......a small intimate, luxury Hotel, nestling on the edge of the Lake District
Tufton LogoTufton Arms Hotel
Appleby in Westmorland, Cumbria
discounted rates for online booking - Book Online
To book call: +44 (0) 17683 51593

Fly Fishing Breaks and Fly fishing for Beginners on the River Eden, Lake District and Cumbria

The Tufton Arms Hotel has been a famous fly fishing destination since Victorian times. Appleby is situated in a large loop of the River Eden, and is surrounded by superb wild brown trout fishing and grayling fishing. We can also offer The River Eamont and the lower and middle River Eden. Whilst fishing in the Lake District with its myriad of options is close by.

Come fly fishing for wild brown trout on some 16 miles of the famous River Eden and it's tributaries all within close reach of the hotel. Try bustard fishing in the late evening for the larger brownies that lurk in the deeper pools to round of a different fly fishing break.

Whether you are an experienced fisherman or a complete fly fishing beginner everybody is welcome. We are proud of our long association with John Pape who has been teaching beginners fly fishing for some 40 years mainly on the River Eden. His 4 day tuition courses courses offer a perfect fishing break as well as the opportunity to learn and enjoy this time honoured art. However if you are a total fly fishing beginner and wish to try trout fishing for the first time we can also offer experienced ghillies for the day along with loaned equipment and tackle so that you can sample the excitement and see if a fishing break is for you.

We also offer both salmon fishing breaks and trout fishing on the middle and lower River Eden. Again we can offer ghillies who are also happy to start you off salmon fishing or indeed speycasting. The Tufton Arms for that fishing break that you deserve. Contact Nigel Milsom direct at the hotel on 017683 51593 to discuss your requirements. The Tufton Arms for fishing breaks on The River Eden and Eamont and fishing in The Lake District and Cumbria.

STOP PRESS We are very pleased to be able to offer 2 flytying courses with one of the countries leading fly tyers Chris Watson. On the 20th and 21st February 2010 we are putting on a beginners weekend for tying Salmon Flies and on 6th & 7th March an intermediate course for tying trout and grayling flies Both courses are great value at just £200 per head for the course and two days dinner, bed and breakfast in the hotel. They would also make brilliant and original christmas presents! Why not add Sunday night for just £60 dinner, bed and breakfast and try a little grayling fishing or salmon fishing on the Monday morning.

John Noriss's have kindly agreed to supply all the equipment entailed on the course for a special price of £85.00. Please click on the link for details.

Salmon Fly Tying Course

Trout and Grayling Fly Tying Course

Appleby Angling Association - 20 miles of banks £11.75 per day
Ormside Fishings - private stretch limited to 4 rods strictly no stocking £17.00 per day
River Eamont Winderwath - beautiful private 4 rod beat for trout, grayling and salmon £30.00
River Eden Lazonby - in wooded gorge in the middle river, two 4 rod beats trout and salmon £40.00
Lower River Eden - salmon fishing various beats £40.00 - £120.00
Kirkby Stephen Anglers - wild trout on the upper river £15.00 daily, weekly £40.00
Blencarn - excellent large 15 acre stream fed rainbow trout lake  £22.00 daily 4 fish
Bessy Beck Trout Fishery - Top quality bank fishing for rainbow trout on 3 lakes in a beautiful Cumbrian setting
Lakedistrictfishing.net - comprehensive resource for fishing in the Lake District
Penrith Anglers - excellent fishing on the Eden, Eamont and Lowther
Warwick Hall - the best privately owned salmon fishing on the River Eden

John Norris of PenrithSPECIAL OFFER - We are delighted to be able to offer our guests a discount of 10% at the fantastic John Norris store. A long established company specialising in quality fishing equipment, country clothing and footwear, John Norris have an extensive showroom at Penrith, 13 miles from the Hotel (ideal for calling in on your way to and from fishing trips!) and a very comprehensive mail order / online catalogue covering all your fieldsport equipment needs. On production of your Tufton Arms keycard, in the John Norris store you will receive a 10% discount on purchased items. Offer not available on items already discounted