Permits cost £7 per day and it’s run by Keswick Angling Association. You can get them from the newsagent on Keswick High St - can’t remember the name - he sells bait too. He may know best areas on the lake but it’s normally fished from boats. A lot of the shoreline is privately owned & ‘strictly’ bailiffed…..plus parking can be an issue. Have a look on the KAA website as some decent info on there. Some huge perch are caught too. Enjoy, it’s a beautiful part of the country.
No worries, buddy. Just be aware that the bailiffs aren’t employed by the EA. They’re more of your Game Keeper/ Farmer types. There are maps on the KAA website showing where you’re welcome with a day ticket & where you’re not. Enjoy, there’s some great fishing to be had. Lake Bassenthwaite next door is pretty good too.