The site of Bessy Beck Trout Farm is next to the village of Newbiggin-on-Lune. What was originally a boggy field was excavated and formed by the previous owner Simon Norman-Ballantyne over a period of almost twenty years. The farm is fed by water from the Bessy Beck, a small stream which rises on the nearby Howgills, and is the source of the river Lune.
The farm was taken over by the Riddell family in 2003 and if you are looking for trout fishing near me then along with three fishing lakes which have been further developed with anglers in mind.
Swinton Trout farm is part of the Swinton Estate and is run by the Riddell family in July 2014 and currently produces 25 tonnes of Triploid Rainbow trout. It is situated on the River Burn a tributary of the river Ure. Table trout can also be ordered.
Leighton Reservoir is also run by the Riddell family since July 2014; it offers bank fly fishing for Rainbow Trout in the Yorkshire Dales. Being only three miles away it is heavily stocked from Swinton farm.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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