Equipment Hire

New to fishing? Away from home without your kit? Fancy a day on the water?

We can help!

Fishing Rod and tackle hire are available on our premier sites at Derwent, Fontburn, Grassholme and Scaling Dam. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to offer advice with regards to how the tackle is arranged and set up, to offer you the best chance of success! Please note, we do not have equipment hire at Hanningfield Waterside Park.

For those who really love to get right out on the water, we have boat hire available at Kielder Waterside in Northumberland and Hanningfield in Essex.

See below for further information.


Being away from home without your kit when you see great locations to try is frustrating, so being able to hire the kit for the day is brilliant!

Rod and tackle hire

At Derwent, Fontburn, Grassholme and Scaling Dam only we hire both fly and multi bait kits which comprise of a rod, reel, line, net and priest. All bait, flies, and any extra tackle will need to be purchased additionally.

Kits are £10 and need to be purchased with a day permit. Please book your fishing equipment in advance of your arrival with the relevant fishery.

We also sell starter kits in our shop on all sites which will provide you with the tackle you need to take up this great sport and return as often as you like! The kits offer quality at budget prices and range from £32.99 – £69.99.

Boat hire at Kielder Waterside

For anglers who enjoy the freedom of fishing from a boat, these can be hired at Kielder Waterside. With over 2,000 acres of water to explore you can try a different spot every time you fish, and with a fleet of 15 fully equipped motor boats, the huge water offers exhilarating fishing for both enthusiast and competition anglers alike.

Boats must be booked in advance by either calling 01434 251 000 or via our new booking system boats are available from Saturday 14 March until Friday 6 November 2020 from 8.30am until 8.00pm (depending on sunset times).

Full day midweek hire is £15 with full day weekend hire costing £19.

Special mid-week offer

Enjoy a half-day for just £12 available from 8.30am until 2.00pm or 2.30pm until 8.00pm (depending on sunset times).

Boat hire at Kielder Waterside - Rules

We advise all visitors to read our rules and regulations governing the use of Kielder Water document before visiting, please see download link further down the page.

Additional rules applicable for fishing by boat

No alcohol permitted on boats at any time.

There must be a minimum of two or maximum of four people in the boat.

Children must be aged 8 years and over to go in a boat and there must be at least two adults of at least 17 years of age on board.

Life jackets are provided although you may also bring your own. It is within the rangers rights to insist a Northumbrian Water lifejacket is worn if a personal one is not deemed safe.

Fishing is allowed only from boats specifically hired from Northumbrian Water Limited

At least two but no more than four persons must be in any Northumbrian Water Limited craft from which fishing is taking place. All persons must wear buoyancy at all times.

Boats from which fishing is taking place must remain 100 metres from any course buoy when racing is taking place.

Everyone fishing from a boat must carry a valid Environment Agency rod licence and a Northumbrian Water permit.

No fishing may take place in any restricted zone, at any mooring or jetty or within 200 metres of the foreshore at Kielder Waterside. Fishing boats must not tie up to any buoy, mooring or water ski facility at any time.

Bank fishing is not allowed in the designated water skiing areas when water skiing is taking place.

Fishing boats must keep a safe and reasonable distance from other craft at all times including craft using moorings, craft at anchor and craft manoeuvring to pick up a mooring buoy. Fishing boats under power must give way to sailing boats.

Fishing boats which are close to the shore will be free drifting and should be given a wide berth as fishing lines may be cast down wind and back casts up wind (see rule 40).

Boat hire at Hanningfield Waterside Park

Experience all the stunning views of Hanningfield Reservoir and enjoy great spots for exhilarating fishing from one of our 36 well maintained Coulam motor boats. This is the perfect way to really enjoy this fantastic sport.

Boats can be hired in advance online at or by calling the fishing lodge and shop on 01268 712 180. We recommend you book in advance for weekends.

Boat anglers must wear life jackets at all times. If the weather causes safety concerns we will aim to inform you before your arrival that your boat booking has been cancelled.

Please make sure you read all the fishing and boat rules and regulations that are

Boat hire times vary and times are displayed in the fishing lodge.

Boat hire midweek – Day hire £22
Morning 7am to 1pm £15
Afternoon 2pm to close £15
Evening 4pm to close £10
November Boat Day hire £20
Boat hire weekend – Day hire £29
Morning 7am to 1pm £19
Afternoon 2pm to close £19
Evening 4pm to close £10
November Boat Day hire £20

Boat hire  November (from 7am to 3.30pm)

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