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Day Ticket waters in Lancashire and the North of England

This is not meant to be the definitive information site but will give you an idea of the scope of fly fishing

waters available in Lancashire and surrounding areas.

All these venues are day ticket waters that you can travel to and fish in a day from most towns in Lancashire.

I have personally fished at most of them over the years but because I have listed them does not mean that I am particularly recommending them.

If you know of any other venues that I have missed let me know here or if there are any inaccuracies.

There is no "season" for any rainbow trout fishing - it is an all year round pastime. However some of these fisheries particularly the club waters may be closed for some part of the year. Commercial fisheries tend to stay open all year round but check first.

Season starts
Season ends
1st Feb.
31st Oct
Sea Trout
1st April
30th Sept
Brown Trout
15th March
30th Sept
16th June
14th March
Rainbow Trout
No Season
No Season

The above information applies generally to all the North West but THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS on some rivers - check the specific byelaws first!

See here for all the byelaws covering the North West - - Environment Agency Fishery Byelaws

Please check with the fisheries for specific details before visiting.

Check out the river levels here from the E.A. Website updated every day!


Stillwaters/Reservoirs and Commercial Fisheries

Curley's trout fishery

A 6 acre reservoir. Natural fly fishing not the place to lure bash.

Full facilities available. I am the principal instructor and a director here and it is where I do all my beginner/casting tuition

Click HERE for daily fishery updates

Tel 01204 691199


Wallsuches, off Chorley Old Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6PP www.curleysfishery.co.uk


Curley's fly fishery

Fylde Trout Fishery

A 5 acre clear water lake in the heart of the Fylde but only 5 minutes from Jct 3 M55.

Opened in 2009 the fishery is stocked with hard fighting Rainbows, Blues and Browns to 12lbs

Tagged fish will reward you with a prize!

Open 8.00am till dusk

Tel 07818 880327

Back Lane, Greenhalgh, Preston

P4 3HN

email fyldetrout@googlemail.com


Fylde Trout Fishery

Black Moss Fly Fishing Association

This is a very unique fly fishery with 2 reservoirs. The upper reservoir is Brown trout only sympathetically stocked to bolster the natural level. The lower reservoir has a natural head of Browns but is also stocked with Rainbows.

Day tickets are available for the mixed reservoir but the association is currently open to new members. Numbers are limited so you'll need to hurry for the 2009 season

Private parking and a members lodge with cooking facilities are available

The fishery is near the village of Barley only 10 min's from Clitheroe

Look at the clubs blog pages here

or email here for more details

One of the two reservoirs at Black Moss

Stocks Fly Fishery

Large reservoir - good bank and boat fishing. The North's big competition water

Stocks Fly Fishery,
Catlow Rd, Slaidburn,
Nr Clitheroe, Lancs.,

Phone: 01200 446602
Fax: 01200446602


Stocks Fly fishery

Bank House

Small commercial fishery, interesting water with lots of small bays to explore . The "sister" water to Stocks

Bank House Fly Fishery
Low Mill Caton,
Nr Lancaster
Tel: 01524 770412


Bank House fly fishery


Commercial fishery with two good sized lakes

Barns Lane, Goosnargh, Nr. Preston PR3 2NJ
Tel/Fax: Chipping (01995) 61583
Mobile: 07720 045616


Barnsfold trout fishery

Peninne Fishery

2 lakes of about 3 acres

Good big fish water but can get very crowded - pick your day well

Calderbrook Road Littleborough OL15 9HL.

Tel 01706 378325.


Peninne fly fishery

Mere Beck Fishery

An 8 acre purpose built fly water of interconnecting pools


Mere Lane, Mere Brow
Tarleton, West Lancashire
tel 01704 1120843

Mere Beck fly fishery

Glegg Hall Fisheries

Clegg Hall Fisheries are surrounded by some of the finest views imaginable and overlooked by the historical Clegg Hall. The fishery comprises of 2 gin clear spring fed lakes to a depth of 15 feet in places covering over 12.5 acres and are set in 25 acres of stunning, relaxing landscaped grounds

Tel 07842 704876


This Fishery has now closed

Cleveley Mere

34 acre nature reserve with a stunning 24 acre spring fed lake (Rainbow up to 25lb). 17 piers, 14 good quality boats, well stocked shop, three lakeside boutique lodges all with private fishing boats. Open all year round.

Cleveley Bank Lane • Forton • Nr. Lancaster • PR3 1BY tel 01524 793644



Cleveley Mere fishery

Roughlee Trout Fishery

A delightful spring and river fed Fly Fishery.
The 2.5 acre lake nestles at the heart of the charming Lancashire village of Roughlee. surrounded by picturesque Pendle countryside on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, yet only 10 minutes from the M65.

Barrowford, Lancashire
tel 01282 613416


Woodhouse trout fishery

A small 2.25 acre lake

Swann Road, Newton Le Willows

WA12 0EZ Tel 01925 225200

This fishery has now closed

Pendle View

Small stillwater good for beginners, not much to offer for the more experienced.

The fishery has added another "canal" style trout water to it's facilities, in 2009

tel 01254 822208


This is a photo of one of the carp lakes

Photo of a carp lake not trout

Twin Lakes

Commercial fishery, 2 lakes one of which is any method. Old clay pit so the water is always coloured.

tel 01722 601093


This Fishery has now closed

Cowpe Reservoir

Large high reservoir, stocked Rainbow and Brown trout fishing in wild surroundings.

Tickets from Mace Express Newsagents, 63 Burnley Rd East, Waterfoot, tel 01706 214892.


Cowpe Reservoir and fly fishing club

Farleton View

Fishery stocked with rainbows and blues. Tea room, rod hire. Closed every Wednesday

Crooklands, Milnthorpe LA7 7NU

tel 015395 67328


Farleton View trout fishery

Forrest Hills

a 4 acre stillwater and golf course

Hazelrigg Lane, Ellel, Lancaster, LA2 0PL.

Tel 01524 752566


Dingle Reservoir

off Belmont Road,Bolton BL7 9QP
A 17 acre reservoir operated by Dingle Flyfishers.
Day and Evening tickets can be obtained from the Top Shop and the Post Office in Belmont Village.
Tickets can be obtained in advance.

Membership is currently open and if anyone is interested please contact Derek Pimblett (Chairman )

01942 253937

or Derek Walsh (Secretary )

01204 690265


Dingle Reservoir

Upper Roddlesworth, Brinscall

24 acre reservoir set in woodland. Operated by Horwich Fly Fishers

Day tickets from the Black Dog inn at Belmont, Bolton

Sorry no photo
River Fishing day ticket waters

River Eden Kirkby Stephen

Possibly the best wild trout fishing in the North. KSDAA operates 13 miles of river. This is river pure wild trout fishing - no stocked fish, in stunning scenery.

Membership is currently open and no joining fee

KSDAA has a blog site that gives you up to date river conditions daily www.kirkbystephen.net/blog so you check before you leave.

Day tickets from Hall's newsagents, Market Square, Kirkby Stephen


River Eden at Kirkby Stephen

River Wharfe Bolton Abbey

4.5 miles of good trout and grayling water. Tickets from the Estate office.

Can get very busy and unfortunately you can sometimes get dogs and inflatables along side you when you are fishing but it does not seem to put the fish off!

Yet again this year the Estate have put up the price of a day ticket to £30.00 - possibly not the best value for money.

Estate Office, Bolton Abbey,
Skipton, North Yorkshire
BD23 6EX


River Wharfe at Bolton Abbey

River Tees, Raby Estate

Great wild trout water - fly only

Day tickets from Raines Ironmongers, 25, Market Place, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 0QA Tel: 01833 640406 and Raby Estate Office in Middleton-in-Teesdale or the High Force Shop. You must have your E. A. Licence with you to get a ticket

River Tees at the Raby Estate

River Dee, Maelor Angling Assoc.

over 6.5 miles of the famous river in North Wales. Great for all game species, Salmon, Trout & Grayling

for more details www.maelor.org

River Dee

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