A Premier Trout Fishery in the North West
Nestled amongst the hills of the Wet Pennine Moors, on the edge of the beautiful Rivington Country Park,
lies one of the North's premier fly waters. This 200 year old reservoir is perfectly situated close to all the
North's major motorways see directions.
The main reservoir is a 6 acre fly only water and is stocked with hard fighting, fully finned, triploid Rainbows, Blues and Goldies up to 15lbs. We pride ourselves in the quality of the fish we stock. All are in perfect health, fully finned and hard fighting. We get our fish from one of the best trout farms around see www.bigtrout.co.uk for details. The smaller 1 acre lake is a coarse pond full of roach and perch, an ideal place to introduce youngsters to fishing or for adults who want to much better than average facilities on site.
- 6 acre reservoir
- Triploid Blues and Bows to 15lbs
- Fishing from bank or floating pontoon
- Tube fishing (booking essential)
- Tackle hire
- Pike fishing (pre booking required, dead baits only)
- Tuition with Mike Roden, resident APGAI qualified, Instructor
- Gift vouchers available for tuition, permits & fishing tackle
- All day and evening cafe see here for more details
- Secure car parking
- NEW Tackle shop
- Patio viewing area
The Birth of Curley's Trout Fishery
The main reservoir at Curley's is over 200 year old having been made to supply water to a mill in the valley below. During it's history it has been a coarse fishery but in the main it has been a redundant facility over many years. That is until the current owners Steve and Helen Kershaw bought the land and reservoir in 2002. The fishery started life as a coarse fishery until the winter of 2005 when it was drained and all the coarse species moved to another fishery. It took the winter of 2005 and into the Spring of 2006 to refill the reservoir so that it could be stocked with prime rainbow trout and become an important fly fishing venue for the North West. Mike Roden has been the resident fly fishing instructor since the beginning but then took over the running of the fishery and tackle shop with Steve from August 2011. The NEW tackle shop opened in January 2012.
Now the fishery has been completely transformed making it a premier fishing venue
A peaceful place to get away from it all but only 5 minutes from Junction 6 on the M61 and equally accessible from North or South via the M6.
We think Curley's has everything to offer the modern Stillwater/ Reservoir fly fisher
but come and see for yourself - you won't be disappointed!
website designed and updated by Mike Roden © 2006-2013
last modified November 11, 2013