Even though the Windermere’s trout and char are experiencing hard times now, we can’t say the same about big fish. Carp is the number one goal of most anglers on the lake. Windermere offers one of the best carp angling in the country now.
Twenty pounds fish are not unusual here, and in most seasons a thirty-pound can be found. However, ten miles in length England largest lake is quite complicated for the novice, and when he faces up with so much water, it can be difficult to understand how to catch here. It is necessary to learn how to catch on such water, and we can give you a piece of advice.
The most productive angling is in October. The North basin tends to be more popular than the South basin and generally more productive. There will be boats around the lake, and if you pay attention to them, you will understand where the most productive areas are.
If fishing with a bait it is better to find the place where the lake slopes away from about 10 feet down to 20 feet and carp with your bait at different depths situated along it, give them an hour and move along a hundred meters, then repeat this action until you catch fish. Only seaweeds permitted on Windermere, but herring, smelt, mackerel, sardines are also acceptable. Angling with live bait is illegal.
Lures can also be productive on the Windermere, all of them will work but better use natural colours with rubber shads, swimbaits and plastic winches with 7 inches length.
There are also other activities on the Windermere. For example, commercial boats which go to the lake. Avoid anchoring or trolling in the busy navigational lanes and around the popular shore areas. Please, think about your safety, weather conditions can suddenly change. Lifejackets and weather forecast will help you avoid harm.
Windermere is a lake in England in the county of Cumbria. It locates in the Cumberland Mountains on the territory of the National Park Lake District.
The area of the lake is 15 km2, and the maximum depth is 67 m. The length is about 18 km; the width is up to 1.49 km. The
rivers of Brothers, Rotey, Trout-Beck and some smaller rivers flow into the lake. There is stock along the Leven River to the Morecambe Bay of the Irish Sea. The height above sea level is 39 m, the lowest point of the lake bottom is much smaller than sea level.
Small islands in the centre of the lake form picturesque groups. The largest of the 18 islands is Bel-Isle, its area is about 16
Hectares). Wooded hills surround the lake.
The main settlements on the lake are the cities of Ambleside, Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere.
In the lake, there are such fish as pike, perch, carp, trout, European eel, roach, golden tench, minnow, goblet-stalker,
English romantic poets, for example, William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge and Robert Southey, who were part of the
Lake School wrote about Windermere in their poems.
Currently, Lake Windermere is a popular tourist destination.