Fishing

The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers wonderful opportunities for quiet enjoyment including fishing. The following leaflet Fishing in Bowland (PDF, 1.82mb) provides details of places to fish in and around the Forest of Bowland. Several of the fishing sites also offer a variety of accommodation, from luxury hotel, through to self-catering units and camping and caravan sites. For details of other places to stay in the Forest of Bowland visit where to stay in Bowland.

Other opporuntities - Ribble Rivers Trust

There are a number of places to fish in, and close to, the Forest of Bowland:

  1. Bank House Fly Fishery
  2. Barnsfold Waters
  3. Boothman Park
  4. Cleveley Mere Boutique Lakeside Lodges
  5. Dales Anglers
  6. Forrest Hills
  7. Inn at Whitewell
  8. Slaidburn (King-Wilkinson) Estate
  9. Red Pump Inn
  10. Riverside Caravan Park
  11. Stocks Reservoir
  12. Wyresdale Park
  13. Wyreside Lakes

  1. Bank House Fly Fishery 
    Low Mill
    Caton
    Nr Lancaster
    LA2 9HX
    Tel: 01524 770412
    Website: http://www.stocksreservoir.com/bankhouse/index.htm
  2. Barnsfold Waters 
    Barns Lane
    Goosnargh
    PR3 2NJ
    Tel: 01995 61583
    Email:jfcasson@hotmail.com
    Website: www.barnsfoldwaters.co.uk/
  3. Boothman Park
    Barley New Road
    Burnley
    BB12 9LF
    Tel: 07725 122672
    Website:
    www.boothmanpark.co.uk
  4. Cleveley Mere Boutique Lakeside Lodges
    Cleveley Bank Lane
    Forton
    PR3 1BY
    Tel: 01524 793644
    Email: enquiries@cleveleymere.com
    Website: www.cleveleymere.com/
  5. Dales Anglers 
    1 Grove Cottages
    44A Main Street
    Bentham
    LA2 7HN
    Tel: 015242 61612
  6. Forrest Hills 
    Hazelrigg Lane
    Ellel
    Lancaster
    LA2 0PL
    Tel: 01524 752566 or 07941473469
    Email: meetings@forresthills.co.uk
    Website: www.forresthills.co.uk
  7. Inn at Whitewell 
    Whitewell
    Near Clitheroe
    BB7 3AT
    Tel: 01200 448222
    Website: http://www.innatwhitewell.com
  8. Slaidburn (King Wilkinson) Estate 
    Central Stores and Post Office
    Slaidburn
    BB7 3ER
    Tel: 01200 446268
  9. Red Pump Inn 
    Clitheroe Road
    Bashall Eaves
    BB7 3DA.
    Tel: 01254 826227.
    Email: info@theredpumpinn.co.uk
    Website: www.theredpumpinn.co.uk
  10. Riverside Caravan Park 
    High Bentham
    Lancaster
    LA2 7FJ
    Tel: 015242 61272
    Tel:015242 62835
    Mobile: 07711 587 428
    Website: www.riversidecaravanpark.co.uk
  11. Stocks Reservoir  
    Catlow Rd
    Slaidburn
    BB7 3AQ
    Tel: 01200 446602
    Website: www.stocksreservoir.com
  12. Wyresdale Park  
    Snowhill Lane
    Scorton
    PR3 1BA
    Tel: 01524 791874
    Website: http://wyresdalepark.co.uk/fishing/
  13. Wyreside Lakes 
    Sunnyside Farmhouse
    Bay Horse
    Lancaster
    LA2 9DG
    Tel: 01524 792093
    Email: wyresidelakes@btconnect.com
    Website: www.wyresidelakes.co.uk

Ribble Rivers Trust Angling Passport Scheme

Angling Passport schemes open up new waters bringing the joy of the river and fishing to more people than ever before. They enable enterprising fishermen to explore some of the most beautiful and least fished pieces of water we have, and all for only a few pounds. The scheme operates through a unique token payment system. This allows anglers to access any of the participating fisheries when they want and without the need to contact anyone beforehand. Within the Ribble Rivers Trust scheme there is a choice of venues, that offer chances to fish small challenging rivers and streams typical to Lancashire. These streams contain a variety of species including, trout, grayling, chub, and dace.

The tokens are interchangeable with many of the schemes through the country, this results in a vast choice of fishing available through the scheme; from the rushing moorland streams with wily, pocket-sized brown trout to the languid meandering lowland streams with good mayfly hatches and their large brown trout; short spate rivers containing good runs of peal and the secluded farm lakes with their trout, carp and tench.  For further information visit http://www.theriverstrust.org/passport/ribble/