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
  • 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.


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

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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.