Bessy Beck

Bessy Beck in Cumbria is a successful trout farm near Newbiggin-on-Lune, benefiting from its water source, the Bessy Beck stream.

Owned by Ian and Shelley Riddell, the farm offers fishing lakes, a shop, and tea room.

The farm’s trout are renowned for their quality and are favored by chefs in the North West.

Bessy Beck

Bessy Beck, Newbiggin, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4LY

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About Bessy Beck

Bessy Beck in Cumbria is a fish farm where trout are raised. The warmer weather is making the trout come to the surface to eat, so anglers are having success catching them. The farm is located near the village of Newbiggin-on-Lune, on land that was transformed from a swampy field by the previous owner over many years. The farm gets its water from the Bessy Beck stream, which comes from the Howgills and eventually feeds into the River Lune.

The farm was taken over in 2003 by Ian and Shelley Riddell, who have expanded the site to include a farm shop, tackle shop, tea room, and three fishing lakes for all skill levels. The hatchery was closed in 2005 due to water shortages, so now all rainbow trout are bought as young fish.

The high quality of the water at Bessy Beck helps the trout grow strong and tasty, making them popular among chefs in the North West for cooking.