River Irwell


Riverside Avenue, Irlam, M44 6, Manchester, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Located in Irlam, Manchester, The River Irwell is a tranquil setting that offers excellent fishing to the keen Pike angler. The water was formerly a stretch of river but was cut off during the completion of the Manchester Ship Canal.

As a result, the site is now a still water region approximately 3-acres in size. The size and shape of the water is ideal for match anglers. Unfortunately, the waters were subjected to a great amount of pollution a number of year but have since made a spectacular recovery.

Irwell River is notorious amongst the local angling community for providing a healthy number of Pike, but Bream Tench and Carp can also be found here.

What size do the fish go to?

Bream and Tench tend to weight between 3-8lbs. Pike and Carp are commonly landed in double figures, with larger fish exceeding 20lbs.

What tactics work well?

Standard still water tactics are generally effective. Furthermore, using a feeder with sweetcorn or worms tends to attract the larger fish. Additionally, utilising pellets and boilies can be helpful during the warmer months.

What facilities are on site?

The Boat House Inn is within walking distance, where freshly prepared food is on sale as well as a selection of hot and cold beverages. Also, clean and accessible toilet facilities can be found here.

Is parking available?

Safe and secure parking spaces can be located adjacent to the water’s edge.

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