Halton top beat has long slow deep pools, which are not suited to salmon fly fishing except in high water. It is a very good high water beat and many fish are caught in spinning when other beats are not fishable. Salmon can be caught on the fly during high flows, as the river levels fall shrimp fishing is more successful. Fly-fishing for sea trout at night works well.
There are twelve rods available daily. Left bank from 50 meters above forge weir to Escow Beck. Salmon fly and artificial lure only until June 16th this is a regional byelaw, all legal methods thereafter. Coarse fishing is available on this beat between the 1st of November and the 14th of March. Parking is available in the Hermitage car park on the Halton road.
Halton Lower beat
Halton Lower beat has three main holding pools which all fish the fly well. There are eight rods available daily.
Left bank – from Denny Beck upstream to a point 50 yards below forge weir.
Fly only, except when the water level is over 15 inches on the gauge at Halton Toll Bridge, and then all legal methods are allowed. Fly only before June 16th. Parking is available adjacent to Denny Beck bridge on the Millennium Cycleway.
No wading or fishing beyond the central line of the river on the Halton beats excepting the area between Old Halton Toll Bridge and Halton Weir. Halton Lower Beat.
River Lune Skerton beat
Both banks from marker post in the tidal area below Carlisle Bridge, upstream to Howe GhyIl Beck. The area below Skerton Weir is tidal and has some excellent fly water with the Area below the weir between the black and white and red and white marker posts fly only. No fishing is allowed between the black and white marker posts and weir or from the weir itself, all legal methods are allowed on other areas of this beat.
There are six rods available to salmon and trout anglers daily. Coarse angling is allowed above Skerton Weir. Parking is available on riverside roads, Opposite Kingsway centre and Lansil Industrial Estate.