When asked the question where to fish in Lancashire my response is always the same – there’s loads of places to fish in Lancashire. Take your pick.
Choosing a place to fish in Lancashire depends on a few variables.
- How experienced are you?
- What do you want to catch and how big?
- Have you got any special needs regarding access or disabilities.
- When do you want to go fishing.
After that it’s simply a case of trying a few venues to see if they suit you.
On Mooch and Potter alone I have over 30 Lancashire Fishing Venues listed and it’s growing slowly. From the list, I have a few stand out fishing venues in Lancashire I personally like.
Why do I like this fishery? Because the guys at Hillside have made this fishery a labour of love. Ok some elements of thr fishery are rough and ready, but you can tell the guys that run this fishery are anglers, they love their fishing and the outdoor life.
In terms of the actual fishing I have caught decent and strong carp along side a bag full of roach, pike and bream. As a place to simply chill it’s great, a little wild when it’s windy but a nice fishery that’s obviously loved.
Disabled access is poor and the tracks and car parking areas not well suited to people precious about their vehicles.
Hmm, Cornfield Farm is one of those places that suits me for more than one reason. Yes it’s well looked after and yes it has it’s fair share of double pegs (essential to me). You can park close enough to some pegs and it’s got an air of natural comfort to it, it feels like a nice place to be. Call me an old romantic but the way the sun light sets over the lake is a real bonus in the summer.
One thing I really love about this fishery is the barbel. Not many places stock barbel, ok a few do but I have landed a good few barbel here without trying to catch them, a real plus for a ‘light line’ pleasure angler like myself.
As far as access is concerned I would say this fishery is quite good for people with disabilities although not the best by any stretch.
I fished this fishery first when it was nothing more than a small pond in front of the farm house, now this fishery has become a leading light in angling for people with disabilities and children a like. With an array of different fishing lakes, some with superb wheel chair friendly raised walkways around them. This is the creme-de-la-creme of fisheries for me.
OK you don’t get the restaurant quality food delivered to your peg or showers on site like at Four Seasons, Blackpool, what you do get is a family run fishery passionate about providing the right balance between easy access, experience and variety of fish.
We all have our favourite fisheries and on other days I may choose different ones but for their own individual characteristics and the memories that stay with me years, these are my pick today.
So if you were asked ‘Where to fish in Lancashire’ what would your reply be – get in touch and let me know?