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Predator Fishing

Predator Fishing

“The air filled with humming clouds of buzzers and the flight of feasting swallows all in the shadow of the Lakeland Fells”

Paul Procter - Angling writer

Predator Fishing

Predator Fishing


During the winter it is business as usual at Esthwaite, not only with some quality winter trout fishing, but also the best pike fishing on offer in the North of England. The fishery record is 39lb 8oz and every winter numerous 20lb+ fish are landed with a thirty pound plus leviathan a distinct possibility.

Methods include deadbait & lures. Deadbaits must be bought from the onsite tackle shop, where an extensive range is on offer. The season extends from October 1st to March 31st.

Day tickets and boat hire are available or for regular visits, membership to our Big 'S' club may be more appropriate.

We are keen to protect our head of specimen pike and will ban anyone abusing the rules. The PAC work with us and offer great advice.

Anyone wishing to fish the PAC or LAS privileged access events during this summer should log onto or for more information.

Big S Club
Day £25
Season Shore £155
Season Boat £245

Guided Winter Pike Fishing

Guided trips are available during the winter season. Come and fish with our resident experts and learn about the thrill of catching Esthwaite’s monster predators! The cost of the guide is £10 per hour on top of the permit and boat prices.We can supply rods if you don't have tackle. Bookings must be in advance.
Please call for further details!

Winter Coarse Fish

From 1st October to 14th March inclusive, general coarse fishing tickets are available for £10.00. You can fish for our Roach, Rudd, Perch, Bream and eels, all of which grow to specimen size. Quivertipping or waggler tactics account for some of the most stunning silverfish sport every winter.


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The Boat House, Ridding Wood, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0QF Tel: +44 (0)15394 36541
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