Kielder Water is Northumbrian Water's boat fishery and with over 2,000 acres of water to explore, you can try a different spot every time you fish. With a fleet of 15 fully equipped motor boats, the huge lake offers exhilarating fishing for both enthusiast and competition anglers alike.
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If you're new to fishing:
- Head to Tower Knowe or Leaplish visitor centres where you can pick up the required permits or buy a fishing starter pack.
- Go to www.nwl.co.uk/gofishing for all the information you'll need and also for weekly fishing reports.
- Tokens are required to fish on the burns. These can be purchased at Kielder Castle Visitor Centre as part of the Tyne Angling Passport or online at www.wildtroutfishing.co.uk.
- Boat anglers should head for the Belling Inlet and Plashett's Bay at any part of the season.
- Bank anglers try Whickhope Inlet and downstream from Tower Knowe Visitor Centre. Small dark fly patterns are a must, fished as dropped flies with bright attractors on the point of the cast.
- When it comes to multi-bait, the Beeches Walk at Leaplish Wateside Park, Tower Knowe Visitor Centre and upstream of Hawkhope car park are good locations. The stream mouths at Matthew’s Linn and Whickhope are worth a try during the spring.
- Pick up a 'Go Fishing' detailed guide or purchase a fishing starter pack from one of the visitor centres.
If you are a guest at the lodges at Leaplish Waterside Park, a fishing day permit is £10 (excluding boat hire). Permits are available from either Leaplish Waterside Park or Tower Knowe Visitor Centre or online through the FishPal website. You must pre-book boats in advance by calling 01434 251 000.
We respectfully ask that visitors follow the countryside code to protect our wildlife and the natural environment. Please do not leave litter.