Push Dam


Cliffe Rd, Shepley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD8 8DF, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Push Dam is located in Shepley, close to Huddersfield, at the back of Cliff House. One may get to the dam through a route that winds its way up through the woods from Dungeon Bottom. Push Dam is managed and maintained by the Slaithwaite and District Angling Club.

Roach, Perch, Bream, Carp (f1’s), Crucian Carp, Common Carp, and Tench were added to this location’s fish stocking inventory after recent replenishment. A significant number of gudgeon are also present, even though they have never been stocked.

What size do the fish go to?

The Dam was stocked with one hundred carp weighing three to four pounds each and one hundred chub measuring eight to ten inches in length in 2016. In November of 2021, an additional fifty carp weighing between two and four pounds each were added.

What tactics work well?

Any member who intentionally fishes for pike or perch using artificial lures (including artificial flies), livebaits, or dead fish baits (but not fish-flavored baits) is required to use a wire or Kevlar trace of a minimum length of 18 inches for baits and 12 inches for lures, as stipulated by the management rules.

When fishing for pike, the line should have a minimum thickness of 0.30mm diameter with a breaking strain of 12lb, and when fishing for perch, the line should have 0.2mm diameter with a breaking strain of 6lb.

Any member who intends to fish for pike and perch must also have access to the following items: a landing net of an appropriate size (36 inches triangular or 24 inches diameter), 20-centimeter forceps, a pair of side cutters, a pair of long nosed pliers, and some kind of unhooking mat.

Anyone who goes fishing with the intention of catching large carp should have a suitable unhooking mat, a large landing net, and, ideally, a carp care kit in their possession at all times. Keep nets are permitted at this venue but as this water is lined with a waterproof membrane DO NOT use bank sticks or any other sharp implements at this venue as penetration of the membrane could cause serious damage.

What facilities are on site?

Information not available,

Is parking available?

Information not available.

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