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Articles - Fishing In The Lakes

Welcome to one of the Windermere & Bowness Chamber of Trade Articles pages.  This page is brought to you by the courtesy of The National Trust to whom the Windermere & Bowness Chamber of Trade are indebted.

The views expressed in these Articles are not necessary those of the Windermere & Bowness Chamber of Trade and are provide for information only.


       Leaflet on National Trust Fishing Permit requirements


The amendments below should be read in conjunction with the above leaflet and are provided by The National Trust.

Derwent Water - Permit required for fishing but not for launching of canoes, windsurfers or dinghies and rowing boats.  No power craft.  No launching facilities.

Grasmere - Permit required for fishing & available from:

Barneys News Box, Grasmere (open 7.00am - 6.00pm - Sunday 9.00am) Tel: 015394 35627 Fax: 015394 35008. website:; Grasmere Post Office ,Red Lion Square, Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9PZ   Tel: 015394 35261 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm; Saturday & Thursday 9.00am - 12.30pm).  Permits not required for boating - rowing boats only.

Yew Tree Tarn - Fishing permits available from Sun Hotel, Coniston, LA21 8HQ - Tel 015394 41248 and Nicholson's Sports, 3 Tilberthwaite Avenue, Coniston, LA21 8ED.  015394 41639.  No boats are permitted on the tarn.

Harrowslack - No fishing permit required for Windermere but there is a launch fee for canoes, dinghies & non-powered boats -  information from property office on 015394 47997.


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