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South Ribble has a number of green spaces that are leased to clubs for angling.

Any angler aged 12 or over must have an Environment Agency rod licence if they wish to fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or eels in England (except the River Tweed), Wales or the Border Esk and its tributaries in Scotland.

You can get a licence from the Environment Agency or any post office. Fishing without a licence could result in prosecution and a fine of up to £2,500.

Fishing is prohibited at any site other than those listed below. It is also an offence to introduce fish to any water or transfer them between water areas without an appropriate licence and the permission of the landowner. Many of South Ribble's ponds and lakes have very sensitive ecosystems and contain a number of rare species that would be severely affected by the introduction of fish. As a result, our designated fishing sites are maintained to a high standard for the benefit of anglers, the public and our wildlife.

Farington Lodges

Lodge Lane, Farington. Farington Lodges Angling Association. 01772 421884.

Farington Park

Bashall Grove, Farington. New Farington Anglers. 01772 464794

Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve

Liverpool Road, Longton. Longton & District Angling Association. 01772 437041.

Land at Malt Kiln Fold, Moss Side

Westlands, Moss Side, Leyland. Currently accepting expressions of interest for a new license holder. Closing date 12 noon on 28th September 2018. Paper copies can be collected from South Ribble Council, Civic Centre, Leyland, PR25 1DH


Our site at Shruggs Wood at Marron Close, Leyland is currently vacant.  If you are interested in setting up an angling club at this site please contact South Ribble Borough Council on 01772 625625 or info@southribble.gov.uk.  Angling at the site is currently suspended until a new club is in place.