ang1General Information

The vast Anglezarke Reservoir is situated east of Chorley, Lancs nesting on the borders of The Pennine Way . The Reservoir has a area in excess of 190 acres and supplies Wigan with its drinking water.

Known Species

The water is well known throughout the Northwest for the bream fishing, with bags in excess of 50lbs a session. It also holds a good head of roach and specimen pike.

Special Conditions

This Reservoir holds the water for drinking water supplies therefore, in order to prevent pollution, ground baiting of any kind is banned.
The use of feeders and maggot loose feed is permitted.
No night fishing, dawn to dusk only.
Certain areas of the reservoir are set aside for conservation and fishing is not allowed within them, please study the maps and if unsure please ask.
During the close season only certain parts of the reservoir are open for fishing.
As with all SDAA waters alcohol is not allowed.
No dogs.
Day tickets must be purchased from the regular outlets before commencing fishing. Tickets are not sold on the banks.


Anglezarke is approx one mile East of Chorley.
Access points are via:
Northern end Moor Lane.
The south dam wall Knowsley Lane.
Back Lane.


Mainly roadside.
Back Lane has a purpose built anglers car park, a S & DAA gate key is required.


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