Red Tarn


Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0QR

Fishery Information

Regarded as one of the highest waters in the Lake District, Red Tarn lies at an altitude of 718 metres and has a depth of 25 metres. This water was formed when the glacier that carved out the eastern side of Helvellyn had melted. In the 19th century, Red Tarn was dammed using boulders and supplied power to the Greenside Lead Mine at Glenridding.

Red Tarn is popular as a rough camping site and is home to rare fish called schelley. 

What size do the fish go to?

We couldn’t find any information about the size of fish present in this fishery.

What tactics work well?

July, August and September are the best months for a cast. Feeder tactics reportedly work well for fishing on site.

What facilities are on site?


Is parking available?


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