Kielder Water

Kielder Water in Northumberland is the largest man made reservoir in Europe and at first glance is a rather daunting choice for fly fishing in Northumberland.

Fly Fishing at Kielder
Fly Fishing at Kielder

With over 2,700 acres of water one could assume that locating the wild brown trout and stocked rainbow trout in this awesome fishery is a challenge. This is not the case.

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Fontburn Reservoir

Fontburn Reservoir in Northumberland is one of the Northumbria fishing venues shared by both game and coarse anglers alike. At 87 acres there is plenty water to share by those seeking to beat the fishery rainbow trout record of 26lb. The Dam wall is a popular spot due to the plentiful catches one can expect when using the ever popular Dawsons Olive or Cats Whisker.

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Sweethope Lough

Sweethope Lough is a renowned Northumbrian stillwater located between Knowesgate, Kirkwhelpington and Ridsdale in the Northumberland hills. When you mention Sweethope Lough fly fisherman will tend to think of large, hard fighting rainbow trout. The fishery is well regarded in the angling press and has a loyal customer base from across the North East, Cumbria and Southern Scotland.

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