Catching fish at Coniston

Duration:Half Day
Activity:For kids - things to do before you're 11¾

What better place to go fishing than in the Lake District!

There are so many lakes and rivers to choose from it's hard to pick. We think a lovely little spot is the East Shore of Coniston Lake - there are several car parks and open access areas where you can try your hand at fishing.

Sitting on the beach shore to eat is the perfect place if you plan to stay for a picnic lunch, or you can nip back up into Coniston village.

And don't forget your fishing nets!

By John Atkinson

Lead Ranger. I have lived and worked in the Lakes for most of my life both as a farmer and for the last 20+ years as a National Trust employee. Over the years I have worked right across the Lakes firstly as a practitioner repairing walls and footpaths and working on conservation projects. Then more recently managing upland access projects and advising on access and erosion issues, before gaining my current position managing the Ranger team in the South Lakes. I am also a very passionate supporter of rural skills and upland farming and sit on the national committee of the DSWA and also the Federation of Cumbrian Commoners. When not at work I run a 200ha upland farm with my family where we keep traditional breeds of cattle and sheep and assist in conservation grazing schemes.

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How to get here

Dales Wood car park, Coniston

LA12 8

SD 298 926

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