Our Fishing Lake
About an acre in size, the lake is ideal for beginners learning to cast - or more experienced anglers wanting to polish "rusty" casting technique before tackling the renowned limestone rivers nearby such as the rivers Dove, Manifold and Wye where the casting is considerably more challenging.
It will also be favoured by anglers who do not like boat fishing (either due to cost or an aversion to being afloat) and those who simply want a good chance of catching fish, unlike larger waters where choice of tactics and location is more crucial to success. However, whilst casting is relatively easy and the evening rise prolific, the clarity of the water still requires stealth and good fly presentation - the perfect introduction to the fly fishing skills required to explore the areas superb fly fishing waters.
Fishing is available all year, initially exclusively for rainbow trout, but with the prospect of other fly-taking species of fish being added as the lake matures. Prices for a half day (with a 2 fish bag) are £9, a full day (4 fish bag) is £17. Free parking on-site.
NB: Rods and other fishing equipment are not available for hire on-site, but can be purchased from the shop.
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Full Day: £17 (4 Fish Catch Limit)
Half Day: £9 (2 Fish Catch Limit)
Professional Fly Fishing Tuition
Like the look of Fly Fishing, but have never tried it before? Combining a holiday at Rivendale with spending a few days learning how to fish can be a rewarding and relaxing experience. We can see the value in spending a few days connecting with nature, and so we've teamed up with professional Fly Fishing instructor Peter Lax to provide the opportunity for guests to book accommodation (for as long as you'd like your holiday to last) and to combine your time away with our friendly instructor - again, for as many days as you'd like. Just want to try it out for an afternoon? no problem; we can devise a package to suit you.
For more information, see our page on fly fishing courses & tuition.