KAA Waters are open to all and exchange permits are available for most members.

Please note gravel works around the Greta Bridge area may cause some disruption for the next three months.

Please note access to the River Greta is severely restricted due to the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path works. Please check the maps at the railway access points.

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 KAA permit.


All anglers sould be familiar with the principals of safety and risk assessment prior to fishing.


Find information for existing members and prospective members of the Keswick Angling Association.


If you enjoy fishing on a river or lake, biosecurity is an important part of your routine. Find the information you need here.

Our Latest News

Tebay Salmon Planting Out

Members of Keswick anglers assisted Tebay Anglers association with planting out an estimated 10,000 eggs in 25 Scotty boxes. A 4 mile walk to the spawning ground on Bowderdale beck made for a very tiring [...]

Jake with Big Perch

Jake Graves ( 13 year old) who is a member of K.A.A  caught this 5lb Perch while fishing for Pike. Unfortunately it was badly hooked and could not be returned. This fish was caught on [...]

His Smile says it all

Only 5 years old and his first fishing trip. A fine perch caught on the worm on Derwentwater.