The Lancashire town of Preston and its surrounding area attracts anglers from the North-West and across the country thanks to the many fine fisheries in the region. The many different fishing lakes in Preston and the vicinity cater for all levels of experience, and there are disabled swims at some.
- Pheasants Wood Fishery
- Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve
- Bannister House Fishery
- Roach Bridge Reservoir
- Lyndhurst Lake
- Greenhalgh Lodge Fishery
- Newton Lake Fishery
- Turbary House Fishery
- Martin Hall Farm Fishery
- Lancaster House Farm Fishery
- Briarcroft Fishery
- Woodfold Fisheries
- Manor House Fisheries
- Barnsfold Waters Trout Fishery
- Whitmore Fisheries
- Hudsons Farm Fishery
- Cleveley Bridge Fisheries
- Bannister House Farm Fishery
Preston and the immediate vicinity lie close to the M6 motorway giving excellent access to the local fisheries, towns, and amenities. Public transport is also good around the city. There are some tranquil and attractive locations to go fishing close to Preston, and the beautiful Lake District is nearby.
A popular choice for anglers, both novice and experienced, it offers some of the best fishing in Preston Whitmore Fisheries, with eight well-maintained and stocked lakes. The facility is next to the M55 Preston By-pass, making it easily accessible. Pegs are spacious, giving plenty of opportunity on each lake, and some of the lakes are particularly good for young newcomers. In the waters are perch, tench, bream, and roach up to 7lbs. Barbel of 12lbs are often landed here, and larger carp and pike of 20lbs are the target for more experienced anglers. There is secure parking on site, plus a café serving hot and cold food with clean toilet facilities.
Close to the village of Much Hoole and easily accessed from Preston and the main road networks is one of the best carp fishing lakes Preston offers, the famous Martin Hall Farm Fishery, which provides day ticket and season ticket fishing in a beautiful and quiet location. Information on the size of the fish in the two lakes is challenging, although when checking forum chatter, it is often mentioned that a bag of under 10lbs is a rarity. The well-stocked and managed lakes have a good head of carp, barbel, and chub, plus plentiful mixed coarse. Regular visitors recommend the fishery.
Turberry House Leisure Park and Fishery is in the small town of Whitestake, which, like all facilities in the Preston area, can be easily reached using the motorway and main road networks. The facility includes a caravan and campsite and a toilet block. There are two lakes to choose from with depths from 3ft to 9ft, and the two islands offer great opportunities for landing good-sized carp. In addition to the mirror, common, and koi carp -with fish up to 20lbs being far from unusual – the lakes are stocked with a good head of bream, roach, perch, and other coarse fish.
The above are just a few fishing lakes near Preston, with many more to choose from.