Naworth Fishery

Brampton in Cumbria

Fishing Report

9/12/18 Update: Poor weather over the last couple of weeks has meant the lake has been very lightly fished. M Jefferson was top rod landing 16 fish to fly and two worm rods landed 12 fish on their visit, most of the rods fishing have reported catches. Hopefully we get a more settled spell soon, "the christmas period would be good!"

16/12/18 Update: More poor weather conditions and it doesn't seem to want to stop. Only the hardy ones have ventured out, with mixed results. Though it has been fishing well on the better days. Regardless of the weather the lake will be getting its Christmas restocking this week so this should boost sport over the holiday period if the weather permits.

30/12/18 Update: This is the last update for 2018. Sport at Naworth slowed over the last few days due to flood water, however by the end of the weekend we saw a change starting and fish starting to surface feed again in the mild conditions. Just before the rain and floods top rods were M Jefferson with 13 fish to 3lbs on fly, D Cruikshank landed 11 fish to 3lbs on buzzers, I McVittie landed 8 fish to 9lbs on fly and M Valente landed 6 fish to 5lbs on fly.

3/1/19 Update: Sport has started to pick up well as the lake drops back to normal and just to help things along it will be restocked for the weekend.

20/1/19 Update: With the lake at normal level and very clear sport has picked up well. It has even managed to stay open through the recent freezing conditions. Top rods over the last couple of weeks were J Wardrope with 9 fish to 3lbs on a catswisker, I Mcvittie landed 9 fish to 4lbs on a cormerant fly, D Bell landed 6 fish to fly and M Jefferson landed 8 to 4lbs on fly. The rod average over this period was 3 fish per rod visit. Worm rods haven't faired as well as for fly with sport being better on some days and bad others.

17/2/19 Update: With nearly a month since the last report things have slowly started to pick up and hopefully we have seen the end of the worst weather. The lake has been very lightly fished, some rods have done very well and others not, but the weather had a lot to do with it. The stocking planned for this week should see the start of the spring/summer stocking programe and hopefully an increase in the numbers fishing.

24/2/19 Update: With the temperature a lot warmer for a change and the prospect of more warm conditions sport is set to improve well. There wasn't much surface action this week but the start of the main stocking programe saw some good numbers landed. Top rods were D Cruikshank with 11 fish to 3lbs on fly, B Walker with 14 fish to fly and D Taylor with 8 fish to 6lbs on buzzers. As the week progresses we should start to see more fish surface feeding with any luck. Worm rods struggled at the beginging of the week but by the end were doing well.

27/3/19 Update: A long delay since the last report but there was just nothing to say. The weather conditions were so poor very few rods ventured out and the lake was high and coloured with flood water for two weeks. Things are starting to get back to normal and the weather is warming up again. Sport was slow over last weekend as the lake level was still falling and conditions cold, however the week started off well and in the warmer conditions there was a real improvement. Stocking will start again this week so this will give sport a good lift.

28/3/19 Update: Big change to sport as the lake has settled. Most worm rods are taking their bag limits as fish start to come on to feed. Sport to fly is picking up well.

2/4/19 Update: Sport has been very good over the last week and the lake finished with a rod average of 4 fish per visit. Top rods were M Proudfoot with 13 fish to 5lbs on fly, D Taylor with 10 fish to 5lbs on fly, I McVittie with 7 fish to 4lbs on fly and K Keilins with 6 fish to 5lbs on a montana. Stocking again this week and a big stock going in for Easter.

10/4/19 Update: Last week fished well even though the conditions were a lot cooler. D Cruikshank landed 14 fish on buzzers, M Jefferson landed 9 fish to fly and D Barker landed a good overwintered Brown of 4lbs to fly. Worm rods fishing ledger had the best of the sport. We finished the week with an average of 3.5 fish per visit with an average size of just under 3lbs.

16/4/19 Update: With a strong cold easterly wind most of the week sport slowed, though some still managed some decent catches, D Cruikshank landed 13 fish to 3.5lbs on buzzers, M Proudfoot landed 8 fish to 4lbs on fly, M Jefferson landed 11 fish to 5lbs on fly, S Graham landed 9 fish and C willis landed 14 fish. A very good weather forecast for the rest of the week with temperatures to rise so this will improve sport. On top of that a big stock going in for Easter weekend so unless it freezes over the lake should fish it's head off.

23/4/19 Update: Very good sport to both fly and worm over the Easter period. With fish getting more active in the warmer conditions and we are starting to see more fly life.

Top rods were D Cruikshank with 26 fish to 3.5lbs on buzzers, M Jefferson with 11 fish to 4lbs on buzzers, P Taylor with 9 fish to 3lbs on fly, I McVittie with 8 fish to 3lbs on buzzers, M Jamieson with 11 fish to 4lbs on buzzers and D Taylor with 7 fish to 4lbs on garlic worms. Worm rods are doing well with most taking their bag limits. Good sport should be set to continue.

23/4/19 Prospects: Fishing well to both fly and worm.