Farletonview is a new WADAA water for 2019, which the club will be running in conjunction with the owners, the Robinson family. The fishery comprises two man-made lakes on a working farm, very close to M6 exit 36 (South Lakes). The lakes are spring-fed with a Ph of close to 8, making them incredible fertile. The owners tell us that there is significant overwintering here, with some fish growing on, so you never quite know what might turn up. The abundance of natural food suggest that imitative patterns will work well.

Fly life can be prolific with excellent buzzer hatches, olives and damsels later in the year. Caenis hatch in their millions on summer evenings during June and July. The fishery is not deep (a little over 8 feet) and a floating line is generally all that is needed, apart from during the colder months when lures come into their own. From late-spring through to late-autumn this is an excellent dry fly and nymph water.

This will be WADAA’s most user-friendly fishery; cars can be parked within the fishery, the banks are level with plenty of space for your backcasts. For the less mobile, or wheelchair-bound, there is a purpose-built platform. Beginners will find this a good venue to develop their skills.

There is also a café on site, providing refreshments and meals for 4 days – Thursday to Sunday – of the week, and for customers of the café, there are toilets. The café is open 9:00am to 4:00pm, Thursday-Sunday, with last orders called at 3:45pm.


The fishery is open from 1st March until the 31st October.


Fishing is allowed from 8am to sunset. No entry to the fishery before 8am.

Farletonview Fishery Rules

  • Strictly fly only.
  • All anglers must complete the catch return in the fishing hut.
  • Sight/strike indicators are permitted.
  • When fishing sunken line tactics, the fly must be continuously worked. The rod must be held whenever a fly is in the water.
  • Catch and release is permitted provided that barbless or debarbed hooks are used.
  • The bag limit is two fish per angler. Anglers may not share the bag limit.
  • All brown trout and tiger trout must be returned.
  • All trout over 5lb must be returned.
  • Night fishing is strictly prohibited.
  • No wading, no dogs, no radios, no barbecues.
  • No discarding of monofilament fishing line.
  • All litter to be taken home.


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Exit at Junction 36 of the M6 and take the A65 east to the first roundabout. At the roundabout take the right exit, go straight across the small roundabout and follow the road to the first turn on your right. This minor road goes back over the motorway and down to the fishery.

Postcode: LA7 7NU

Co ordinates: 54.2337607, -2.7216382

The map to the left shows you where the entrance is to the fishery. From there follow the track down to the lake and park in the designated area. 

Interactive map

Day Tickets

Day permits are £22.00 for a two fish limit. Catch and release is permitted – barbless or de-barbed hooks are essential. Permits can be purchased online through the WADAA website, or from the café at the fishery when it is open.

Day Tickets