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Fishing Types

Bait Trout Fishing
Fly Trout Fishing
Wild brown trout

Any method fishing for rainbow trout and wild brown trout

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Kielder Water is our boat fishery and with over 2,000 acres of water to explore, you can try a different spot every time you fish.

With a fleet of fully equipped motor boats, the huge reservoir offers exhilarating fishing for both enthusiast and competition anglers alike. Bank anglers are also spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a spot to fish, with access to around 20 miles of shoreline along the Lakeside Way.

Permits and boat hire are available from Kielder Waterside shop from 6.00 am until the end of the season and at Tower Knowe Visitor Centre bank permits only are available from 10.00 am daily from April to October. Boats must be pre-booked in advance, via www.bookwhen.com/watersideparksnorth.

After your day on the water don’t forget to stop by at The Forest Bar & Kitchen for a bite to eat, hot beverage or something a little more refreshing.

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Our 2024 price list

For fishing at Kielder Water

Permit Type Full Day Concessions
Full day permit (8 fish) £28 £26
Two rod full day permit (8 fish) £33 £31
Credit cruncher permit from 2.00pm (4 fish) £22 N/A
Two rod credit cruncher permit from 2.00pm (4 fish) £27 N/A
Under 17's day permit (2 fish) £12 N/A
Catch & Release Sporting Permit - Fly and Spinning (optional 2 fish) £21 N/A
Lodge guest trout permit £17 N/A
Boat Hire Midweek Full day 8am to 8pm** £16 N/A
Boat Hire Midweek Half day. 1 May - 30 Sep, 8.30am to 2pm or 2.30pm to 8pm** £13 N/A
Boat hire weekend Full day 8.30am to 8pm** £20 N/A

Best Locations To Fish at Kielder

Stockie Bay

One of the most productive areas on the reservoir as the bay holds fish all season. At early season water levels are high so the sport can be fantastic. As the level drops fish tend to move further out and distance casting can be needed.


Easy access and the most popular bank, this is one of several stocking points and fish can be found here all season. At times long casting is required due to bank and boat pressure, however, fish can also be found close in due to the deep water.

Kielder Waterside

Another very consistent area with fish along the total length of the bank and right into the ski bay. Please note if water skiing is taking place, anglers are requested to move from this area. Deep water is found very close in and is ideal for all methods. Beware with bank casting in the ski bay as trees are along the length of the bank.

Kielder Water’s Fishing Permits

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Where to find us

Directions to Kielder Waterside

Located 12 miles west of Bellingham, Kielder is easily accessible from the A69 at Hexham.

Find us using sat nav:
NE48 1BT/1BX

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