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Day Ticket Guide
by Paul Selman

Day Ticket Guide

North West Region

I would like to thank fisheries owners and tenants for providing the information in this guide. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is correct, Fishing Warehouse cannot accept liability for any inaccuracies. Information concerning waters can quickly date, as can telephone numbers.
Please let us know if anything needs updating or changing. Additions to the list are also welcome. Contact
We will be constantly updating this feature in the coming months and we hope to have a day-ticket database covering the whole country soon.
Good fishing!
Paul Selman
General Editor


Arrowe Park Lake
Wirral. General coarse.Day permits from Golf Pro Shop, Arrowe Park.
Association of Wirral Angling Clubs. Tel: 0151 334 3174

Whitchurch. Day permits from Club Secretary.
Wyche Anglers 01270 624891.
General coarse.

Bream Hole
Marsh Lane, Nantwich, off the A534 Wrexham Road
This is a wide opening on the Shropshire Union Canal.
General coarse.
Tickets on bank around £3 a day, with discounts for juniors and OAP’s.

Brickpits, (Fearnhead Pond)
Fearnhead, Warrington. near Padgate College.
One and a half acre lake – quite attractive.
General coarse.
Day ticket on bank.

Brereton Heath Sand Quarry.
Off the A54 Congleton Road out of Holmes Chapel.
14 acre sand quarry and nature reserve.
General coarse and many carp to just over twenty pounds. Lots of doubles.
Night fishing not available on day ticket. Tickets on bank. About £3. Wheelock AC. Best details available from Dave’s of Middlewich Tel: 0606 833853.

Brookside Carp Fishery
At Betley, south east of Crewe.
One acre carp pool.
Lots of small/medium sized carp odd twenty. Some roach. No night fishing.
Day ticket. Tel: Dave Barratt on 01270 820528/820271.

Brookside Fisheries
Stretton, near Warrington. Just off M56.
General coarse.
Day ticket.
Tel: 01925 730893.

Burton Mere
Burton, off the A54 Chester to Hoylake Road. At Burton, turn right into Puddington Lane, then take the first right to the lakes.
Two small lakes. One lake private syndicate. General coarse and carp.
Day ticket from lodge on site. Tel: Terry Knight on: 0151 253 0115.

Central Lake
Public lake in Wallasey on the Wirral.
Four acre boating lake with island.
General coarse.
Tickets about a £1 from local tackle shops.

Cheshire Fishing
Burwardsley, Tattenhall, Cheshire.
Three small lakes. General coarse and trout. No night fishing.
All day ticket. Tel: 01829 70041.

Capesthorne Stock Pond
Off A34 Congleton Road. Lots of small carp and general coarse. Day permits on bank.
Phone Keith Whalley on 01625 861584.

Doddlespool Farm Lake
Betley, near Crewe.
Nice pool of about an acre.
General coarse. No night fishing. B & B.
Tel: 01270 820216.

Egerton Lakes
Fruit Farm, Bickerton Lane, Cholmondeley Castle.
3 acre lake. General coarse with some good carp.
Day ticket about £5 per day.
Tel: Egerton Fruit Farm 01270 627232.

Gorsty Hall
Near Betley.
Very prolific carp and coarse. Impossible to blank.
Expensive day ticket.
Owned by Gorsty Hall Hotel. Tel: 01270 820252.

King George V Pool
Three acre lake.
General coarse, but lots of small, double figure carp.
Day ticket on bank. (£2?) Owned by Trafford Borough Council.

Lymm Dam
Lymm, Cheshire
15 acre lake.
General coarse, some carp.
Day ticket on bank, about £2.50.
Tel: 01925 264893.

Moreton Lakes
On the A34 at Astbury, near Congleton.
Two lakes of 7 and 1 acre.
General coarse.
Day ticket on bank.

Mereton Mere
Off the A553 at Moreton, Hoylake, Wirral.
3 acre man-made lake.
General coarse and masses of small carp. No night fishing.
Day tickets on bank. Tel: 0151 645 7211.

Poynton Pool
South Park Drive, Poynton.
Four acre lake.
General coarse odd carp to 20lb.
Day ticket on bank. One rod, no night fishing.
Tel : Stockport and District 0161 477 4536.

Reddish Vale Mill Ponds
Reddish Vale Road, Stockport, off the B6167 Manchester to Stockport Road.
Two small mill ponds.
General coarse and carp.
Day ticket on bank, about £2.

Rhodes Lodges
Middleton, Manchester.
Mill ponds.
General coarse, lots of carp.
Day ticket on bank, no night fishing.
Tel: 0161 654 8278.

Rode Pool
Townsend Lane, Rode Heath, near Kidsgrove.
General coarse, one or two big carp.
Day ticket on bank, no night fishing.
Tel: 01270 883624.

Roman Lakes
Marple, Cheshire.
10 acre lake, plus back channels.
General coarse and many carp to just over 20 pounds.
Day ticket from café on site.
Tel: 0161 427 2039.

Runcorn Park Lake
Norton Priory Recreation Centre, Runcorn.
Small pond.
General coarse some carp.
Day ticket on bank.
Tel: ICI Weston AC on 01928 578139.

Sale Water Park
Rifle Road, Sale.
Large lake, quite deep.
General coarse and many carp.
Day ticket from office etc on site, or on bank.
Tel: 0161 912 3410 or 0161 912 3636.

Shakerley Mere
Allostock, near Northwich.
17 acre mere, by M6.
General coarse and many carp, some into twenties.
Controlled by Lymm Angling Club. Day tickets on bank.
Tel : 01925 264893.

Statham Pool
Statham Village, near Lymm.
One acre pool.
General coarse and some carp.
Day ticket on bank. Lymm AC day ticket water.
Tel: 01925 264893.

Tegg’s Nose Reservoir
Sutton Lane End, Langley, near Macclesfield.
Small reservoir – quite attractive.
General coarse some carp.
Day ticket in advance only from Barlow’s Tackle, Bond Street, Macclesfield.
Tel: 01625 619935 or club 01625 434806.

Town Park Lake
Housing estate on the outskirts of Runcorn, take road Castlefields and Norton Sports Centre.
Three acre lake.
General coarse with one or two carp. Watch out for scallies. Take a friend!
Cheap day ticket on bank.

Winterley Pools
Sandbach. Day tickets on site.
General coarse and carp.
Tel: 01270 580006.

Greater Manchester

Ashton Canal
Junction 26 of the M6 take A5777 towards Orrell. Turn left at Abbey Lake pub, park by canal.
General coarse.
Day ticket from Gresty’s Tackle Shops or on the bank. About £1.50.

Boggart Hole Clough
Blackley Park, near Manchester.
Two small park lakes.
General coarse with one or two nice carp. Take a friend or rottweiler.
Day ticket, Manchester City Council. Tel: 0161 740 9970.

Chorlton Water Park
Maitland Avenue, Chorlton, Manchester. Come off M63 junction 9.
Park lake of about 15 acres.
General coarse and some good carp.
Day ticket from office on site or bailiffs on bank. Cheap price. Best taking a friend.

Clegg Hall Lakes
Clegg Hall Road, Littleborough.
4 acre lake.
General coarse.
Day ticket on bank.
Tel: 01706 42177.

Clifton Marina
Clifton House Road, Salford. Off the A666 Bolton Road.
Large gravel pit.
General coarse with some big carp.
On the bank permit, cheap ticket. Take a friend or rottweiler!
Tel: 0161 7942784.

Debdale Reservoirs
Hyde Road, Gorton.
Two lakes.
General coarse and carp/pike.
Day ticket on bank. Manchester City Council.
Tel 0161 223 0816.

Heaton Park Lake
Bury Old Road, Manchester.
Park lake of about eight acres.
General coarse. Cheap day ticket.
Tel: Ron Telford 0161 7731085.

Huddersfield Canal
Uppermill, Oldham on the A669.
Canal with little boat traffic.
General coarse.
On the bank permit.
Tel: 0161 797 1886.

King William IV Reservoir
Blackley New Road, Manchester.
Four acre lake.
General coarse.
Day permit on bank. Bandit country, go prepared.
Tel: 0161 655 3402.

Lankys Mill Pond
Pond of an acre.
General coarse and carp.
Free fishing.
Quite an experience. Bandit country. Take a friend and don’t brave the place after dark.

Myrtle Road Lodges
Myrtle Road, Middleton. Off the A669 Oldham Road.
Two small lakes.
General coarse.
Day ticket on bank. Tel: 0161 6553402.

Painswick Park Lake
Portway, Wythenshawe.
Two acre park lake.
General Coarse.
Day ticket. Tel: 0161 945 5711.

Platt Fields
Three acre lake.
General coarse and carp
Manchester City Council Day ticket.
Bandit country!

Polly’s Flash
Kingsdown Road, Abram on A573
5 acre shallow lake.
General coarse, with lots of easy carp to twenty pounds.
Recommended for beginners. Some silly bait bans – this lake had a sign in the middle saying “No HNV BAITS”!!!
£1.50 or so per day. Abram AC Tel: 01942 742603.

Stamford Park Lakes
Mellor Road, Ashton Under Lyme.
Two park lakes.
General coarse and carp.
Day ticket on bank. Council-owned.
Tel: 01613 423394.

Swan Lodge
Between Bury and Radcliffe, off the A56.
Small lake.
General coarse.
Day tickets on bank or from Elton Tackle, Radcliffe.
Telephone: 016172 45425.


Abbey Lane Lake.
Take A59 north from Ormskirk. Lake is on right just after the B5242.
Three acre lake.
General coarse.
Local tackle shops for day permits. Tel: 0151 5264083.

Ball Grove.
Take the A6068 from Colne towards Keighley. After 2 miles turn right onto B6250. Turn left at fish and chip shop, then left again.
Two acre lake.
General coarse.
Day ticket on bank.
Tel: 01282 865500 ext.444.

Barrow Lodge
Just of A59 Preston road at Clitheroe.
Ten acre lake.
General coarse.
Day tickets in advance from Ken Varey, 4 Newmarket St, Clitheroe. Tel : 01200 23267.

Birkacre Lodge
Off the B5251 at Birkacre near Chorley.
7 acre lake.
General coarse.
Day permit. Tel: 01257 265905.

Bradshaw Fisheries
Bradshaw, near Bolton.
Six small pools.
General coarse, some carp.
Tel: 01617 939518.

Cargate Farm Pool
General coarse.
Day permits, Oldham & District 0161 6200883.

Clevely Bridge
Clevely Bridge, Scorton, Garstang.
Lots of ponds.
General coarse and carp.
Day permit and accommodation.
Eric Fishwick: 01524 791637.

Cliviger Fish Ponds
A 646 Burnley to Todmorden Road, at Cliviger.
Two ponds connected by river.
General coarse.
Buy permits in advance from Cliviger petrol station.

Copthorn Fisheries
Nateby near Garstang. Take Pilling Road of the A6 at Garstang.
Two acre lake and canal.
General coarse.
Day permits.
Tel: 01374 282329.

Croft Fishery
Off the A6 at Adlington.
One acre lake.
General coarse.
Day permit.
Tel: 01257 483147.

Elton Reservoir
Elton, off the A58 Bury to Bolton Road.
Large reservoir.
General coarse.
Day Permits on bank. About £2.50.

Fan Lodge
Off the B5237 at Platt Bridge, near Bickershawe, Wigan.
Two small pools.
General coarse with plenty of carp to a good size.
Day permit on bank. Wigan AA.
Mr Wilson 01257 265905.

Farington Lodge Pools
Farington, between Leyland and Preston, between A59 and A852.
Three mill lodges.
General coarse.
Day permit from Lostock Tackle. Tel: 01772 626586.

Grimsargh Reservoir
Grimsargh. Day permits from Ted Carter’s Tackle Tackle Shop, Preston. Mr S Taylor, 14 Old Station Road, Grimsargh, PR2 5JD.
Carp and general coarse.

Higher Hall Flash (The Opencast)
Two lakes.
General coarse, but mainly carp and lots of them to over 20lb. Ideal carp beginners water.
No night fishing on day permit. £2.50 on the bank.
Wigan AA. Tel: 01942 670890.

Hollingworth Lake
2 miles off Junction 21, M62.
Large reservoir.
General coarse.
Day permit on bank. About £2. Tel: 01706 373421.

Junior Lodge
Withnell Fold, Chorley.
Small lake.
General coarse and carp.
Permits in advance from Withnell AC. Tel: 01254 890935.

Main Lodge
Rhodes, near Middleton. Lake just past the shopping centre.
General coarse.
Day ticket on bank, cheap ticket.
Town centre lake, with associated problems.

Myre Fold Fisheries
Royal Oak Pub, off the A59 near Blackburn.
Two small pools.
General coarse.
Day ticket from office. Good beer!

Orrell Water Park
Off Junction 26 of the M6, Lodge Road off the B5206.
General coarse, but many carp. Ideal beginners carp water.
Good winter water, produces carp in any conditions.
Day tickets on bank. No night fishing.
Tel: 01695 625338.

Pennington Flash
Leigh, near Oldham
Large sailing lake.
General coarse, no carp.
Cheap day ticket on bank.
Tel: 01942 604388.

Pilsworth Fisheries
Pilsworth, Heywood. Take M66 towards Bury from Manchester, come off at junction 3.
Several lakes of various sizes.
Day permit. Tel: 01706 30619.

Red Rocks Fishery
Potter Lane, Higher Walton, nr Preston.
Two acre lake.
General coarse.
Day permit. Tel: 01772 877277.

Redwell Carp Fishery
There are signs to the water on the B6254 Carnforth-Kirkby Lonsdale Rd, near Arkholme and Carnforth.
Three acre lake.
General coarse and carp.
Day permits. Tel: 015242 21979.

Swantley Lake.
Off the B6254, Lancaster.
Two acre lake, man-made.
General coarse.
Day permits. Tel: 01524 422146.

Twin Lakes
Croston, near Chorley.
Small pond.
General coarse.
Day permits, café. Tel:01772 601093.

Walverden Reservoir
Brunswick St. Nelson. Near Burnley.
10 acre lake
General coarse and carp.
Day permits. Tel: 01282 865500 ext 444.

Worthington Lake
Worthington, Wigan.
Two acre lake.
General coarse with lots of small carp.
Wigan AA. Day permits available from local tackle shops. Contact Neil Smith at NWAC for info.

Wyreside Lakes
Dolphinholme, near Lancaster.
Five lakes.
General coarse, trout, pike and big carp. All waters now available on day permit.
Telephone: Bob Birkin on 01524 792093.


River Dane, Bostock, Croxton Lane, Byley Bridge
Various stretches. Permits available from Dave’s of Middlewich (01606 833853) or Winsford and District AA (01606 593902). Free advice from Dave’s of Middlewich.

River Dane, Rudheath
Day permits on bank. Tel: 01829 741062.

River Gowy
Day permit from Gowy Fly Fishing. Tel: 01244 300655.

River Irwell, Bury
Day ticket from 0161 764 2858.

River Ribble, Balderstone Hall Farm, Lowerhouse Farm
Off Blackburn Road A59
Ted Carter’s Tackle Shop, Preston.

River Ribble, Preston
Northern AA. Tel: 01942 726917.

River Weaver, Denson’s Farm, Nantwich
Wyche Anglers day permit. Tel: 01270 624891

River Weaver, Winsford
Winsford AA day permit. Tel: 01606 593902.
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