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Welcome to Bessy Beck Trout Fishery Web Site

Bessy Beck is open all year 5 days per week, see opening times.

Leighton Reservoir is open for fly fishing, 7 days per week from 6 am to dusk.

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

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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 now cloesd for bait fishing, it will be an additional fly fishing lake in 2017.


Angling Tuition at Bessy Beck

At Bessy Beck we have fully qualified licensed angling coaches; this enables us to provide fly fishing instruction for complete beginners and lessons for improvers.



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.


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



 Bessy Beck Trout Farm

Fishing for Brown Trout

The Island Lake