Calendar of Events and important fishing and shooting dates

 WHAT'S ON IN 2017 -

Penrith Show - 22nd July 2017

The show has gathered much momentum in recent years. With a wide spectrum of competition classes for farm livestock, arable, horses, rabbits, poultry, show jumping, industrial and horticulture, to a host of local trade stands, food hall and rural crafts marquee.

ALL OF THIS AND THE TREMENDOUS VARIATION OF MAIN RING ATTRACTIONS PROVIDE ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS. A GREAT DAY OUT, WHATEVER YOUR AGE!

Website - http://www.penrithshow.co.uk

 

Kendal Calling - 27th - 30th July 2017

The multi award winning festival in Lowther Deer Park! Named as the ‘Best Medium’ Festival in the UK Festival Awards!

Website - http://www.kendalcalling.co.uk

 

Pot Fest In The Park - 28th - 30th July 2017

Exhibitors from all over Europe and beyond. All with very distinctive individual styles, all passionate about working with clay.

The venue, Hutton-in-the-Forest, is a cultural destination in itself with it’s historic house, walled garden, topiary terraces and woodland walks. The ceramics festival takes place in and around marquees in front of the castle, with the potters special competition pieces on the lawn, juxtaposing ancient architecture and modern ceramics.

Website - http://www.potfest.co.uk/in-the-park/

 

Cumbria Steam Gathering - July 29th and July 30th

Attractions include the Broke FMX extreme Moto Cross display team alongside traditional favourites the Sheep Show, the Pantonic All Stars Orchestra, the Morecambe Bay Archers and the all action North West Lawn Mower Racing Association.

Website - http://www.steamgathering.org.uk

 

Lowther Show - 12th & 13th Aug 2017

Taking place within the beautiful grounds of Lowther Castle, this year’s Lowther Show will bring to you a full line-up of activities, which will include the Lowther Horse Driving Trials, Food & Beer Festival, the Lowther Fishing Island and the Lowther Hound Show. With so much going on, the Lowther Show is a date to add to your diary.

Website - http://www.lowthershow.co.uk

 


 FISHING

Peak times to fish

Salmon

  • Spring Salmon - March – May
  • Summer Salmon/Grilse June – August
  • Autumn Salmon – September – October

River Trout

  • Spring April – May
  • Duffers Fortnight May Fly – Mid May – June
  • Summer River Trout and the Evening Rise June – August
  • Autumn River Trout – September

Grayling

  • Summer River Grayling – Mid June – End of August
  • Autumn River Grayling – September – November
  • Winter River Grayling – December – 14th March

UK rivers opening and closing fishing season dates - Click here for details


SHOOTING

Gamebird and Waterfowl Open Seasons

ENGLAND & WALES

  • Pheasant – 1st October to 1st February
  • Grey Partridge – 1st September to 1st February
  • Reg-legged Partridge – 1st September to 1st February
  • Red Grouse – 12th August to 10th December
  • Black Grouse – 20th August to 10th December (Somerset, Devon & New Forest 1st September to 10th December)  
  • Ptarmigan – See Scotland dates
  • Duck & Goose – 1st September to 31st January (Inland) and 1st September to 20th February (Below HWM)
  • Common Snipe – 12th August to 31st January
  • Jack Snipe – Protected in England & Wales, Scotland and Isle of Man
  • Woodcock – 1st October to 31st January
  • Golden Plover – 1st September to 31st January
  • Coot-Moorhen – 1st September to 31st January

SCOTLAND

  • Pheasant – 1st October to 1st February
  • Grey Partridge – 1st September to 1st February
  • Red-legged Partridge – 1st September to 1st February
  • Red Grouse – 12th August to 10th December
  • Black Grouse – 20th August to 10th December  
  • Ptarmigan – 12th August to 10th December
  • Duck & Goose – 1st September to 31st January (Inland) and 1st September to 20th February (Below HWM)
  • Common Snipe – 12th August to 31st January
  • Jack Snipe – Protected in England & Wales & Scotland
  • Woodcock – 1st September to 31st January
  • Golden Plover – 1st September to 31st January
  • Coot-Moorhen – 1st September to 31st January

NORTHERN IRELAND

  • Pheasant – 1st October to 31st January
  • Grey Partridge – 1st September to 31st January
  • Red-legged Partridge – 1st September to 31st January
  • Red Grouse – 12th August to 30th November
  • Black Grouse – See England & Wales, Scotland dates
  • Ptarmigan – See Scotland dates
  • Duck & Goose – 1st September to 31st January (Inland) and 1st September to 31st January (Below HWM)
  • Common Snipe – 1st September to 31st January
  • Jack Snipe – 1st September to 31st January 
  • Woodcock – 1st October to 31st January
  • Golden Plover – 1st September to 31st January
  • Coot-Moorhen – Protected

ISLE OF MAN

  • Pheasant – 1st October to 31st January
  • Grey Partridge – Protected (Ban in force)
  • Red-legged Partridge – 13th September to 31st January
  • Red Grouse – 25th August to 31st October
  • Black Grouse – See England & Wales, Scotland dates
  • Ptarmigan – See Scotland dates
  • Duck & Goose – Inland - 1st September to 31st January (Ducks), 1st July to 31st March (Geese)
  • Duck & Goose  – Below HWM - 1st September to 31st January (Ducks), 1st July to 31st March (Geese)
  • Common Snipe – 1st September to 31st January
  • Jack Snipe – Protected
  • Woodcock – 1st October to 31st January
  • Golden Plover – Protected
  • Coot-Moorhen – Protected

MHW - Mean high water

  • England, Wales and Scotland: Any area below high-water mark of ordinary spring tides.
  • Northern Ireland: The limit of where the living seaweed is attached to the stones of the foreshore.
  • Isle of Man: * Currently a voluntary ban on shooting red grouse is in place. ** Geese can only be shot under general licence under the Wildlife Act 1990.