Fishing trips and tuition from the Kings Arms

Fishing ImageDiscover the pleasure of river fly fishing and immerse yourself in nature! Our river fly fishing breaks and courses take place on a great selection of local watercourses, including our own section of the River Eden, a totally private fishing beat of about half a mile in the beautiful Eden Valley. There is no better way to enjoy Cumbria than to spend a tranquil day’s fishing catching wild grayling and trout surrounded by the natural flora and fauna of our waters.

The King’s Arms in Temple Sowerby is centrally located for easy access to fishing on the River Eden and that is just the first of the many fishing possibilities in this area…


For experienced anglers
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Our basic fishing package comprises of dinner, bed and breakfast at the hotel accompanied by a mile of totally private fishing (the hotel will provide
further information on arrival). Fishermen opting for this package will need to bring their own fishing rod, line, tackle, rod licence and any gear (such as waders) that they require for fishing.

The hotel has a rod and tackle secure storage room as well as a drying room for wet gear at the end of each day. We are also able to provide a packed lunch for a small additional charge to any guest who would like a packed lunch so that they can enjoy a full day of fishing. The hotel has extensive information on the fishing locations in the area and types of fishing available as well as a wide range of fishing books, leaflets and 

information for guests to look through for ideas. We also have a book available for guests to record their catches in and our fishing guests are entitled to 10% of at John Norris of Penrith if they show one of our business cards in the store.

Fishing image 4Our fishing package is priced at £270 including dinner, bed and breakfast for two people for two nights. For a single occupant on the fishing package it is £155 including two nights dinner, bed and breakfast. Any additional nights on the fishing package are charged at £135 per night for two people sharing a room or £77.50 per additional night for a single occupant.
Our chef will happily cook any fish you have caught for your breakfast in the morning if you are on the fishing package and you request this service.

For beginner anglers or those wishing to try something new

The King’s Arms in Temple Sowerby work very closely with local fishing guide Stuart Wardle of the Durham Fly Fishing Company. The range of options for tuition is far too extensive to cover on one website! The possibilities range from tuition for a beginner’s first ever fly casting on a quiet stretch of the river Eden to trying new types of fishing such as Tenkara or hiring a boat and getting out on Ullswater! Your fishing experience can be as individual as you are!

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Our Guide: Stuart Wardle, Durham Fly Fishing Company 

Together Stuart Wardle and The King’s Arms have every flexibility to cater for your perfect fishing holiday. For those who are new to fishing, Stuart has all the necessary gear, equipment and licences which will be included in the price of your holiday.

For guests who are interested in hiring fishing gear and going on a guided fishing holiday from The Kings Arms Hotel in Temple Sowerby, you would be charged the fishing package prices above with the cost of a guide and gear hire (if necessary) to pay in addition to that. If you would like The Kings Arms to contact our guides on your behalf we are happy to do so. If you would prefer to contact them diectly please see the website links below. If you have any questions regarding any of the above options, please do not hesitate to contact The Kings Arms.

Our contact details are:
Email. Tel. 017683 62944

Durham Fly Fishing

Fishing Scenery


Useful Links

Durham Fly Fishing Company

John Norris of Penrith


Special offers and events


Spring Break

Summer Break Offer

Special Autumn Break 


Guest comments

A selection of recent comments from our valued customers

December 2018

A Wonderful Hotel. Must recommend this hotel. Just checked out after a 3 night stay with my wife. Visited nearby locations such as Keswick, Grasmere and Windermere. This hotel is in a very good location for accessing the surrounding area. The hotel itself is 400 years old and is oozing character, it's warm & comfortable. We stayed during horrendous weather and the hotel was soooo nice to come back to especially it's open fire. Staff are polite, welcoming & helpful. I didn't give a 5 out of 5 because I very rarely do. Amsterdam is our next getaway
Tim T.
November 2018
Great for us and the dog! Returned here for B&B after living in the village 5 years ago. It has not changed. The staff as friendly as ever, the food was excellent both off the menu and the full english. We arrived in the afternoon and had a walk around the village with the dog before relaxing in our spacious room before dinner. Sat in the bar for food as had the dog but I think it had a great atmosphere with the locals and the open fire. Good value for money and definitely recommended.

Anne I.

November 2018

Beautiful surroundings for a quiet relaxing break, tasty food and wonderful staff. Lovely relaxing stay as part of a longer road trip. Comfy bar, lovely staff and tasty food!


Thursday 7th July 2016

My wife and I were just passing The Kings Arms tonight and decided to stop for food. We had the mushroom and haggis starter, I had the New York burger and my wife had the stir fried chicken. The food was excellent, as was the beer and the service; we will certainly return. The only negative was the size of the portions - we couldn't eat it all! Brilliant!

Tony C.

Sunday 26th June 2016

Enjoyed a two night stay here in a comfortable double room with en suite bathroom. The owners and staff were friendly and welcoming, we came with bikes to explore the area and were able to lock them up in a secure outhouse overnight. Our breakfasts and meals in the bar and restaurant in the evening were very good indeed!

Kevin C.

Thursday 9th June 2016

We used this little pub as a stop over en route from The Midlands to Loch Lomand, and it was a great little find. 
We had our dog with us and this really wasn't a problem. We were allowed to take him in the bar, where we had a lovely evening meal, and a table was set up for us in the bar area for breakfast (dogs are not allowed in the restaurant/breakfast room, nor are they allowed in rooms unattended)
We were in room 7, which faces the road at the front of the property. It is such a quiet little village that there was hardly any traffic to disturb us, nor was there any noise from the downstairs bar. The village itself is very pretty. The room was very traditionally decorated, clean and comfortable. 
A hearty breakfast and friendly hosts make this the perfect place to visit.

Family J.

Wednesday 25th May 2016

We stayed one night here in room 8. Our room was spacious and quiet. Our hostess was very attentive to our needs. We ate dinner in the bar and enjoyed a good quality pub meal in a cosy and friendly environment and a hearty English breakfast the next morning.

Tom W.

Tuesday 24th May 2016

Just arrived home from a 2 night stay with our dog at this fabulous establishment, management and staff were top notch, food and drink were superb, and the rooms were clean and comfortable. We could not have asked for any more and would recommend to anyone.
Thanks for a lovely stay

Michael E.