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Fir Tree Fisheries -  

2 lakes a day ticket at £7 and disabled or pensioners £5 full head of mixed fisg with matches reaching 160lbs also a Specimen lake with cat fish to 70 lbs carp t0 33 lbs and other fish to 40 lbs this lake is a members lake with heated log cabins and night floodlighting plus an electric gate lock in at nigt 

Fir Tree Farm, The Nook, Appley Bridge, Wigan, WN6 9JB

Catfish Up To 70lb

19 swimsFEATURES – Island – (1 ½ acres), undulated with gravel bars and silt beds with depths ranging from 2ft to12ft. Susceptible to weed from spring in certain spots around the cabin swims and lawn / swamp.HOT SPOTS – Depends where the fish are!! Most swims are named.ACCESSIBILITY – There are 2 car park areas however you cannot drive to any of the swims.One of the premier carp waters in the North West with the current record weight standing at 39lbs. The lake is available to season ti...

Sunnyside Farmhouse, Garstang, LA2 9DG, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Carp Up To 39lb
Pilsworth Fishery

Pilsworth Fishery is an established mixed course fishery in Heywood, Lancashire, providing accessible and affordable high quality fishing on a day ticket and overnight basis. Over the last 28 years the owner Eric Taylor has put much hard work into the lakes in terms of stocking and landscaping and the rewards can be seen in the excellent stock of fish and the relaxing environments provided.Match Lake The 47 peg match lake hold good stocks of carp ,roach, bream, ski...

Moss Hall Road, Heywood, OL10 2, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Carp To 37lb

17 swimsFEATURES – Island (1/2 acre) – water clarity – very clear – susceptible to high levels of weed from spring onwards. Many plateaus, bars and silt beds.HOT SPOTS –island swims seem to produce constant catch reports.Largest known fish– 'Big Scale' at 36lbs and and 'Big Un' at 32lbs.ACCESSIBILITY –Good. 2 Car parks and parking behind some roadside swims.

Sunnyside Farmhouse, Garstang, LA2 9DG, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Carp Up To 36lb
Bannister House Fishery

Bannister House Farm Fishery is located just outside of Preston in Mere Brow. The venue offers a choice of 5 lakes, with over 200 pegs you should be able to find space for a great days fishing. The lakes are stocked with a mixed range of coarse fish.Match tactics are likely to be the best plan of attack, adjust your bait and feeding patterns based on the weather or time of year. You should go home stinking of fish and covered in slime.

Mere Brow, Preston, PR4 6JR, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Carp Up To 35lb
Church Garden

The old mill lodge is lined by trees with straight forward access to pegs. The shallower pegs near to the fishery entrance produce some huge bags in summer, which consist of mostly small Carp but also some large Tench, plus Roach, Perch and Skimmers. Deeper pegs always produce Roach and Skimmers with Tench and Crucians found in the margins. Top weights are Carp to over 30lbs (best in 2003 - 26lbs), Tench to 6lbs, Crucians, Roach, Perch and Bream. The fishery is regularly...

Lea Gate, Bradshaw, BL2 3ET, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Carp To Over 30lbs Tench To 6lbs
Vernons Lodge

Vernons Lodge is located on the Factory Lane in Preston. It contains a variety of coarse fish including Carp to 30lbs, Tench, Bream, Perch, Rudd, big Roach and Pike.

Factory Lane, Penwortham, PR1 9, Lancs, United Kingdom

Carp To 30lbs
The Horns

The Horns Dam fishing lake is well established and has been home to Carp and other coarse species for many years. An addition to the main lake which is the “old Dam” there are 3 other small lakes which appeal to match anglers from all over Lancashire. There are mixed course species including Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Crucian Carp and Mirror, Common and Leather Carp to 29lb+.The main lake is around four acres in size and has a small island – the stock of Carp is quite prolific and c...

Horns Lane, Goosnargh, PR3 2, Lancs, United Kingdom

Carp To 29lb

4.0 acres - Head of 120 carp.13 swims - 2 car parks - One at either end of the lake. Stocked with carp in 2016 1999 between 10 and 27lbs.  This water is available for day and overnight permits but is a min 48hrs at the weekend. The water has a silt / gravel bed and reached depths between 3-10 ft. The lake record is currently 'The Warrior' at 28lbs. To see lake rules and regs please see here.

Sunnyside Farmhouse, Garstang, LA2 9DG, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Carp Up To 28lb
Ogden Reservoir

Ogden Reservoir is a 35 acre water set in the beautiful Piethorne Valley. It is a specimen water with Pike up to 28lb. and Bream to 12lb.

Ogden Road, Rochdale, OL16 3TQ, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Pike Up To 28lb
german lane fishery

This is a fishery with 2 reasonable sized lakes, one an oval shape with an island running down the length, and the other boasting 2 islands.Both of them hold a well stocked variety of fish, with the oval lake being the match lake. The lakes range in depth up to about 8 feet and have Carp to over 27lbs, mirrors and commons, there are also Tench to 4lb, Crucian, Ghosties, Roach and Rudd. 

German Lane, Euxton, PR7 5NE, Lancs, United Kingdom

Carp To Over 27lbs Tench To 4lb
Greenhalgh Lodge Fishery -  

Greenhalgh Lodge Fishery is a 37 peg water stocked with Carp up to 25lb. The lake was designed for fishing at all levels and offers many features and depths. Many anglers ask which baits are most successful but its key to have a variety, for example Fishmeal pellets, sweetcorn and luncheon meat to name a few. The lake was created in 1994 and soon built up a reputation as a popular day ticket event for people of all ages and abilities. The 3 1/2 acre, 37 peg lake is open ...

Greenhalgh Lane, Greenhalgh, PR4 3HL, Lancs, United Kingdom

Carp Up To 25lb
Beacon View -  

This floodlit fishery is set in peaceful surroundings offering 28 different species of fish, and fishes well all year round. It is a lake of approx. one & a half acres with varying depth upto 13 feet It is well stocked with Carp to 22lb, Tench to 6lb, Barbel to 6lb, Koi to 12lb, and Sturgeon upto 4' in length! There are also Roach, Rudd, Chub, everything except pike and catfish, so there is plenty to keep you occupied.

Back Lane, Wigan, WN6 8, Wigan, United Kingdom

Carp To 22lb Tench To 6lb Barbel To 6lb
Charity Farm -  

Charity Farm Fisheries is a popular and well stocked coarse fishery which is available for day ticket and match fishing. Four landscaped Ponds set in beautiful open countryside within an 115 acre working farm. Facilities include a touring caravan park and camping area, toilets, telephone and refreshment area. •Total of eighty pegs •Opening hours Dawn to Dusk all year round •Night Fishing is strictly prohibited •Day Tickets •Match and Club Bookings

Smithy Brow, Appley Bridge, Wigan WN6 9PP

Carp Up To 21 Tench To 5lb
Arnfield Fly Fishery

Arnfield Fly Fishery is situated on the border crossroads of four counties: Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, & Lancashire and only a 20-30 minute drive from 3 major cities: Sheffield, Stockport and Manchester. Set in the idyllic Derbyshire village of Tintwistle Arnfield Fly Fishery is surrounded by glorious Peak District countryside and most importantly, some of the best still water traditional dry and wet fly fishing in the country. The fishery is heavily stocked with Rainbow, Blue, and Bro...

Crossgate Lane, Tintwistle, SK13 1HP, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Trout Up To 20
Limbrick Fishery -  

Limbrick Fishery is located near Chorley in Lancashire. The fishery was opened in 2006 and comprises two coarse fishing lakes; the old ashbank, and the doughnut lake. There is ample parking area and toilet facilities on site. Tickets are obtained at ticket office using the honesty box. Bailiff's will check tickets at bankside, no change will be given. There is a policy of no ticket no fishing. Old Ashbank lake has fourteen pegs with carp up to 20lb, tench, ...

Long Lane, Chorley, PR6 9EF, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Carp Up To 20lb
Fairhaven Fishery -  

This is a fair sized lake, recently extended, boasting 5 islands and holding a well stocked variety of fish. Upper singles to mid-double Carp were stocked in January 2004. Recently, in February 2006, small fast growing Barbel and the new F2 Carp have been stocked. The lake ranges in depth from 1 - 11 feet and features 5 islands which are obvious patrolling areas for the many Carp and Tench. The fishery boasts Carp to 18lbs with an average of 3lb...

266 Croston Road, Farington Moss, PR26 6PN, Lancs, United Kingdom

Carp To 18lbs
Manor House Fishery

Manor House Fisheries is set in quiet, peaceful and tranquil surroundings.Based in Nateby, just outside the peaceful town of Garstang in the heart of Lancashire, it is a privately owned and run coarse fishery.The four waters are very well established, mature and heavily stocked with pegs ranging 10 - 30 per water, the fish range from 1lb to 30lb all fish are in prime condition and all species have a number of fish to specimen weights.Manor house fisheries are a private fishery with toilets on si...

Hoole Lane, Nateby, Preston, PR3 0LN, Lancs, United Kingdom

Carp Up To 15lb Perch Up To 3lb
Low Mill Lodge

Low Mill Lodge is a small 20 peg water offering coarse fishing with a variety of fish species including roach and perch 1lb, bream and tench 7lb, eels 5lb, odd rudd and crucian carp and a few pike up to 12lb. 

Town Lane, Chorley, PR6 7DJ, Lancs, United Kingdom

Pike Up To 12lb
The Rising Fishery

Day ticket water, for both coarse and fly fishing with a choice of 3 ponds. On site tackle shop with bait, and a café.

Guide Ln, Burnley BB12 9BX

Trout Up To 10lb
Withnell Angling Club -  

Withnell Angling Club is based in the Withnell Parish boundary, a group of small villages in between Chorley and Blackburn. It was set up in 1967, mainly to promote fishing for young people in the local area. Since then the club has grown, offering a variety of good coarse fishing to all anglers. The club has nine coarse fishing still-waters, and a stretch of river on the River Darwen, near Samlesbury. These waters contain a variety of coar...

PO Box 41, East Way, Chorley, PR6 8JZ, Lancs, United Kingdom

Worthington Lake

These 3 reservoirs, based at Standish, are a new acquisition to the club for 2008. The 2 lakes that are fished most, Arley Reservoir and Worthington Reservoir, contain a variety of species, notably roach, bream, perch, tench and carp. Day tickets will be available for non-members, and will be available from George's Tackle. Note: Day ticket anglers may only fish until the public car park closes at 6pm. WAA members can fish until dusk, and will require a WAA key for acces...

Chorley Road, Standish, WN1 2, Wigan, United Kingdom

Rowley Lake

Rowley Lake is a 7 acre mixed coarse fishery situated in parkland on the outskirts of Burnley. A beautiful place to fish, where you would not believe that you were only 1 mile from East Lancashire’s industrial heartland.MethodsThe lakes bream come out regularly to groundbait feeder using baits like maggot, caster, sweetcorn, worm and bread. The small carp come to pellet and waggler and the large carp come to usual carp tactics. Good ...

Rowley Lane, Burnley, BB10 3, Lancs, United Kingdom

Twin Lakes

Established in 1983, Twin Lakes Fishery offers 12 acres of excellent trout fishing on two lakes near the rural village of Croston. Originally formed by the excavation for clay for the local brickworks, the lakes are regularly stocked with hard fighting fish. Also available is a licensed bar and hot and cold snacks.

Brickcroft Lane, Croston, PR26 9AA, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Bank House Fly Fishery -  

Stocks Reservoir is the largest fly fishery in the North West of England. Stocks Reservoir has Four and a half miles of fishable shoreline and 350 acres of open water. Situated at the head of the Hodder Valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Stocks has a wild and unspoiled quality the perfect place for a days fly fishing.Stocks Reservoir is under the same management as the renowned Bank House Fly Fishery in Caton near Lancaster and is extremely well stocked with quality triploid R...

Bank House Fly Fishery, Lancaster Road, Caton LA2 9HX

Whitmore Fisheries - Fishing Lakes -  

We currently have 13 waters from which to fish, Whitmore caters for all Anglers, so whatever standard you consider yourself to be, there is something here

Bradshaw Ln, Greenhalgh, Preston PR4 3HQ


Wrightington Fishery is located near Wigan. The fishery has 3 waters; Horse shoe, Rivington view and Cannal. 

Mossy Lea Road, Wrightington, WN6 9SA, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Townhouse Fishery

Croft Head Fishery is a 2 acre and Townhouse Fishery is 1.5 acres in size. The foshery is MEMBERS ONLY water. It offers mixed fishing from permanent pegs only. Strictly no litter. No dogs allowed on site and no night fishing.There is a variety of fish species including Perch, Roach, Rudd, Tench, Carp, Gudgeon, Chub, Bream, Barbel.

Carriage Drive, Littleborough, OL15 9HN, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Barnsfold Waters Trout Fishery

Barnsfold Waters Trout Fishery is situated in the shadow of Beacon Fell Country Park. There are two Lakes, Barns and Beacon, each approximately eleven acres. Both lakes offer excellent bank fishing. Boats are also available.

Barns Lane, Preston, PR3 2NJ, Lancs, United Kingdom

Curleys Fishery

Nestled amongst the hills of the Wet Pennine Moors, on the edge of the beautiful Rivington Country Park, lies one of the North's premier fly waters. This 200 year old reservoir is perfectly situated close to all the North's major motorways. The main reservoir at Curley's is over 200 year old having been made to supply water to a mill in the valley below. During it's history it has been a coarse fishery but in the main it has been a redundant facility over man...

Wallsuches, Bolton, BL6 6PP, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Hillside Fishery

Loveclough Trout Fishery consists of a single spring fed lake of 3 acres in size set in an open countryside. This is a very clear water stocked with Rainbow trout ranging from 1.5-17lbs. Loveclough Trout Fishery record is 18lb Rainbow.

Commercial Street, Rossendale, BB4 8QX, Lancs, United Kingdom

River Irwell

The Old River Irwell is located in Irlam, Manchester. This is an old stretch of the river which was cut off when the Manchester Ship Canal was built. As a consequence, this water has become a stillwater approximately 3 acreas in size. Its shape makes this an ideal fishery for match anglers since the water is long and broad. A few years back the water has suffered a great pollution when raw sewage entered the water. This water is known for its pike, but there...

Riverside Avenue, Irlam, M44 6, Manchester, United Kingdom

Scot Lane Pool

Scot Lane New Pond is a relatively small but attractive water of approximately one acre in size. It comprises of two ponds each with an island in the middle they are connected by a short canal. Locally, Scot Lane Pond is known as the 'Figure of Eight' because of its shape. Scot Lane New Pond is located near to the JJB Stadium on Stadium Way so when you turn into Stadium Way you will find the car park on the right hand side and the water is located on the left...

Scot Lane, Wigan, WN5 0, Wigan, United Kingdom

Mirewater Lake, Nelson

Mirewater Lake Trout Fishery is located in Barley near Nelson, Lancashire. The water contains Rainbow, Brown, stocked weekly with fish averaging 2lbs. Fishery records: 21lb 14oz Rainbow, 10lb 8oz Brown.

Ing Ends Farm, Barley, Nelson, BB9 6LJ, Lancs, United Kingdom

Roughlee Trout Fishery, Nelson

The 2.5 acre lake nestles at the heart of the charming Lancashire village of Roughlee only 10 minutes from the M65. For opening and closing times please contact Terry or Cath on the numbers provided. The lake is stocked with best quality Rainbow and Blue Trout to double figures. Native Brown Trout (which must be returned) are also present. Fishing is from bank only. At Roughlee they actively encourage junior and anglers new to Fly Fishing with friendly advice and guidanc...

Pasture Lane, Roughlee, BB9 6NR, Lancs, United Kingdom

Brinsall Lodges

Birkacre Small Lodge is located near Chorley in Lancashire and is situated behind the visitors centre at Yarrow Valley Park and has 15 pegs. There are toilets in the visitor centre and disabled parking for around four cars near the Lodge and a ramp leading up to the water. A few years ago with the help of the E.A. the lake was netted and drained to remove some of the silt. Once the work had been completed and the Lodge re-filled the fish were retu...

Burgh Hall Road, Chorley, PR7 3, Lancs, United Kingdom


Day tickets available to anglers accompanied by a member of Bury and District Angling Society.

Mill Street, Bury, BL8 4AT, Lancashire, United Kingdom

River Wyre

This tidal length of the River Wyre is approx 8 miles inland of the Irish Sea at Fleetwood. The WAA fishery is approx 1.5 miles, single bank, of the river at Churchtown. Access to the fishery is gained via a dirt track between the houses in Old Lancaster Road. Do not block the track when parking and be wary of roaming cattle. No vehicles allowed at or past Catterall Hall Farm. The footbridge denoting the downstream limit is private - no WAAA members allowed. Species pres...

Tarnacre Lane, St. Michaels on Wyre, PR3 0, Lancs, United Kingdom

Doffcocker Reservoir -  

Doffcocker Lodge is a Local Nature Reserve created back in 1874 and it was mill lodge.It is run by Bolton Anglers. The water is situated with Chorley Old Rd on one side and Heaton Avenue, and Moss Bank Way on the other.

783 Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 5SH, Bolton, United Kingdom

Faringdon Lodge Pools

Farington lodge is a public open space located south of Lostock Hall. Formed through the construction of the railway, the site consists of three fishing lakes. An urban fringe site, Farington lodges is a popular site used by anglers, dog walkers and families. Farington Lodges Angling Association lease and maintain the site. The lakes are stocked with mixed coarse fish and day permits are available from Lostock Tackle Box, Lostock Hall.

Lodge Lane, Farington, Leyland, PR26 6RA, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Heapy Lodges

Number 6 is somewhat separate from the other Heapey Reservoirs. Fishing is only possible from the dam wall and a couple of pegs along the north bank, to which access is down a very steep slope. The greatest care should be taken in approaching these pegs. Parking can be a problem during public holidays as the area is very popular with walkers. Heapey Lodges are Members Only.

Coppice Lane, Chorley, PR6 9, Lancs, United Kingdom

Leeds - Liverpool Canal

Leeds and Liverpool Canal - Leigh Branch is controlled by Wigan and District Angling Association. The water is a mixed coarse fishery containing a variety of coarse fish including Bream, Roach, Gudgeon, Chub, Carp and Pike. 

Atherleigh Way, Leigh, WN7 4, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Ormsgill Lower Reservoir

Furness Fishing Association manage several fisheries at Roanhead just north of Dalton in Furness together with Ormsgill Reservoir on the western side of Barrow in Furness and Mere Tarn near Scales to the east of Dalton. Suffice to say that coarse anglers in the Furness Peninsula are well served. FFA have an active junior section and a comprehensive programme of matches and events throughout the year.

Hawthwaite Lane, Roanhead, LA14 4, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Orrell Water Park -  

Two disused reservoirs surrounded by picturesque woodland make up Orrell Water Park. Facilities include: Excellent small course fishery for all year round fishing, with day ticket fishing and competitions throughout the year. Children’s play area, Small "Nature Reserve" with ponds, over 100 Bird species recorded and a wide variety of Butterflies, Dragonflies and Damselflies.

Lodge Road, Orrell, WN5 7AT, Wigan, United Kingdom

Red Rocks Fishery

This is a one acre water. Carp are the main quarry, although roach come to the fore in winter. There is also a good head of crucians, chub and tench. All methods work although pole is favoured especially in matches.

Potter Lane, Higher Walton, PR5 4EN, Lancs, United Kingdom

Bradshaw Hall Fisheries

Bradshaw Hall Fisheries is a commercial coarse fishery and aims to promote the benefits of angling as a peaceful and relaxing sport. The lakes have been developed into a first class leisure facility by the current owners, who took over the site as a fishery in the year 2000, and now all fishing requirements cated for, from beginner to specimen hunter. There are seven lakes. All the lakes at Bradshaw are matured with good access and well kept swims, offering a variety of stock.

Bradshaw Road, Bolton, BL2 4, Bolton, United Kingdom

Fan Lodge -  

Fan Lodge holds a large head of carp ranging from around 4lbs to high 20,s and was stocked with 1200 6 to 8inch carp in July 2009. It also hold a large head of Tench & Bream, the Tench go to around 6lbs and the Bream up to 11lbs. There is also plenty of Roach, Skimmers, Perch & Hybrids. The water is located off Bickershaw Lane (B5237), travelling from Platt Bridge, the lodge is accessed on the right down a track beside the bungalow after Bridgemount Car Sales just before the rise of the ...

Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, WN2 4, Wigan, United Kingdom

Denshaw Vale

Denshaw Vale, a coarse fishing venue located near Oldham, Lanccs, is a good fishery at the head of the River Tame with a good stock of fish. Contact John for details.

Buckley Drive, Denshaw, Oldham, OL3 5RT, Lancs, United Kingdom

Cuerden Valley Park Fishery

FREE entry. Car parking £1 for up to 24 hours.
650 acres of meadows & woodlands with a lake, ponds and the River Lostock flowing through. A monthly farmers' market & crafts (usually on the third Sunday of the month. Lots of events throughout the year - please see our website.

Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, PR5 6BY, Lancs, United Kingdom

Croft Head

Croft Head Fishery is a 2 acre and Townhouse Fishery is 1.5 acres in size. The foshery is MEMBERS ONLY water. It offers mixed fishing from permanent pegs only. Strictly no litter. No dogs allowed on site and no night fishing.There is a variety of fish species including Perch, Roach, Rudd, Tench, Carp, Gudgeon, Chub, Bream, Barbel.

Carriage Drive, Littleborough, OL15 9HN, Lancashire, United Kingdom