This beautiful lake, which is the second biggest lake in Cumbria, is located at a depth of more than seven kilometres and is a little more than half a mile wide. There are carp, pike and perch in the Ullswater and there also is whitefish which is on the verge of extinction and protected since the last Ice Age. But the most severe angling here is focused on the Ullswater wild brown trout.
The best time for angling here is from March to the end of June. Seasonal bait is the main reason for such a short fishery season. You can catch from the shore in one or two areas, for example, along with the west shore. But the boat and the engine are necessary to take all advantage of angling. Unfortunately, there are not many suitable boats for visitors, only some in the Gliding for hire. As a result, local inhabitants catch most fish, and they are happy to have their craft, and it’s challenging to bribe them.
Traditional loch style is the most efficient approach when the drift is below shallow water areas and near the shoreline. Deeper water is usually unproductive. Usual forms have their advantages, but you won’t go far using them. Trout bite quite excellent and average weighs just over half a pound with a fish or two around the pound mark in most bags.
Trout weighing more than 1.5 pounds is unusual. But they are here from time to time. Angling usually slows down when you run out of the bait.
Ullswater is a lake in the county of Cumbria in the north-west of England in the Cumberland mountains. The lake located in the Lake District National Park. The area of the lake is 8.9 km², the catchment area is 145.5 km.
Ullswater is the second largest lake in Cumbria and also the second largest natural lake in England. The average depth of the lake is 25.3 meters; the maximum extent is 63 meters. On the lake, in the past, there was a boundary between the two counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland.
Ullswater is a typical lake for the Lake District, formed after the last ice age when the glaciers scratched deepening on the surface of the valley. Three different glaciers worked over this lake. The surrounding mountains gave the lake the shape of a stretched letter “Z” with three segments of different lengths.
The lake is very picturesque; it is one of the most beautiful lakes in the UK. Many people compare it to Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.