LANCASHIRE

Lancashire abounds in still waters. In the thickly populated southern parts of the county, many are relics of the flooding of industrial land. Typical of these are the many flashes or lodges, as Lan-cashiremen call them. The majority of these waters are coarse fisheries which offer reasonable but, in an area like this, useful sport for local anglers. There are also many reservoirs, some linked with the canal system in the area acting as water supply sources for the canals, others being suppliers of drinking water. The latter are to the north of the industrial area and often offer trout fishing. Reservoir trout in Lancashire, however, do not run big; the best, it would seem, being found in the Rivington complex of reservoirs. BLACKBURN FishmoorRT DT:(L3)ATS(J.Hoyle,51, Whalley New Road, Blackburn) oApr1-Oct30!NWWA

Parsonage Reservoir Trout here average less than 1 lb and an excel-lent fish would be one of 2 lb or more. Rated best for results in the eveningT

DT:(L3)ATS(J.Hoyle,51, Whalley New Road, Blackburn) Apr1-Oct30NWWA BLACKPOOL Stanley Park LakeM DT:(L60)TONWWAe BRINSCALL

Rake Brook RM

DT: ATS (A. Leach, 78/80, Lee

Lane, Horwich; R. P. Barton, 10/12,

Wigan Road, Hindley)RO (Resident Engineer, Rivington,

Bolton, 9.30 a.m.-12 and 2 p.m.- p.m., Mon-Fri only)C (Salmons

Ltd, Rivington Hall)NWWAe

CHORLEY

Anglezarke Reservoir. See

Rivington Heapey Lodges R (3) M DT: K(at gate)=Openall yearjNWWA COLNE Foulridge Lower Reservoir One of the waters which feeds the canals (in this case the Leeds and Liverpool), this popular water offers mixed fishing for coarse fish and trout. Sometimes called Burwains Reservoir by local anglersM DT: Bor AK (C. Leach, 4, Ormerod Terrace, Colne) NWWAe DARWEN

Dean Reservoir Also known as Earnsdale Reservoir. It offers limited fishing for trout, fish averaging around 12 ozto 1 lb with anything of 2 lb being rated excellent. The water is stocked with brown trout onlyT DT:(L2)ATS (County Sports, Duckworth Street, Darwen. Advance booking advised for weekends) N WWA e Sunnyhurst Hey Reservoir Lying to the north of Dean Reservoir this water is stocked with browns and rainbows which average less than 1 lbT DT: (L2)ATS (County Sports, Duckworth Street, Darwen. Advance booking advised for weekends) Mar 15-Sept30 NWWAe

Upper & Lower Roddlesworth ReservoirsCT — (Upper Roddies-worth only) DT: ATS (A. Leach, 78/80, Lee Lane, Horwich; R. P. Barton, 10/12, Wigan Road, Hindley)RO (Resident Engineer, Rivington, Bolton,9.30a.m.-12or2p.m.-4 p.m., Mon-Frionly)C (Salmons Ltd, Rivington Hall, Rivington)NWWAe GARSTANG

Grizedale Lea Reservoir This water is stocked with brown trout onlyT-

DT:(L4)ATS(Boulton’s,8,

Preston Street, Kirkham) -NWWA

GREAT URSWICK Urswick TarnC

DT:BNWWA LONGRIDGE

Barnsfold Waters Offering trout fishing in two reservoirs, this pri-vately operated put-and-take fishery offers some of the biggest trout in the county. Stocked regularly with browns and rainbows, fish average between 1-1J lb. Browns to nearly 6 lb have been reported and rainbows to 8 lb. Advance booking is obligatory T ? DT:(L6)AK(F.Casson,34, Blackburn Road, Ribchester or Tel: Chipping 583,9-9.30 p.m. Or 7-7.30 p.m.)Apr1-Sept30NWWA

NETHER KELLET Swantley Lake C DT: ATS (Lancaster) or A AA (Lonsdale AC) NWWA RIVINGTON

Rivington Reservoirs This complex of reservoirs lying between Bolton and Chorley offer fly and bait fishing for trout and coarse fish. Sizeable trout, by Lancashire standards, have been taken here. Anglezarke ReservoirM DT: AK (Resident Engineer, Riington, 9.30 a.m.-12 or 2-4 p.m., Mon-Fri only)TS (A. Leach,78/80, Lee Lane, Horwich; R. P. Barton, 10/12, Wigan Road, Hindley) RO (NWWA, Merton House, Stanley Road,BootleL203NH)NWWAe

Lower Rivington ReservoirM

DT: AK (Resident Engineer, Rivington, 9.30-12 and 2-4 p.m., Mon-Fri)TS (A. Leach, 78/80, Lee Lane, Horwich; R. P. Barton, 10/12, Wigan Road, Hindley)RO (NWWA, Merton House, Stanley Road, Bootle, L20 3NH)NWWAe

Upper Rivington ReservoirT “ DT: AK (Resident Engineer, Rivington, 9.30a. m.-12and 2-4 p.m., Mon-Fri only)TS (A. Leach, 78/80, Lee Lane, Horwich; R. P. Barton, 10/12, Wigan Road, Hindley)C (Salmons Ltd, Rivington Hall)NWWAe

Yarrow Reservoir M

DT: AK (Resident Engineer,

Rivington, 9.30 a.m.-12 or 2-4 p.m.,

Mon-Fri only)TS (Horwich and

Wigan)RO (NWWA, Merton

House, Stanley Road, Bootle)

NWWAe

SABDEN

Spring Lodge This mixed fishery offers trout and coarse fish, the accent with the latter being on carp after major stocking of these fish -more than 1,000 weighing between 10 lb and 20 lb. The roach fishing is also claimed as goodM

DT (not before 8 a.m.) :AK(T.

Littler, 2, Pendle Street West,

Sabden)orAAA(Accrington&

Dist FC)Apr 1-Sept 30NWWAe

ST. HELENS

Carr Mill Dam This water, lying alongside the East Lanes road, is one of the most popular coarse fisheries in the area. It is controlled by St Helens AA who welcome season members.

TOTTINGTON

BrendaLodgesP(4)C

DT: ATS (Fisherman’s Way,

Boundary Street, Bury; Angling

Centre, 83, Rochdale Road,

Bury)NWWA

KirkleesLodgesP(3)C

DT: ATS (Fisherman’s Way,

Boundary Street, Bury; Angling

Centre, 83, Rochdale Road,

Bury)NWWA

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