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Fly fishing  for the total beginner

Bessy Beck Trout Fishery has angling for all abilities but with easy and safe access; the cooperative trout make it especially suited to those trying for the first time.


Fly Fishing for beginners

In the privacy of our own lakes tuition is very relaxed and informal. To start with we teach a roll cast, then a basic overhead cast this takes up to two hours. You should then be in a position to try and catch your first trout on the fly from our Mallard Lake.

Tuition will include how to hook, play, land, kill or release your first trout. All lessons include tackle hire for the occasion, and then if you get hooked we can advise on a properly balanced outfit suitable for your needs.




Shelley instructing Kerry Stott during her first fly fishing lesson.



Further instruction for the improver

Having got a taste for fly fishing a further lesson or two would be an advantage to increase distance and presentation.

This could give the ability to try the hardest of our three lakes, the Island Lake where the trout are bigger but more cunning, and require a more advanced technique.

Opening times...

Monday  Open Bank Holiday Monday
Tuesday   Closed
Wednesday   8.00am - 9.00pm
Thursday  8.00am - 9.00pm
Friday  8.00am - 9.00pm
 Saturday  8.00am - 9.00pm
Sunday  8.00am - 900pm

Fly fishing only

To book angling Tel 01539623303 or 07791563355.

Please note we can only accept cash for permits

Please bring correct payment


Leighton Reservoir .

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