Coniston Water

Coniston Water in Cumbria is a lake renowned for Donald Campbell’s speed attempt with Bluebird.

While trout and char fishing have declined, pike fishing remains popular, with good-sized catches up to 20 pounds.

Winter is ideal for pike fishing with dead bait, and boating in summer ensures a peaceful angling experience away from lake visitors.

Coniston Water

Coniston Water, Lake District National Park, Cumbria LA21 8AN, United Kingdom

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Coniston Water

About Coniston Water

Coniston Water in Cumbria is a lake known for Donald Campbell’s tragic speed attempt with Bluebird. For those who prefer a more relaxed pace, the lake offers fishing for trout, char, pike, and perch.

Trout fishing has decreased over the years, so not many anglers fish for them anymore. The same goes for char fishing. Nowadays, most anglers focus on catching pike. While there aren’t as many pike in Coniston Water as in neighboring Windermere, you can still expect to catch some good-sized fish, with some weighing over 20 pounds each year.

The best time to catch pike is during the winter using dead bait. In the summer, it’s better to fish for them from a boat to avoid being disturbed by people having picnics by the lake. Coniston Water is a popular spot for holidaymakers, so if you want a quieter fishing experience, try to go on weekdays or when the weather isn’t too nice.