Keswick Anglers Association (KAA) has wonderful fishing set in some of Cumbria’s most beautiful scenery. The Rivers Greta and Derwent offer superb, affordable fly fishing for native brown trout, together with angling for wild salmon and sea trout. Mixed and coarse fishing for pike, lake trout, perch and other species is available on Derwentwater Lake surrounded by magnificent fells dominated by the well known peak of Skiddaw.

KAA which was established over 100 years ago, takes a keen interest in making sure that angling continues to be enjoyed in this part of the Lake District by both residents and visitors. We have an active juniors section, fly tying courses, fly fishing tuition and run the only hatchery on the Derwent catchment. Our members get involved in habitat improvement schemes and keep in touch with other angling associations, riparian owners, environmental and park authorities. There is a members exchange ticket arrangement with most of Cumbria’s other angling associations.


Brown Trout, Sea Trout, Salmon, Perch and Pike. Find out more information about the fish swimming in our rivers.


Derwentwater, River Greta and River Derwent. Find out exactly where you can fish with your Keswick Anglers Association permit.


It is the duty of KAA to familiarise its members, officials and visiting anglers with the principals of safety and risk assessment.


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Our Latest News

Charity Fund Raiser

19 paddleboarders navigated the middle River Derwent on May 28th to raise money for the Save Keswick Hospital campaign. They managed to raise £346. As well as raising money they picked up rubbish along the ...Read More

Derwentwater Cracker

Cracking Derwentwater Brown Trout taken on the mayfly by 13 year old Edward Ross

Wild Brown Trout

April 3rd. Derwent at Portinscale high and slightly coloured no surface activity but a chance to a couple of tungsten beaded nymphs soon gained the interest of a fair few of these spotties, nice to ...Read More