eleven acre former reservoir occupies an elevated position with a fantastic outlook over the Coniston Fells, the Cartmel Valley and out to Morecambe Bay. This does mean early season can be a little exposed and windy but, as soon as the weather warms, that same wind brings hordes of terrestrial fly onto th...

High Newton, LA11, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Moss Eccles Tarn

Moss Eccles is a very picturesque five acre, man made, tarn owned by the National Trust and is recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The tarn is best approached from the Tower Bank Arms at Far Sawrey, near Hawkshead. Limited parking is available in Sawrey village and under no circumstances should vehicles be taken up the lane to the tarn. This is a WADAA fishery and the association stock the tarn annually with a large number of good sized brown trout avera...

Near Sawrey, LA22 0, Cumbria, United Kingdom

River Ellen

Once the major port on this part of the west coast Maryport has recently undergone a major facelift centered around the harbour with new waterside housing and marina developments. All very attractive and well worth a visit in its own right. The River Ellen empties through the harbour. For sea anglers this is a popular venue with plenty of options to choose from. Fishing takes place in the harbour, from the piers and from the promenade to the north - all of which are easi...

Maryport, CA15 8, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Watendlath

This is a natural seven acre tarn just a few miles south of Keswick. Your route to the fishery takes you over Ashness Bridge - the view from here adorns a million fridge magnets and suggests that during the peak holiday season solitude is unlikely. Nevertheless anglers can nearly always find a quiet corner of the water. Outside these times Watendlath offers excellent fishing in nothing less than perfect surroundings. This is the only stocked trout water of any size in th...

Watendlath, CA12 5, Cumbria, United Kingdom