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The River Kent

Sea Trout Fishing on the River Kent

The River Kent has its source in Kentmere Reservoir and flows through Burneside, where it meets the River Sprint. A mile or so down stream it is joined by the River Mint to form the River Kent, which then flows down through the old market town of Kendal only 20 miles from Morecambe Bay estuary. The River has many waterfalls and weirs, which migratory fish have to negotiate.

The River Kent at Kendal

 
 

Sea Trout Fishing on the River Kent

The River Kent offers game fishing for salmon, sea trout and brown trout, with various methods allowed (fly, worm and spinning) depending on time of year. Fishing for Salmon starts on the 1st of February, (with catch and release until 16 June), but the best of the fishing is from June onwards until the end of October depending on the water.  A typical Kent salmon would be between 4-8 pounds but in recent years catch returns have included fish up to 20 pounds in weight. The Kent is an excellent sea trout river, recording 335 sea trout in the 2008 season. Sea Trout start running the lower reaches of the River around May with some good sport in July and August. They average between 2-4 pounds with bigger fish taken up to 10 pounds from time to time. The river has a good sea trout record with a catch of 335 in 2008.

The Kent Angling Association , founded in 1848, controls the fishing on some 8 miles of the River Kent around the town of Kendal. The Association is open to Local and Visiting Members alike and there is also a Junior Membership. The Association offers very reasonable priced day and weekly permits to non-members to fish its waters.

 

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