Curley's fishery

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A Premier Trout Fishery in the North West


View to the East at Curley's fly fishery Compare this to the photo below, Curley's trout fishery View from the road, at Curley's fly fishery


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 double figures. A smaller 1 acre coarse lake stocked with lots of Sliver fish and perch.

  • 6 acre reservoir for fly fishing
  • Coarse fishing pond
  • Triploid Blues and Bows to double figures
  • Fishing from bank or floating pontoon
  • Tube fishing (booking essential)
  • Tackle hire
  • Tuition with Mike Roden, resident APGAI qualified, Instructor
  • Gift vouchers available for tuition, fishing permits & tackle
  • All day cafe see here for more details
  • Secure car parking
  • Toilets
  • *** NEW Tackle shop****
  • Large patio viewing area
  • Click here for a copy of our brochure

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

Compare this to the photo above, of Curley's fishery Over 11 metres deep View to the West towards the embankment

Now the fishery has been completely transformed making it a premier fishing venue

View towards cafe and car park View to the North, at Curley's trout fishery

Dawn on a Winter's morning, at Curley's fly fisheryDusk approaches on a Winter's night, at Curley's fly fishery

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.

15lbs of hard fighting Rainbow from Curley's trout fishery

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!


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