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West House

Location

Darlington



Summary

West House Trout Lakes is one of the premier trout fisheries of the North East of England.

Situated in 120 acres of peaceful farmland near the picturesque village of Bishopton about 10 minutes from Stockton, Darlington and Sedgefield.

Open throughout the year, we provide excellent fly-fishing for top-quality trout in 4 lakes spread over 8 acres of water.

The lakes are stocked with Rainbow and Blue Trout from 2-18lb as well as Brown trout up to 22lb.

The site has secure car parking, a fishing lodge and toilet facilities.

We welcome anglers of all standards.

Casting and fishing tuition by a fully qualified and insured coach is availible by arrangement.

We aim to provide first-class fishing in a beautiful, peaceful setting.


Description

West House boasts 4 lakes The lakes are stocked with Rainbow trout from 2 lbs upwards with the fishery record being 19lb. There are four lakes of 4 acres, 2 acres and 1.5 acres and 1 acre , each stocked with these high quality fish. Set in grassland the fishery offers easy access to over 95% of the available bank space without any major obstacles for casting. Access for disabled persons is available by prior arrangement.

A large car park, fishing lodge and toilets are provided. Meals are available at the public houses in the village but tea and coffee soup are available at the lodge.

Natural fly life is prolific with hatches of Pond Olives, Lake Olives, Mayfly, Great Red Sedge, smaller Sedges Buzzers and Damsel fly. Although lures are successful early and late in the season, artificial patterns representing the natural insects are the most predominant catchers of fish. Latest Fishing Report

About the Lakes

West House boasts 4 lakes. The lakes are stocked with Rainbow trout from 2 lbs upwards with the fishery record being 19lb. There are four lakes of 4 acres, 2 acres and 1.5 acres and 1 acre, each stocked with these high quality fish. Set in grassland the fishery offers easy access to over 95% of the available bank space without any major obstacles for casting. Access for disabled persons is available by prior arrangement.

A large car park, fishing lodge and toilets are provided. Meals are available at the public houses in the village but tea and coffee soup are available at the lodge.

Natural fly life is prolific with hatches of Pond Olives, Lake Olives, Mayfly, Great Red Sedge, smaller Sedges Buzzers and Damsel fly. Although lures are successful early and late in the season, artificial patterns representing the natural insects are the most predominant catchers of fish.

Successful patterns are; Pheasant Tail Nymph, GRHE, Buzzer's (various colours), Damsel nymph and Daddies. Dawson's Olive, Montana and Cats Whisker, Fritz patterns are the most popular lures.

WEST LAKE

The original and oldest lake. Approx 1.5 acres in size varying in depth from 4 -11ft. Abundant natural food in this lake and small pattern files are often the secret.

HORSESHOE LAKE

The second lake which is wrapped around west lake with a distinctive 'horseshoe' shape. Approx 2 acres in size with a depth of 5-7ft. Another very natural lake with an abundance of natural life. Small bays and overhanging trees and clear water make this lake an ideal stalking lake.

MILL LAKE

The largest of the lakes at approx 4 acres in size. With two islands and bays this lake gives plenty of options for the angler. Generally slightly more coloured than the other lakes this appeals to the lure angler.

FOX LAKE

The newest and smallest of the lakes. This 1 acre lake is very natural with clear water. This lake is fishing by NYMPHS, BUZZERS, or DRIES ONLY. A great lake for the stalking angler, keep low and present your flies in the most natural fashion.

All the lakes are stocked on a weekly basis from top class fish farms in the Yorkshire Moors.



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David Leak
West House Trout Lakes
Tel: 07836 330157