Fly Fishing Haweswater

Fly fishing Haweswater in the beautiful Mardale Valley of the English Lake District. Haweswater reservoir holds a good population of Brown trout with an average size of 10-12 inches (26-30cm) but there are larger specimens, a a fish of 3 lbs (1.5 kilos) was caught by a friend in 2012.

Fly fishing Haweswater in the Lake District

 

Fishing on Haweswater is from the bank only, so it usually involves a bit of trekking. It's normally a case of 'cast and move'. These wild trout won't normally come to you, so you have to go to them, so we often don a rucksack full of gear and refreshments, then wander the banks in search of fish.

If you enjoy fishing in solitude and wild surroundings, Haweswater certainly fits the bill. Much like all of our wild northern waters: conditions can be critical, but if you hit it right you will have an enjoyable day in search of the reservoir's feisty wild brownies.

The Haweswater valley is the only place in England where Golden Eagles nest and if you are lucky you may get a sighting.

Fly fishing on the banks of Haweswater

I have fished Haweswater for many years and can provide:

  • Guided days for the more experienced angler or improver
  • Bank fishing tuition for beginners or improvers

Days are tailored to suit your requirements, for the beginner or improver we cover things like :

  • Safety on the water - wading
  • Equipment
  • Finding fish
  • Fishing Techniques for wild waters
  • Playing, landing and handling fish

All you would require is some lunch and suitable clothing

Important note :

Don't forget your fishing licence - Any angler aged 12 years or over will need an Environment Agency rod licence. Daily, weekly or seasonal licences are available at post offices or online at : Environment Agency website

Links to other waters available - River Eden, River Eamont, River Lowther, Ullswater