Stithians Lake

Trout Fishing at Stithians Lake


Stithians Lake, near Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 6NW.

This majestic water, one of England's most westerly trout fisheries, is regularly stocked with Rainbow trout to 6lb and a large number of Blue trout. We also stock a few double figure fish during the season up to 14lbs. Stithians contains a good natural head of Brown trout which come alive in the summer months for catch and release fishing. Our trout are supplied from Milemead Fish Farm (Tavistock) and they are second to none for quality and hard fighting.

Fly fishing only, from both bank and boat (advance booking is essential to guarantee a boat). Large numbers of hawthorn flies guarantee good, dry fly fishing in the first part of the season, while the large number of sticklebacks means that Autumn fry-bashing can produce some exiting sport. Tuition is available from local instructor Gary Champion (01872 863551), who can cater for groups and individuals. The local fishing club (CAST) organises competitions and social events. Anyone wanting to join the club or their competitions needs to contact Richard Keast.

Best Flies: Montana/Viva/Buzzer patterns/Cats Whisker/Invicta.


This is a £2000 BEST OF THE BEST WATER – see competitions page for more details.


Season Date: 7 March - 24 December

Day Ticket Pricing (bag limit in brackets)

Full Day: £19.00 (5)
Concession: £16.50 (5)
Child 12-18: £5 (2)
Evening: £13 (2)
Catch and Release: £14 (1)

Season Ticket Pricing

Full Day: £280.00
Concession: £238.00
All Waters Child 12-18: £100.00
Bag Limit (weekly): 8
Bag Limit (weekly) Child: 4

When purchasing an add on season permit, higher priced fisheries must be purchased first and lower priced fisheries can be added on.

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Species: Rainbow Trout, Natural Brown Trout, Blue Trout (fly fishing only)
Season Date: 7 March – 24 December
Day Permits: Available online, self-service on site or by calling South West Lakes Trust on 01566 771930
Evening Permits: Available from 3.00pm in April, September and October, 4.00pm in May and August and 5.00pm in June and July.
Season Permits: Available online, onsite from the Activity Centre or by calling South West Lakes Trust on 01566 771930.
Boat Bookings: currently not available
Contact: 01209 860301
View our Float Tubing Good Practise Guidelines

Fishery Info:
Address: Stithians Lake, Near Redruth, Conrwall. TR16 6NW
Fishery Size: 274 acres
Best Flies: Montana, Viva, Buzzer Patterns, Cat Whisker, Invicta
Biggest Fish - 2018 - 11lb 4oz Rainbow

Gary Champion Tel: 01872 863551

Other activities on site include variety of watersports, including hire and tuition, as well as a children's play area, walks and birdwatching. Toilets, showers, café, camping and parking are available on site.

From week commencing 9 November, the weekly catch reports will stop for the remainder of the 2020 season. We will continue to do the weekly summary for each lake, so you can see how each water is fishing on a weekly basis. Click here to view the weekly summary.

Stithians Catch Report w.e. 01.11.2020

Stithians Catch Report w.e. 25.10.2020

All Waters Season Permit: Click here to purchase online or call 01566 771930

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Stithians Lake facilities include; cafe, car park, toilet and showers.