MERE BECK FLY FISHING
MERE Beck differs from many stillwaters in that it is a moving water fishery: around a dozen ponds are fed by water that is circulated around them by means of pumps and small cascades. The venue boasts a broad variety of bankside landscaping that will suit most anglers. Rainbow, brown and blue trout are stocked but only rainbows and blues may be retained. All hooks must be de-barbed or barbless.
Three, four or five-hour or full day tickets may be purchased and anglers wishing to continue fishing past their ticket’s time limit, may purchase additional hours at £3 per hour. Evening sessions are available. These must be pre-booked and paid for in advance. The warm, comfortable lodge has toilet facilities, a small shop for basic tackle and flies and offers complimentary tea and coffee. All levels of fly angler are catered for, from expert to absolute beginner and tuition and tackle hire are available. The fishery now has a card payment facility. Much of the water is accessible for people with mobility restrictions and the fishery welcomes junior anglers (an under-17 may fish free with a paying adult). When approaching Mere Beck, do not turn into ‘Mere Lane Fishery’, which is a coarse fishery next door to your destination.
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