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Many visitors come to the Lake District and see people fishing and think they'd like to have a go. Often people don't realise how easy it is to try and how relatively inexpensive a days fishing can be. Anyone can learn to fish, it's not as hard as you may think. You don't need to have any tackle or expensive equipment to start at Esthwaite Water.

Can anybody fish at Esthwaite?
Absolutely, anyone can fish at Esthwaite. You don't have to be a member. Permits are available for a day or part day and from both boat and bank.

How do I start?
You already have done by logging onto our website. Everything you need to know about fishing at Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery is contained in here.

What will it cost?
Starting off is not very expensive. We supply all the kit and tuition days are discounted to £10 per person and juniors are free of charge. Check out the dates for 2013 discounted tuition days.

Is there an age limit?
You can learn to fish at any age. We teach anyone usually over 10 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Where can I get my own kit from?
Our on site tackle shop is stocked with a comprehensive range. A complete outfit for a beginner can be as little as £25 for a worm/spinning rod or £50 for a fly outfit.

So you see fishing at Esthwaite Water is not difficult. It is a fantastic pastime out in the fresh air amidst the most beautiful of surroundings to be found anywhere in England.

Fly Fishing Tuition
This full day package (£103 + £41 per extra person including tackle hire & boat) starts with a mornings tuition session which begins with how to choose a rod, reel, fly line and leaders. Basic fly casting techniques - the overhead cast and the introduction to the roll cast. The fundamentals of entomology (study of insects), choice of fly patterns, leader materials & construction, knots and other essential tackle required. After the bank session the tutor will take you out on the lake in a boat for 30 minutes to show you various methods for catching trout, playing & netting a fish, also the best way to return a fish safely to the water, unharmed when fishing catch & release.

Also Participants must bring a hat and a pair of sunglasses for protection. This package must be booked in advance.

Discounted Tuition Days
For the last few seasons we have offered free tuition to men, women and children alike. These events have proved to be very successful and will continue into the 2014 season, however due to their popularity a small charge of £10 per person will be administered. A small price to pay for the introduction to a lifetime of enjoyment.

For beginners there is an introduction to the art of flyfishing from rods and equipment used, learning the overhead cast through to setting up leaders and choosing the right fly. Some improvers managed to develop their overhead cast and wanted to move to more advanced techniques such as the very useful roll cast.

There will be 6 organised days running from 10.00am - 2.00pm. Please do not hesitate to contact the fishery for more details. Dates will be: 16th March,, 11th May,, 7th June, 21st June,6th July and 19th July respectively. All discounted tuition days must be booked in advance. You also need to bring with you a brimmed hat and sunglasses for protection!

Novice Fishing

For adult, children and general family fun we provide all the  tackle and permits for you to experience a fantastic taster session. Whether you want to fish from the bank or the boats, we can provide a package that suits your needs. Basic instruction will be given if necessary, so  you and your family can experience the thrill of catching that first fish.

If  you wish to buy a fishing rod from our onsite tackle shop, you  may fish from the shore free of charge on the day of purchase, providing you have a current EA licence.

Our novice fishing package is increasing in popularity and more groups are using the facility for birthdays and fun days out. Groups of 6 or more will benefit from a  20% discount.



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Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery | Lake District Trout Fishing | Pike Fishing | Coarse Fishing | Roach Fishing | North West
The Boat House, Ridding Wood, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0QF Tel: +44 (0)15394 36541
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