Bank House Fly Fishery

Bank House Fly Fishery

Bank House Fly Fishery

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Low Mill Caton, Nr Lancaster
Lancashire LA2 9HX

Phone: 01524 770412

{o} Fish Types: Stocked daily with Rainbow's, Blue's and Brown's

Nearest Facilities:
{o} Tackle Shops within 25 miles

{o} Website: Yes
{o} Shop: Yes
{o} Refreshments: Yes
{o} Toilets: Yes

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 Game Fisheries (Stillwater)



At 2½ acres Bank House is only a small water, but it has been carefully planned and designed with fly fishing and wildlife in mind. A total of twelve small islands are scattered over the water giving the fishery a network of slow swims and pools. The water flows evenly around the lake before exiting from one of three outlets. This means that there are few if any ‘dead’ areas where the water can warm in summer and become low in oxygen.

It also means that the trout movements around the fishery are widespread and determined only by the availability of food. The islands and the vegetation break the line of sight for the angler, so that even when the fishery is full with 16 fishermen it does not feel crowded and gives a feeling of privacy with plenty of space available for the roving fishermen.

Bank House is rich in both aquatic and terrestrial insect life. It has large populations of corixa, damsels, buzzer, shrimps and sedge. Also present in abundance are sticklebacks, which are readily eaten by the resident Kingfisher as well as the trout. Above the surface the fishery has been planted to encourage insect life and in the summer months there is a constant supply of tasty morsels falling from the overhanging trees. These include a variety of weevils, beetles, moths, spiders and many species of adult fly.

Bank House Fly Fishery was opened in 1974 by local vet and his wife, David and Jan Dobson. The fishery is now owned and run by their son Ben and his wife Charlotte who also run Stocks Reservoir Fly Fishery.

Although Bank House has been carefully designed it has had 3 decades to mature and has a very rich wildlife population. The Dobson family are passionate about natural history and try to manage the six acre site to maximize its potential as habitat. The islands and surrounding banks have been planted with a mixture of cover and food trees for birds and nest boxes are scattered all over. Some land has been planted into small woods and some set aside for scrub. The result is a compact oasis with many differing habitats that attract a wide variety of British wildlife. It is worth a visit on a spring morning just to listen to the dawn chorus. Bank House offers the imitative angler a chance to fish for naturally feeding trout in a beautiful setting and with big rainbows, blues, browns and tigers on the prowl you never know what you might catch.


Fishing at Bank House

Bank House Fishing Tips
Bank House is full of corixa and sticklebacks so fry patterns and small beaded flies are a must in the box. The browns lie deep, so they can see a large area of the surface. For this reason dries catch more than their fair share of them. Good dries to have are shipman’s, CDC buzzers and sedges. The water is deep close into the islands, so the trout hold in these margins. Buzzers or nymphs fished ultra slow on a floating line is a banker rainbow tactic. In the cold oxygen rich water of March and April the trout will give a great account of themselves. The blue trout are aerobatic and hard fighting and there will be plenty of specimens, so don’t fish too lightly. See if you can catch all four species in one visit


Bank House Fishing Tackle Shop

Bank House Tackle Shop has everything that a modern day fisherman could possibly need. We stock quality fishing tackle at competitive prices.We are conveniently located for Lancaster, the Lune Valley, South Lakes and West and North Lancashire.

Shop Telephone Number: 01524 770412



Trout fishing for brown, rainbow, tiger & blue trout, various dt prices available, also offer permit for salmon & sea trout on the River Lune, see website for more info.

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