Ravenstonedale is situated in the upper Eden valley. The River Eden and its tributary, the River Belah, offer the best opportunities for river fly fishing for wild brown trout in the area. If you prefer still water fishing then Bessy Beck Trout Farm offers fishing for rainbow trout in 3 well-stocked lakes.
Fishing on the River Eden in the vicinity of Kirkby Stephen is controlled by Kirkby Stephen Angling Association. Fishing is for wild brown trout and grayling. Day tickets are available to visitors. In the region of Appleby there is a stretch of water jointly shared with Appleby Angling Association.
The Belah is a tributary of the Eden. It contains wild brown trout and is on the Kirkby Stephen Angling Association water.
Fishing on the Lune from Newbiggin-on-Lune downstream to Tebay and beyond is controlled by Tebay Angling Association.
Lake fishing for trout (fly and bait) is available at Bessy Beck Trout Fishery at Newbiggin-on-Lune.