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Our Fishing

RIVER RIBBLE

SALESBURY HALL, RIBCHESTER
Fly fishing and spinning for salmon and fly only for sea trout on about 1200 yards. Fishes best after a spate.

GISBURN ESTATE, GISBURN


Probably our best mixed game fishery. Fly only for salmon, sea trout, trout and grayling. The latter can be excellent over winter. There is also a short length (300 yards) at Paythorne, which can be very productive. This is a long piece of fishing and is effectively double bank.

RIVER HODDER

PLANTATION FARM, CHAIGLEY
Fly fishing and spinning for salmon. Fly fishing for sea trout, brown trout with grayling of over 2lbs recorded. In the past, this has probably been our most prolific salmon water. The opposite bank is not fished and the length of the beat is about 800 yards.

KNOWLEMERE ESTATE, KNOWLMERE

This long double bank fishery is situated in beautiful surroundings in the Forest of Bowland and is a favourite with our trout fishing members. Strictly fly only, the grayling fishing can be exceptional and fish over 1½lbs have been recorded. The water is stocked twice a year with brown trout. Sea trout and salmon can also be found.

NEWTON FISHERY, NEWTON-IN-BOWLAND


This water adjoins Knowlemere and is also a double bank fishery, about 1½ miles and the same remarks apply as for Knowlmere.

RIVER LUNE

DEVIL’S BRIDGE, KIRBY LONSDALE
Approximately 1½ miles of single bank fishing for salmon and sea trout. Mainly fly fishing, however spinning is allowed at certain water levels. This a consistently productive beat. There is a good head of wild brown trout (fly only) with some quite large specimens but they can be difficult to catch, the best time is early evening to dusk.

RIVER IRT

SANTON BRIDGE, CUMBRIA
Approximately 1/3 mile of single bank fishing where Andy Nicholson made his video “The Occasional Salmon”. Any legal method of fishing is allowed here. This water can hold enormous numbers of salmon and sea trout, which run into double figures. Very lightly fished, as it is a fair way to travel for most of our members.

RESERVOIRS

DEAN CLOUGH, GREAT HARWOOD
This reservoir is rented from the Water Authority and it is stocked three times a year with brown and rainbow trout. Fly only. Day tickets can be purchased to fish at this reservoir via Padiham Angling Centre.

STOCKS RESERVOIR, NORTH LANCS
We have an arrangement with the owners of this well-known water whereby our members can fish it for half price. It is a popular venue with our members.

 

Gallery

Here are a few pictures of our water.  If you have any nice pictures of our waters,
and the wildlife within please email them to us and we will put them up here: