Hints and tips
Are you new to fishing?
If you’re new to fishing:
- Head to Tower Knowe or Leaplish visitor centres where you can pick up the required permits or buy a fishing starter pack.
- Go to www.nwl.co.uk/gofishing for all the information you’ll need and also for weekly fishing reports.
- Boat anglers should head for the Belling Inlet and Plashett’s Bay at any part of the season.
- Bank anglers try Whickhope Inlet and downstream from Tower Knowe Visitor Centre. Small dark fly patterns are a must, fished as dropper flies with bright attractors on the point of the cast.
- When it comes to multi-bait, the Beeches Walk at Leaplish Wateside Park, Tower Knowe Visitor Centre and upstream of Hawkhope car park are good locations. The stream mouths at Matthew’s Linn and Whickhope are worth a try during the spring.
- Pick up a ‘Go Fishing’ detailed guide or purchase a fishing starter pack from one of the visitor centres.