Stocks Reservoir

Stocks Reservoir is surrounded by the forest of Bowland near to the village of Slaidburn in Lancashire. The 360 acre reservoir boasts beautiful scenery and is stocked twice each week. One of the reasons for the popularity of this fly fishery in Lancashire is the specimen Rainbow Trout. With Brown Trout and Blue Trout also in abundance there are many reasons to enjoy one of the most highly regarded fisheries in northern England.

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Hollies Trout Farm

Hollies Trout Farm in Devon fishes particularly well in the evening and just after opening in the morning. The venue is regularly stocked with Rainbow Trout of up to fifteen pounds in weight. This makes for an entertaining day’s angling in a scenic location.

Fly fishing in Devon at Hollies Trout Farm is very popular. The favourite flies for this fishery include Damsels, Black Gnats and Mayfly.

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Foremark Reservoir

Foremark Reservoir in Derbyshire can fish well on anything from a Boobie to dry flies, according to Trout Fisherman magazine at least. In my opinion, opt for the Orange Fritz if fishing from the boat or a traditional wet or dry fly if opting for the bank. Example patterns that are popular with regular patrons include the Mayfly, Damsel and Red Tag.

Fly fishing in Derbyshire at Foremark Reservoir is very popular throughout the season so booking is often advisable, particularly at weekends.

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Farleton View Fishery

Farleton View Fishery in Cumbria is at its best in the summer months with a natural evening hatch to rival any venue. Once described by Trout Fisherman magazine as having ‘clouds of damselflies’ the water is very popular with those anglers preferring the Dry Fly approach to trout fishing.

Fly fishing in Cumbria at Farleton View also fishes well with lures such as Cat’s Whisker and Wet Fly patterns such as Kate Mclaren.

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Derwent Reservoir

Derwent Reservoir in Durham is one of the larger stillwaters in the north of England and attracts thousands of anglers in a season. Everything from small dry flies to larger less beautiful patterns like the Ornage Fritz can produce great results at this 1000 acre fishery.

As one of the most popular venues to go fly fishing in Durham, Derwent Reservoir offers a choice of Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout to anglers.

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Knitsley Mill Fishery

Knitsley Mill Fishery in Durham is stocked regularly with good fighting Rainbow Trout. This draws anglers from the North East of England and beyond.

Knitsley Mill is a very popular spot for fly fishing in Durham. With a healthy population of natural insect life popular flies include small dry flies and Black Buzzer’s.

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Aldin Grange Fishery

Aldin Grange fishery in Durham often fishes well with dry flies like the Black Gnat, CDC and Emergers. In warmer weather or when Rainbow Trout can be found at a greater depth it is recommended to try a cat’s Whisker, Dawson’s Olive or a Damsel.

If you want to try an alternative venue to go fly fishing in Durham then Aldin Grange can be well worth a visit.

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Meadow Fishery

Meadow Fishery in Cheshire is renowned for consistent catch returns of hard fighting Rainbow Trout in the region of 5 to 6 lb. Popular patterns for fly fisherman include the Black Gnat and various Emergers. This water responds particularly well to Buzzer Fishing Fly tactics.

To catch your first Rainbow Trout try fly fishing in Cheshire at Meadow Fishery.

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