SMALL STREAM FLY FISHING

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

Small stream fly fishing
These small streams and 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.

A small stream brown troutA small stream trout

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.

Maps for our smaller streams:

Map 1 - Bell Holme/Anthony Holme, River Eden and Briggle Beck
(* Grayling fishing is also allowed on this stretch for PAA members and their guests during the trout closed season)

Map 4 - Bolton Willows, River Eden and Troutbeck
(* Grayling fishing is also allowed on this stretch for PAA members and their guests during the trout closed season)

Map 8 - Upper Eamont and Dacre Beck, Dalemain

Map 14 - River Petteril
(Please note: This stretch is restricted to P.A.A. members and their guests only)

Map 15 - River Petteril
(Please note: This stretch is restricted to P.A.A. members and their guests only)

Map 17 - River Lyvennet
(Please note: This stretch is restricted to P.A.A. members and their guests only)

Map 18 - River Leith
(Please note: This stretch is restricted to P.A.A. members and their guests only)

Map 19 - River Leith
(Please note: This stretch is restricted to P.A.A. members and their guests only)

Map 20 - River Leith
(Please note: This stretch is restricted to P.A.A. members and their guests 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

Contact Information:

Secretary:
Mr A Dixon,

3 Newtown Cottages,
Skirwith, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 1RJ
Tel: 01768 88294

email:penrithaa@btinternet.com