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All trout fishing permits are issued on the understanding that the bearer agrees to comply with the Fishery Rules detailed below and with the fishery bylaws of the Environment Agency North West Region. All anglers must purchase a permit BEFORE commencing fishing. Permits are valid for the dates shown on the permit and are not transferable.

1. All anglers must be in possession of a valid Environment Agency licence.
2. Trout fishing is permitted from sunrise until sunset. Night fishing is stricly prohibited. The fishery ticket office is open from 9am daily. Bank anglers who wish to start fishing before 9am may do so providing they post the permit fee together with their name and address at the fishery ticket office before starting to fish and return to collect their permits at 9am.
3. Bag limits are specified on purchase of permit and are not transferable between anglers. Anglers may continue to fish on a catch and release basis once their limit has been taken. Please use barbless or debarbed hooks and please make every effort to minimise stress and injury to released fish. Anglers may purchase a second permit if they wish to continue to retain fish, which must be purchased before exceeding the bag limit.
4. Bank anglers should keep as close to the water's edge as possible, avoid damage to fences, walls and growing crops and disturbance to livestock. Ensure that non fishing companions do likewise.
5. Permitted methods include fly, spinner or worm. Please note when Trout fishing only one rod can be used at any one time.
6. When spinning for Trout, anglers may only employ spinners that are no larger than 5cm in length.
7. There is strictly no Pike fishing between between 1st April and 30th September, unless it is during a privileged access event or during an organised competition.
8. All permit holders must complete a catch return and hand it in to fishery staff or post through the ticket office letter box on departure.
9. All Brown Trout must be returned between 1st October and 14th March inclusive.
10. Anglers fishing with a Coarse permit must immediately return any Trout landed. Strictly no Trout to be retained in keepnets.
11. Please take your litter home with you.
12. Failure to comply with any of the fishery rules renders this permit void and may place the holder at risk of prosecution.


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Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery | Lake District Trout Fishing | Pike Fishing | Coarse Fishing | Roach Fishing | North West
The Boat House, Ridding Wood, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0QF Tel: +44 (0)15394 36541
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