Fontburn Fishery

Fontburn reservoir

Fontburn is one of the most popular fisheries in the country.  This is due partly to its convenient location for Tyneside, but more importantly to its worthy reputation for producing large numbers of quality home reared trout throughout the season.

Check out the on-site shop for where you will find a wide range of fishing and leisure items on sale.

Multi-bait fishing tips at Fontburn - In the early months of the season try ledgering with a worm off the dam wall.  Later on try Powerbait around the shallower parts of the reservoir.  Lighter tackle usually catches better quality fish; try using size 12 hooks and a stick float.

Most fish are caught near the bank side so don't be tempted to fish a long way out and do not stay in one place all day, keep moving around! 

Fly fishing tips at Fontburn - When fly fishing try a Cat's Whisker on a sinking line or later in the season try a floating line and a Bibio.  Various boobies are productive especially off the dam wall.

Directions - From the south follow signs for Scots Gap from the A696. On entering Scots Gap turn immediately right to Rothbury.  After five miles the signed entrance will be seen on the left of a right hand bend.  From the north travel down the A696 to Knowsgate Hotel, turn left then left again at a T-junction.  Follow the road to a crossroads then turn left again.  After three miles the signed entrance will be seen on the left of a right hand bend. Sat Nav: NE61 4PL.

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Fontburn Fishery
United Kingdom

Tel: 01669 621960

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