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.

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


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.