ENGLAND – SCOTLAND BORDER FISHING HOLIDAY BORDER ESK RIVER
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From your base at Pheasant Lodge, both salmon & trout fishing are available on the Border River Esk.
Close to the Lake District and Scottish Borders and renowned for river fishing, Pheasant Lodge offers access to a local three-mile river beat with stunning scenery. Whether you are an accomplished fly fisherman or just someone who would like to try the sport, a stay at Pheasant Lodge gives you access to the right place and the right advice.
A fisherman’s ‘haven’, our luxury 5-star lodge self-catering accommodation, with hot tub has facilities to dry your clothes, layout & store your equipment ….. and why not prepare your catch and grill it on the lodge’s BBQ! (or we can freeze it for you to take home.)
Rod hires and live bait can be arranged for your arrival. John Norris of Penrith also has a vast selection of rods, equipment & clothing and is well worth a visit.
The three mile stretch of Border River Esk is at it’s very best during August, September & October. The river, flows from the north through the Scottish Borders, fed by the Esk & Ewe rivers, and meanders south towards the Solway Coast. The stretch is close to Arturet Church, and is steeped in Roman history.
Fishing weekends/midweek breaks or longer fishing holidays breaks are available, throughout the fishing season. During the season, you can fish daily, & two fish can be taken per day with smaller fish being returned to the river, thus protecting the rivers Eco system and sustaining fishing for the future seasons to come.
DAY PERMITS START FROM £15
For the novice fishing man, experienced advice is available, and we can arrange one to one tuition if required,p lease contact us to arrange this prior to your arrival. Cumbria is also renowned for its weather, and therefore the river conditions can change, as do fishing techniques, we can update you on these conditions prior to your arrival or you can check on weather forecasting
SCOTLAND (No fishing on Sundays)
Fishing is also available on the Border Esk, set in beautiful countryside, indigenous hardwoods make up much of the bank-side of these four beats Langholm, Canonbie, Lower Liddle & Newcastleton.
Pheasant Lodge offers access to some 18 miles of fishing where salmon (10lb to 14lb range) & sea trout (5 to 6lb)are caught.
Sea trout season from 1st April & continuing through to 30th September.
SEA TROUT FISHING:
As with most field sports, fishing is also subject to a closed season to allow the fish to swim up the river to spawn, please familiarize yourself with the above dates. This stretch of the Border Esk river is excellent for fly fishing with little or no trees for you to get your line snagged on, open water & easy access to the banks.
CLOSED SEASON: Migratory Salmon -1st November -31st January ANY ADULT (size)
Migratory Trout -16th October – 30th April 250mm (size)
Brown trout – 1st October – 14th March 200mm (size) C
Daily or seasonal tickets are available to fish on West Pond, just a mile from Pheasant Lodge, bream, chub, carp, perch & pike contact 01228 674519
Please contact us on 07875107952 to discuss your bespoke needs for your Pheasant Lodge fishing holiday.