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.

 

 

 

 

 

Species


Carp - Fish from 2lb, most fish around double figures with odd fish to 25lb

Bream – Loads of skimmers with a few excellent fish up to around 10lb

Roach – Plenty of fish from 2oz to 1lb mark.

Tench – A few good fish up to about 7lb

Eel – A few very big eels are present best recorded at just under 7lb.

Pike – Odd fish to double figures.

Chub – A few fish to around 3lb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Methods

The main method during the summer is pellet and waggler fished shallow.This accounts for massive bags of Carp up to around 400lb. The carp also come to method feeder and pole if you dare. The skimmers and bream come to pole or waggler with maggot as bait, groundbait fed little and often is good but don't add fishmeal as the carp home in on this.
During the winter months the lodge fishes well to maggot feeder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions

From M65 Junction 10 follow A671 signposted for Clitheroe heading towards Padiham. Continue for approximately 1 mile to traffic lights at the George IV pub. Go straight through the lights after around 400 yards turn left down Scott Street. Continue down Scott Street for around 400 yards to a sharp left hand bend, go straight ahead at the bend down the cobbled lane the car park is 50 yards along.


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