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Coarse fishing near Kendal

A Secluded, Quiet & Peaceful Natural Fishery

High Thorn Farm Fishery offers you mixed coarse fishing in the quiet countryside of Selside near Kendal.
Just a stones throw away from the Lake District & Yorkshire Dales, yet out of the busy tourist atmosphere.
At our waters you will be situated in tranquil surroundings to indulge your angling appetite, and both novice and experienced anglers will enjoy a fishing experience to remember. There is excellent vehicle access to any point you choose to fish around the waters.

12 Hrs £10.00
24 Hrs (sunrise-sunset) £20.00
Concessions (Under 12's) £5.00

Please Note COVID-19 restrictions now apply until further notice.

Common Carp

Cyprinus carpio
Carp are know to change their feeding habits dependant upon the climate at any given time.
Wind direction, temperature and phases of the moon are common factors which affect the fedding habits of carp.

Mirror Carp

Cyprinus carpio carpio
Mirror Carp prefer slow moving rivers and streams and warm lake habitats with abundant vegetation. When fishing for carp in a shallow lake or pond, use bread or corn. Carp suck the bait in 3 or 4 times before actually eating the bait.


Abramis brama

The common bream lives in schools near the bottom.
At night bream can feed close to the shore and in clear waters with sandy bottoms feeding pits can be seen during the daytime.


Rutilus rutilus
Roach are a bottom feeding species but there are occasions when the roach will rise, sometimes to the surface in search of food.
This reversal of the normal feeding patter only happens during hot weather when oxygen content is low.

Rudd & Golden Rudd

Scardinius erythropthalmus
Rudd are often found around reed lined bays or under overhanging vegetation where it is most likely that insects will be blown or fall into the water but will move out into open water in a breeze in search of unfortunate insect trapped in the surface film. Small wagglers, set shallow with no shot down the line and light whip or pole rigs are the best methods for catching.


Tinca tinca
Tench feed mainly at night on plant life and algae, as well as insect larve and grubs of different kinds. They often move into shallows and margins during this period. The best time to attempt to catch them is after dark.

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