ang1General Information:

The vast Anglezarke Reservoir is situated east of Chorley in Lancashire, nestling on the edge of the West Pennine moors. Anglezarke has an area in excess of 190 acres and supplies Wigan with its drinking water.

Known Species:

Thanks to the recent upsurge in popularity in tip fishing, the water is well known throughout the North West and beyond for the bream fishing, with bags in excess of 50lbs a session. It also holds a good head of roach and specimen pike.

Special Conditions:

This Reservoir holds the water for drinking water supplies therefore, in order to prevent pollution, ground baiting of any kind is banned.

  • The use of feeders and maggot loose feed is permitted.
  • No night fishing, dawn to dusk only.
  • Certain areas of the reservoir are set aside for conservation and fishing is not allowed within them, please study the maps and if unsure please ask.
  • During the close season only certain parts of the reservoir are open for fishing.
  • As with all SDAA waters alcohol is not allowed.
  • No dogs.
  • Day tickets must be purchased from the regular outlets before commencing fishing. Tickets are not sold on the banks.
  • No pike fishing allowed for day-ticket anglers.  Anyone carrying a day-ticket found fishing for pike on Anglezarke will be told to leave.

Location:

Anglezarke Reservoir is approximately one mile east of Chorley.

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General Information

The Back Drain is a shallow water that's runs adjacent to main River Crossens that is day ticket water with fishing platforms. There are tench to ten pounds , large bream and double figure pike.

Special Conditions

Day tickets must be bought prior to fishing from the regular outlets tickets are not sold on the banks.

Day ticket holders are restricted to the stretch of water as follows:

  • Upstream limit:   The disused railway bridge (what3words exists.link.canny).
  • Downstream limit:  The first left-hand bend past the timber platforms towards the pumping station (what3words pillow.poster.crash).

Fishing is allowed from dawn to dusk.

No night fishing.

The use of alcohol and other illegal substances is banned on all club waters.

Location

The Day Ticket section is situated either side of Water Lane (A565) at Banks in Lancashire.

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Parking

The anglers car park is situated at the junction of Water Lane (A565) and Station Road.  Access requires an SDAA key.  Please do not park along the track from the gate to the car park.  There is a Unitied Utilities facility alongside the Sluice, which requires 24/7 access.

jmereGeneral Information:

A comfortable and pleasant mixed fishery approx two acres in size.

Known Species:

The water contains roach, bream, tench, pike, perch and eels.

Special Conditions:

This is a members only water - we don't sell day-tickets for this venue. Please remember to use barbless hooks only

We allow keepnets on this venue, with the following restrictions:

  • Fish over 4lb should be returned and not placed in keepnets.
  • No fish should be retained in a keepnet for more than 5 hours

Location:

The fishery is situated on Jacksmere Lane (B5443) approximately 1 mile from the junction of Southport Road (A570).
Access is via a track and gate next to the road bridge over Black Brook when travelling along Jacksmere Lane, and needs an SDAA key to open the gate.  Can all members please remember to close the gate behind them when arriving & leaving the property, locking it padlock-to-padlock. This will allow Harrowden employees to continue to have access to their fields around the lake.

Postcode for SatNav:  PR8 5JA

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Parking:  Please do not park on the adjacent fields.  Park your vehicles on the track to the right of the lake as you approach the footbridge. 

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River CrossensGeneral Information:

The River Crossens or the Sluice as it known locally is the longest and deepest drain of the Association waters which was originally dug in 17th century to drain the waters of the vast Martin Mere.

The Sluice has a day ticket section with facilities for disabled anglers and with wheelchair access which is situated off the A565 Water Lane.

Association members have access to the full length of the River Crossens starting near the pumping station at Banks stretching to Mere Brow on this section there is the members only match length which features the new banking made with help from the EA and the Association which offers comfortable pegs and peaceful surroundings.

Known Species:

The waters holds bream up to 7lb, specimen tench to 9lbs plus and pike up to 22lbs. There are also large numbers of roach, rudd, perch, skimmers & hybrids, eels & carp up to 15lb.

Special Conditions:

Day tickets must be bought prior to fishing from the regular outlets tickets are not sold on the banks.

Fishing is permitted between sunrise and sunset.  Absolutely no night fishing is allowed.

Dogs are not allowed on ANY of the drains.  Anyone encountered with a dog on the drains system while not on a public footpath will be told to leave immediately.

No fishing from the bridges.

All fish to be returned dead or alive.

The drains are designated as a river system.  To that end, the close season applies to all the waters in the system (15th March - 15th June inclusive).

The use of alcohol and other illegal substances is banned on all club waters.

Absolutely no naked flames are allowed on any of the drains, due to the restrictive access provided on the banks and the heightened risk of fire due to dry grass in the summer months.

Location:

Accessible lengths of the River Crossens start (upstream) at Berry House at Holmeswood, just off Wiggins Lane. Moving downstream, the next accessible location is Six Fields Covert, where there is access for around 6 anglers, between the road bridge and the mouth of the Long Ditch.  Further down is Sluice Farm, where there are 22 platforms between the bridges, as well as plenty of room for angling downstream.  Next access is at First Plank bridge, which is the access to the Match Length, and finally is the access to the Day Ticket Length at Water Lane.

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Day ticket length: There are two car parks on the day ticket length.  The first is for approximately 5-6 cars, immediately adjacent to the gate at Station Rd.  At the end of the track, there's another car park (next to the disabled pegs) which will easily accommodate 10 cars.

Please do not park behind the pegs on the day ticket length.  Anyone found parking vehicles anywhere other than in the car parks will be told to move immediately.

ALL OTHER PARKING:  These are for members only.  SDAA keys are required for access to the water.

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dawrenGeneral Information:

Our stretch of the Darwen is from the Winery Lane bridge round onto the River Ribble for about 175 metres.

Known Species:

Quality chub and roach are present. This water is an excellent winter venue especially when the main river is carrying extra water.

Please note that this stretch is tidal, care is needed as the water rises.  Fishing is from dawn till dusk only. NO Night Fishing. Please note this is a members only water - we don't sell day-tickets for this venue.  This water is subject to the traditional close season (15th March to 15th June, inclusive). Please do not fish during this period.

Location:

Postcode for SatNav:  PR5 4AR

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Access to Winery Lane and Capitol Way is at the traffic lights near MacDonalds.  Proceed beyond the mini-roundabout to Winery Lane once inside the Capital Centre and bear left.  Follow Winery Lane to the small bridge over the River Darwen, from where you have access to the length we control.

ribble-oneGeneral Information:

Church Deeps:

If you park on the roadside, and use the steps down to the water's edge, care is needed due to the steepness of the river bank. It is recommended that anglers travel light. Water levels are affected by the larger tides which raises the River by several feet so caution must be taken.

Access to the Church Deeps length for SDAA members only is also available from Ribbleside Farm, through the small gate at next to the parking area.

Ribbleside Farm:

The Ribbleside Farm length of the river starts in the farm yard where the car parking is located.  It extended upstream to the farm boundary, which is the wire field fencing which extends out into the river - opposite the start of Melling's wood on the far bank.

Known Species:

Double figure barbel and bream are caught here, as are pike and carp to over 20lbs. Quality roach, dace and chub are also present.

Special Conditions:

Fishing is from dawn till dusk only.

NO Night Fishing.

Dogs are not allowed.

Please note that the Church Deeps length in the wood up to the gate at Ribbleside Farm is MEMBERS ONLY. NO DAY TICKETS ARE ISSUED FOR CHURCH DEEPS.  Members parking on the road and accessing the Church Deeps length via the gates  should remember that an SDAA key is required.

The owners of Ribbleside Farm are entitled to sell a maximum of TWO day tickets each day.  They are sold on a first-come, first-served basis - they cannot be reserved in advance, so please bear this in mind before venturing out onto the water.

The national close season applies, no fishing between from 15th March to 15th June inclusive.

Anyone parking at Ribbleside Farm should pay the £2.00 parking fee before leaving the car park.  There is a book in the garage (clear signs show where to go), which should be completed and the money placed in one of the envelopes then posted in the box.  This system operates on trust, so please don't abuse it.

Location:

Church Deeps:

There are two gates on Church Brow which allow access to the Church Deeps length:

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Ribbleside Farm:

Access to the farm is on Cuerdale Lane.  For members wishing to access Church Deeps from the farm they should remember to pay the £2.00 parking charge before leaving the car park.

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ruffordtopGeneral Information:

The S&DAA has the fishing rights to the branch of the Rufford Canal from the below Diamond Jubilee Road bridge at Rufford (what3words:  pinch.spud.kinks) to the boatyard at Tarleton (what3words:  stack.toned.bluff)  Day tickets are available from any of our regular outlets.

Known Species:

The canal can offer choice fishing for match and pleasure anglers alike with most coarse fish stocked. Bream, roach, perch, rudd, tench, crucians, carp,  pike and eels are all present. 

Special Conditions:

No night fishing

Please be aware that there are places with power lines close to the towpath.

Canal & Rivers Trust Lease Conditions:
1.  Any gates used must be closed when not in use.

2.  Trees, plants, bushes or hedges must not be cut or trimmed nor should anyone remove any turf, sand, soil, clay or materials from the banks or towpaths without the prior permission of the Canal & Rivers Trust through the Secretary of the Southport & District Angling Association.

3.  Fishing is restricted to the towing path side of the waterway.

4.  Anglers must not actively obstruct or impede
     a. navigation on the waterway
     b. the mooring of craft at the designated mooring locations
     c. the passage of other legitimate users along the towpath.

5.   It is forbidden to:
     a. fish in a lock and within 25 meters of a lock wall or moveable bridge used for navigation purposes.
     b.  Fish within prohibited signed zones adjacent to overhead power lines.
     c.Trespass on any property adjoining the waterway or from cause annoyance or inconvenience to the owners or occupiers thereof.

6.  The Canal & Rivers Trust requires members of the Association to produce for inspection their membership cards at the request of any representative of the CRT while fishing on their waters.

Location:

The canal essentially runs south to north along the eastern side of the A59, from Rufford to Tarleton.  It's accessible at several points which are:

Diamond Jubilee Road, Rufford: Postcode for SatNav:  L40 1TD (what3words: pinch.spud.kinks)  Please park alongside St. Mary's church on Church Road (what3words: pound.servicing.moth).  Please try not to obstruct the access to the houses - we don't want to cause any unnecessary friction with any residents or the congregation at the church - particularly on Sundays.  Access to the canal is via the slipway down to the towpath from the bridge.

Sparks Bridge, Rufford:  Postcode for SatNav:  L40 1SU.   Please park on Sparks Lane (what3words: tomato.trudges.steers) on the opposite side of the canal.  Cross the road on the bridge, and access to the canal is down the steps (what3words:  baseless.monorail.vampire).

Lock Lane, Sollom:  Postcode for SatNav:  PR4 6FS Turn off the A59 at Sollom, onto Liverpool Old Road (accessible at either end of the hamlet).  Lock Lane is clearly visible and leads you down to the canal at Strand Bridge.  Parking has now been restricted due to development of the former derelict land adjacent to the car park (what3words: player.spice.proclaims).

Bank Bridge, Tarleton:  Postcode for SatNav:  PR4 6HJ (what3words:  perusing.front.valid) There is restricted access to the canal at Bank Bridge, which is the bridge over the Rufford Canal & the River Douglas at Tarleton which carries the A59.  There is a set of double gates which lead to the towpath.  There is space to park no more than 5 cars inside the gates, as long as they are parked in a line, alongside the waters-edge.  In summer, DO NOT park on the field.

Plox Brow Tarleton;  Postcode for SatNav:  PR4 6HB  (what3words:  heartburn.views.irrigate).  Plox Brow is accessed from Church Road/Coe Lane corner in Tarleton.  Once down at the canalside, there are a few places cars can be parked.  There is a car park next to the swing bridge, and there are spaces to park next to the canal next to W H Hull's premises (towards the boatyard).  There are places to park cars to the right of the swingbridge, but only with any safety (and without obstructing access to business premises) at weekends.  Again, as with other locations - please use some common-sense when parking your vehicle.  We want to have good relationships with landowners and residents, so spare a thought for others when you park your vehicle.

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poolsrestockGeneral Information:

The Three Pools waterway is a wide but shallow drain and, in parts, forms the administrative boundary between Sefton and West Lancashire.  This waterway got it's name due to it being formed from Fine Jane's Brook, Sandy Brook and Drummersdale Drain - all watercourses in their own right which join together; the Three Pools being the result as we know it today.

Known Species:

The Three Pools hold Roach in abundance, and of a good stamp.  There are also Bream, Rudd, Tench, Perch and Pike.  Additionally, there are some specimen Ruffe as well as Eels, which are now sadly diminished in numbers.

Points to note:

  • This is a members-only water. No day tickets.
  • No night fishing, dawn to dusk only.
  • As with all SDAA waters alcohol is not allowed.
  • Dogs are not allowed on any of the drains.
  • The national close season applies, no fishing between from 15th March to 15th June inclusive.
  • No fishing from the bridges.
  • All fish to be returned alive.

Location:
The water runs along the eastern boundary of Southport.
Members should refer to their handbooks for details of access to this members only water.

Parking:

Currently, the only parking near to our fishing on the Three Pools is at Moss Lane, Churchtown. Postcode for SatNav: PR9 8AE (what3words:  sorry.slate.speak).  This is near the platforms.

When parking at Moss Lane please don't lean tackle against the wire fence next to the road and don't park on the pavement.

tlakes1General Information

Southport and District Angling Association has exclusive rights to this popular water.

Consisting of two lakes of 4.7 and 5.6 acres with depths to 18 feet.

Note: From 1 January 2020, this water has become a dedicated specimen water and is subject to additional membership fees (details are given on the membership application form)

Known Species

Contains roach, rudd, bream, hybrids, carp, tench, perch and eels

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Postcode for SatNav: PR26 9RF

Brickcroft Lane - off the B5427 Bretherton Road, Croston - which is situated just north of Croston Railway Station.  To access the venue, leave Bretherton Road at the bottom of the railway bridge (there's a stone sign on the corner, along with several business signs) and turn into Brickcroft Lane.  Follow the road past the football pitch on the left, beyond which on the righthand side is a turning.  Bear right into the lane and the gates to the fishery are on your left after approximately 300m.

Parking at this venue is contained within the site.  To get through the gates, you will need an Association key.  Could all members visiting Twin Lakes please remember to lock the gates behind them when entering & leaving the car park.  Under no circumstances should the gates be left open at any time.

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General Information:

Upper Rivington Reservoir is situated centrally in the Rivington chain of reservoirs, on the West Pennine Moors in Lancashire, England between Rivington and Anglezarke. The area is approximately fifty-seven acres and the northern part is a nature reserve.

Known Species:

Bream, Roach, Perch, Chub, Rudd, Pike. 

Venue Specific Rules:

- No pike fishing from 15 March to 1 September annually

- All night fishing and the use of a shelter/bivvy is permitted for syndicate members only.  Applications for the night syndicate can be obtained through Chris Aldred (contact details available on the About Us page on this site).  Syndicate membership is restricted - applicants may be placed on a waiting list.

- Use of keepnets is allowed, with the following restrictions:

           - no fish of any species over 4lb are retained.  All such fish caught should be immediately returned to the water.

           - fish should not be retained in keepnets for more than 5 hours.

- Ten day tickets are available on a daily basis for non-Association members but holders of day tickets are not allowed to night fish, or fish for Pike or Carp on this reservoir.

- Matches may be held on Sundays from time to time.

This Reservoir holds the water for drinking water supplies therefore, in order to prevent pollution, groundbait of any kind is banned.  This is a United Utilities byelaw.

Location

Upper Rivington is approx two miles South East of Chorley.
Access points are via:
The south dam wall on Horrobin Lane.
The Street on the west bank
The private road on the east bank.  An SDAA gate key is required to access the water here.

Parking

Roadside on Horrobin Lane (what3words:  saved.tangible.idea)
The car park on The Street for the west bank (what3words:  wide.flamenco.desiring)
The east bank has limited parking in a members only car park please keep the disable space clear.
When parking on the private roads please allow space for farm, emergency and residents
vehicles to pass at all times.

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General Information:

Wood End Farm has two established lakes (Alder & Willow) which were dug & stocked in 2011.  Each lake has designated pegs which have platforms.  In total, there are 31 pegs across both lakes. 

Known Species:

Alder:  Carp, Chub, Tench, Perch, Gudgeon

Willow:  Bream, Chub, Roach, Tench, Perch

Both lakes have shelved margins and fall to a depth of around 6 feet.  As you look at the complex from the notice board, Alder is to your right and Willow is to your left.

This is a members-only water - we don't sell day-tickets for this venue.  In addition to our existing Association rules, the following are specific to Wood End Farm:

  • Landing nets to be dipped before use
  • Barbless hooks only - maximum allowed is size 12
  • No fixed feeders - free-running only
  • No unused bait to be thrown in the water or on the bank - take it all home with you please
  • Absolutely NO litter to be left - take this home with you too please
  • Treat all fish with respect
  • Strictly no transferring of fish between lakes
  • Keepnets are allowed on WILLOW lake only and are subject to the following restrictions:
    • Any fish over 4lb to be returned - not placed in a keepnet
    • Fish should only be retained in keepnets for a maximum of 5 hours.
    • All keepnets should be dipped and allowed to dry on the bank before use

This venue has strict opening hours, so please accept & respect them:

Monday - Friday:  0800 - 2000

Saturday:  0900 - 1700

Sunday & all Bank Holidays:  0900 - 1600

Location:

Postcode for SatNav:  L40 0RP

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 The fishery is located at Wood End Farm on Marsh Moss Lane, Burscough - the nearest recognisable landmark is New Lane railway station which is right next to it.  Access to the fishery is via a small gated slip road at the end of the car park used for the business units on the site.  Two car parks have been provided for our members to use, and these are clearly marked.  Please note that our members are not allowed to park in the business units car park.  We have fitted our Association lock to the gate which restricts access to parking for our members.

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