Knottallow Tarn


Ulverston LA12 7PB, UK

Fishery Information

This fishery is run by Ulverston Angling Association.

Knottallow Tarn is a picturesque Lakeland Tarn located on the fells, approximately 1 mile north of Ulverston. It covers approximately 6 acres and is stocked exclusively with Brown Trout, offering anglers the opportunity to catch fish up to 3 lbs. The Tarn, which was manmade over 150 years ago, is split into two parts by an old causeway, about 80 meters from the dam. The causeway allows fish access to both areas of the Tarn. Knottallow Tarn relies on natural springs, rainfall, and some land drainage for its water inflow, giving it a natural and pristine character.

What size do the fish go to?

Knottallow Tarn is stocked exclusively with Brown Trout, and anglers have the opportunity to catch fish weighing up to 3 lbs. As a natural water, the Tarn is well-suited for anglers who adopt an imitative approach due to its abundance of natural fly life.

What tactics work well?

Fishing at Knottallow Tarn is limited to conventional fly fishing methods only. The Tarn has an average depth of just under 2 meters, making it suitable for fishing with a floating line throughout the fishing season. As the Tarn has an abundance of natural fly life, anglers who use imitative fly patterns can find success in their fishing endeavors.

What facilities are on site?

Knottallow Tarn offers a peaceful and natural fishing environment in a picturesque Lakeland setting. Anglers can access the Tarn through a kissing gate and are required to enter their names in the record sheet contained in the box upon arrival. The record sheet is used to document fishing details and can provide valuable information for others fishing the Tarn. Parking is available as indicated in the aerial photograph, and anglers are encouraged to make use of the provided information from previous anglers to enhance their fishing experience.

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available at Knottallow Tarn. Anglers can park at the designated area indicated in the aerial photograph. From there, access to the Tarn is via the kissing gate. Ulverston Angling Association is issuing Day Permits to the premier brown trout fishery at Knottallow Tarn, allowing anglers to enjoy a day of fishing in this scenic location.

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