Angling Activities throughout North West England
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Angling throughout North West England.

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For fishermen who are interested in quietly sitting on the bank of a small pool, standing waist high in waders in a swift-flowing river, or fighting to land a large fish out at sea, this page is intended to list all the fishing venues in the area.

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Cheshire Angling

Hampton Springs Fishery

Hampton Springs, Shay Lane, Hampton, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AD
Tel: 01948 820789
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The fishery is made up of seven, spring-fed lakes, a total of 11 acres of water, stocked with a variety of coarse fish of different sizes.

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Midlands Flyfishing

9 William Close, Forsbrook, Staffordshire, ST11 9AW
Tel: Andrea or Steve on 01782 394564
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Midlands Flyfishing is a UK based trout fishing guide and fly fishing tuition service operating in the Midlands and the Cotswold. We provide guided fly fishing lessons and guided days on stillwaters and rivers for anglers of all abilities. We cater for rainbow trout and wild brown trout on reservoirs, lakes and small still waters.

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Congleton & District Fly Fishers Ltd

Giantswood Lane, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 2HQ
Tel: 01260 270012

Please contact the club for further information.  

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Cheshire Fishing

Beehive Farm, Platts Lane, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9NT
Tel: 01829 770041
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Five coarse fishing lakes and five trout lakes in a pleasant rural setting surrounded by fields and a large orchard. Good views of the Cheshire Plain and Beeston Castle, particularly when the trees have shed their leaves. The lakes are well sheltered by hedges and earth banks and it is usually possible to find pegs out of the wind. At least 4 pegs on pool 1 are on a metalled path and provide all-year wheelchair access. All pegs on pools 1, 2, 4 and 5 have easy access in summer, but muddy areas may cause problems during wet weather.

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Brick Pits

Longbarn, Warrington, Cheshire

Medium sized pond stocked with roach, carp, pike, rudd, bream, eel, perch, and tench.

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Grey Mist Mere

Wooston, Warrington, Cheshire
Tel: 01928 716238

A large lake stocked with carp, pike, big tench, lots of small perch roach and skimmers.

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Grimsditch Mill Pool

Stretton, Warrington, Cheshire
Tel: 01925 411774

Fish here for carp, catfish, orfe, grass carp, bream, & roach.

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Macc Canal

Macclesfield, Cheshire
Tel: 01928 716238     E-mail:

A regular canal stocked with roach, perch, gudgeon, pike, bream, tench, rudd & trout. Angling is controlled by many clubs including Warrington AA.

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Partridge Lakes Fishery

Glaziers Lane, Culcheth, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 4AQ
Tel: 01925 767505     Email: 

Marsh canal, ribbon, piper & pine lakes stocked with carp, tench, chub, roach, rudd, bream, crucians & barbel.

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Danebridge Fisheries Ltd

Danebridge, Wincle, Nr. Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 0QE
Tel: 01260 227 293     Email:

A spring-fed lake set in River Dane Valley, stocked with rainbow, brown and triploid.

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Marton Heath Trout Pools

Pikelow Farm, School Lane, Marton, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9HD
Tel: 01260 224231

Three spring-fed lakes stocked with rainbow and brown trout.

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Cumbria & The Lake District Angling

1 Summergate Crescent, Annan, Dumfries & Galloway, DG12 6EU
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Keith Snow is a full time professional fly fishing Instructor and Registered Guide. He is a National Instructor with the Salmon and Trout Association and is qualified in all three game fishing disciplines; Salmon, Trout and Fly Dressing. Annandale and Borders Fly Fishing has access to over thirty miles of the Annan and several other rivers in south west Scotland. All of the waters fished are private. Our aim is to be totally flexible and to provide you with the tuition/service most suitable to your needs. In addition we offer a full Guiding service for salmon, sea trout, grayling and wild brown trout. Gift vouchers available from £50 for 2 hour tuition through to £175 for a full day salmon fishing. We will custom plan your fishing holiday for you including accommodation. Annandale has a wealth of quality accommodation, restaurants, pubs, self catering premises and things to do for none fishing partners. We are able to offer Clients quality tackle to use on our courses together with safety equipment.
Tel: 01461 206750 or 07968 593165    Fax: 01461 206750
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Borrowdale, Cumbria, CA12 5UW

7-acre natural streamfed lake in a area of natural outstanding beauty. Clear deep water. Wooden fishing hut. Rainbow and Brown stocked regular with fish averaging 2lb-3lbs. Fishery record: 25lbs. All tickets are available from the cafe. Three loch boats also for hire. Day tickets on private Salmon and Seatrout beat River Cocker. En-suite accommodation available. Fishery open April - October, 7 days a week.
Tel: 01768 777362See our website

Blencarn Lake

Long Meadows, Blencarn Hall Farm, CA10 1TX
Tel: 01768 88284

This 15 acres Fishery lies in peaceful farming countryside in the Eden Valley well known for it's scenic beauty, with a splendid panorama of the Pennines.

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Mirehouse Ponds

Mirehouse, south of Whitehaven on the A595, Cumbria, CA28 9RU
Tel: 01946 66181

2 pond system, match pond and a carp pond both with disabled access. 79 pegs in total. Roach, chub, carp, tench, perch, crucean, gudgeon, rudd, skimmers. This water is open all year. This water is suitable for disabled anglers.

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Ulverston Canal

Ulverston, Barrow-in-Furness, Just off the A590, Cumbria

Ulverston canal is 1.25miles long and about 20-25m across. It is located just as you arrive at Ulverston on the A590.

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Mockerkin Tarn

Beside the A5086 Cockermouth, Egremont Road (Grid Ref.89 NY 08322)
Tel: 01946 66181

Five miles southwest of Cockermouth at the foot of the Lakeland fells. Ample parking in 2 lay-bys overlooking the tarn which contains eel, pike and perch. Maximum depth 3.5 metres.

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Cogra Moss Fishery

Nr Lamplugh
Tel: 01900 824798

A 40 acre natural lake in rural settings in the Lakeland Fells. Clear water. Tuition is available.

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Esthwaite Water

Ridding Wood, LA22 0QF
: 01539 436541

A single 280 acre natural lake, set in a glacial valley with a backdrop of Cumbrian mountains.

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Isle of Man Angling

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The rivers around the Isle of Man offer some excellent sport for the angler, click on the web address above to explore the following fishing spots: Sulby River, Laxey River, River Dhoo and Glass and the River Neb.

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Lower Ballaclucas Farm, Trollby Lane, Top Crosby Road, Marown, Isle of Man
Tel: 01624 851887

A 3/4 acre lake which is stocked with rainbow trout into double figures. Tuition is available on this fly only fishery.

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Lancashire Angling

Banners Farm, Stanzaker Hall Drive, Myerscough, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 0PB
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Set in 100 acres of active, un spoilt farmland, in the beautiful Lancashire countryside, Knotts Hey Holiday Cottages are ideally suited for those of you interested in walking, cycling and bird watching. Private fishing is also available on our local river. Both Knotts Hey Cottage and Little Knotts Hey Cottage have en-suite rooms and are fully equipped to a very high standard, which reflects with our Visit Britain 4* grading. All linen and towels are provided for your convenience. Both properties benefit from Oil Central Heating and have a private patio area with garden furniture and a BBQ in a shrubbed area. Ample parking is available. We look forward to welcoming you soon! Please note we are approx. 20 miles from the centre of Blackpool.
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blank tabBARNSFOLD WATERSAngling
Goosnargh, Nr Preston, Lancashire, PR3 2NJ
Two fantastic, well stocked reservoir lakes with Rainbow Brown, Blue and Tiger.

Tickets cost £24.00 per day (4 fish), £20.00 half day (6 hours, 3 fish), £17.00 half day (6 hours, 2 fish), £13.00 (4 hours, 1 fish). Full day sport fish available £18.00 (no fish), Half Day, £14.00 (6 hours) with boats available from £5.00 - £12.00.

Open all year round, this water is suitable for the disabled angler.
Tel: 01995 61583 or 07834 416209
Book online or find more info - BARNSFOLD WATERS

Crook Hall Farm, Maltkiln Lane, Bispham Green, Near Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 3SQ
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Crook Hall Farm Cottages are located within the picturesque countryside surrounding the beautiful village of Bispham Green, close to Ormskirk, the vibrant seaside town Southport, and the cultural city centre of Liverpool.

Crook Hall is a working farm with a choice of accommodation to suit all needs. Maltkiln Cottage, a former brick piggery in the19th century retaining character and charm from years gone by is now lovingly restored for the modern needs of two guests. Barn Owl cottage is a renovated farm building featuring the original woodwork and beams to provide high quality, yet comfortable self catering cottage accommodating four people. Pets welcome by prior arrangement.

Guests have access to two well-stocked fishing ponds 80-yards away, a third is open to the public. Car parking available. Short breaks also offered.
Establishment Facilities for petsSmoking FacilitiesWiFi FacilitiesTel: 01704 822 389 or 07785 773286
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Briarcroft Fishery

Rawcliffe Road, St. Michaels, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 0UE
Tel: 01995 679245

Fish here for mirror and common carp, crucian carp, perch, roach, bream, tench, rudd and Chub.

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Cleveley Bridge Nature Reserve

Cleveley Bank Lane, Forton, Near Preston, PR3 1BY
Tel: 01524 791637     E-mail:

Cleveley Bridge is stocked with carp, bream , barble, tench, perch and roach.

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Croft Lodge

Lodge Bank, Withnell, Lancashire
Tel: 01254 830031      E-mail:

A shallow mature lake, stocked with pike, carp, bream, roach, and perch.

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Fleetwood Reservoir

Copse Road, Lancashire
Tel: 01253 876327

4 Acre lake, stocked with roach, barbel, chub, carp, tench, and bream.

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Low Mill Lodge

Low Mill, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley, Lancashire
Mob: 07932111736 (Chris Mercer)

Fish here for roach, perch, bream, tench, eels, the odd rudd, pike  and crucian carp.

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Conder Valley Fly Fishery

Hazelrigg Lane, Ellel, Lancaster, LA2 0PL
Tel: 01524 752566     E-mail:

Rainbow and brown trout re-stocked on a weekly basis.

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Twin Lakes Trout Fishery

Twin Lakes, Brickcroft Lane, Croston, Preston, Lancashire
Tel: 01772 601093

Two lakes stocked daily with rainbow, brown and triploids.

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Greater Manchester Angling


Blackley, Greater Manchester

Small roach, rudd, perch. Good size crucian, common tench.

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Higher Openshaw Old Waltonians Fishing Society

Failsworth, Clayton, Manchester

Roach, Perch, Carp, and Bream.

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Medlock Valley

Clayton, Woodhouses, Manchester

Mirror, common, ghost, Koi, barbel, chub, perch and roach.

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Free Fishing

Portway, Woodhouse Park, Wythenshawe, Manchester
Tel: 0161 437 7215

Carp, crucian carp. bream, tench, roach, perch, rudd, chub and gudgeon.

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Pennine Trout Fishery & Angling Centre

Calderbrook Road, Littleborough, Greater Manchester, OL15 9HL.
Tel: 01706 378 325     Email:

Rainbows, Browns and Golden.

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Merseyside Angling

Calderstones Park

Yew Tree Road, Allerton, Liverpool, Merseyside
Tel: 0151 225 5925

The water is open all year for carp 27lb 11 oz, tench 7lb, perch, roach 1lb. The lake also contains eels over 3 lb and quite good pike, with night fishing available.

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Clock Face

Gorsey Lane, Merseyside

The lake is stocked with plenty of coarse fish with bream and tench averaging 3 lb, there is mirror carp, common carp, ghost carp and also crucian carp.

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Greenbank Park Lake

Greenbank Road, Merseyside

Medium size lake with roach to 2lbs, Perch to 3lbs, tench 7lbs, bream to 6lbs, carp are into double figures.

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Mill Farm Lake

Towerhill, Kirkby, Liverpool, Merseyside

Small lake with carp to 32lb, roach to 2lb, perch to 3lb, tench to 3lb, bream to 8lb.

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Newsham Park Lake

Newsham Park, Tuebrook, Liverpool

2 lakes set in park in the middle of Liverpool, stocked with perch to 1lb, roach weight not known, rudd weight not known, pike largest seen 25lb, tench to approx 7lb, bream biggest seen 3.5lb, carp common and mirror to 25lb.

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Sefton Park Lake

Aigburth, Liverpool, Merseyside

Deep within the the darkness of this medium sized lake are carp of around 25lb, tench of 6lb, bream of 8lb, roach 1lb, perch 1-2lb, cruicion carp 3lb, and pike of 27lb.

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Speke Hall Dam

Speke Hall, Speke Hall Rd, Speke, Liverpool, Merseyside
Mobile : 07956163624    E-mail:

70 permits available per year to fish for carp 19lbs, roach 2.4lbs, rudd 2lbs, perch 2.8lbs, bream 3.8lbs, tench 4.8lbs, crucian 2.8lbs, and chub 3.8lbs.

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Closeburn Castle Fishing

478 Park Road North, Birkenhead, Merseyside,  L41 0DB
Tel: 01848 330583     Web:

3.5 miles of mainly left-bank fishing south of Thornhill.

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Wirral Game Fishing Club

Wirral, Merseyside
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Fishing club with access to many private lakes and rivers.

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