Fishing lakes in Greater Manchester

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Ashley Hall Pool  

Ashley Hall Pool is an attractive water, that has good parking nearby and is easy to get to. It could be best described as a large pond but with only ten pegs it feels very spacious. The surroundings, arable fields, are attractive and provide an away from it all days fishing.The fishing is mixed with the water containing Carp, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Tench and Bream.

Ashley Road, Hale, WA14 3, Cheshire, United Kingdom

Carp To 35lb
Pike To 25lb
Chorlton Water Park  

Chorlton Water Park is a Local Nature Reserve and stands on the site of Barlow Hall Farm. During the construction of the M60 motorway in the 1970s gravel was excavated from the site. The gravel pit was subsequently flooded creating the lake that is central to the Water Park today.

Maitland Ave, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 7JJ

Carp Over 30lb
Church Gardens Coarse Fishery  

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
Moss Farm Fisheries  

Moss farm fisheries is a coarse fisherie located in the heart of Irlam Manchester,The fishery is 3 years old and has started to gain a reputation for great day ticket fishing . We currently have 2 Lakes to choose from with another 4 to be opened over the next 12 months starting with a Specimen Lake of 4.5 acres with nearly 200 carp from 8lb to 27lb .Hopefully this lake will be open by april 2013.The 2 lakes that are already open are lakes 1 & 2 both of these lake have been restocked late las...

Cutnook Lane, Cadishead, M44 5NB, Salford, United Kingdom

Carp To 27lb
Boggart Hole Clough Fishing and Boating Lakes  

Day ticket waters.Tickets available from cafe or on the bank from bailiff. Parking near by . Disabled access.Adults 2 rods £4.00  3 rods £6.00  Juniors 1 rod £1.00Memberships available.

Boggart Hole Clough Park Charlestown road Blackley Manchester M9 7DF

Carp Up To 23lb
Tench Up To 7lb
Barbel Up To 4lb
Syke Foot  

Syke Fishery is a coarse fishing venue located next to the Syke Methodist Church on the Syke Road in Rochdale. This one acre lake reaches approximately 18 feet deep and has 18 permanent pegs. The lake contains coarse fish such as Carp, Roach, Bream, Perch, Rudd and many more. Please take extra care when visiting this venue as the banks are steep and the pathways can become very muddy in adverse weather conditions.The Society also has a small pond at this venue which is shallow, much easier ...

176 Syke Road, Rochdale, OL12 9TF, Rochdale, United Kingdom

Carp To 1lb
Tench To 4lb
Littlemoss A.C.  

Littlemoss A.C. is located in Back Lane, Littlemoss, Manchester. The club has several shallow ponds and offers coarse fishing for Roach, Perch, Bream, Tench and small Carp.

Back Lane, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 9, Manchester, United Kingdom

Hindley Square Lodge  

Two water’s that are situated near Hindley Station off Highfield Rd. They offer excellent sport for those that enjoy a quiet days fishing. The Square Lodge is only around 4 feet deep and is well stocked with crucian carp, tench and bream, whilst the Deep Pit varies from 3 feet to around 12 feet deep in the middle. Again lots of crucians, tench and skimmer bream are the main quarry for local anglers. Our bailiff is on site most days to offer advice on swim choice and will happily offer a day ti...

Hemfield Road, Ince, WN2 2, Wigan, United Kingdom

Medlock Valley  

The pond is near Iron Bridge, it is a site of Biological Importance. In the centre of the pond is a ring of weeds about 25m from bank which produce good carp close up using pole.

Glamis Avenue, Clayton, M11 4, Manchester, United Kingdom

Melling's Number 1 Flash  

Melling's Number 1 Flash is a small water with an just quarter of an acre in size. It elongated, canal-like water and contains coarse fish including Tench, Roach, Perch. The water is run by Wigan and District Angling Association.

Seaman Way, Ince-in-Makerfield, WN2 2, Wigan, United Kingdom

Moran's Moat  

Moran's Moat is situated beside Fan Lodge. It is a purpose-built fishery, roughly 120 metres long and 70 metres wide at the top. The water is around 11 metres wide and has 30 pegs. It was built with a shelf on either side and is 1.5 metres deep. This water was first stocked with 1500 small tench, 2500 4" to 6" skimmers, several thousand mixed roach, carp, gudgeon and hybrids, then with several thousand more small carp from 3" to 8" and 100 common carp around 12" to 15". ...

Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, WN2 5, Wigan, United Kingdom

Painswick Park  

Painswick Park Lake, as its name implies is situated within Painswick Park. A popular venue for  club members and those anglers fishing on a day ticket, this water is the clubs busiest water. Varying in depth from one and a half feet to  three foot deep this water contains a large stock of fish, including large shoal’s of bream and crucian carp, double figure match and pleasure nets are not uncommon especially in the summer. All ba...

Hilary Road & Selstead Road, Wythenshawe, M22 1, Manchester, United Kingdom

River Ribble  

Wigan & DAA is a well-known fishing club headquartered in Wigan, in the North West of England. It is made up of smaller fishing clubs, but individual fishermen are also allowed to join, with a total membership of well over 2,000. The Association regulates fishing in Greater Manchester and Lancashire, covering parts of the Ribble, Wyre, and Douglas rivers, as well as around 25 miles of fishing on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and the Rufford Canal (up to Br 7 only). The next seven bridges a...

95 Holme Terrace, Wigan, WN1 2HF, Wigan, United Kingdom

Rufford Canal  

The S&DAA has the fishing rights to the branch of the Rufford Canal from the area below Plox Brow, Tarleton south to the bridge at Fettlers Wharf Marina, Rufford.The canal can offer choice fishing for match and pleasure anglers with most coarse fish stocked. Good Bream, Roach and small Pike (to 12 lb) are commonplace.

Station Road, Rufford, L40 1, Lancs, United Kingdom

Scot Lane New Pond  

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

Tootal Angling Club Catch Nature  

Set in a nice wooded area, third of an acre with a good mix of depth, gated needing 2 keys, parking next to pond. Tootal A.C. have a single water called Bone Mill Dam just off Halton Street in Hyde and 5 mins from M67 this water is full of good carp, bream, tench and lots of silver fish, chub and perch.

Wilson Street, Hyde, SK14 1PP, Cheshire, United Kingdom

Debdale Lakes  

Debdale Angling Society is a well established local angling club which uses Gorton Upper Reservoir.The reservoir is stocked with an extensive range of fish and number of purpose built fishing pegs have recently been constructed giving ideal fishing sites.Access is from Abbey Hey Lane and Green Fold (Gorton), or Kings Road, (Audenshaw), 0r Booth Road

Hyde Road, Debdale Park, Gorton, M18 7, Manchester, United Kingdom

Heaton Park Lake  

Heaton Park is a huge family park owned and managed by Manchester City Council.It is located 4 miles north of the city centre where there is so much to see and do that you'll keep coming back again and again.The park offers fishing facilities for keen anglers.A permit can be obtained from the park’s host fishing club King William IV Angling Society. If you just want to fish for the day, a day ticket at Heaton Park costs: £3 adult, £1 Junior (up to 16 years of age).  Payment will be coll...

Manchester, M25 2SW, Manchester, United Kingdom

Huddersfield Canal  

Sparth Reservoir is controlled by the Slaithwaite and District Angling Club and is situated alongside the canal. The water is fairly uniform throughout and the best fishing is found by following the wind. It is in a very popular walking spot and you can get pestered a bit if you sit in the wrong spot. As it’s names suggests it is a reservoir, so there are no facilities to speak of, and access for disabled anglers is not favourable. The main approach here tends to be th...

Marsden Lane, Huddersfield, HD7 5, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Swan Lodge  

Belmont Valley Coarse Fishery comprises of two lodges, each around 2.3 acres in size.MALLARD LODGE has an average depth of 1.7 metres (5ft) and is a general coarse water, with Roach, Rudd, Perch, Bream, Golden Orfe, Tench and the occasional single figure Mirror and Common Carp. Perfect for a days mixed fishing with any method, be it pole or rod.Mallard Lodge is fast gaining the reputation as a great place to catch a good variety of coa...

Egerton Road, Belmont, BL7 8, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Stonegate Lake  

Whiteley Knowles Reservoir is located off Clough Road, Littleborough 3 acre.It contains Perch and Trout. Any method except livebaiting is allowed and this water is open all year.No fishing during darkness and this is a Members only water.To get there follow Clough Road., park outside stone gate. Please walk between gate posts, keep left across front of houses thorugh stile/gate, follow path alongside right bank of stream for about 1/2 mile across rough ground to the rese...

Clough Road, Littleborough, Rochdale, OL15 9, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Horrock's Flash  

Horrocks reservoir in Wigan, Manchester is a very large lake that is situated in the flashes nature reserves. There are a number of features on the lake such as islands, clay bars, gravel, snags, and weed. 

Plattbridge Platt Bridge WN2 5DB

Hall Farm Moat  

Peel Hall Moat is a moat that once when around the original Peel Hall. A popular venue for junior club members, the moat offers some exciting fishing, although only shallow especially during the summer months, a wide variety of fish can be caught, with some reasonable size carp hiding amongst  the more popular species. not a major water by any stretch of the imagination but still well worth a visit. Best baits would seem to be bread, corn, maggot and pellet....

Peel Hall Road, Wythenshawe, M22 5, Manchester, United Kingdom

Bridgewater Canal  

Fishing on the Bridgewater Canal is licensed to a number of fishing clubs. Various fish are found in the canal requiring different skills and knowledge fish include Rudd, Roach, Carp, Perch, Bream, Tench and Pike.

Dane Road, Sale, M33 7, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Heatley Mere  

Heatley Mere or to give it its correct title Heatley Flash and that’s what it actually is, a natural collapse in the land which fills up with rain or in this case via a small brook, is approximately 3 acres in size and fishing will be from about 20 pegs from the south bank. It’s depth varies from the odd deep parts 5ft – 6ft, but on average depth of around 3ft – 4ft is the norm. We have a lot of work to do on this water to bring it up to standard for all to enjoy. There were other sizabl...

Carrgreen Lane, Lymm, WA13 9, Warrington, United Kingdom

Reddish Vale Mill Pond  

Reddish Vale Mill Ponds is situated on Reddish Vale Road, Stockport, off the B6167 Manchester to Stockport Road. There are two mill ponds that offer general coarse and carp fishing. This water is suitable for disabled anglers.

Mill Lane, Stockport, SK5 7, Cheshire, United Kingdom

River Bollin  

This small river is based on a sandstone catchment, which means the river is continually changing shape, eroding and depositing sand. There are mixed fish stocks here, some trout and some coarse species (chub, dace, perch, etc). The Bollin is a tributory of the River Mersey. It is not a prolific fishery, but an interesting challenge to members who like something a little more intimate and different. Recently salmon and sea trout are making a comeback into the River Bolli...

Bowdon, WA14 3, Trafford, United Kingdom

Woodshaw Reservoir  

This is a members-only water. There is no access to the general public. This Association-owned water is a small shallow reservoir at Aspull, near Wigan. Woodshaw Reservoir is famed for it's quality tench and crucian fishing. Fishing is easy with a uniform depth of 3.5 feet and no need to cast more than a foot away from the reeds. Mornings and evenings are best for the tench and crucians. In the daytime, fish a maggot in the open water for endless bites from roach and ski...

Withington Lane, Wigan, WN2 1, Wigan, United Kingdom

River Birkin  

This little river or brook runs parallel with the River Bollin. Starting at the big lake in Tatton Park and joining the River Bollin at Bowden. Mainly a game river the Birkin contains some really good Trout both brown and rainbow. Although Dunham Massey Angling Club only have a short stretch of this river and it doesn’t lend itself easily to casting a fly, I think it’s worth having ago. I have seen some large shoals of Dace darting about in the shallows and some larg...

ramp, Bowdon, WA14 3, Trafford, United Kingdom

Worthington Lakes  

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