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Fresh Water Fly Fishing Lakes

Our two freshwater fly fishing lakes are set in tranquil surroundings covering a total area of 2.5 acres. They are both well stocked with rainbow, brown and blue trout ranging on average from 1lb to 5lbs although a recent catch was of a 7lbs fish.

The lakes are open all year round from dawn to dusk and there is a fishing lodge with tea and coffee making facilities as well as a toilet. All visitors MUST sign in there before they start fishing. We request that visitors use only barbless hooks and please note children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Please contact us to make a booking for fishing at the lakes.

Fly Fishing Tuition at Thornton Lodge

Thornton Lodge also offers expert qualified fly fishing tuition for groups or individuals. Working with Jeff Metcalfe from Tek 2 Fly Fishing ( we can arrange full day, half day and taster sessions. These make a fabulous birthday present or a great day out for a corporate activity. Jeff also runs 4 novice fly fishing training days throughout the year, please see the events page for this year’s dates.

Price List for Fly Fishing

Visitors - cost per person

  • Half day 1 fish then C&R - £10.00
  • Full day 3 fish then C&R - £20.00

Lessons and Training Days

Please contact to discuss your exact requirements for individual, group or corporate lessons, he will be happy to tailor make a package to suit your exact needs

Novice Training Day with Jeff £40.00 per person with all equipment provided. Please see the events page for available dates.

Views from the Fishing Lodge
The Fishing Lodge
The Catch
Jeff watch that fish!!
Jeff giving instructions