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.


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.


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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