Fontburn Reservoir

Fontburn Reservoir, Morpeth, NE61 4PL, Northunberland, United Kingdom

Fontburn Reservoir is one of the smaller waters and consequently has a reputation as being a friendly, family orientated fishery.

It is located within easy reach of Tyneside and offers top class fishing for fly and bait anglers alike. Many of Fontburn’s trout are stocked from an on site fish farm. Fontburn is suitable for disabled anglers.

On site there is an excellent lodge shop stocked with everything you need for a days fishing including rods, reels, tackle, accessories, clothing, worms, bait, ice creams and refreshments including hot and cold drinks. Environment Agency rod licenses are also on sale at this fishery.

For non-anglers, there is a stunning circular walk and a spacious picnicking area for you to relax at.

Type of fishing Any method - bait and fly fishing
Open Saturday 15 March until Sunday 30 November 2014
Directions to Fontburn Reservoir Located just off the A696 and close to the village of Rothbury.
Sat nav NE61 4PL


Address: Fontburn Reservoir, Morpeth, NE61 4PL, Northunberland, United Kingdom

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Albert vickerstaff - 5th Jun 2020 at 7:40am

Any idea when fontburn is going to open 2020


Raymond Batey - 16th Feb 2020 at 9:36am


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Scott Williams - Reviewed 4th Jan 2020 at 7:37pm

Fontburn is where Trout fishing began for me about 20 years ago and since then have been 'hooked' ever since! The fishing has changed over the years in many ways for instance the introduction of 'powerbait' is currently the way to fish and the humble fly fisher seems to have taken a backseat. The fish quality has fluctuated too over the years but has in my opinion become much better the couple of years. simple tactics work best for me using a running ledger rig with hook snood from between 6 to 15 inches being the optimal in conjunction with powerbait for bait. There is a area for disabled anglers however not big enough in my opinion, however you don't have to walk far to get a spot to fish. Both sides fish equally well but do differ on certain days so do ask the on duty bailiff which side they would recommend. The shop no longer sells rod license so purchase before you go only takes 5 mins online to do so.

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