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Kielder Water is Northumbrian Water’s boat fishery and with over 2,000 acres of water to explore, you can try a different spot every time you fish. With a fleet of 15 fully equipped motor boats, the huge lake offers exhilarating fishing for both enthusiast and competition anglers alike. Bank anglers are also spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a spot to fish with over 20 miles of shoreline along the Lakeside Way. Please check with onsite rangers for further details.

Permits are available from Kielder Waterside from 6.00am and from Tower Knowe Visitor Centre from 10.00am daily.

Permit type Full Concessionary Catch limit
Day permit £24 £22 8 fish
NEW all day catch and release sporting permit, fly fishing only
(7.00am until close – barbless hooks required)
£15 N/A N/A
Family and couples permit £36 N/A 12 fish
Credit cruncher * £17 N/A 4 fish
Wild brown trout £9 £7 12 fish
Whittle Dene coarse fishing ** £7 N/A N/A

Any number of children aged under 18 years can fish for free with a family permit. Up to two children under 18 can fish free when one parent/guardian buys a standard day permit.

Boat hire Full day midweek Full day weekend Half day midweek
Kielder Water £15 £19 £12 (1 May – 30 Sept)

Full day – hire from 8.30am to 8.00pm. Half day – hire from 8.30am to 2.00pm or 2.30pm up to 8.00pm. Depending on sunset times.

* Credit cruncher available from 2.00pm.
** Whittle Dene credit crunch permit available from 2.00pm for £5.

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  • What our customers have to say

    "We had a fantastic holiday. Walked around the majority of the reservoir. Facilities were brilliant, hot tub at the lodge especially."

  • What our customers have to say

    "Beautiful scenery, peaceful surroundings. Very quiet location. Good cycle/walking routes, (a few steep hills). Activities were good. Bird of Prey centre was excellent."

  • What our customers have to say

    "Very nice quiet location, plenty to keep families entertained."

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