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Here you'll find links to other sites which may be of interest, and also some general information which you might find useful.


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General Information

Anyone aged 12 years or over who fishes for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or eels in England or Wales must have an Environment Agency Rod Fishing Licence, which are obtainable from Post Offices, or now you can avoid the queues and get your licence on-line from the Environment Agency.

You can also renew your licence:


by Direct Debit on 08708 506 506

Telephone Sales 0870 166 2662


Concessionary Licences are valid if:-

You are aged between 12 and 16

You are aged 65 or over

You receive long term incapacity benefit

You receive short term incapacity benefit

You receive severe disablement allowance

You receive a war pension which includes unemployability supplement


Failure to have a valid licence could lead to a maximum fine of £2,500

Any queries call the Environment Agency hotline on 0870 166 2662


Rod Licences expire on 31st March


Handicapped Anglers Trust   Tel. 01494 762719
Salmon and Trout Association  Tel. 0207 2835838
Rivercall - for information on the following North West Rivers call

0906 619 7733

Dane Derwent Eden
Goyt Irwell Kent
Lune Ribble Weaver

Calls are charged at 60p per minute at all times

Current British Records


Species Weight Where Year
Catfish 62lb Withypool, Bedfordshire 1997
Carp Mirror 65lb 14oz Conningbrook Lake, Ashford 2005
Pike 46lb 13oz Llandegfedd, Wales 1992
Zander 19lb 5oz Fen Drain, Cambridge 1998
Barbel 21lb 1oz Adams Mill Fishery, Bedfordshire 2006
Bream 19lb 10oz Cambridge Water 2005
Eel 11lb 2oz Kingfisher Lake, Hampshire 1978
Chub 9lb 2oz Stillwater near Wallingford 2006
Perch 5lb 15oz Stillwater at Crowborough, Sussex 2006
Roach 4lb 4oz Northern Ireland Stillwater 2006


Try this new question and answer website for fishing enthusiasts at
UK based company arranging holidays on the famous river Vienne
Use the Anglers Weather site for checking the Weather forecast for whichever fishery you are planning to visit
Milton Green Fishery near Chester, perfect for Match, pleasure and novice anglers.  4 lakes with a variety of coarse fish
Cleveley Bridge Fisheries. Most lakes have Mirror, Common and Grass Carp, Trench, Perch, Roach, Rudd, Bream and smaller quantities of Barbel and Chub all waiting to challenge the accomplished or novice angler
Etang de Planchon a new Carp Fishing venue in France opening in March 2011.  This is a 4 acre lake catering for up to 5 anglers and is due to be stocked with 152 virgin carp.  Specialists in Carp fishing Holidays, visit

Commonwood Fishery, Buck Road , Holt, Wrexham Tel; 07968207331



This is a course fishery with 5 lakes of various sizes, these include a specimen carp lake, match lakes and a runs water. The carp lake has only carp of over 20lb in it, the runs water has carp of all sizes up to 20lb plus bream, rudd and others, there are disabled pegs, single pegs and large pegs to accommodate up to 3 anglers. It is set in 60 acres of welsh countryside. There are plans for a clubhouse/tack shop in the near future.

Carp fishing forums, community, information & much much more at Crafty Carping
Carp Fishing in France at Cretelakes, French Carp Fishing Holidays offer big carp fishing with a choice of 4 lakes.  Check this out at
Pike Fishing - everything you need just a click away at Pike Fishing
Another angler's take on our fine sport at alternative angling.
Fishing in the Heart of cheshire at
Waterwolf manufacture and supply their own brand of products.  check them out
Fancy some carp fishing in France?  The Sanctuary Fishery really lives up to it's name but also offers awesome fishing with a huge head of 25+lbs fish with mirrors over 51lb and commons over 43lb.
Check this site for fishing in Thailand for Giant Carp and Catfish.  Thailand's top fishing destination, holds 12 IGFA World Records.
  Blog from Mark an angler of over 35 years read about what's happening in the North West here
Kirkham and District Fly Fishers' club can be found at
A new website selling Trout pellets and oils at
15 miles and 2 reservoirs with some of the best game and coarse fishing in Lancashire and Yorkshire can be found at Mitre Angling Club
New UK wide coarse fishing guide at the fishing eye
Coarse fishing, carp fishing, game fishing and predator fishing throughout the UK, details found at
Check out a new site at
Fishing Tackle and Bait -
E-commerce website selling fishing tackle and bait.

If you fancy knowing how to keep live bait in tanks then visit

Try a new Fly fishing forum at Fishing Talks where you can talk about fly fishing & much more
RADAC provides day tickets for the river Ribble at the Ribchester Village stretch.
Why not visit Aquamania, the largest aquatic, pet and fishing tackle superstore in the North West.  Stockist of all leading brand products
For some good fishing in the Midlands Cudmore is a good bet
Alaska Salmon & Trophy Rainbow Trout Fishing

Fishing all five species of Alaska Salmon & Trophy Rainbow Trout. Featured on ESPN2 & the Sportsman Channel's. Voted Best Fishing Charter five times since 2000.

Fish South West
Visit Southport and District Angling Association at
For boots, walking sticks and camping gear visit the Discount Hiking and Camping Gear Store 

Visit the site of anglings main body - The National Federation of Anglers

Tel. 01283 734735

For Fly Fishing Gear visit the Discount Fishing Tackle Store
For fisheries in the Midlands and South try this site:
Going to America? This site will give you all the information you need to  know about any type of fishing, anywhere ! Streamside
For all things Carp - check out this new site
Learn how to catch specimen carp, barbel, chub, bream,
tench and anything else that Fishhunters
Fishing Resources - all fishing related news, books and web resources can be found at

Need to know all about sea fishing in the North West?  Give this great site a look - just click the picture & follow the link

Mail Order fishing tackle.  Visit Carplines for the place on the Net to buy, sell or exchange quality fishing tackle.
This look like someone's personal fishing page but worth a look. Freshwater Fishing
 Interested in Sea fishing? Try Gerrys of Morecambe for all you need
 Fishing in Northern Ireland? Find out where to go and what to catch here.
 Want to go fishing?  Check this site for loads of fishing links.
 This site features fisheries along the Fylde and some have already been  covered by myself, but a good site nontheless.
 Everything you will ever need to know about Carp Fishing.  If it isn't here then you don't need it !
Looking for a great Screensaver?  Check out Webshots for some of the best photography to be found on the Web.
Looking to go fishing in Scotland?  This site has full details of all types of fishing, and you can search by specific area.
Want to go fishing in the Lake District ? This site will tell you everything you need to know.
Is Sea fishing your thing ? Check out this Fylde Sea Angling site
Top quality fishing tackle from most of the leading manufacturers, for all types of fishing.  buy on-line at The Fishing Warehouse
For tackle, holidays, shopping and general information from many publications, try Fishnetuk 
Fed up with snags ? Tired of losing end tackle & line? Check out this superb device which will not only retrieve most of your tackle and line, but help wildlife and conservation by leaving only a short length of line behind on the snag.  Have a look at the Anglers Line Cutter.

Here's a site which feature waters around Oldham, Rochdale.  worth a look.


A must for all fly fishermen - hand tied flies from Nairobi
Links recently received from Bonny Scotland

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