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Fishing for beginners "getting started"

There are many visitors who come to the lake and see other people fishing and think they would like to have a go. Often people don't realise how easy it is and how inexpensive a days fishing can be. Anyone can have a go. You don't need to have any tackle or a current rod licence. Everything is obtainable here on the day from the fishing lodge. We can even give you instruction and advice to get you started. Just ask for the novice fishing deal or join in on one of our taster sessions.

There is no age limit, this is something that the whole family can enjoy. You can even rent a boat to provide a truly memorable experience.

Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery even has an onsite tackle shop that is stocked with a comprehensive  range. A complete outfit for a beginner can be as little as £25.00.

So you see fishing at Esthwaite Water is not difficult and can provide a pastime which is enjoyable and healthy, amidst some of the most beautiful surroundings in the country.

Come and have a chat with our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We will get you started!

Dad's and Lad's Days
These tailor made days offer dad's and lad's and also mum's and daughter's a chance to spend quality time together, while learning a new hobby that will benefit your relationship for years to come. Not only that but you can enjoy your day, with friendly tutors amongst breath taking scenery and learn about general coarse fishing methods and tactics.

Pike fishing tutorials are also available from 1st October until 31st March.

All the tackle is provided. All you have to do is arrange your day by contacting us and turn up with suitable clothing.

Dad's and Lad's beginner - Coarse fishing/Pike fishing. Half day £95.00. Full day £140.00.

Fly Fishing Tuition
This full day package (£103.00 + £41.00 per extra person including tackle hire & boat) starts with a mornings tuition session which begins with how to choose a rod, reel, fly line and leaders. Basic fly casting techniques - the overhead cast and the introduction to the roll cast. The fundamentals of entomology (study of insects), choice of fly patterns, leader materials & construction, knots and other essential tackle required. After the bank session the tutor will take you out on the lake in a boat for 30 minutes to show you various methods for catching trout, playing & netting a fish, also the best way to return a fish safely to the water, unharmed when fishing catch & release.

Also Participants must bring a hat and a pair of sunglasses for protection. This package must be booked in advance.

Discounted Tuition Days
For the last few seasons we have offered free tuition to men, women and children alike. These events have proved to be very successful and will continue into the 2017 season, however due to their popularity a small charge of £25.00 per person will be administered. A small price to pay for the introduction to a lifetime of enjoyment.

For beginners there is an introduction to the art of fly fishing from rods and equipment used, learning the overhead cast through to setting up leaders and choosing the right fly. Some improvers managed to develop their overhead cast and wanted to move to more advanced techniques such as the very useful roll cast.

There will be 4 organised days running from 10.00am - 2.00pm. Please do not hesitate to contact the fishery for more details. Dates will be: Saturday 29th April, Saturday 13th May, Sunday 4th June and Sunday 9th July respectively. All discounted tuition days must be booked in advance. You also need to bring with you a brimmed hat and sunglasses for protection!

Novice Fishing

For adult, children and general family fun we provide all the  tackle and permits for you to experience a fantastic taster session. Whether you want to fish from the bank or the boats, we can provide a package that suits your needs. Basic instruction will be given if necessary, so  you and your family can experience the thrill of catching that first fish.

If  you wish to buy a fishing rod from our onsite tackle shop, you  may fish from the shore free of charge on the day of purchase, providing you have a current EA licence.

Our novice fishing package is increasing in popularity and more groups are using the facility for birthdays and fun days out. Groups of 6 or more will benefit from a  20% discount.


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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
Listed in the YFS business directory in the Pike Fishing Lakes Ambleside category