Fishing and boating on Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater

Fishing equipment, Loweswater, Lake District

What you need to know about fishing and boating permits before you head off for the waters of the Buttermere Valley

Fishing and boating permits for Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater are available from the National Trust. Day permits can be purchased from the car park machine at the National Trust car park in Buttermere (sat nav CA13 9UZ) - please note this machine only takes coins. For an annual permit please call the North Lakes office on 017687 74649.

To keep the lakes quiet and peaceful motorised craft are not allowed on Buttermere, Crummock or Loweswater. The use of lead weights for fishing is banned on all National Trust waters. All anglers need to hold an Environmental Agency Rod Licence; these can be obtained from any Post Office or www.gov.uk/fishing-licences

Buttermere Lake

Trout, char, pike, and perch can all be found in Buttermere with a bag limit of 20 char. There are no launching facilities, but you can launch your own boats. To keep the lake's quiet character the number of boats is limited to 10 per party (including canoes or windsurfers).

Crummock Water

There is opportunity for trout, char, pike and perch fishing - a bag limit of 20 char exists on the lake. There are no launching facilities, but you can launch your own boats. To keep the lake's quiet character the number of boats is limited to 10 per party, (including canoes or windsurfers).

Loweswater

There is the opportunity for brown trout fishing on this lake with a bag limit of 3. There is also other coarse fishing with pike and perch in Loweswater. There are no launching facilities but you can launch your own small boats (under 4 meters) including canoes. There is a restriction on the lake of four craft at any one time.