Birkacre Small Lodge


Burgh Hall Road, Chorley, PR7 3, Lancs, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

For many years, the reservoirs in Yarrow Valley Country Park were used to serve an old bleach factory. The big reservoir has been drained and left for a few years before Wigan AA took over ownership of it with Chorley Borough Council who resolved the issue by removing all traces of silt from its bottom-most depths and created this new country park/ nature reserve that will be shared amongst everyone.

The Lodge is a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts with easy accessibility. This fishery has small Roach, Perch and Pike along with an occasional large Tench or good Bream lurking under the surface. In 2014, Environment Agency officials thinned out much of this area by removing carp but in 2015 they stocked 1,500 smaller Crucian Carps into each body of water to replenish the population again

What size do the fish go to?

Tench go 4lb

What tactics work well?

We are unsure of what tactics work well.

What facilities are on site?

There are no facilities on site such as toilets etc.

There are plenty of disabled fishing pegs/

Is parking available?

As it’s part of a country park there is plenty of parking available in the country park car park.

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