Penrith Angling Association also caters for the small stream enthusiast with approximately 16.5 miles of fishing on Troutbeck, Briggle Beck, Dacre Beck, and the rivers, Leith, Lyvennet and Petteril.

The River Petteril
The River Petteril

These small rivers are, in general quite slow flowing, very clear and shallow which make the truly wild trout that they contain very easily spooked on occasions - stealth and patience are the keys to success.

Some stretches are heavily tree-lined and bankside vegetation can be a problem, particularly in the summer months making access difficult, but this adds to the challenge on small waters like this and is part of the attraction for the enthusiast.

Tight situations in intimate surroundings
Challenging fishing in intimate surroundings

Dry fly predominates on these waters but nymphs and wet flies can be successful with extra water levels, knee pads are essential and a 3 - 5 weight rod of 5 foot 6 inches to 7 feet is recommended.

Please note : The Rivers Petteril , Leith and Lyvennet are catch and release waters, and are for members only.

Members can check the water levels for Dacre Beck prior to their visit by going to latest river level information for: Dacre Beck at Dacre Bridge

Please Check: Penrith Anglers Safety notes for members and visitors