A positive start for 2021 - the Association has today received stocks of over 800lb of roach and skimmers. Around 200lb being put into Willow lake at Woodend Farm and the rest being stocked into the Sluice.

A stock of small roach and bream have been made into Jacksmere Lane (Sunday 20 Dec). The fish were from a netting made at Twin Lakes. - Pictures are on the Facebook site

The EA have today introduced a stocking of 400 18 month old Tench into the Sluice.




We're thankful to member Howard Lloyd, for letting us share with you this picture of a lovely common carp which he caught on the Three Pools.  Although not a large fish, it's certainly a nice looking specimen, and shows that you never really know what you'll catch next on the drains!!


I am delighted to be able to report that following very positive negotiations with Wigan & District Angling Association, we have agreed that the Rufford Canal will be fishable by members of both Associations along it entire length.

Please note that any bait restrictions on each of the Associations length of the canal will still apply and matches must be booked via the appropriate match secretary of the controlling Association.

We believe that this is a very positive step for the anglers of both Associations.

For clarity I have detailed the controlling Associations length of the Rufford Canal below:

Wigan AA control between bridges 1 to 7

Southport DAA control between bridges 7 to 12, which is the swing bridge at Tarleton

Paul Tabron



What a great start to the new year for Jack Lloyd, his first double figure pike of 2016 from the drains, we are sure there will be many more to come for Jack!

 2016 first double