Penrith Angling Association controls approximately 9.5 miles of mainly double bank fishing on the River Lowther
This is a smaller river flowing through limestone and with less urgency than the Eamont. Although it is the main spawning area for Eden spring salmon it is primarily a trout fishery. It contains some very large trout through the middle stretches in the deeper pools and provides some very challenging fishing. Wet fly and nymphing may be practiced in certain areas, but it is the destination for the dry fly aficionados.
Held back by Wet Sleddale dam, the river flows at a fairly consistant level and is rarely to be found in flood through the summer months, in fact it is often found to be still fishable when the Eden and Eamont are not.
The upper stretches open into the moors and are home to some of the spookiest of fish you will ever come across. The best of the fishing here is when there is a little colour in the water. The fish are generally smaller but fish over 1lb are not uncommon.
A River Lowther brown trout
PAA member David Bell
with a River Lowther brown trout
River Lowther maps:
Map 9 - River Lowther (map 1)
Map 10 - (map 2)
Map 11 - (map 3)
Map 12 - (map 4)
Map 13 - (map 5)
Members and visiting anglers can check the water levels for the river prior to their visit by going to Latest river level information
Please Check: Penrith Anglers Safety notes for members and visitors