There are endless opportunities to enjoy fishing in the Lake District. Many of our rivers hold good stocks of brown trout, salmon and sea trout. Several of the larger lakes are particularly good for their pike and coarse fishing.
Much of the fishing within the National Park is controlled by local Angling Associations. These welcome visitors and offer a range of day or weekly permits. Visitors can also enjoy fishing for free on Windermere, Ullswater and Coniston Water.
Every May, this week-long event takes place at venues throughout the National Park. It’s a great opportunity for all the family to try fishing for the first time - many of the events are organised especially for youngsters and beginners. Visit the festival website at Cumbria Fishing Festival (opens in new window)
An electric wheelchair accessible boat is available at Coniston Boating Centre (opens in new window). It is specifically adapted with moveable ramp to accommodate up to six wheelchair users. Top speed of six mph. Perfect for wheelchair anglers.
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Invasive non-native species of wildlife can hitchhike on equipment, footwear, clothing and boats. You may inadvertently spread the aliens even if you just go for a paddle! Every time you leave any water such as a river, tarn or lake:
Find out more at Biosecurity - South Cumbria Rivers Trust (opens in new window)
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Visit Golakes (opens in new window), the official website of the tourist board for The Lake District and Cumbria.