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Welcome to Bessy Beck Trout Fishery Web Site

For the latest information on Leighton Reservoir see

Restocking and live fish sales contact Swinton Trout Ltd on 01765 689270 or 01539 623303 


Click here for Bessy Beck and Leighton Reservoir ticket prices

Today's Weather at Bessy Beck 

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Bessy Beck LocationBessy Beck Trout Fishery is situated at the foot of the Howgills near to the Lake District and Yorkshire dales where the fish farm produces some of the best rainbow trout in Cumbria.




Angling at Bessy Beck


The fishery has angling for all abilities with easy and safe access.

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.


Angling Tuition at Bessy Beck

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.





Bessy Beck Smokehouse

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.


For suppliers and users of Bessy Beck smoked products, click here.



Julia Bradbury of Country File samples our smoked trout pate at Rheged Discovery Centre.

Bessy Beck Farm Shop

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.



B's Tea Room at Bessy Beck

Closed until further notice


Bessy Beck Fishing Tackle Shop

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.

Opening times...

Monday   Closed
Tuesday   Closed
Wednesday   8.00am - 4.00pm
Thursday   8.00am - 4.00pm
Friday   8.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday   8.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday   8.00am - 4.00pm


To book angling Tel 01539623303 or 07791563355.

The Tea Room  is now closed

Fresh and smoked trout may be purchased from the shop from Wednesday to Sunday. 10.00am- 4.00pm.

Leighton Reservoir . For information on Leighton or Swinton Trout Farm call 01765 689270. See Web Site



 Bessy Beck Trout Farm

Fishing for Brown Trout

The Island Lake