Tranquil fly fishing

Season:Any
Duration:Half Day
Activity:Water

Enjoy peace, tranquillity and superb scenery whilst casting a fly from a boat or the lakeside to lure premium wild brown trout. You can try your luck fishing on both Buttermere and Crummock Water. Why not land on one of Crummock Water's many small islands and enjoy a peaceful secluded picnic lunch?

Boat hire is available from Woodhouse Guest House on the Crummock Water shore. Fishing permits are available from the National Trust Property Office (T: 017687 74649).

Further Information

There are no visitor facilities on site. If you bring a picnic please ensure that you take any litter away with you. In nearby Buttermere you will find pubs,cafes and hotels. At the far end of Crummock Water you will find the Kirkstile Inn. Dogs welcome - please keep them under close control.

How to get here:

From Keswick: follow the A66 towards Cockermouth.Take the B5289 via Lorton to Buttermere. Or travel via the Newlands or Honister Pass – not recommended for nervous drivers.

By Mark Astley

Ranger for the Buttermere and Ennerdale valleys, I live in Loweswater with my family; three boys aged 15, 11 and 9. I'm a very keen fisherman, an amateur archaeologist and work very closely with farmers within the valleys. In my spare time I'm a rugby coach for Cockermouth Rugby Union club. I have been working for the National Trust for over 25 years. For me, it is a way life not a job.

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How to get here

Crummock Water, Buttermere

B5289
Buttermere CA13 9

Ordnance Survey OL4
The English Lakes
North Western area

NY 166 174

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There are regular bus services from Keswick and Cockermouth, please check with local service providers.

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