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Leighton Reservoir and Swinton Trout Farm

The owners of Bessy Beck are to take over the running of Leighton Reservoir and Swinton Trout Farm on the 11th July this year.

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 - View

Better weather brings good catches.

A break in the bad weather improved catches at Bessy Beck. On Thursday Grant Smith caught over 40lb of Rainbow Trout including 3 fish over 7lb and one over 11lb. The successful fly was a Cats Whisker. Fishing the same day John Hoyle caught 14 fish to 7lbs.

Thursday 9th of January 2014 - View

The first Farmers Market of 2014

Bessy Beck will be at Orton Farmers Market this coming Saturday the 11th January.

Thursday 9th of January 2014 - View

Bessy Beck open for fishing

We are open for fishing Wednesday to Sunday as last year.
The site will be closed if stormy or very icy.
Stocking will be carried out throghout the Winter.

Friday 3rd of January 2014 - View

The last chance to buy your Pate before Christmas

Our final 2013 markets will be at Hexham on Saturday and Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle on Saturday and Sunday.

Tuesday 17th of December 2013 - View

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Opening times...

Monday  Closed
Tuesday   Closed
Wednesday   8.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday  8.00am - 6.00pm
Friday  8.00am - 6.00pm
 Saturday  8.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday  8.00am - 6.00pm

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



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