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Killington Lake

Located approximately 1 mile from Junction 37 of the M6, Killington Lake is surrounded by picturesque countryside.

The 37-acre lake is ideally located for visiting anglers is particularly well known for the quality of its good Pike fishing with specimen fish of up to 20 lbs being caught. There are also large shoals of Roach, and other fish such Brown Trout, Perch and Bream are also regularly caught. Providing opportunities for both coarse and game anglers.

The Fishery is open to 365 days and is managed by Kent (Westmorland) Angling Association. Non-members are welcome. Day or season tickets can be purchased from the Lock Keepers Cottage situated on the shores of the Lake just past the boat house, and also from Kendal Sports and Carlson’s Fishing Tackle Shop, Kendal.

Bessy Beck Trout Fishery

Bessy Beck is the perfect place to enjoy fly fishing for trout with the stunning backdrop of the Howgill Fells. The fishery provides fly fishing for all ages and abilities, catering for beginners and the more experienced fisherman.

Equipment is available to hire from the onsite shop and beginners can also book tuition with the fishery’s team of qualified expert tutors, giving you the chance to grips with the sport for the first time in relaxed and informal surroundings.

There are three fishing lakes on site stocked with Rainbow trout, Blue trout and a small number of wild Brown trout, offering providing very different fishing experiences… the majority of fish are between 2lb to 5lb but 10lb to 15lb trout are regularly caught.

Bessy Beck is open all year, 5 days a week, Wednesday – Sunday, 8am to 9pm.

Address: Newbiggin-on-Lune, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4LY


River Lune

The River Lune rises at Newbiggin at St. Helen’s Well, some 780 feet above sea level, flowing south for 53 miles reaching the Irish Sea near Lancaster. The river flows through the spectacular Lune Gorge; passing the gently rolling Howgill Fells, the ancient Roman Fort at Low Borrowbridge, the 16th century pack horse bridge at Lowgill, known as Crook of Lune, and the vast disused Victorian railway viaducts of the Lune Valley Railway at Low Gill, Waterside and Rawthey near Sedbergh

The river is renowned for its salmon fishing, with the best specimen caught weighing in at over 38lb. The river also has a good late sea trout run with fish caught weighing up to 9lb. With its lower reaches provide excellent coarse fishing with fish including chub, pike, bream, perch and roach.

The Lune’s upper reaches run for approximately nine miles through Lowgill and can be fished with a weekly permit available from Tebay Anglers.

The mid-reaches of the river from Broadraine Weir to Firbank can be fished on a daily or weekly permit available from Sedbergh Anglers.

The River Dee

The river rises close to Dent Head Farm, and flows north past Stone House, where it is joined by Arten Gill, to Cowgill, where it turns into Dentdale. In Dentdale, the river picks up the waters of Deepdale Beck, flows on the outskirts of Dent and onwards to Rash Mill, after which it joins the River Rawthey at Catholes before flowing onwards to the River Lune.

The river contains native brown trout, together with sea trout and salmon.

If you wish to fish the Dee you will need buy a day/weekly ticket from Sedbergh Anglers or become a member.

River Rawthey

The Rawthey rises on Knoutberry Haw, initially flowing north before meeting Whin Stone Gill in Uldale, before skirting Bluecaster and running south west through Cautley, Sedbergh, Borret, and Brigflatts, finally joining the Lune just east of Killington Bridge.

George Fox, founder of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as the Quakers identified Brigflatts as the place in his famous Pendle Hill vision ‘And ye Lord opened to me at that place: and let me see a great people in white raiment by a rivers syde comeinge to ye Lorde; and ye place was neere’’ (John Blayklinges where Rich: Robinson liued)’.

The river contains native brown trout, together with sea trout and salmon.

If you wish to fish the Rawthey you will need buy a day/weekly ticket from Sedbergh Anglers or become a member.

River Clough

The river rises on the flanks of in Grisedale Pike, initially as a series of small streams which form Grisedale Beck, which flows through Grisedale Valley (The Dale That Died) before tumbling over a waterfall at Clough Farm, at Garsdale Head, where it becomes the River Clough and then flows into the Garsdale Valley and flows over a series of cascades following the valley for seven miles before flowing into the River Rawthey at Dowbiggin Foot near Sedbergh, and joining the River Lune at Middleton Bridge.

The river contains native and stocked brown trout, together with sea trout and salmon.

If you wish to fish the Clough you will need buy a day/weekly ticket from Sedbergh Anglers or become a member.

Fishing Rod Licences:

A fishing rod licence is required for all types of fishing in the Yorkshire Dales. They can be purchased via or on a single day basis from various sites.