Fishing Types

At Fontburn Reservoir

Bait Trout Fishing
Fly Trout Fishing
Coarse Fishing

Any method fishing for rainbow trout and coarse fishing for roach

Fontburn reservoir is one of our smaller waters and consequently has a reputation as being a friendly, family orientated fishery.

Fontburn offers top class trout fishing for fly and any method anglers, alongside holding good stocks of pristine roach for coarse anglers. Fontburn is suitable for disabled anglers with a disabled platform on the north shore.

For those anglers who like to wander, the lightly fished middle and western end of the north and south shore can provide some excellent sport when the trout are well spread.

All fish stocked are from our own onsite fish farm, and some of those stocked are tagged fish with cash prizes available. You can also loose feed and ground bait around the reservoir.

On site we have an excellent lodge shop stocked with everything you need for a days fishing including rods, reels, tackle, accessories, clothing, worms, bait, ice creams and refreshments including hot and cold drinks.

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Our 2019 Price List

For fishing at Fontburn Waterside Park

Permit Type Full Day Concessions Credit Cruncher
Full day 8 permit* £27 £25 £21 (4 fish)
Full Day 5 Fish Permit* £23 N/A N/A
Family & Couples Permit (12 fish) £41 N/A N/A
Full Day November (8 fish)* £21 N/A N/A
Catch & Release Sporting Permit - Fly Only (optional 1 fish) £19 N/A N/A
Coarse Fishing - Fontburn & Derwent £10 N/A N/A
Under 17's Day Permit (2 fish) £10 N/A N/A

Best Locations To Fish at Fontburn

We have provided some useful location tips to help you catch. Our rangers are also very happy to assist you in choosing the best method, flies and baits for you to have a fantastic day fishing. Speak to them on your arrival in the shop or as they are working around the reservoir.

Dam wall

Provides access to deep water, a great spot in bright hot conditions for both fly and any method anglers.

North shore

Easy access, fishes consistently well all year round to all methods. Both shallow and deep water is available and within easy casting range.

South shore

Easy access area providing shelter productive shallows gradually going to deeper water. A great spot for fly anglers during windy conditions.

Fontburn’s Fishing Report At Waterside Parks

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Experience Fishing At Waterside Parks

Where to find us

Directions to Fontburn Waterside Park

Located off the A696, on the B3642, close to the village of Rothbury

Find us using sat nav:
NE61 4PL

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