Skelsmergh Tarn, just off the Shap Road on the outskirts of Kendal is an established fishery holding good stocks of large Tench to 9lb Perch to 4lb and Rudd. In the summer months lily pads thrive and strong tackle may be required. The tarn is registered as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) and is not suitable for stocking of other species. New platforms and a walkway have been constructed in April 2011 with help from English Nature making this a vastly improved fishery. Due to the depth of water, under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. Day tickets available from South Lakeland Angling Centre, Kendal, Angling & Hiking Barrow in Furness
***************Bait Restrictions Apply**************
No boilies or pellets to be used at this fishery.
NO BOILIES OR PELLETS
NO LIQUID ADDITIVES TO BAIT
Permitted baits are : maggots, sweetcorn, bloodworm, luncheon meat,
bread, worms, prawns
Baits must be natural as not to conflict with ecosystem.
Anglers must have an EA rod licence.
Two rods only may be used at any time.
Fishing is from platforms only.
No boillies or pellets.
Barbless hooks only.
No fires/BBQ's, radios or firearms on the fishery.
Unhooking mats must be used for tench.
No keepnets, unless approved by the committee or in an organised match.
No night fishing.
No fish to be introduced to or taken from the fishery.