The Island Lake provides a challenge for the experienced fly fisherman, with trout stocked from 2lb to 15lb it is the only lake where catch and release is allowed.
The Mallard lake is another Fly Fishing Lake where all fish caught must be killed, these cooperative 1.5lb fish make it the ideal lake for newcomers to fly fishing or for those who wish to take a few home for the pot.
The Heron Lake is for families, children and those who dont want to fly fish. You can hire tackle and bait and catch a number of pan sized rainbow trout.
At Bessy Beck we have two fully qualified licensed angling coaches; this enables us to provide fly fishing instruction for complete beginners and lessons for improvers. Our specialty is Trout fly fishing but we also offer Salmon fishing instruction.
For a number of years our smokehouse has produced trout smoked using various woods, our range also includes, smoked salmon, smoked chicken, smoked duck and smoked pheasant.
All these products can be purchased from our Farm Shop at Bessy Beck, Farmers Markets.
Julia Bradbury of Country File samples our smoked trout pate at Rheged Discovery Centre.
At the Farm Shop you can buy fresh trout, smoked products from our own smokehouse as well as fish cakes and our famous Smoked Trout Pate.
We also sell other local produce, see - farm shop web page.
Closed until further notice
Bessy Beck has a well stocked tackle shop for the game fisherman, there is tackle for the lake and river trout angler as well as equipment for the local salmon enthusiast. Beginners fly fishing starter kits are a specialty.
Products from Wychwood, Snowbee and Fulling Mill are stocked along with a wide range of flies from a number of suppliers.
|Monday||Open Bank Holiday Monday|
|Wednesday||8.00am - 9.30pm|
|Thursday||8.00am - 9.30pm|
|Friday||8.00am - 9.30pm|
|Saturday||8.00am - 9.30pm|
|Sunday||8.00am - 9.30pm|
To book angling Tel 01539623303 or 07791563355.
Fresh and smoked trout may be purchased from the shop from Wednesday to Sunday. 10.00am- 4.00pm.
Fishing for Brown Trout
The Island Lake