There is a fine selection of river and lake fishing within a reasonable travelling distance from Orton. Travel distances given below are only approximate.
Bessy Beck Trout Fishery (7 miles)
River Lune (2 miles)
Nearby stretches of the River Lune are controlled by Tebay Angling Association.
Lake fishing for trout (fly and bait) is available at Bessy Beck
Trout Fishery at Newbiggin-on-Lune.
River Eden (12 miles)
The River Eden offers fishing for wild brown trout amid superb Cumbrian scenery. Fishing in the vicinty of Kirkby Stephen is controlled by Kirkby Stephen and District Angling Association
. Day tickets for visitors are available from Hall's newsagents, Market Square, Kirkby Stephen (Tel 017683 71374). Fishing in the vicinity of Appleby is controlled by Appleby Angling Association
River Belah (13 miles)
The River Belah is a tributary of the River Eden offering fishing for wild brown trout. Fishing is controlled by Kirkby Stephen and District Angling Association
Farleton View Fishery (19 miles)
provides excellent fishing for stocked trout in spring fed water. It is located near junction 36 of the M6 Motorway south of Orton. It has full disabled access. Facilities include a tearoom, touring caravan site and plant nursery.
Lake District (20+ miles)
The Lake District offers great fishing amidst wonderful scenery and is an easy drive from Orton. Wild brown trout abound in the many lakes, tarns, rivers and streams and many waters can be fished free as long as you have an Environment Agency Licence
From Orton it is easy to get to Ullswater which offers free fishing for wild brown trout and perch in their respective seasons. Windermere is also free to fish for brown trout (not very prolific), pike and perch. Esthwaite is a stoked water offering boat and bank fishing for trout, pike, perch and roach. Probably the best way to find out about fishing in the Lake District is to search the web. There are many informative websites, some of which are listed below.
Windermere, Ambleside and District Angling Associaion
List of Stocked Waters
Hemmingways Guided Fishing