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The spectacular expanse of Kielder Water & Forest Park, offers you a truly stunning location, for an 'away from it all' experience. The largest man make lake in Western Europe, with over 20 miles of fishing shore line, as well as a fleet of 15 boats for fly fishing. Kielder offers some of the most rewarding fishing available to both the enthusiast and competition angler. For non anglers there are many recreational and leisure facilities, making it a venue for all the family.
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Encompassed by pine forest and heather moorland, kielder is a unique venue. 20 miles of fishing shore line and 2,000 acres of water you can try a different spot every time you fish. Kielder may seem a daunting venue to some, however it is soon cut down to size due to the extreme depths. There is a fleet of 15, 17 foot "Orkney Longliner" boats, including wheelie boats for disabled anglers offering exhilarating boat fishing on the fly. Bank anglers, bait and fly are spoilt for choice with access to 20 miles of shoreline. A multi-user track provides access for a variety of users, including disabled access, around the whole reservoir. Try the bays and drift the margins for some exciting sport, the wild browns are growing and are a welcome addition to the stocked rainbows. The fish never really seem to be that far below the surface, a floating line or intermediate will cover most situations
Stocking: The reservoir is stocked from various points on a weekly basis with rainbows, blues and browns. Luckily for the angler once stocked, the fish stay close to the shore, looking for terrestrial insects that fall into the water from the overhanging bushes and trees.
Try it days: During the season on Tuesdays and Saturdays Derwent reservoir offers fishing tuition. This can be for novices or anglers keen to improve their skills in the art of both fly fishing and multi-bait fishing.
Fly: Spring and Autumn best area the Belling, Scotch Rocks, Tower Knowe and Leaplish. Best methods medium and sink line with a team of three flies - Clan Chief is superb on top dropper and lures such as Viva or Cat's Whisker on the point always do well.Summer best area Plashetts Bay. Matthew's Linn and Quarry Point. Best method small Bibios and Black Snatchers on a floating line can be very effective. Using an Orange or Tequila Booby on the top dropper to draw the fish in can work wonders on windy days.Multi-bait: Spring and Autumn best area Stockie Bay, Hawkhope and Leaplish. Best method Ledgered Pink Powerbait or sweetcorn and worm cocktail. Summer best area Whickhope, Hawkhope and Matthew's Linn. Best method spinning with small tobies or mepps. Worm or maggot on the float, varying the length of trace until fish depth is located.
Disabled access: There is a purpose built disabled platforms suitable for wheelchair anglers fishing using the fly and multi-bait. Summer water levels please phone the shop. Two wheelie boats (pre-booking essential) including the purpose built Coulam 16 Wheelyboat which has been specially designed for big stillwater fisheries. Hearing loop is available. Wheelchair accessible toilets and no parking charge for vehicles displaying a blue badge or for coaches. Check the main website for the Jack Charlton Disabled Angler Cup.
Kielder Lodges: Luxury lodges overlooking the forest and distant border hills will provide a welcome retreat after your successful action-packed day.
Visitor Centre: There is a well stocked visitor centre and cafe open daily from 8.00am. You will find all the fishing equipment you need to get you started from scratch including a range of bait and flies for the day. Equipment hire service is available from the shop, anglers must check availability of equipment prior to arriving at Kielder. Snacks, ice creams and hot and cold drinks are available daily along with a range of leisure items for the entire family to enjoy their day out. Fishing starter packs are available from the shop which includes everything you need to enjoy a fantastic day's fishing. Our friendly team of rangers will be on hand to offer you advice and assistance.
Non Fishing Activities
For non-anglers we have many exciting recreational and leisure facilities for you to make the most of your day. Our visitor centre sells permits for the Tower Knowe visitor centre and Leaplish Waterside Park. There are seasonal recreational areas with picnic sites and wonderful views of the water. Car parking is free. Toilet facilities with disabled access are available. A multi-user track provides access for a variety of users, including disabled access, around the whole reservoir, providing magnificent views across the water.
Online Permits: All permits are for a day only and catch limits must be shared if more than one person is fishing. All anglers aged 12 or over must also be in possession of their own valid individual Environment Agency rod license, which if not already held can be bought from the shop.
No days available online through us at this moment. There may be some later, at which point a booking link will appear here. To be automatically emailed when rods are added, please go to our rod alert page
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