The site of Bessy Beck Trout Farm is next to the village of Newbiggin-on-Lune. What was originally a boggy field was excavated and formed by the previous owner Simon Norman-Ballantyne over a period of almost twenty years. The farm is fed by water from the Bessy Beck, a small stream which rises on the nearby Howgills, and is the source of the river Lune.
The farm was taken over by the Riddell family in 2003 and if you are looking for trout fishing near me then along with three fishing lakes which have been further developed with anglers in mind.
“The quality of the water ensures hard fighting sport fish and what are recognised by a number of leading chefs, as some of the best table fish in the North West.”
Quote from Aiden Byrne youngest Michelin star chef.
According to local legend, the Bessy Beck takes its name from Elizabeth Gaunt, a local woman who was burnt at the stake on 23rd October 1685.