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The 24 acre estate lake at Coniston Hall is situated close to the village of Coniston Cold which is 7 miles West of Skipton in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Coniston Hall Lake is set in a spectacular location and overlooked by the splendid Coniston Hall, home of Michael and Ethne Bannister, owners of the estate and the nearby Coniston Hotel. The hotel has superb facilities, great food and in addition offers a wide range of other activities on site including clay shooting, falconry and off road driving making it the ideal location for a short break or holiday. Click here to visit their website.
The fly fishing on Coniston Hall Lake is excellent, it's an ideal venue for both novices and experienced anglers alike, the fish are usually free rising and respond well to all methods and is an especially good buzzer and dry fly water. Fishing is usually done from a boat but at certain times of the year fishing from the bank can be very good.
Coniston Hall is within easy reach of Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Harrogate and York and with a direct rail link to Skipton from London Kings Cross makes it easy to visit even from the South of England.
Coniston Hall Lake is well stocked with fighting fit Rainbow Trout and also has a good head of wild Brown Trout.
Trout fishing on Coniston Hall Lake starts on the 1st of April and finishes at the end of October. Go Fly Fishing UK have exclusive permission to take customers on the lake during March.
A rod between 9 and 10 feet for a 6 or 7 weight line (floating) is ideal. There are occasions when a intermediate or sinking line can be useful but on most days the floater would be the first choice. When fishing from a boat always wear a life jacket, these are available from the hotel.
The trout at Coniston Hall Lake respond to a wide range of techniques making it a great venue for learning new methods and skills. Both the buzzer and dry fly fishing can be exceptional and fishing with nymphs and even the more traditional fly patterns and methods will produce fish on most occasions.
Steve Rhodes, Go Fly Fishing UK co-proprietor, lives in the village of Coniston Cold half a mile away from the lake and spends more time fishing there than anyone so has an intimate and up to date knowledge of where the fish are, what methods to use and which flies will catch them. All tackle including flies can be supplied or if you prefer you can bring your own. We can provide a local railway station collection and return service and are available to give you a guided tour of the historic sites, towns, cities and the many other attractions in the Yorkshire Dales.
Fly fishing in the Yorkshire Dales is great value, with very few exceptions the prices are as those listed on our costs page. Click here to go directly to our costs page. When fishing from a boat the hire of the boat may be charged extra, if this is the case you will be advised at the time of booking.
For more detailed information about the non-fishing highlights of the Skipton area please click here.
Contact Steve at our northern office to discuss your preferred fly fishing location or to make a booking - telephone 01756 748378 / 07717 533177, email email@example.com.
"Hi Steve, Sue and I send our best wishes following our day with you last week. We thoroughly enjoyed it and now both of us have a clear idea on what and how we should be doing things. We had an excellent meal at the Coniston Hotel and collapsed exhausted soon afterwards, must have been the fresh air. Our best regards - and, again, our thanks".
David Kelly - Tuition Day, Coniston Hall Lake.
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