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Angling at Bessy Beck

Year around Trout fishing for all at Bessy Beck

At Bessy Beck we provide fly fishing for all ability levels and all ages at in a beautiful Cumbrian setting.

The lakes have been established for a number of years and have a varied fly life and they are suitable for any form of fly fishing. They are stocked from our rearing facility at Bessy Beck with Triploid Rainbow trout and blue trout.

The Island Lake

This lake is for the experienced angler and is stocked with fish up to 22lbs

The Mallard Lake

This lake is perfect for the inexperienced or novice angler, for tuition and corporate days.

We specialise in instant fish and instant fishermen.

The Heron Lake

now a fly fishing lake, you can return or keep


There is ample parking with male and female toilets on site. There is a Tackle shop which sells a some flies, rods and nets etc. There is a changing room next to the car park.

Season Tickets

Bessy Beck is closed to the general public on Tuesdays, however season tickets/rods are available on this day.

River Fishing

Day Tickets for the  upper Lune can be purchased at Bessy Beck and guided fishing or tuition can be arranged. Tebay Angling Association has some beautiful water from where the Lune is little more than a burn to deep salmon holding pools.

See Tuition -Rivers

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



Rainbow from the Island Lake

Large fish in the net

 Big fish being played