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Fly fishing, renting equipment

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Fly fishing, renting equipment

My son is an avid fly fisherman, but we do not have a travel rod to bring from the US to the UK. Is there a place in the Lake District and/or the Peaks District where he can rent equipment for a day or two?

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2. Re: Fly fishing, renting equipment

Thank you for your response. We'll look into fishing in Scotland.

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3. Re: Fly fishing, renting equipment

There are three main types of fly fishing venues

Lakes, rivers and man made fisheries

Often the fishing on rivers and lakes is confined to members of Angling Clubs

This is true of England Scotland and Waes.

You cannot just turn upset a River or Akers and tart fishing. In some areas especially the fine Salmon rivers in Scotland , anglers have paid thousands of dollars for fishing rights.

. As Hodder Hobbit says in England and Waes you need a licence just to fish in any freshwater. This licence though does not mean tat you unto magically have permission to fish any water.

In your case your son would need to find a water that allowed day fishing. Then you can get a day ticket and go fishing.

A more accessible way of getting onto the water is to go to a fishery. These are man made lakes or gravel pits . These are stckd with a aridity of fish. For fly fishing you would need to find a trout fishery. These are to be found all over the place and no matter where you decide to stay I would reckon that you won't be far away from one or two.

Here is a site for England

http://www.troutfisheries.co.uk/

Here is one for Scotland containing location of fisheries

http://www.flyfishingscotland.com/

Now one advantage of using a fishery is that some of them will rent you equipment on site. Almost all will have a shop for fles, tippets etc.

So once you have your licence if fishing in England and Wales you can just turn up and fish. You can fish for a few hours or all day.

Expect to pay about twenty dollars or so for a few hours fishing, a lot cheaper than a day ticket for a river in most cases.

Whilst it doesn't offer the same challenge or thrill as catching "wild" fish in their natural habitat it can still be an enjoyable and convenient way to get flinging some fluff

Your son can get a licence from the Environment Agency before leaving for the UK by applying on line here

environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/rec…

You can get a licence for a short period such as a holiday.

You can also walk not a Post Office and buy one there and then.

There are hefty fines for not having a Rod Licence ,

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One local angling shop is "John Norris" in Penrith who might be able to help. http://www.johnnorris.co.uk/

Day tickets for most waters are readily available, short term environmental rod licences are also readily available over the Post Office counter or can be bought over the internet with a print out of the confirmatory email adequate as proof of purchase.

see:

environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/rec…

e.g. an 8 day licence is £10 or £23 for salmon.

If you are interested in the North Lakes I can point you to a good local fishing guide who can provide everything - send me a PM.

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NHmom

Sorry about the typos above but my iPad thinks it knows what I am saying before I write it!

Just a thought; instead of renting a rod your son could bring his reel and lines and other tackle that could easily be packed. Then buy a rod here. A entry level rod such as a Shakespeare Odyssey can be bought in tackle shops for thirty pounds or about forty five dollars. Which if he was going fishing two or three times would prove economical, and give him independence.

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6. Re: Fly fishing, renting equipment

You could try Cocklakes Fly Fishing,Troubeck,Penrith.

Tel No - 0176848385 Fax:- 017684 83023.

Its open all year round,3 acres lake,fully stocked,Rainbow,blue and brown trout.

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7. Re: Fly fishing, renting equipment

Another one that hires tackle

http://www.hawksheadtrout.com/

Also a beautifully located tarn is at Watendlath

It is on National Trust property and there is a small cafe but the drive up from Keswick is worth it just for the views of Derwentwater

fishkeep.net/reviews/…278-watendlath-tarn

flyforums.co.uk/english-stillwater-trout-fis…

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Watendlath is stunning, fishing is relatively expensive.

Cafe opening can be erratic.

But I agree well worth a visit.

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9. Re: Fly fishing, renting equipment

Thanks again, everyone. Many great ideas to pursue!

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