Best Places to Fish This Summer
With so many places to go fishing it seems that we are spoilt for choice in the UK. But where are the best places to go fishing? Well, it all depends on what exactly it is you are looking for and what type of fish you want to catch. Here are some of the best places to fish this summer local to John Norris of Penrith: Fishing in Lake District, England Set in a truly beautiful section of high peaks, large lakes (lochs), fresh rivers and countryside, the Lake District is packed full of great places to fish. It’s the ideal location if you’re looking to fish for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling and Pike. For full details on fishing in the Lake District visit http://www.lakedistrictfishing.net which provides detailed information for Cumbria and the Lake District, but here are some of the top spots: River Eden River Eden boasts a Passport Scheme know as “Go Wild on Eden” It’s great for wild brown trout and grayling fishing. The Go Wild scheme offers very challenging river fishing which is a catch and release only, appealing to those lively and natural anglers. The lower section of the Eden from Warwick Bridge down to Solway is mainly a salmon fishery but both brown trout and grayling fishing can be excellent. The middle section from Warwick Bridge to Langwathby holds a good number of Salmon, but also provides great Brown Trout and brilliant grayling fishing. The upper section from Penrith to Kirkby Stephen sees the best of the Brown Trout and Grayling fishing. River Eamont River Eamont is a fly fishers paradise , the wild Brown Trout average three quarters of a pound with the best fish of the 2011 season being over 6lbs. the river has many different types of pools, runs and glides which makes the fishing excellent, also the Brown Trout are free rising which makes it great for dry fly fishing. River Lowther Although a smaller river compared to the Eamont, the Lowther, principally a trout river, offers sport of the highest quality to the more expert angler producing Wild Brown Trout over 5lb every season. Fishing information is available from for River Eden, Eamont, Lowther is available from the following sites: • www.warwickhall.org • www.penrithanglers.co.uk • www.carlisleanglingassociation.org • www.theedenangler.co.uk • www.cumbriaflyfishing.co.uk River Tyne This is commonly known as England’s best salmon and sea trout river. Popular for game or coarse fishing, the Tyne’s structure offers great fishing all year round. For more information about fishing on the River Tyne visit - Fish on the River Tyne Fishing in Scotland North of the border and local to John Norris of Penrith, are some more excellent places for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling. Here are some of best places to go: River Tweed Undoubtedly, the River Tweed is Scotland’s best Salmon River and is also very good for sea trout, brown trout and grayling. Avid anglers congregate from all over the world to fish its excellent variety of specimens. For more information about fishing on the River Tweed visit - Fish on the River Tweed Border Esk Running through the scenic countryside, the Border Esk is a fast flowing river which is great for Sea Trout and Salmon. Salmon weigh well into the teens of pounds and it’s common for twenty pounder to be caught. Sea Trout are typically between 1.5 to 2.5lbs and even some up to 10lbs. For more details about fishing at Border Esk see - Fishing at Border Esk River Annan The River Annan is excellent for Salmon fishing as well as Sea Trout and Grayling. The salmon on the river are very large, up to 30lbs, and is predominately best around Autumn. Whilst the Sea Trout fishing is a great experience at night time and pricing is very competitive. Fishing information is available from Fish on River Annan Whatever place to fish takes your fancy, you can rest assured that you’ll find all your fishing tackle, fishing accessories and more here at John Norris of Penrith.