© South Ribble Borough Council 2019

 

Fishing

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. Withnell Anglers.   (for more, click here)

Farington Park

Bashall Grove, Farington. Site is currently vacant. Please contact South Ribble BC Estates Team if you are interetsed in establishing an angling club at this site.

Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve

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

Malt Kiln Fold, Moss Side

Westlands, Moss Side, Leyland. Malt Kiln Conservation Group.   (for more, click here)

 

Shruggs Wood, Leyland

 

Marron Close, Leyland. This site is currently vacant. Please contact South Ribble BC Estates Team if you are interested in establishing an angling club at this site.