Lowerhouse Lodge

Lowerhouse Lodge is a disused Victorian mill lodge, about 3 acres in size. The lodge forms part of a local nature reserve. It has 27 pegs and has depths ranging from around 4’ to about 15’. There are 3 small islands and the lodge is split in two by a submerged stone wall about 4’ under the water surface following the approximate line of the islands. The lodge is noted for its double figure carp which are the predominate species. Strong tackle must be used at all times and a barbless hook rule is strictly enforced.

Rowley Lake

Rowley Lake is a 7 acre mixed coarse fishery situated in parkland on the outskirts of Burnley. A beautiful place to fish, where you would not believe that you were only 1 mile from East Lancashire’s industrial heartland.

Walverden Res

New acquisition for 2010. Walverden is a disused united utilities reservoir on the outskirts of Nelson Lancashire. It is about 5 acres in size and has around 20 fishing pegs including around 6 “Bivvie pegs” The reservoir is well noted locally for its good head of carp to mid 20lbs but also holds good bream, Tench, Roach and Perch.

Foulridge Res

New acquisition for 2010, Foulridge is a canal feeder reservoir for the Leeds and Liverpool canal and is approximately 50 acres in size. It is set in the rolling Pennine hills close to the border between Lancashire and Yorkshire. In the 60’s and 70’s the reservoir was a Mecca for northern matchmen who came to plunder its vast bream shoals and 100+ peg matches were a regular thing. In recent times the matchfishing has seen a decline with the exodus to commercial fisheries and neglect of the fish stocks.