Fishing in Merseyside

Merseyside is a county in North West England well-known for its fishing opportunities. There are plenty of places to go fishing in Merseyside, and the locals are always happy to share their tips on the best spots. Whether you’re looking for freshwater or saltwater fishing, Merseyside has something to offer everyone.

Fishing Lakes in Merseyside

Merseyside doesn’t have as many fisheries as the surrounding counties, such as Cheshire and Lancashire, but there’s still some great fishing to be had across the county. We will now take a look at some of the recommended fisheries in Merseyside.

Lingmere Fishery: Lingmere Fisheries is nestled in tranquil countryside surroundings, and the Pleasure Lake provides excellent fishing opportunities for beginners and experts alike with depths reaching up to 6 feet.

Larton Coarse Fishing: Larton offers various fish to catch, including Carp, Bream, Tench, Rudd and Roach. Membership is available for £30 a year.

Council Lakes Available For Fishing

Liverpool council has done something amazing and has provided fishermen with free fishing lakes in Merseyside in some of the best parks in the county. This free fishing can be found at:

All you have to do is head to the council website, where you can register for free.

Canal Fishing

Leeds and Liverpool Canal: This canal is an excellent location for Pike and Perch fishing. With canals, it’s not surprising that predatory fish grow much larger in these waters – which is great news if you love spinner fishing.

St Helens “Hotties“: Even though it’s not as popular anymore, this section of the canal provides great fishing spots with clear water.

Upper Pound at Newton-le-Willows: The length is approximately 1300 meters with 103 pegs. There fishing for specimen carp, tench and pike. Also, silverfish and pleasure angling are very good options here.

Lower Pound at Newton-le-Willows: The Lower Pound is approximately 600 meters long and has space for 56 pegs.

Carp Fishing Merseyside

There are not many specimen carp fishing lakes in Merseyside.

Brooms Cross Fishery: The perfect place to fish for people of all ages and abilities – it’s tranquil, safe, and secure. There is general coarse fishing in Owl Tree Pond, or specimen carp fishing is available in the Upper and Lower Alt Lakes.

Sea Fishing Spots in Merseyside

There are many good fishing spots along the coast of Merseyside. Here are some of the best:

Crosby Beach: This is a great place to fish for Flatfish. You can also find Bass, Dabs, Whiting, and Codling here.

Formby Beach: Another great spot for Flatfish, Bass, Dabs, Whiting, and Codling.

Hoylake Beach: This beach is great for a variety of different fish including Flatfish, Bass, Dabs, Whiting, and Codling.

Liverpool docks: The docks are a great place to fish for Mullet, Bass, and Flounder.

Fishing Clubs in Merseyside

There are both sea fishing and coarse fishing clubs in Merseyside. Here is a list of some recommended clubs:

Newton-Le-Willows Anglers AssociationThe Griffin Hotel, Earle St, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9XEWebsite
Southport and District Angling AssociationPO Box 764 Southport Merseyside UKWebsite
St Helens Angling AssociationBlackbrook Rugby Club, Boardmans Lane, Blackbrook, St Helens, Merseyside WA11 9BBWebsite

Fishing Tackle Shops

For a complete list of tackle shops, you can check out this list I put together here.