Coarse Fishing

WADAA Ltd controls many coarse fisheries in the area. They range in size and all have their own unique atmosphere. We have mixed coarse fisheries as well as a designated specimen water containing large tench, carp and bream.

Castlehead Fishery

Castlehead is situated approximately 1 mile outside of Grange-over-Sands, just off the B5277 Lindale Road. The lake occupies the original route of the River Winster before the course was diverted to create grazing land in the late 19th century. The lake, via a series of underground pipes, acts as a balance with water flowing through […]

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Ratherheath

Ratherheath Tarn has been WADAA’s most popular coarse water and holds good stocks of carp, roach, bream, tench and perch. The roach and bream fishing can be superb with plenty of skimmers and larger bream in the 5lb – 7lb range. The roach average around 8oz although better fish are present. Tench are generally on […]

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Cleabarrow

The fishing on this spring-fed tarn is excellent, with stocks of carp to over 20lbs and tench to around 8lbs. There is also a much smaller number of large, old bream, again running up to about 8lbs. A few years ago the fish stock in Cleabarrow was badly predated by otters with the loss of […]

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Blelham Tarn

Exclusively for the use of WADAA members, with no day tickets available, Blelham Tarn is an attractive, reed fringed fishery holding mainly pike, perch and roach. The perch and roach can run to a good size but most anglers visit the tarn in search of pike. While these are not numerous, specimens in excess of […]

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Grasmere

Grasmere is situated on the eastern side of the A591 Ambleside to Keswick road just before Grasmere village. This small lake is one of the regions best natural coarse fisheries holding prolific shoals of roach, quality perch and big pike. Genuine thirty pound plus pike have been caught in the past and twenty pound fish […]

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Rydal

Parking at Rydal is limited, and below are listed the places that you can park for free. Remember the whole area between Ambleside and Grasmere Village can be very busy with visitors, many of whom will also need to park a car. There are pay-to-stay car parks at¬†Pelter Bridge and White Moss Common. Rydal is […]

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River Rothay (Birdhouses)

WADAA has a short section of the River Rothay behind Ambleside Rugby Club, please refer to the map for more details. The Rothay starts life above Dunmail Raise before passing through Grasmere and Rydal Water en route to Windermere. The best of the fishing is in the lower section between Rydal Water and Ambleside although […]

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