Fly fishing Ullswater in the beautiful English Lake District


Fly fishing Ullswater is available from boat or bank. This beautiful Lake District water supports a healthy population of feisty brown trout. The average size is approximately 10 - 14 inches (26-36cm), but their are larger specimens in this water.

Fly fishing Ullswater in the beautiful English lake district
I have fished Ullswater for over thirty years and know the lake intimately. We can venture out on Ullswater in my own boat - a very stable fourteen footer. Alternatively, a larger eighteen foot boat can be arranged if you are with a friend or partner, .

Lunchtime can be spent amidst beautiful surroundings in one of the many bays on Ullswater.



Colin shows off his first Ullswater trout

Mid-March to the end of June is normally the peak fishing period on Ullswater. A light ripple and cloudy skies are the perfect combination for a good day's fishing. If the conditions are not suitable on the arranged day, there are plenty of rivers in the area, so the day need not be wasted.

Mayflies normally start to hatch in earnest by mid-May and the trout are soon on them. Suitable mayfly imitations can offer some great sport during this period.

Daytime sport during the warmer months of July and August can be slow. Given the correct conditions, Ullswater normally comes good again in September and the lake can offer sport to the end of the season on September 30th.

Boat Fishing Tuition on natural lakes

All tackle, flies and buoyancy aids can be supplied at no extra cost. all you will require is some warm clothing and something for your lunch.

All days are tailored to suit your requirements, we cover things like :

  • Safety on the water
  • Boat handling techniques
  • Setting up for a drift, where to drift/finding fish
  • Equipment for a day on the water
  • Leaders and flies
  • Fishing techniques for different conditions
  • Guided days for the more experienced angler can be arranged on various Stillwater venues

Bank and Boat fishing tuition for beginners or improvers

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 : Buy a rod fishing licence

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


Tel. 01228402691
Mobile. 07957256051