SPECIES AND GUIDANCE… Salmon and Sea Trout
The fishing extends between Hestam Hall farm bridge at the upper limit, down to Whitriggs “Tannery” bridge in Haverigg. The water is divided in the middle by Wainsgate Bridge and is from this point where the fishing is best entered. Due to the constant clearing of the river bed, holding areas can be scarce. The system is a very small spate stream but a run of fresh water in September can give the anglers their best chance. Please beware that this water is tidal.
ACCESS AND PARKING…
Travel south on the A5093 from Silecroft or north on the A5093 from Millom. Just outside Langthwaite farm take the B road for Haverigg. Drive over the level crossing and park in the lay by to the right. Walking further on 100metres brings you to Wainsgaite Bridge. Here upstream or downstream access is available. If you go upstream then the fishing is on the hestam hall farm bank, if you go downstream then please be courteous to the owners of the camping field. A footpath below the bridge at the cottages on the right follows the river to Tannery Bridge. Access may also be gained from Whitriggs bridge in Haverigg, walk upstream on the footpath for 50m then cross the stile onto the river bank.