Killington Reservoir (Coarse)

Killington Reservoir extends to 153 acres and once served as the header for the now disused Kendal to Lancaster canal. It now serves as a valuable recreational amenity for both anglers and watersports enthusiasts alike.The reservoir is some 700 feet above sea level and rather open to the elements but a popular venue nevertheless.

This is a mixed fishery with both trout and coarse fish. Roach are the predominant coarse species and can be found in large shoals along with pike, perch and bream. Some sizeable pike are recorded most years but the main attraction for many coarse anglers are the roach.

Early in the season pole and waggler tactics can work well but as the weather turns colder they move into the deeper water and groundbait, or maggot, feeder tactics are required. Fish can be caught in all but the most severe weather and each winter good catches are made with the lake partially covered by ice.

Please note that maggot and sweetcorn are only permitted during the brown trout close season from 1st October to 14th March inclusive)

The fishing on Killington Reservoir is managed by Kent Angling Association

Map & Directions

Exit junction 37 of the M6 and follow signs to Sedbergh. Take the first right , stay left at the junction and follow this road to the edge of the lake. take the next left which leads round to the reservoir house. There are numerous access points alongside the road.

Contact & Details

Type of fishing
Stillwater - Coarse (wild)


Day permits for coarse fishing are available from the Lock Keepers cottage situated at the side of the reservoir just past the boat house. They can also be purchased from Kendal Sports and Carlsons Fishing Tackle - both in Kendal

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