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The River Lune

Sea Trout Fishing on the Lune

The River Lune is begins at Wath, in the parish of Ravenstonedale, Cumbria, at the confluence of Sandwath Beck and Weasdale Beck. The river then flows 44 miles through south Cumbria, meeting the Irish Sea at Plover Scar near Lancaster. The valley of the Lune has three parts. The northern part between its source and Tebay is called Lunesdale, which is followed by the spectacular Lune Gorge and finally Lonsdale, where the valley broadens. The Lune is tidal below Skerton Weir in Lancaster. The River Lune recorded a catch of 1068 in 2008.

The River Lune at Rigmaden


Sea Trout Fishing on the River Lune

The Environment Agency retains three diverse areas or beats of the lower River Lune providing fishing to the public.

River Lune Halton Top Beat - Although not suited to salmon fly fishing except in high water, this beat produces sea trout to the fly at night. There are twelve rods available daily.

Halton Lower Beat  - Halton Lower beat has three main holding pools which all fish the fly well, with eight rods available daily.

River Lune Skerton beat - The area below Skerton Weir is tidal and has some excellent fly water with the Area below the weir between the black and white and red and white marker posts fly only. There are six rods available to salmon and trout anglers daily.


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