Fishing on stocked waters

Fisheries & Stocked Waters in the Lake District & Cumbria

Cumbria & the Lake District offer some fantastic fishing for both Trout and Coarse fish on stocked waters. Predominant species include Trout, Pike, Perch, Roach and Eels. They are set amidst some of the most breath taking scenery to be found anywhere in the country.


Some fisheries are small and secluded and often require a short hike to gain access, however others are very prominent and stretch over hundreds of acres and offer boat fishing as well as accommodating anglers that prefer to fish from the bank. The majority of these waters are leased by fishing clubs and are available on day tickets.


There are also manned fisheries that offer professional help and instruction to beginners and children alike. Often these fisheries are the first port of call for the visiting angler. Book a day with a qualified instructor or guide and receive the best introduction possible to the UK’s most popular sport. These one stop waters also provide rod and tackle hire as well as the necessary rod licences at a reasonable price.


Overview courtesy of expert David Coleman M.I.F.M of Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery

See also :

  • General fishing overview / Tackle & bait shops
  • Stocked Trout Fisheries

    Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery – Tel : 015394 36541 Email here
    At almost 300 acres Esthwaite is the largest stocked trout water in Cumbria offering both boat and bank angling throughout the year. This is a very scenic fishery, located near Hawkshead and currently stocked with rainbow trout and an increasing number of brown trout. Esthwaite also holds large pike which can be fished for over the winter months.

  • Gilcrux Springs Tel : 016973 22488. Good for beginners and kids
  • Cogra Moss Inglenook Caravan Park, Lamplugh, CA14 4SH. Tel : Cockermouth AA Secretary. 01900 824798
  • Longlands Lake near Egremont. Tel : 01946 810377 Suitable for disabled anglers
  • Cocklakes Fly Fishery Troutbeck, Penrith, CA11 0SG. Tel : 01768 483885 Good for beginners
  • New Mills Trout Fishery Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 2QS. Tel : 016977 41115 Suitable for disabled anglers & good for beginners
  • Watendlath Tarn Watendlath, Keswick, CA12 5UY. Tel : 01768 777362
  • Yew Tree Tarn Day permits from Coniston Tourist Information Centre. Tel : 015394 41533
  • Kentmere Tarn Tel : 015395 35630 15th March until 30th September inclusive WADAA membership required
  • Moss Eccles Tarn Tel : 015395 35630
  • Ghyll Head Trout Fishery Tel : 015395 35630
  • Bessy Beck Trout Fishery Newbiggin on Lune, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4LY. Tel : 015396 23303 Suitable for disabled anglers & good for beginners
  • Farletonview Trout Fishery Crooklands, Milnthorpe, LA7 7NU. Tel : 015395 67328 Suitable for disabled anglers & good for beginners
  • Wych Elm Trout Fishery Milnthorpe Road, Holme, LA6 1PX. Tel :01524 781449 Suitable for disabled anglers & good for beginners
  • Bigland Trout Fishery Mungeon Farm, Backbarrow, Ulverston, LA12 8PB. 015395 31566 / 07789 502278
  • Burlington Lake Mr Chris Riseley, 83 Sutherland Street, Barrow in Furness, LA14 1BL. 01229 431902. Day permits available to visitors from “Rods and Sods” in Ulverston.
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