Fishing At Langley
The glamping site overlooks our outstanding fly fishing lake – 14 acres of natural water stocked with strong rainbow trout. You can experience the fishing from the bank, a boat, or with waders; the choice is yours. Although it may look very tempting, we must advise you that swimming in the lake is strictly prohibited – it is a fishery water, and as such is not safe for swimming.
To fish on the Dam you do require a rod licence – these are available online (www.gov.uk/fishing-licence). Under 12s do not require a licence and for 12-16s the licence is free (but you still need to obtain a junior licence).
At the lodge we have an amount of basic fishing tackle that you can hire if you have none of your own.
Our 2018 season fishing prices are:
Membership cards £10 (members enjoy reduced prices – shown in brackets)
6 hours, 4 fish £25 (£23)
4 hours, 3 fish £20 (£19)
6 hours £18 (£16)
4 hours £15 (£14)
(Monday to Thursday inc)
8 hours, 3 fish £20
8 hours £10
4 hours £5
Under 16s can fish for free with a paying adult – shared bag, prices as adult tickets
It is always advisable to book a boat. Maximum 2 people per boat, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult and wear a life jacket.
8 hours £10
6 hours £8
4 hours £6
Any resident of the glamping cabins can take advantage of our daily rates for fishing – these are £30 for a 5 fish bag, or £25 for a catch and release ticket, with no restriction on time. You can stay on the water dawn, til dusk (and after dark at your own risk – bank fishing only).
If you don’t want to fish all day then residents can enjoy members prices (or a 10% discount if you are already a member).
Boats are not discounted (as they are already very cheap and in high demand!!)
If children would like to have a go at catching perch (they aren’t really edible, but they are easy to catch) then for £4 they can borrow some equipment from the lodge and have a go. Please ensure children are accompanied by an adult at all times when around the lake.
Anthony at the fishing lodge can provide some basic tuition to get you going if he is around (he isn’t always available). But if you would like to have some more formal tuition while you are enjoying your stay at Langley, it is advisable to arrange this in advance. Some local fishing tutors are listed below – it is best to contact them directly to arrange lessons.
Walking around the Lake
We obviously would like all our visitors to thoroughly enjoy and relax while staying at Langley. Many of you will also be wanting to enjoy the fantastic walking we have available. However, we would ask that you do not walk around the lake unless you are going to fish on it. There are numerous hazards, most notably back-casting, around the fishing lake when there are fishermen on the water. We have a huge selection of other walks through the woods, and down the old Hexham to Allendale railway that you can enjoy without putting yourself at risk, or disturbing the fishermen. Maps are provided in your cabins to help you find your way to these beautiful walking areas.
We do allow dogs to stay in our glamping accommodation, however they are not allowed around (or in) the lake. Fishermen don’t appreciate their fish being chased away by swimming canines! Again, we would encourage you to take your dog down to the woodland walks, where they will have a fantastic time rummaging in the undergrowth.
If you require more information about fishing at Langley please visit www.LangleyDam.co.uk or find us on facebook.