Cant Clough Reservoir


Worsthorne, Burnley BB10 3LJ, UK

Fishery Information

This fishery is run by Mitre Angling Club.

Cant Clough, located near Burnley, is Mitre Angling Club’s original water, established over 50 years ago. This forty-acre reservoir is open for fishing during the in-season period and is primarily known for its population of wild brown trout. The fishery is also annually stocked with diploid brown trout from a special genetic stock, for which the club holds a specific license.

What size do the fish go to?

Cant Clough is exclusively a brown trout fishery. While specific size information is not provided, the reservoir is known to have a population of wild brown trout, which can vary in size. Anglers may encounter a range of sizes, from smaller trout to potentially larger specimens.

What tactics work well?

As a reservoir known for brown trout, anglers can employ various methods such as fly fishing, spinning, or bait fishing to target these fish. Experimenting with different flies, lures, and presentations can help determine the most effective tactics based on the conditions and the behavior of the fish.

What facilities are on site?

Anglers are encouraged to inquire with Mitre Angling Club or visit MACK’s Angling Centre Ltd. in Burnley, where tickets can be purchased. Further information regarding facilities such as parking, tackle shops, or amenities should be obtained from the club or authorized outlets.

Is parking available?

For Mitre Angling Club members, parking is available at Cant Clough as they have access to the lock numbers, allowing them to drive right up to the top of the dam. However, day ticket holders may face a long hike on foot to reach the fishery. It is advisable to contact the club or MACK’s Angling Centre Ltd. for information on parking arrangements and any restrictions that may apply.

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