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Atkinson’s Tarn Opened – Easter Saturday – 8th April 2023 Atkinson’s Tarn lies just off the B5284, close to the village of Crook. About 1 acre in size, this lake has 3 islands which add wonderful features to fish to. The lake is made up of 2 very different areas. The oldest and shallowest area […]
WADAA has taken over the management of 2 fishing lakes within the Hall More Caravan Park operated by Pure Leisure. There are 2 lakes on-site, both of which have been used for fishing previously, though more recently they have been closed to access. The fisheries will re-open on Saturday 16th April 2022. Each lake has […]
Skelsmergh Tarn lies just off the A6, 2 miles north of Kendal. The postcode for the fishery is LA8 9AS. This is a very special, venue, being one of only a handful of ‘marl lakes’ in the country. It is heavily protected and its status as a SSSI severely restricts any allowable development. However, this […]
We have introduced Electronic Catch returns on all our waters, for further information please use the following link: Catch Return Instruction Fishery overview: The current owner of the lake and surrounding land, Harvey Heginbottom, carried out a comprehensive overhaul of the venue circa 2000 when the banks were re-shaped and the lake re-profiled. Subsequent to […]
All anglers should be aware that Ratherheath as undergone major work and investment in 2019. The lake is now fully otter protected and has seen significant improvements to its access. There are now 6 disabled access pegs, with a level access path from the private car park. There have also been upgrades to the existing […]
The fishing on this spring-fed tarn is excellent, with stocks of carp to over 20 lbs and tench to around 8 lbs. There is also a much smaller number of large, old bream, again running up to about 8 lbs. Large numbers of roach, rudd, crucian carp, and perch are now present too. We have […]
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.
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 region’s best natural coarse fisheries holding prolific shoals of roach, quality perch, and big pike. Genuine thirty pounds plus pike have been caught in the past and twenty-pound fish are […]
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.