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.
If you're new to fishing:
- 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 dropper flies with bright attractors on the point of the cast.
- When it comes to multi-bait, the Beeches Walk at Kielder Waterside, 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.
-The Tyne Angling Passport gives you the chance to fish for brown trout in some of Kielder’s wildest spots; Kielder burn and Lewis burn. It costs £8 per day and is purchased through the charity, Tyne Rivers Trust see https://www.tyneriverstrust.org/shop/beats/kielder-burn/ The full fee goes towards improving river habitat.
- 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 Kielder Waterside, a fishing day permit is £15 (excluding boat hire). Permits are available from either Kielder Waterside 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.
For boat fishing at Kielder, two adults must be in a boat at all times and no children aged under eight years of age are allowed in boats.
For information on water releases from Kielder Reservoir please call 01434 240463