Castle Fisheries

Castle Fisheries the River Derwent

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The Estate Office, Cockermouth Castle, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9EU 

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Castle Fisheries

Castle Fisheries - The river & peaks
Castle Fisheries The River Derwent
Castle Fisheries The River Derwent
Castle Fisheries The River Derwent
Castle Fisheries The River Derwent

Castle Fisheries offers 12 miles of the river Derwent, in the Western Lake District, covering ten beats and 37 pools.  Friendly and experienced ghillies are available to assist, if required.

The beats

Armathwaite  - immediately below Bassenthwaite Lake in a beautiful and secluded setting. This beat is mostly double bank and has only been lightly fished in recent years.

Howthwaite– a sheltered, secluded and beautiful setting in which to fish. Good for sea trout in the summer and salmon later in the season particularly in the right conditions

Stakes Top – a beat that fishes well in high water and can also produce some good sea trout at times. The lower stretches of the beat are productive in most conditions.

Marron Foot – a very good beat located where the River Marron meets the Derwent. Fishes well in most conditions,  particularly at the head of the beat.

Robin Hole – newly available, this beat has been lightly fished in recent years and can be highly productive in the right conditions.  There are three named pools, Robin Holes, La’al Garden and Rough Hole.

Risefoot – an attractive and secluded beat which can also produce some good sea trout fishing in early summer

Codfitz– a sheltered and secluded beat, which fishes well in most conditions.

Ribton Stream – a versatile and productive beat in most conditions which can also be productive for sea trout. This is developing into an excellent beat following improvements to the upper section.

Moatstock/Suicide – a productive  beat when there is a good height of water although parts will fish well at all heights

Camerton Church – a very good beat that produces fish at most heights. This is our lowest beat with salmon arriving 2 to 2½ hours after high tide.

The Administrator
Cockermouth Castle
CA13 9EU

t. 01900 823472 (Cockermouth Estate Office)
m. 07967 017708 (David Payne)
or. 01228 527586 (Savills Carlisle Office)