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Pochard Lake Fishery is a beautiful, secluded spring-fed trout-fishing lake set centrally in its own 23-acre wooded valley, providing a peaceful and quiet location for fishing. It offers memberships, day tickets and tuition and has a well-equipped tackle shop, stocking Orvis, Snowbee and Fulling Mill.
Address The Clubhouse, Pochard Lake, Heath Road, Stockgrove, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0FW Web pochardlakefishing.co.uk Tel 01525 234112 / 07809 432182 Email email@example.com
Clatworthy Reservoir is a haven for those who love to fly fish. The trout in the reservoir can often be found cruising just beneath the surface – a well-presented dry fly is often enough to produce a take.
One of the best ways to fish at Clatworthy is from a boat as it allows anglers to explore the reservoir’s many bays, coves and arms. With ten fishing boats, anyone can take to the water at Clatworthy.
The dam is popular with boat anglers, especially during summer when lots of fish gather. The lake is surrounded by impressive hills affording wonderful views while fishing.
Address Clatworthy Reservoir, West Somerset Web wessexwater.co.uk Tel 01984 624658 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Social facebook.com/wessexwaterfisheries
Situated in 20 acres of picturesque and peaceful farmland, Aldin Grange boasts five well-stocked lakes brimming with fish — two trout (fly only), two coarse and one competition (match). The trout-fishing lakes are Troutmasters waters and fly only (barbless). There are three types of trout: rainbow, brown and blue. Only the rainbow trout may be killed and taken. The trout vary in size from 2lb to 15lb.
Address Aldin Grange Farm, Bearpark, Durham, DH7 7AR Web aldingrangelakes.co.uk Tel 0191 3846090 / 07957 831711 Email email@example.com
Lakedown Trout Fishery is situated in a secluded Wealden valley with scenic views and no visible signs of habitation. It was originally designed and created in 1981 by actor and rock legend Roger Daltrey. The four spring-fed lakes, which total approximately 20 acres, have an abundance of aquatic fly life.
Address Swife Lane, Burwash, East Sussex, TN21 8UX Web lakedowntroutfishery.com Tel 01435 883449 / 07502 257428 (or Ted on 07740 798341) Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Maran Lakes, also known as Marston Wyse Trout Farm, is a great place to "get away from it all". Serenity is guaranteed within this quiet corner of North Yorkshire's rolling countryside. There are five lakes to explore, each offering a different challenge for rainbow, blue and brown trout.
Address Maran Lakes, Wetherby Road, Long Marston, York, YO26 7NH Web maranlakes.co.uk Tel 01904 738383 Email email@example.com
Bigwell Fly Fishery is a small stillwater fishery set in an idyllic location in the small village of Redbrook in the picturesque Wye Valley on the border between England and Wales. It consists of two spring-fed lakes that are crystal clear and cold, with two more lakes fed from the overflow from the spring and a local stream, which bring in wild brown trout.
Address Bigwell Fly Fishery, Tinmans Green, Redbrook, NP25 4NB Web bigwellflyfishery.co.uk Tel 01600 772904 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chigborough Farm and Fisheries is a rural oasis on the outskirts of the historic market town of Maldon in Essex. Its trout and coarse lakes are open all year. It has three trout lakes of varying depth, regularly stocked with rainbows and browns averaging 2¼lb. Also on site are coarse-fishing lakes, a campsite and cafe. Instructors regularly teach on site. Visit the website to book.
Address Chigborough Road, Maldon, CM9 4RE Web chigboroughfarm.co.uk Tel 07702 244440 Email email@example.com
This attractive small stillwater, just ¾-acre, is situated on the edge of the Cotswold Hills, and is stocked with rainbow and blue trout from Exmoor Fisheries, 2lb-5lb. It's open all year and is an ideal place for the beginner fly-fisher to learn and a fun day out for experienced anglers. Tuition is available. Food and accommodation in the neighbouring village.
Address Nibley Green, North Nibley, Gloucestershire, GL11 6AZ Web greatburrowstroutfishery.co.uk Tel 01453 547299 / 07879 855172 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many beautiful places to cast a fly in Britain but none more so than Cregennan Lakes in the Snowdonia National Park. Sitting in the shadow of Cadair Idris and not far from the lovely market town of Dolgellau, Cregennan Estate is National Trust owned and has extensive land with many defined walks.
Address Ffridd Boedel Farm, Arthog, Gwynedd, LL39 1LJ Web cregennan.co.uk Tel 01341 250426 / 07966 962104 / 07805 797010 Email email@example.com
Sweethope Lough is the headwater of the Wansbeck river, which cuts its scenic way to the North Sea through some of Northumberland's prettiest scenery. Justifiably highly regarded for its stock of hard-fighting rainbow trout, this popular venue offers every angler, from novice to expert, a chance to hook the fish of a lifetime at every visit.
Address Estate Office, Lynnheads Barn, West Woodburn, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 2TE Web sweethope.co.uk Tel 01434 270060 / 07766 590 319 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded and built in 1988, Avon Springs is a family-run fishery located in rural Wiltshire — not far from Stonehenge. At Avon Springs there are two spring-fed lakes, Club and Willow, which enjoy superb fly hatches, as well as just under one mile of chalkstream fishing on the River Avon. You've fished the rest, now fish the best!
Address Recreation Rd, Durrington, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 8HH Web fishingfly.co.uk Tel 01980 653557 / 07774 801401 Email email@example.com
New Mills Trout Fishing Lake is a Troutmasters, stream-fed water home to hard-fighting specimens of rainbow, tiger, blue and brown trout up to 20lb. The lake is open all-year round, with disability fishing available. Bring your own fishing gear or hire from the tackle shop. Fly-fishing tuition is also available, as well as glamping and cottage accommodation.
Address Brampton,Cumbria, CA8 2QS Web newmillstroutfishingpark.co.uk Tel 01697 741115 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Set in the heart of Herefordshire's beautiful countryside, Kingfisher Trout Lake is a fully landscaped spring-fed lake of just under four acres. It offers a wide selection of refreshments in its newly renovated lodge with camping onsite. The lake offers the perfect conditions for year-round fly-fishing and relaxation. The water varies in depth, up to 20ft in places, with plenty of ledges where trout patrol and feed. Tuition may be booked.
Address Home Farm, Green Lane, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4SZ Web kingfishertroutlake.co.uk Tel 01885 488464/07401 114159 Email email@example.com
If you favour smaller waters, Hawkridge Reservoir is the place for you. In 2018, Hawkridge was the first UK water to stock sparctic trout, a new species. They joined other trout already in the reservoir: a variety of rainbow, brown, tiger, golden and blue trout as well as some surprise double-figure specimens. You really don’t know what you will catch next.
Address Hawkridge Reservoir, Spaxton, Bridgewater, Somerset. Web wessexwater.co.uk Tel 01278 671840 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Social facebook.com/wessexwaterfisheries
Sutton Bingham is an outstanding traditional fly fishery that offers excellent trout fishing throughout the season. The reservoir is well stocked with rainbow and brown trout averaging 2lb with some surprise double-figure specimens, too.
Fishing facilities at Sutton Bingham include a spacious fishing lodge with a large veranda overlooking the water. Early season buzzer hatches are prolific and the fish can usually be found close to the margins.
Address Sutton Bingham Reservoir, Yeovil, Somerset. Web wessexwater.co.uk Tel 01935 872389 Email email@example.com Social facebook.com/wessexwaterfisheries
Located in the beautiful Seaham countryside, Sharpley Springs Fly Fishery provides a scenic and tranquil location for anglers to enjoy fly fishing on a variety of blue, brown and rainbow trout stocked lakes. Enjoy a full day out, taking time to relax at the fisherman’s lodge.
Address Sharpley Springs, Old Burdon Farm, Seaton, Seaham, County Durham Web sharpleysprings.com Tel 0191 5814821 or 07860 757527 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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