Spinfish Where to Fish - England - Game - Cumbria

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Appleby Angling Association

Appleby AA have 14 miles of the river Eden and fishing on Howgill Tarn.

The river holds excellent stocks of wild brown trout and grayling there are also improving runs of salmon.

Howgill Tarn is stocked annually with rainbows but is reserved for members.

The brown trout and grayling can reach 2 to 3lbs.

Non resident membership is available as well as day and week tickets for the river. Tickets from H Higney and Sons in Appleby call 017683 51240

Google Map Ref 54.577760, -2.489842

Checked 28/09/18

Aspartia Angling Association

Fishing on the river Ellen for brown trout, salmon and sea trout. (Salmon 31st July to 1st November)

Membership is inexpensive. Day tickets available from the petrol staion in the Market Square in Aspartia.

Google Map Ref 54.763394, -3.333347

Checked 29/09/18

Bessy Beck

Bessy Beck near Kirby Stphens is a great location for a day out for the serious angler and for the family offering fishing on three lakes:

Island Lake, 2, acres stocked with rainbows, blues and brown trout (bt C & R only) Mostly in the range 2 to 5lbs but there is also a good head of fish in the 10 to 15lb range. All fish over 10 to be returned. You can take up to 3 fish on a session then catch and release. Fishing is fly only.

Heron Lake, 1 acre, fly only as for Island.

Mallard Lake is a smaller fly fishing water, 1.5 acres, stocked with smaller fish in the 1.25 to 2lb range. Fishing is catch and kill only.

Facilities for anglers with disabilities, with flat bank at all lakes it is wheelchair accessible.

Call 015396 23303

Google Map Reference 54.440377, -2.458191 Post Code CA17 4LY

Checked 20/01/19/18

Broughton Parish Council

Broughton Parish Council have the fishing rights on a stretch of the Derwent that passes the village.

Season tickets available from the local post office allowing fishing for salmon and trout.

Google Map Ref 54.667243, -3.431520 Checked 20/09/18

Carlisle and Dist Angling Association

Carlisle DAA have 7 miles double bank on the river Eden with 27 namd pools. Fishing is for salmon, sea trout (some herrling / finnock), brown trout and coarse fish.

Membership is open to residents living within 5 miles of the city centre however, Visitor Season tickets are available.

Day and week tickets for salmon, brown trout days, week and season and coarse fish week and season. Under 16s get a free permit. The coarse fish are, grayling, chub and dace.

Permits from Carlisle Tourist Information Office, Green Market. Call  01228 598596.

Google Map Ref 54.900618, -2.934828

Checked 29/09/18

Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery

A 280 acre glacial lake stocked thoughout the season with rainbows and brown trout. Fishing is from bank or boat, fly only in the North Basin and any method - fly, spinning, worm in the South Basin. Some of the fish look to be very big indeed, in such a big lake there must be many fish that have grown on so you never know what will hit you.

There is a good population of pike with a best fish of 39lb 8ozs! Fish to 20s are caught regularly on dead bait and lures. Pike fishing is restricted to the period 1st oct to 31st of March

The lake also holds roach, rudd, bream, silvers, eels and perch. Roach, perch, rudd to 3lbs and bream go to doubles. The permit does not include pike, trout caught must be returned immediately unharmed.

The fishery offers good access for disabled anglers including a boat and toilets.

Permits on site. Call 015394 36541.

Google Map Reference 54.358978 -2.984152

Checked 28/09/18

Keswick Angling Association

KAA have fishing on the rivers Derwent and Greta and on Derwentwater. The focus is on brown trout, salmon and sea trout however there are good pike and perch to be had on Derwentwater.

The club offers day and week permits for the river and day, week and season permits for Derwentwater there are also reduced charges for juniors 12 to 21yo.

Permits from:

Youdale Newsagents, Keswick

Lake Dist National Park Information Office in Keswick

Nichol End Marine in Portinscale

Keswick Post Office

Google Map Ref 54.602404, -3.140763

Checked 08/09/18

Kirby Stephen Angling Association

Fishing on 9 miles of the river Eden, 10 beats. 4 miles on the Belah and Scandal Beck. Some good trout and grayling with salmon back end.

Membership is open to anyone but under 18s fish for free. Day and week tickets avialable from Halls Newsagents in the Market Square, Kirby Stephen.

Google Map Ref 54.472746, -2.348691

Checked 29/09/18

Lough Trout Fishery

Near Thrustonfield. A stream fed fishery in a beautiful setting stocked with rainbow and brown trout, Boat fishing only including a wheelie boat. Call 01228 76552. Google Map Reference 54.896605, -3.062653

New Mills Trout Farm

Near Brampton is a trout fishery with a fly only lake and a bait pond.

New Mills is the 1.5 acre fly fishery stocked with rainbows, brown trout and blues from 2 to 25lbs.

The Fun Fishery is for bait or fly, stocked with rainbows. There is a solid looking path around the lake which would suit people with disabilities but may be difficult for wheelchair users getting close to the bank.

There is a cafe with ramped access and a tackle shop on site, toilets and facilities for disabled.

Call 016977 41115 or 07779754697.

Google Map Reference 54.948408, -2.705038 Post Code CA8 2QS

Checked 12/01/19

Naworth Trout Fishery

In the grounds of Naworth Castle. Fishing is on the well stocked Jubille Lake. Naworth Castle, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 2HF, call 016977 3229. Google Map Reference 54.956034, -2.688687

Penrith Angling Association

Penrith AA control fishing on 42.5 miles of water including 9 miles on the Eden, 7.5 miles on the Eamont, 9.5 miles on the Lowther and several small streams including Petteril, Lyvennet, Leith, Dacre Beck, Briggle Beck, Trout Beck.

The Eden fishing extends from Bolton to Amathwaite flowing over limestone areas resulting in benefits to the trout growth rate due to good feeding. There are some impressive wild trout here with the record standing at 8lbs.

The Eamont is a fast flowing river with trout averaging three quarters but 4 to 5 lb fih are caught evry year and the record fish was 8.5lbs.

The Lowther is a slower flowing water with deep pools, fish up to 1lb but there are biggies lurking in the deep pools.

The streams total 16.5 miles of water generally slow clear waters with very wary wild trout. Great for the dry fly.

There is salmon and sea trout fishing but this is reserved for members as is winter grayling fishing.

Membership is open to folk living within a 20 mile radius of Penrith although a Coutry Season ticket is available for people living outside the qualifying area. The Association also offers concession for juniors, pensioners and for couples.

Visitor day and week tickets are available during the trout season from:

Charles Sykes in Penrith

Pooley Bridge, Langwathby and Askam Post Offices.

Google Map Ref 54.662094, -2.751945

Checked 29/09/18

South Tyne

Alston and District Angling Club. Alston is in Cumbria but much of the fishing is cross border into Northumberland. The club has 10 miles fishing on the South Tyne for salmon, sea trout and brown trout between Eals Village and Alston. Salmon and sea trout start from June onwards. The club do not have all of the beats on this part of the river so check before you fish. The club issues a limited number of day tickets. Permits from the Angel Inn in Alston call 01434 381363 or Fishpal.

Google Map Reference 54.812768, -2.440248 CA 93HU

Checked 20/01/19

Windermere and Ambleside Dist Angling Club

In addition to 5 excellent coarse fisheries WADAA have 4 game fisheries located in, what you might expect because of the area, beautiful settings. They are:

Ghyll Head, a well stocked fishery in a stunning setting stocked fortnightly with rainbows averaging 2lb plus some fish into the 4 to 6lb range. Some wild brownies go to 3lbs in this lake.

Day tickets are available (2 fish then C & R). Permits from Newby Bridge Motors and Bowness TIC.

Google Map Ref 54.321573, -2.926905

High Newton, 11 acres, an excellent dry fly water located at elevation with stunning view out to Morecambe Bay. Can be windy but this adds to surface activity as terrestrials get blown onto the water.

Again, stocked fortnightly with 2lb rainbows with some 4 to 6lb fish.

There is wheelchair access but you need to arrange this in advance by calling 07488534113

Permits from Newby Bridge Motors. Google Map Ref 54.247940, -2.922557

High Fairbanks Tarn, an 11 acre tarn stocked annually with brownies and rainbows. As fish grow on here they have reached up to 9lbs of feral fish. Members only.

Bigland Trout Fishery, in Otter Tarn and 11 acre water with many bays and small islands. Stocked regularly with rainbows as well as some blues and fish in the 3 to 5lb range. Good "hunting" water with dry or nymph.

Float tubing is allowed on Fridays and designated Saturdays.

Permits at the fishery or take out membership which gives you unlimited access to all 4 fisheries. Google Map Ref 54.237684, -2.990680

Checked 28/09/18