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River Eden (Wikipedia)

Mention Cumbria to most anglers and the River Eden immediately springs to mind, undoubtedly one of, if indeed not the most notable salmon river in the north of England. High in the Lake district fells the streams, Red Gill, Slate Gutter, Eden Springs and Little Grain run from the peat hags of Hugh Seat joining forces to form Hell Gill Beck. The water flows through moorland eventually spilling over the waterfall 'Hell Gill Force' to become the River Eden.The main river can be split into three regions:

Upper Eden (From the source of the river at Mallerstang Common to Kirkby Stephen)

Noted for it's brown trout and grayling fishing. The town of Appleby is particularly popular with visiting trout anglers. Famous for 'Appleby. Fair' - a vast get together of travelling folk who descend upon the town to trade and race their ponies and horses. Normally held during the first week of June fishing is to be avoided as the water runs through the town and becomes a haven for watering and washing stock! Outside of that time some of the Eden's finest 'brownies' are to be found here.

Middle Eden (Kirby Stephen downstream to Armathwaite)

Noted for excellent brown trout and grayling. Salmon and sea trout are to be caught here too. There are many private beats but most offer day tickets as and when available so do ask.This particular stretch deep in the valley is one of the most beautiful rivers imaginable.

Lower Eden (Downstream from Armathwaithe to the Eden estuary which flows directly into the Solway Firth)

Noted for Salmon,sea trout,brown trout and quality chub dace and grayling. Warwick Bridge, home to the famous 'Otter Stone' beat and the majestic Warwick Hall, offering superb salmon fishing over named pools within two beats. Reasonably priced this is one not to miss. Salmon and quality brown trout are regularly taken. Winter grayling are on offer too.Carlisle Angling Association control fishing on the lowermost downstream stretches and for a very reasonable cost fishing is available for salmon, sea trout, brown trout and quality coarse fish which are to be found throughout the river system.

The Rickerby park fishings by the Castle are easy to reach and the footpaths are wheelchair friendly.

A little more off the beaten path a few miles upstream the Brunton Park / M6 stretches require a little jaunt across the fields but well worth the effort.

River Irthing

The River Irthing flows into Eden at Little Corby and is mostly controlled by Brampton Angling Association - a nice little river with character that produces the occasional brown and sea trout up to 3lbs and quality grayling.

The tributaries of the Irthing namely: Gelt & Kingwater also produce quality trout with the Gelt throwing up a salmon or two. Heavily wooded and narrow with small deep pools the Gelt is not the easiest river to fish and some of the water can pose a real challenge!

The Lakes

The Lake District - a myriad of lakes and remote hill tarns with beautifully marked free rising wild 'brownies'. There are also Rainbow trout fisheries and salmon fishing on the rivers Derwent, Ribble, Ehen & Kennet with trout fishing on the rivers Brathay and Rothay.

Coarse fishing is available for species such as Carp, Char, Pike, Perch, Roach, Bream, Tench and Rudd is widespread. Many double figure Pike and Carp are taken each season.

High Newton

High Newton is a reclaimed reservoir of some 11 acres overlooking the coniston Fells and home to Rainbow trout with an average weight of 2lbs with others attaining weights of 4-6lbs.

Ghyll Head Fishery

Ghyll Head rainbow trout fishery tucked away in the hills above Windemere, is another 11 acre water boasting rainbows in the 4-6 lb weight bracket and the occasional wild 'brownie' attaining 2-3 lbs. Rudd live here too and great fun to catch with a lightning strike on light tackle and tiny flies.

Lake Windermere

Lake Windemere, the largest of the lakes, holds a head of char, which are fished for (in season from July to October) by boat in the traditional manner with heavy weights attached to downriggers trailing a string of small spoons or mepps behind. Suspended off a long pole with a small bell placed on the tip which indicates when a fish is hooked. A long hard days rowing! An excellent supper superior to trout and much alike a mix of very subtle sea trout / salmon flavours. Salmon and sea trout migrate through the expanse of the lake to spawn in the tributary headwaters. Renowned for it's big Pike and classic Perch Windemere is still classed as a Mecca for the northern and visiting pike angler with a heavy double always on the cards. As a point of interest during world war two Windemere 'Perchines' [canned perch] were distributed to the public as a sardine substitute.

Esthwaite Water, Thirlmere, Hayeswater, Rydal Water, Blelheim Water, Grassmere, Castle Head and Cleabarrow.

Fishing Rights

There are a good number of fishable tarns and small lakes in the hills where is is not actually clear who owns the fishing rights and many are unenforced. The general rule adopted by anglers is that, if there isn't a sign proclaiming ownership you can reasonably assume that you are unlikely to be challenged.

Brampton - New Mills Trout Farm

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New Mills Trout Farm, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2QS - Our tackle shop offers a comprehensive range of tackle from rods and reels to flies and salmon lures...

Carlisle - Eddies Fishing Tackle

70 Shaddongate, Carlisle CA2 5UG - 01228 810 744

Carlisle - Geoff Wilson's

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36 Portland Place, Carlisle CA1 1RL - 01228 531542 - geoffwilson36@aol.com - We have been in business for over fifty years and are experienced in angling and shooting. We can promise you a friendly welcome and plenty of helpful advice on a range of products, on both fishing and shooting enquires...

Carlisle - McHardys of Carlisle

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McHardys of Carlisle - South Henry Street Carlisle Cumbria CA1 1SF - 01228 523988 - mchardys@fsmail.net - Over the last 60 years, we have gained an enviable reputation for providing the best in quality and value. To better serve our valued customers, we are now reorganising our website, which will include ALL of the items in our stock...

Carlisle - Murrays Fishing Tackle

Murrays Fishing Tackle - 16, Fisher Street, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8RN - 01228 523816

Cumwhinton - Carleton Hill Fishery Tackle Shop

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The Fishing Tackle shop at Carleton Hill Fishery has evolved over the last ten years guided by demand to become what is now widely acknowledged as one of the best stocked and most popular coarse and specimen fishing tackle shops in the area. It has all the key accounts normally only associated with the largest retailers in the UK. The recent addition of a 30' storage facility means bulkier items like Bivvy's and Bedchairs are now kept in stock. The shop is sensibly arranged with a general coarse/match fishing section, a dedicated carp fishing section with what is probably the biggest selection of specialist Carp baits in Cumbria (shelf-life and frozen) and a Predator section that caters for Pike Anglers tackle needs (Including the Fox Predator range) and bait needs with a huge selection of frozen dead-baits always in stock...

Grange-Over-Sands - Fishing Hut

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Fishing Hut 4, The Boulevard Windermere Road Grange-Over-Sands Cumbria LA11 6EG - 015395 32854 - Situated in South Lakeland near Kendal, Grange-over-Sands is only 8 miles along the A590 just off the M6 junction 36. If you are visiting The Lakes then The Fishing Hut is a must for all your fishing needs and lots more. For Salmon and Trout, and Sea Angling, Flyfishing and Tying, Lures and Bait...

Hawkshead - Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery Tackle Shop

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015394 36541 - Our shop is run by anglers for anglers and our staff will offer a level of knowledge that is second to 'none'. Helping you choose the right piece of kit for the job in hand and delivering a high level of customer service.

Kendal - Carlsons Fishing Tackle

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We are based at the southern end of the English Lake District and are your one stop fishing shop. Our website contains detailed information regarding many of the best fisheries in South Cumbria and North Lancashire including downloadable maps and instructions on how to find them plus lots of best fishing methods.

Keswick - Field & Stream

Field & Stream 79, Main Street Keswick Cumbria CA12 5DS - 017687 74396

Kirkby Stephen - Bessy Beck

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At Bessy Beck tackle shop you can enjoy the benifits of trying out rods and lines before buying them! Located at Bessy Beck Trout Fishery you can call upon the advice of our highly experienced experts on site. Test our rods in the three well stocked trout lakes just 10 yards from the shop...

Millom - Tacklebase

Tacklebase - 96 Main Street, Haverigg, Millom, Cumbria, LA18 4EY - 01229-772338

Penrith - Charles R Sykes

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Charles R Sykes (Guns & Tackle) - 4 Great Dockray, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7BL - Shakespeare stockist, rod, reels, mono, fly lines, fly casts, spinners, traces, flies, nets, waders, kits...

Penrith - John Norris of Penrith

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Our showrooms and shop are located in the Cumbrian Town of Penrith on the edge of the British Lake District, a popular north west tourist area - 21 Victoria Road, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 8HP 01768 864211

Ulverston - Coopers Of Ulverston

Coopers Of Ulverston - 1 White Hart Yard, Dalton Gate, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7BB - 01229 580261

Whitehaven - The Cumbria Angling Centre

The Cumbria Angling Centre - 5, Tangier Buildings, George Street, Whitehaven CA28 7EY - 01946 693 233

Whitehaven - The Tackle Shack

The Tackle Shack - Unit 5, Tangier Buildings, George Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7UZ - 01946 693233

Workington - Armstrong Angling

Armstrong Angling is located in the coastal town of Workington, Cumbria, ideally situated close to the West Cumbrian coast line and only 20 minutes away from the beautiful Lake District.

Workington - Grahams

Grahams - 9 South William Street, Workington CA14 2ED - 01900 605 093 - 07802 639470

Atkinson's Tarn - Crook

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Holds large numbers of carp, tench, roach, bream, rudd and crucians. Fishing is for WADAA members only...

Bassenthwaite Lake - Bassenthwaite

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01768 779633 - The fishing on the lake is controlled by the Lake District National Park Authority. Permits are available from Keswick TIC, Youdales Newsagents, Main Street, Keswick or from Herdwick Croft Guest House at the northern end of the lake.

Bessy Beck Trout Fishery - Newbiggin-on-Lune

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Bessy Beck Trout Fishery - Newbiggin-on-Lune, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria CA17 4LY - 015396 23303 - Bessy Beck Trout Fishery is situated at the foot of the Howgills near to the Lake District and Yorkshire dales where the fish farm produces some of the best rainbow trout in Cumbria. The fishery has angling for all abilities with easy and safe access...

Bigland Trout Fishery - Backbarrow

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Mungeon Farm, Backbarrow, Nr. Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8PB - 07789 502278 - kath@biglandtroutfishery.co.uk - If you had to design the ideal Trout Fishery then Bigland Trout Fishery would make a marvellous blue print. Nestled in the south Lakeland fell land surrounded by deciduous woodland and heather beds make this fishery amongst one of the most scenic of fisheries...

Blelham Tarn - Wray Castle

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The fishing on Blelham Tarn (owned by the National Trust) is restricted to WADAA members only.

Brothers Water - Deepdale

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Brotherswater is owned by the National Trust. The fishing is free...

Broughton Tower Ponds - Broughton-in-Furness

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Controlled by Millom Angling Association (01229 777648) but Day Tickets Available From Local Shops: Waberthwaite Post Office, Haverigg Post Office, Holmrook Garage. They Are Also Available From Millom Tourist Information Office...

Burlington Lake - Roanhead

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- 01229 812015 - secretary@ffagamesection.co.uk - We are one of the only clubs that don't restrict is members to traditional fly only, members can also bubble & fly, bait fish and spin for trout. With 3 main stocked waters Nigel 10 acres Burlington 25 acres and Middle North 2 acres. The club has some of the most natural and unspoiled fishing in the country...

Buttermere - Buttermere

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The fishing on Buttermere is controlled by the National Trust - permits from Wood House, Buttermere, CA13 9XA

Carleton Hill Fishery - Cumwhinton

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Information about the fishery and tackle shop...

Castle Head Fishery - Grange-over-Sands

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No day tickets - Castle Head Fishery is WADAA's (015395 35630) newest coarse fishery situated between Lindale and Grange over Sands. The lake occupies the former bed of the River Winster and as a result is long, narrow and almost canal like in character...

Cleabarrow Tarn - Bowness

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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...

Cogra Moss - Lamplugh

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Permits from Cockermouth AA Secretary - 01900 824798 or Inglenook Caravan Park, Lamplugh, CA14 4SH

Coniston Water - Coniston

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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...

Crofton Lake - Thursby

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Crofton Lake is a much sought after fishing venue managed by Carlisle & District Coarse Angling Club. As well as it's superb fishing, Crofton Lake is also a mecca for the local wildlife, which includes amongst others, Roe Deer, Badgers, Foxes, Birds of all varieties, as well as numerous Birds of Prey...

Crummock Water - Buttermere

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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. A day permit is GBP8.00 and covers Crummock, Buttermere and Loweswater plus a short strtech of the River Cocker...

Derwent Water - Keswick

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Keswick Angling Association control the fishing on Derwent Water and offer a range of permit options for visitors starting with a standard adult day permit at GBP6.00...

Devoke Water - Eskdale

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01229 777648 - brian@crawford-cumbria.fsworld.co.uk - Millom & District Angling Association manage this water and welcome visitors. Day permits for Devoke Water are available...

Dubbs Trout Fishery - Borrans

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This popular WADAA fishery has an elevated setting on the ridge between Troutbeck and Kentmere alongside the track to Garburn Pass. Despite it's location there is vehicular access under most conditions - unless you happen to be particularly low slung...

Ellerbeck Fishery - Brigham

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01900 825268 - A charming little coarse fishery just outside Brigham near Cockermouth. Ellerbeck holds carp, bream, roach, rudd, perch and tench. The fishery has good pegs, is very accessible and ideal for youngsters...

Ennerdale Water - Ennerdale

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Ennerdale is the quietest and least frequented of all the major lakes. Due in part to its distance from the main tourist centres and also the fact that no public road reaches further than the western end end of the lake. This is a place visited by few cumbrian anglers let alone angling visitors. The scenery of the lake is superb and in places more reminiscent of a scottish loch than an english lake...

Esthwaite Water - Hawkshead

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Esthwaite Water is a varied fishery with deep basins and shallow bays. It is a glacial lake set in the Silurian hills of the Lake District. The lake is stocked weekly during the season; it is perfect for pike fishing, roach fishing, coarse fishing and trout fishing....

Farletonview Trout Fishery - Crooklands

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01539 567328 - Providing excellent fishing all year round in spring fed water. Farletonview Fishery is ideally located just off junction 36 of the M6 Motorway. Situated in beautiful surroundings and having full disabled access - it is the perfect place for any trout fisherman to cast a line...

Fisher Tarn Reservoir - Kendall

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The fishing is controlled by the Fisher Tarn Angling Association and is strictly fly only...

Gatebeck Tarn - Endmoor

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The fishing at Gatebeck Tarn is either by membership or by day permit. For membership information contact Fiona Briggs on 01539 725019...

Ghyll Head Trout Fishery - Nr Windermere

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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 - from the deeper sections by the dam, through the narrows and up into the shallower top end....

Gilcrux Springs Trout Farm - Gilcrux

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01697 322488 - Permits Available On Site

Goats Water - Coniston

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Goats Water is a very accessible tarn being within easy reach of the Walna Scar track from Coniston over to the Duddon Valley. Vehicles can be parked at the end of the metalled road from Coniston which saves several hundred feet of uphill leg work...

Grasmere - Grasmere

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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 fishing on Grasmere is controlled by WADAA. Day Permits are available locally from Barneys News Box in Grasmere village, from Grasmere Post Office, from Ambleside TIC and other WADAA permit agents...

Gurnal Dubbs Reservoir - Newton-in-Cartmel

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The Reservoir is situated in beautiful peaceful surroundings and is accessed by a single track unmade road and is stocked three times a year with Brown Trout ranging from 1.5 to 4 lbs...

Hall More Carp Fisheries

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Hall More Farm, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7BP - 015395 64400

Harlock Reservoir - Marton

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Fishing on Harlock is restricted to Barrow Angling Club members and their guests. For membership information contact Keith Roger on 01229 836986...

Haweswater - Burn Banks

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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 records on Haweswater, most of the fish average between six to eight ounces, but you can enjoy a day of almost non stop action in a magnificent mountain setting. Haweswater is owned by United Utilities who allow free fishing on this water. All you need is your rod licence...

Hayeswater - Deepdale

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Hayeswater is a 34 acre tarn set high in the wild open spaces of the eastern fells. The tarn is best approached from Hartsop village which lies at the foot of Kirkstone Pass near Brotherswater. At 1,400ft above sea level the fishery is a somwhat strenuous mile and half from the car - but, for those with strong legs and good lungs, the walk is well worth the effort. This is magnificent country, red deer roam the slopes above the tarn, golden eagles are frequently sighted and otters too are regular visitors...

Hazel Holme Water

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01946 811913 - Hazel Holme Farm, Kinniside, Cleator, Cumbria CA23 3AF - Hazel Holme Water is On the edge of the Lake district near Ennerdale Lake on the Coast to coast rout, with Beautiful Lakeland Views and Great fishing...

High Newton Trout Fishery - Newton-in-Cartmel

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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. Day permits are GBP16.00 for a two fish limit. Catch and release is permitted - barbless or de-barbed hooks are mandatory. The nearest permit agent is Newby Bridge Motors.

Kentmere Tarn - Kentmere

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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 day 2008 and in 2009...

Killington Lake Reservoir - Milneholme

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This 37-acre Lake is ideally located for Visiting Anglers being so near to the Motorway. There is also a Motel at the Killington Services. Fishing is ideal for both the Coarse and Game Angler. The Fishery is open to non Kent (Westmorland) Angling Association Members as well as Full Season Members. So Visitors can buy a Day or Season Ticket...

Knottallow Tarn - Ulverston

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Knottallow is a picturesque Lakeland Tarn situated on the fells 1 mile north of Ulverston stocked exclusively with Brown Trout up to 3 lbs. The tarn, which was manmade over 150 years ago covers approximately 6 acres and is split into two, about 80 metres from the dam by an old causeway; most likely being the original dam as the water was extended some time in the past...

Longlands Lake - Cleator

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The lake itself is managed by Wath Brow and Ennerdale Angling Association (Club Secretary: Terry Herbert: Tel 0776891260 trry_hrbrt@yahoo.co.uk) who stock the lake regularly with rainbow trout. A wheelchair accessible platform has been constructed while eslewhere around the lake a number of other casting platforms have been built. in places steep banks and trees make for some rather tricky casts but the lake can offer good fishing in an area desperately short of stocked stillwaters. Day permits are available from Farrens shop in Cleator, Udales Newsagents, Cleator Moor and from Wathbrow Post Office...

Lonsdale Park Fishery - Cumwhinton

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Cumwhinton, Carlisle, Cumbria CA4 0AY - 01228 562655 - Available for angling holidays and mid-week or weekend breaks, Lonsdale Park has a total of five lakes on a 40-acre woodland complex where you can guarantee you won't be crowded by other anglers. Indeed, on some of the waters you are likely to be the only person there. Fishing on all the waters is reserved for residents only...

Loweswater - Loweswater

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The fishing on Loweswater is controlled by the National Trust and permits are available from Mrs Leck at Waterend Farm, Loweswater, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0SU - 01946 861465 - 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 their day as this small lake has become another victim of the all too familiar pattern of enrichment and eutrophication...

Millbeck Fishery - Barrow-in-Furness

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A privately run coarse fishery, Millbeck has been established for ten years and has recently been taken over in 2005 by new owners, Mike and Wendy Skyrme, who have made many new improvements and additions to this fine facility for everyone to enjoy. The main one and a half acre pond stocked with Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Rudd, Bream, Tench and Chub...

Mirehouse Fishery - Mirehouse

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Day permits are not available for this fishery but membership of Haig AC is open to everyone and good value at GBP30.00 a year...

New Mills Trout Farm - Brampton

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Includes novices lake - Stocked with over 100 prime rainbow trout, you are guaranteed an exciting day out whether you are a complete novice or an experienced fisherman. Don't worry if you have never fished before we will be happy to tutor you at no extra cost, and our tackle shop will hire you all the equipment you need for only GBP2.00 a day...

Oakbank Lakes - Longtown

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Mr Sid Bolter, 01228 791108 for Day Permits

Pennington Reservoir - Pennington

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Fishing is reserved for Barrow Angling Members and their guests. For membership enquiries contact Keith Roger on 01229 836986

Poaka Beck Reservoir - Marton

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Fishing on Poaka is restricted to Barrow Angling Club members and their guests. For membership information contact Keith Rodger on 01229 836986

Roanhead Fisheries - Roanhead

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The outlying ponds at Roanhead are small but hold some very good fish. Moorfoot can be found on the roadside towards Roanhead beach , Woodend is in the other direction towards Askam...

Rydal Water - Rydall

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This is a WADAA fishery and can be fished on the same day permit as that for Grasmere. The nearest permit agents are the tourist information centre in Ambleside or Waterhead Marine on the A591 at the southern end of the town. Day permits are GBP6.00.

Sandhall Ponds - Ulverston

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Sandhall Ponds are located just off the A5087 Coast Road in South Ulverston, Cumbria. There is superb carp fishing with Mirror and Common Carp close to 20lbs. The water also holds Tench to 8lbs and a sprinking of other mixed coarse fish. Sandhall Ponds are predominantly a Carp Fishery aimed at the carp angler whether they be beginner, intermediate or specialist...

Thirlmere - Thirlmere

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Day permits to fish Thirlmere are available online or locally from Bridge End Farm at the northern end of the lake and from all other WADAA permit agents. For anglers visiting the area there is an excellent campsite at Bridge End Farm...

Ullswater -Watermillock

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Fishing on Ullswater is free. A rod licence is all that is required. Boats are available for hire from Lakeland Boat Hire and Ullswater Marine, both at Pooley Bridge on the northern end of the lake. For anglers the best bet is St Patricks Boat Landings at Glenridding. There are only a couple so book well in advance on 017684 82393...

Ulverston Canal - Ulverston

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Unlike most navigable canal the pegs on Ulverston canal are deeper at around 5-6ft in the middle of the canal becoming shallower as the margins are reached. There is a "boat" channel (even though no boats are on the canal) and this is much wider than on a standard canal. Good fishing can be had just on the edge of the towpath side of the boat channel - not much more than a rod length out....

Whins Pond -Carleton

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01768 862671 - 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+...

Windermere - Windermere

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Fishing is free on Windermere, all you need is your rod licence. Windermere is ten miles long and in places over half a mile wide. Easy to find but not easy to find somewhere to fish. Much of the eastern shore is private land with limited public access and during the busier months these areas tend to be crowded with visitors. A better bet is the quieter western shore between the Ferry and Wray Castle...

Wych Elm Trout Fishery - Holme

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Wych Elm Holidays, Milnthorpe Road, Holme, Cumbria LA6 1PX - 01524 781 449

Aspatria Angling Club

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01697 322421 - stewart.beattie@btconnect.com - Formed in 1958, Aspatria Angling Club provides fishing for wild brown trout, sea trout and salmon on the River Ellen...

Barrow Angling Association

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Barrow Angling Association has fishing for stocked brown and rainbow trout on Poaka Beck, Pennington, Harlock and Ireleth reservoirs. We also control the fishing on Cavendish Dock situated in Barrow itself. The Dock is now primarily a carp water. - For membership information contact Keith Roger on 01229 836986

Bentham Angling Association

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Bentham Angling Association controls approximately 2.5 miles of single and double bank fishing around the town of Bentham. The fishing is entirely on the River Wenning, a major tributary of the River Lune.

Brampton Angling Association

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Brampton Angling Association was established in 1856 for the preservation of trout in the Rivers Irthing, Gelt and their tributaries. The Association continues to provide angling for residents of Brampton and surrounding areas on the Rivers Irthing, Gelt and King Water. The Association also welcomes members from outside the area and issues permits to fish to visiting anglers...

Carleton Hill Fishing Syndicate

Chris Wynne, 10 Townhead Road, Cotehill, Cumbria. CA4 0DF - chriswynne28@hotmail.com

Carlisle & District Coarse Angling Club

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CADCAC offers it's members unrivalled fishing within easy reach of the North & West of Cumbria.

Carlisle Angling Association

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The Carlisle Angling Association had its birth at a meeting held in the Royal Hotel on Friday, 17th December 1852; when it was resolved 'That an Association be formed for the better protection of the River Eden and its tributaries with a view to the preservation and increase of the fish therein and for the improvement of angling in the District.' Those attending the meeting were men of some means, owners of small businesses, professional men and shopkeepers. In those days the working men were too poor to pursue angling as a sport...

Coniston and Torver District Anglers' Association

J Carrol - 
8 Old Furness Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8HU

Egremont Angling Association

C Fisher - 69 North Road, Egremont, Cumbria CA22 2PR

Fisher Tarn Anglers Angling Club

W T H Halford, 32 Greenwood,, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5ED - 01539 736128

Furness Fishing Association - Coarse Section

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The Furness Fishing Association was formed in 1950 and was originally all one club. Since then it has seen its membership grow and a need for more dedicated sections to be formed. Today it consists of 5 sections covering all aspects of angling and a shooting section. The Coarse section averages a membership of 300+ a year, with a quarter being junior members...

Furness Fishing Association - Game Section

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The Furness Fishing Association was formed in 1950 and was originally all one club. Since then it has seen its membership grow and a need for more dedicated sections to be formed. Today it consists of 5 sections covering all aspects of angling and a shooting. Our section provides and promotes game fishing in the Furness peninsular. This section of the club is restricted to 280 senior members and 40 junior members...

Haig Angling Club

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The site owners British Coal Open cast approached management and employees of Haig Colliery to see if there was enough interest in forming an Angling Club, which would create an amenity on Mirehouse and prevent further damage to the site. An inaugural meeting of interested parties was held in January 1983, a committee was formed and Haig Angling Club was launched at a Fishing Tackle Exhibition in the Civic Hall, Whitehaven in March 1993.A healthy membership of senior, junior, disabled and OAPs was quickly achieved. A lease was then agreed with the site owners and fish were introduced into Mirehouse, and in April 1983 an official opening of the fishery, by the singer Dana declared the club open...

Hawkshead Angling Club

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Hawkshead Angling Club is limited to 100 members. Heavily discounted ANNUAL permits available to fish 'any (legal) method' for all species in the lake. Contact: 01946 691889

Kent (Cumbria) Angling Association

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The Kent (Westmorland) Angling Association was founded by working men in 1848 and is still administered the same way. Through good management and dexterity, the Association controls continuity of both banks of the River Kent for some 8 miles, most of which we own, and the rest is Leased...

Keswick Angling Association

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Keswick Anglers Association (KAA) has wonderful fishing set in some of Cumbria's most beautiful scenery. The Rivers Greta and Derwent offer superb, affordable fly fishing for native and stocked brown trout, together with angling for wild salmon and sea trout. Mixed and coarse fishing for native pike, lake trout, perch and other species is available on Derwentwater Lake surrounded by magnificent fells dominated by the well known peak of Skiddaw...

Kirkby Stephen & District Angling Association

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Kirkby Stephen and District Angling Association is located in Kirkby Stephen. This website gives detailed information on the club and our waters including location, pictures, reports and 'fisherman's tales'. It is a resource aimed at providing up-to-date factual information about what is happening on our waters but it is also intended to provide a wealth of 'crack' as we say here in Cumbria...

Lune and Wyre Fishery Association

R A Challenor - 6 Main Street, Kirkby Lonsdale

Millom & District Angling Association

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Welcome to the Millom and District Angling Association website. We are a small friendly game angling club situated in the South West of Cumbria. Secretary: Brian Crawford, 16 Lancashire Road, Millom, Cumbria, LA18 4AW. Tel. 01229 777648 Email: crawford-brian@sky.com

North West Donkers

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North West Donkers - Sea fishing group based across the N West of England. We are a friendly group and women and children are welcome...

Penrith Angling Association

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Secretary: Mr A Dixon, 3 Newtown Cottages, Skirwith, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 1RJ - 01768 88294 - penrithaa@ukonline.co.uk - The Association, established since 1850 is non-profit making, with the sole objective being to provide fishing for our members. We control in the region of 42.5 miles of bank, with excellent trout and grayling fishing on the rivers Eden, Eamont, Lowther, Petteril, Lyvennet, Leith, Dacre Beck, Briggle Beck and Trout Beck. Salmon and Sea Trout fishing is also available for members of the association ( for information on beats and rules see the Regulations page)...

River Eden & District Fisheries Association - REDFA

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The River Eden and District Fisheries Association (REDFA) was formed following the demise of the Cumberland River Board in 1951 to represent and proclaim the interests of the River Eden's anglers, clubs and riparian owners...

Sedbergh and District Angling Association

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Dr David Wright, East Backstonegill Farm, Dent, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5TE - Telephone: 015396 25533 - Sedbergh and District Angling Association (Sedbergh Anglers) owns, leases or rents some 15 miles of the Rivers Lune, Rawthay and tributaries. The waters contain native and stocked brown trout together with significant numbers of sea trout and salmon. In common with other rivers the number of salmon and sea trout have declined over recent years but nevertheless they are still there for the catching...

Tebay and District Angling Club

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Tebay Anglers was founded in 1944 and originally met in the Junction Hotel. The Club's waters cover some 15 miles of Brown Trout, Sea Trout and Salmon fishing along the River Lune, and its tributaries, from Kelleth to the Sedbergh end of Fair Mile. The migratory trout normally reach the area sometime in June, and salmon generally appear from August.

Ulverston Angling Association

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Ulverston Angling Association offers Game fishing for Brown Trout and Coarse fishing for large carp and mixed coarse species on the edge of the Lake District in Cumbria...

Wath Brow & Ennerdale Angling Association

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Wath Brow & Ennerdale Angling Association, Club Secretary: Terry Herbert, 25 Jacktrees Crescent, Cleator Moor, Cumbria - 0776891260 - trry_hrbrt@yahoo.co.uk Welcome to the Wath Brow and Ennerdale Angling Association (WB&EAA) web site. The WB&EAA own/manage fishing on the upper half of the river Ehen for sea trout and salmon together with fishing for wild brown trout on Ennerdale Water....

Windermere, Ambleside & District Angling Association

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Contact: Chris Sodo, Ecclerigg Court, Ecclerigg, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LQ

Ann Tysons House B&B

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Anglers keen to cast a line whilst visiting the Lake District will be delighted by the diversity of the fishing available in and around the Hawkshead area. On the doorstep Esthwaite Water rates as one of the finest waters in the Lake District. Predominanantly a trout fishery, Esthwaite Water also boasts both excellent pike and coarse fishing. Ann Tysons House (B&B) are now offering full use of the 'hotel permits' issued to us by 'Esthwaite Water trout and winter pike fishery' and the 'Windermere and Ambleside District Angling Association'. The permits entitle bed and breakfast residents free shore/bank fishing amidst some of the most stunning and dramatic scenery in the Lake District National park.,,

Apartment in Kendal

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Luxurious holiday apartment on the banks of the River Kent in Kendal, Cumbria. The property enjoys a riverside balcony where you can sit and watch the river with a glass of wine. It is also perfectly situated for anyone wishing to fish the waters governed by the Kent (Westmorland) Angling Association, as well as the many opportunities that are available throughout the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales...

Far Moor End Cottages

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The grounds include 15 acres of woodlands with paths (please note that the woods are sometimes off limits when there is tree felling or bridge reconstruction), two paddocks of approximately two acres each, a wildflower meadow of approximately three acres. There are also three wildlife ponds and Far Moor End has a long frontage on the River Ehen...

Cumbria Fishing Festival

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Cumbria is the English county with the most lakes. It gets the most rain which feeds a web of rivers with fresh, clean water and it has more than 200 miles of tidal coastline. It even has a couple of canals. Cumbria has to be a great place to fish, and if every other activity has its festival, why not a fishing festival?

Bob & Vera Carlson Flyfishing Tuition

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Both Bob and Vera specialise in helping absolute beginners to become fly anglers and also helping those anglers who are struggling to consistently catch whether they have a casting problem that needs sorting or whether its not knowing the method to use on the day etc...

Border Game Angling - Casting Tuition Packages

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Prior to any casting or fishing session, there is a certain amount of time that all anglers must set aside for assembling their tackle. What I would like to do, is try to make that time as short and efficient as possible by suggesting a few tips for both the beginner, and the more accomplished angler...

Chris Bowman

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Chris is a licensed angling coach, licensed under fishcoach.org the coach licensing scheme of the Joint Angling Development Board. He is a Professional Anglers Association Registered Coach, as a PAA coach Chris has undertaken training in angling coaching, child protection, has enhanced CRB Disclosure, holds a valid first aid certificate, is a member of Sports Coach UK and holds appropriate insurance cover for the purpose of coaching angling. Chris offers coarse angling tuition and coaching for all ages and abilities, group or individual tuition, as well as guided trips for coarse, game and sea fish...

Glyn Freeman

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GLYN FREEMAN is a full time, fully qualified fly casting instructor/guide, and an active member of A.A.P.G.A.I. (Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors)...

Lee Cummings - Source to Sea Flyfishing

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Fly Fishing & Fly Casting Instruction in West Cumbria with AAPGAI Master Instructor - Lee Cummings. I invite you to come with me to learn how to fly fish for Game, Salt water or Coarse fish within the beautiful and unspoilt scenery of the Western Lake district in Cumbria...

River Eden at Kirkby Stephen

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A daily report on the condition of the River Eden at Kirkby Stephen maintained by Kirkby Stephen & District Angling Association. Check before you travel..

Allonby

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The wide, sweeping bay from Dubmill Point down to Crosscanonby gives shallow ground fishing for plaice, flounder, dabs, codling, whiting, dogfish and quite a few bass. Locals favour a south-westerly wind coinciding with high water which stirs up good surf and brings the fish in...

Border Game Angling - Eden Valley Angling Holidays

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The river Eden is a holiday destination for either the angler who prefers to target their particular species such as Salmon, Sea trout, Brown trout or Grayling or the all round angler who likes to target all of the above...

Crossfield Cottages & Fishery

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We are surrounded on all sides by fields, lakes and woods. The nearest public road is 1/2 mile away. The Farmstead itself, built of soft red sandstone, stands at the end of our private drive and the Fisherman's Walk cottages are literally within casting distance of the main fishing lake...

Lake District Fishing Holidays

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Fishing Holidays in the Lake District. Enjoy the Lakeland experience in the beautiful English Lakes staying at the Eltermere County Hotel...

Lonsdale Park - Cumwhinton

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Lonsdale Park offers angling holidays and accommodation on five lakes in 40 acres of unspoilt country estate woodland making it a perfect destination for discerning anglers and their families who want to combine an angling break with the opportunity to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain...

The Villa Fishery & Caravan Park

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The Villa Fishery & Caravan Park's fishery complex consists of 4 interconnecting lakes that hold an excellent head of mixed coarse fish including specimen carp (30+lbs), chubb, tench, roach, perch, crucian, bream, silverfish & skimmers etc. Day tickets cost GBP5 for the day, GBP2.50 for each extra rod. Season tickets are also available.

Angling and fishing in the English Lake District

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List of waters and contacts...

Cumbria Fly Fishing

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Fly casting instruction - Various tailored sessions - River Eden fly fishing courses

Lake District Fishing

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The Lake District and Cumbria is a magically beautiful region of high peaks, open fells, lakes and sparkling rivers. The region offers some tremendous fishing set amidst scenery that is invariably spectacular, at times challenging but often surprisingly intimate...

Clive Mitchelhill - Private Fishing on the River Eden

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Hi my name is Clive Mitchelhill I am a fully qualified and Full Time Game Angling Instructor living in Cumbria. I am a member of the Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors (A.A.P.G.A.I.) as well as being part of the assessment team for both the Trout and Salmon disciplines at all levels...