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8. Trout Fishing on Stocks Reservoir

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Fly fishing for Trout on Stocks Reservoir


Stocks Reservoir is the largest fishery in the North West of England. It was created in the early 1930s by flooding the village of Dale Head and adjacent farmland to provide drinking water for the Fylde.
 
Situated at the head of the Hodder Valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Stocks has a wild and unspoiled quality the perfect place for a days fly fishing. Current fishing records stand at 22 lb's and 12 oz for a Rainbow Trout, and 16 lb's 12 oz for a Brown Trout.
 
Stocks Reservoir has four and a half miles of fishable shoreline and 350 acres of open water. 24 boats, tackle shop, café, and separate male, female and disabled toilets.

Stocks Reservoir Address:
Catlow Road
Slaidburn
Nr Clitheroe
Lancashire
BB7 3AQ
England, UK

Stocks Reservoir Opening Times:
Open 24th Feburary to 30th November 8.00am till dusk 7 days a week

Stocks Reservoir Admission:  
A full days fishing including boat hire starts from around £45.00, with junior tickets from around £15.00
Tuition per hour £25.00.
 
Please see the Stocks Reservoir Website for full details of times and prices.
 
All boats are motorised and equipped with Anchor, life jacket and flares.
It is advisable to reserve your boat in advance by phone.

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