Naworth Fishery

Brampton in Cumbria

Fishing Report

Full weekly fishing reports will resume in 2018.

 

There will be some changes in 2018, these will be published in the lodge and on the website in due course.

 

* Because most of the rods fishing the lake this season were on catch and release permits, we are having to look at a change in permits as we need fish taken away to help in the management of the fishery.

 

* We are also looking at the possibility of a major fly fishing competition.

 

* We are also looking at a fly fishing demonstration and tuition day/weekend.

 

8/12/17 Update: The lake has been fishing well for the last few weeks. We are planning a good stocking for the Christmas holiday week, so hopefully we're not frozen up.

7/1/18  Update: The lake was covered by a thin layer of ice today and will remain frozen until later this week when a warmer weather front is due and should clear it. The first stocking of the new year got sport off to a good start this week, D Cruikshank landed 20 fish to 7.5lbs on buzzers and blobs, P Holding landed a fish of 15lbs to fly, L Mcvittie landed 9 fish to 7lbs on fly, I Mcvittie landed 10 fish to 5lbs on fly and D Ronson landed 4 fish including a 12lb brown to fly.

10/1/18 Update: Hopefully the lake will be open by the weekend, as the ice is very thin it should be.

14/1/18 Update: The lake was open and fishing by the weekend. Worm rods were doing well with fly rods having steady results but no big catches. Just remember if you take the boats out, " lock them up when your finished".

We have had some damage done to property at the fishery by worm fishermen trying to break up ice, as a result of this from the 1st March all worm anglers must book their permit before going to the lake, if they do not then they will be asked to leave.

22/1/18 Update: The lake is fully open and free from ice after an overnight freeze on Sunday night. Catches varied over the weekend probably due to the colder conditions, but the week days fished well.

29/1/18 Update: No big catches this week but some nice fish landed. R ROWLEY landed agood fish of 8lbs to a catswisker, D Cruikshank landed 6 fish to 9lbs on buzzers, M Proudfoot landed 10 fish to 5lbs on fly and A Simpson landed a fish of 7lbs on worm.

7/2/18 Update: The lake is just open at present but the wormer conditions will move the ice and the lake should be fully open by the weekend. Sport tailed off towards last weekend with the colder conditions moving in and partly freezing the lake so now we know that the lake will be open a fresh stocking will go in to liven things up.

13/2/18 Update: Bad weather and flood water varied sport this week. The two top rods for the week were N Hardisty with 8 fish to 7lbs, including a brown of 3.5lbs to fly and M Proudfoot with 7 fish including rainbows of 7lbs and 8lbs to fly. Just need some warmer weather!

22/2/18 Update: Last week produced a mixed bag with catches struggling most of the time. The problem seems to have been solved at present so a large stocking is planned tomorrow, if the forecast is right however, it might just freeze over again!!!.

26/2/18 Update: Even after the freeze over the last few nights the lake has stayed open, mainly due to the wind. Catches over the weekend showed a marked improvement with top rods for the week D Taylor with 10 fish to 4lbs on a catswisker, N Foster with 11 fish to fly, M Proudfoot with 13 fish to fly and D Cruikshank with 10 fish to fly. We need some warmer weather as the lake is only being lightly fished.

5/3/18 Update: The bad weathwer seems to be through now so with any luck we my start to see some warmer weather. The lake is partly open at present but with a thaw set in should be fully open in the next couple of days.

11/3/18 Update: With the lake fully open and some warmer weather may be we'll get the season off to a start. The lake was only lightly fished this week with most rods catching. Top rods for the week were J Wardrope with 13 fish to 5lbs on a catswisker, D Cruikshank landed 9 fish to 5.75lbs on buzzers, N Foster landed 11 fish to 4lbs on fly and L McVittie landed 10 fish to 4lbs on fly.

25/3/18 Update: Catches slowed again over the last couple of weeks probably due to the cold weather and coloured water in thye lake. All being well a good stock of fish going in next week to boost the catches, though this could back fire with yet again more snow on its way.

29/3/18 Update: Catches are starting to pick up at last this week with good numbers of fish in the 3-4lb range being landed and a big stock going in for the weekend. Fingers crossed the weather holds.

1/4/18 Update: Catches certainly picked up over the weekend. Top rods were D Mcknight fishing only a morning landed 20 fish to fly, M Proudfoot landed 15 fish to 12lbs on fly, J Wardrope landed 10 fish to 4lbs on a catswisker, N Foster landed 10 fish to 4lbs on fly and D Wright landed 10 fish to 5lbs on fly. Most worm rods landed their bag limits. We finished the week with a more respectable average of 3.5 fish per visit.

8/4/18 Update: The lake started to fish well this week, mainly to fly but some worm rods did well to. Top rods for the week were M Proudfoot with 21 fish to 9lbs to fly, M Jefferson landed 17 fish to 4lbs on fly, D Cruikshank landed 20 fish to 10lbs on fly and E Charlton landed 10 fish to fly. We finished the week with a rod average of 8 fish per rod visit.

16/4/18 Update: Plenty of good catches this week. P Irwin landed 8 fish to 4lbs on buzzers, S Parker landed 30 fish to 15lbs on buzzers during an evening session, M Jefferson landed 20 fish to 4lbs on fly and then 16 fish to 9lbs on fly, D Mcknight landed 11 fish to 10lbs on fly, D Cruikshank landed 21 fish to 4.5lbs on fly and M Graham landed 20 fish to 6lbs on black catswisker and orange eggs. The rod average for the week ended with 7 fish per rod visit.

23/4/18 Update: With a few warmer days last week we saw an improvement in the numbers of fish moving and even had some evening sport on the warmer nights. The top rods for the week were D Cruikshank with 23 fish to 15lbs landed on blobs and buzzers during an evening session, T Bowness landed 15 fish on dawson olives, R Hind landed 11 fish on buzzers, M Rochester landed 11 fish to fly, L Cameron landed 9 fish to fly on an evening visit and M Graham landed 7 fish to 5lbs on buzzers. Worm rods were also doing well at times.

29/4/18 Update:Sport at Naworth picked up yet again this week to both fly and worm. We ended the week with a roid average of a little over 8 fish per rod visit. Top rods this week were D Cruikshank with 22 fish to 6lbs on buzzers during an evening session, then fishing later in the week landed 25 fish to 6lbs on cormerants and blobs. I McVitte landed 4 fish to 12.5lbs on fly, the best fish of the week and then landed 18 fish to 3.5lbs later in the week. N Foster landed 20 fish to 6lbs on fly, M Proudfoot landed 25 fish to 5.5lbs on fly, D Bell landed 9 fish to 4lbs on fly and D Taylor landed 9 fish to fly. Many worm rods landed their bags and most rods reporting catches.

6/5/18 Update: Sport at Naworth is on top form this week giving a rod average of nearly 11 fish per rod visit, something that hasn't been seen before. Top rods for the week were M Jefferson with 46 fish to 4lbs on fly, S Elliott landed 3 fish to 11lb4oz on fly, D Cruikshank landed 16 fish to 7lbs on buzzers during an evening session, D Taylor landed 14 fish to 4lbs during an evening session, G Robinson landed 11 fish to 10lbs on fly, D Mcknight landed 20 fish to 4lbs on fly, A Bimson landed 25 fish to 5lbs on fly, D Taylor landed 27 fish to 7lbs on buzzers, D Cruikshank landed 37 fish to 7lbs on buzzers and E Charlton landed 19 fish to 4lbs on fly.

7/5/18 Update: It has been years since we have had fly rods taking more than their bag limits, but to have three catch and release fly fishermen killing what they caught has put  yet more restictions on how the fishery is run. These three rods however will be contacted in due course as we not only have their addresses but a full selection of pictures. It is a great shame that the first class sport has produced such greed.

Boats will from now on will only be made available to regular rods or persons known to the fishery.

 

13/5/18 Update: The lake is fishing very well. Top rods for the week were D Cruikshank with 35 fish to 3.5lbs on Diawl bachs and black buzzers, M Proudfoot landed 33 fish to 4lbs on fly, M Jefferson landed 12 fish to 3lbs on fly, M Graham landed 9 fish to 3lbs on lures and eggs, J Wardrope landed 18 fish to 3lbs on a black spider, D Bell landed 12 fish to 4lbs on dry fly, I Mcvitte landed 19 fish to 4lbs on dry fly, D Cruikshank landed 12 fish to 3.5lbs on buzzers during an evening session, W Jamieson landed 16 fish to 7lbs on buzzers and R Rowley landed 14 fish to 3lbs on Diawl bachs. Good sport looks set to continue with warmer weather for next week.

22/5/18 Update: Catches dropped this last week due to the hot bright days. Top rods for the week were D Cruikshank with 21 fish to 4lbs on buzzers, J Wardrope landed 12 fish to 3lbs on a dry sedge, P Irwin landed 9 fish to 3lbs on fly and R Rowley landed 9 fish to fly. Cooler conditions this week and plenty of fish surface feeding.

29/5/18 Update: Over the last few very hot days worm rods have been doing very well with every rod taking their bag limits. Fly rods have struggled in the hot conditions but some reasonable catches have been made either first thing in the morning or in the evening. Even on the hottest days plenty of fish have still been rising in the shaded areas. Top rods for the week were M Proudfoot with 30 fish including a 6lb brown to fly, D Cruikshank landed 22 fish to 3lbs on buzzers and 12 fish to 3lbs on buzzers, J Wardrope landed 16 fish to 4lbs on sedge and 12 fish to 4lbs on sedge. D Taylor landed 9 fish on buzzers.

3/6/18 Update: Cooler conditions, heavy showers and thunder storms this week. A bit of fresh water improved things a great deal and should have a lasting affect into this next week.Catches to fly have been steady with a few good catches, however worm has be doing very well. Top rods for the week were D Cruikshank with 20 fish to 4lbs on buzzers, M Jefferson landed 10 fish to 3lbs on buzzers, J Wardrope landed 9 fish to 10lbs on buzzers, T Thompson landed 10 fish to worm and D Dixon landed 13 fish to worm. Prospects are looking good for this week.

11/6/18 Update: Fishing was a bit harder this week for fly rods as temperatures reached 30 degrees C on some days putting fish down. However worm rods are still enjoying good sport. Top rods for the week were M Jefferson with 14 fish to 3lbs on buzzers, P Scott landed 9 fish to 4lbs on fly, D Bell landed 8 fish on fly and J Wardrope landed 7 fish to 4lbs on a Dawsons olive. Rod average for the week was 3 fish per visit

18/6/18 Update: Worm rods were still doing well at Naworth this week while fly rods found it hard going at times with the hot conditions. There was an improvement over the weekend with a cooler weather front that is supposed to last well into next week and by Sunday fish were starting to surface feed again. We finished the week with a rod average of 3 fish per visit.

18/6/18 Prospects: Fishing very well.