Lake District North West
This information is taken from The National Trust Fishing & Boating
in the Lake District leaflet.
Most of the National Trustís lakes, tarns and becks with public access can be fished provided permits are obtained. On some waters, however, fishing is either privately let or is completely prohibited for conservation reasons. On a few waters fishing is free.
The appropriate Environment Agency license must be held by every angler.
They are obtainable from Post Offices.
A popular sea fishing in Cumbria website www.seaanglingcharters.com
The details in this leaflet are not exhaustive. There are many small tarns and becks, protected by the National Trust, in which fishing is freely available from all banks from which there is public access. Similarly many of the waters listed are only partly under the control of the National Trust. This leaflet only provides details relating to those parts that are controlled by the Trust. Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere are covered by one permit.
Please note that water can be dangerous. Lakes and waters in the Lake District can be deep, very cold, and have unpredictable winds. Children should be supervised when boating. BSI approved lifejackets should be worn. Swimming in Lake District waters is not recommended.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE PRICES MAY NO LONGER BE CORRECT
per hour; £16 per day (1:12 after 12 noon), inclusive of VAT
Returnable deposit of £5 per boat. Full day rate includes
Fishing Permit. Hourly and half-day hire do not.
£15 per day; £10 after 12 noon; £6 after 5pm.
£2.50 per day
and rowing dingy launching £2 per day;
the lakes £3 per day; £10 per week;
N.B. It is an offence against the bye-laws to beach powered craft on National Trust shores.
Mainly coarse fishing. Pike, Perch and Roach.
Trout, Char, Pike and Perch
Trout, Char, Pike, Perch, Salmon and Sea Trout.
Tel : 017687 70232
Pike, Perch, Trout and Salmon.
Dearham, Nr Cockermouth
Low cost daily fishing, Brown Trout, Sea Trout, Salmon and some Eels on the River Ellen please contact Dearham Angling Society, Mr. Stephen Mitchell Tel: 01900 814816.
Ellerbeck Farm & Fishery, Brigham, Cockermouth.
Coarse fishing by day ticket. Tel: 01900 825268
Gilcrux Springs Trout Farm, Nr Cockermouth.
American Brook, Rainbow Trout. Tel: 016973 22488
Longlands Lake, Cleator Moor, Nr Cockermouth.
Rainbow Trout. Tel: 01946 810377
Meadley Tarn, Ennerdale Bridge.
Rainbow Trout Permits from Tarn Bank
Springfalls, Longthwaite, Nr Wigton.
Stocked tarn with Rainbow and Brook Trout. Tel: 016973 45012
The National Trust welcomes the use of canoes, rowing boats or sailing boats on its waters or their launching from those parts of its shores and islands which are open to the public, subject to the restrictions mentioned in this leaflet.
Unless mentioned, no powered craft may be launched over Trust shores nor used on its waters, this includes electric powered motors.
some waters boats are available for hire from the National Trust. These are listed in Boat
The National Trust can accept no responsibility for damage to craft launched over its land.
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