Ennerdale Water

Wath Brow & Ennerdale

Angling Association

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Welcome to the Wath Brow and Ennerdale Angling Association (WB&EAA)  web site. The WB&EAA, located in West Cumbria, own/manage fishing on the upper half of the river Ehen for sea trout and salmon together with fishing for wild brown trout on Ennerdale Water. The Association also manages the nearby Longlands Lake which offers year round still water fly fishing for brown and stocked rainbow trout. WB&EAA offers a range of day tickets to their water at an affordable price.

The River Ehen supports the largest freshwater Pearl Mussel population in England and as such has been designated as a Special Area of Conservation. The river's source is at the west end of Ennerdale Water: it runs west through Ennerdale Bridge and continues past Cleator Moor and Cleator, moving southwards through Egremont and eventually running into the Irish Sea at Sellafield at the same point as the River Calder.

When it comes to Game Fishing in West Cumbria/western Lake District, Wath Brow and Ennerdale Angling Association, offer the discerning angler a wide and varied range of superb fishing opportunities in picturesque settings. These range from seasonal river fishing for Sea trout and Atlantic salmon on the upper River Ehen, fly fishing for wild brown trout within the secluded, peaceful and picturesque setting of Ennerdale Water. To all year round fly fishing for rainbow, blue and brown trout on Longlands Lake. The choice is yours. Take a look at our Longlands , Ennerdale and River Ehen Day Permit sections for further information. We think that you will agree that our Day Permit pricing offers incredible value for money.

Where to find WBEAA waters: Our association waters are located in West Cumbria i.e. Western Lake District near Cleator Moore off the A5086 see WB&EAA Maps section.

If you are planning a trip to West Cumbria, the western Lake District click here for links to useful sites to start your planning.

Please Note: An Environment Agency rod licence is required to fish in all rivers, lakes and tarns. Local byelaws and WB&EAA rules must be observed and a permit is required before starting to fish any WB&EAA waters.

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Header photo of Ennerdale Water courtesy of Steve Wood


Sam Laird  

1949 -2016

Sam was a well liked and much respected member of the club. The Committee wishes to thank Sam for the valuable contribution he has made to the club in his roles as treasurer and latterly chairman.

Note there are no price increases for fishing permits for 2016. Tight lines.