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We have introduced Electronic Catch returns on all our waters, for further information please use the following link: Catch Return Instruction

Farletonview has been a WADAA water since 2019 and runs it in conjunction with the owners, the Robinson family.  Over the winter of 2023 we have undertaken a major improvement programme at the fishery to include: New platforms (the majority have a small seat). A fence around the whole perimeter of the two lakes. Additional drainage around the wettest parts of the lake. A path has been laid around the whole of the larger lake, to assist with access for all. A borehole and pump have been installed to assist with inflow of cooler water for the warmer months. There are two new large gates in the new fence which are locked – these are for stocking and maintenance only. The new small walk through gate will not be locked , but this MUST be kept closed other than whilst walking through,  as the water is now a protected fishery. A new larger car park, including disabled parking. New access gate, next to the new car park, for all anglers to enter the fishery.

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 incredibly 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 suggests 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.

As part of the major improvement works that took place over the winter of 2023, the club opened the smaller lake for ‘Fly fishing for carp’  – This lake is for the use of Game or Full members of the club only. No Day Ticket anglers can fish on the smaller lake.

A new larger Car Park has been built next to the new entrance, making it ideal for the less mobile. The banks are level with plenty of space for your backcasts. Beginners will find this a good venue to develop their skills.

There is also a cafe (run by the Robinson family) that can be accessed on foot from the fishery, providing refreshments and meals for 4 days of the week – Thursday to Sunday, and for customers of the café, there are toilets. The café is open from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, Thursday-Sunday, with the last orders called at 3:30 pm. The cafe is not open all year around, it is seasonal, dates vary.

Please note that all anglers must access the lake via the new access road, this track is located on your left 50 yards past the motorway bridge. The entrance is signed WADAA and all anglers must use this entrance. We would remind Anglers that access to the fishery is through the access lane only. You must NOT use the farm/tearoom/caravan entrance to access the fishery. Please note there is strictly NO parking at the tearoom for anglers. Please see the map below for more details.


The fishery is open all your round*, (except for three weeks over Christmas and New Year (closed from 20th  December to 8th January inclusive).

*As a result of the increasing impacts that climate change is having on summer trout fishing, WADAA has developed a detailed set of actions, triggered when conditions become critical for fish health. These may result in the temporary and short term closure of venues. Closures will be indicated using the traffic light system on the homepage of the club website and for Members in your MyWADAA account. Further details can be obtained from the club on request.


Access to the site is from 8 am until sunset or 10 pm, whichever is earlier.  It is the responsibility of anglers to establish the time of sunset on the day, should they plan to stay late.

Farletonview Fishery Rules

  • Permit holders agree to read and comply with the fishery rules as printed below and/or displayed on the fishery notice boards and to comply with the Environment Agency Fishery Bylaws. Failure to do so renders the permit invalid. You must carry this permit with you while fishing.
  • For full rules for the larger trout lake, please follow this link: Farletonview Fishery Rules Updated March 24
  • For full rules for smaller carp lake, please follow this link: Farletonview Carp Fly Fishery Rules April 24

Please enjoy this video showcasing the fantastic fishing that this lake has to offer! Check out the Fishing Adventures UK Channel for more great content.


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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 third (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 access is on the left (signed WADAA) after 100 metres. The lane down to the fishery is padlocked and must remain locked at all times. Please open, using the padlock code provided to you and lock again immediately that you pass through it. Doing the same on exiting the fishery. 

All anglers MUST use this entrance to the Fishery. Parking is not allowed at the tearoom.

Postcode: LA7 7NU

Co ordinates: 54.2337607, -2.7216382


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