River Ribble Alston Wood


Red Scar Wood, upstream into Alston Wood, PR3 3BP, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

The Wigan and District Angling Association controls fishing on a stretch of the highly picturesque River Ribble in the famous Ribble Valley in Lancashire. The stretch from Red Scar Wood upstream to Alston Wood is that described here.

The Association, comprised of many smaller clubs, also looks after fishing on parts of the Rivers Wyre and Douglas, some canal fishing, and 16 lakes and ponds in the North West of England. Individual anglers are welcome to join.

Fish in the river are barbel, chub, roach and dace and all are to good sizes.

What size do the fish go to?

There is little information on the size of the fish in what is a naturally stocked water.

What tactics work well?

Fishing by pole is successful as is the rod, and regular users report the halibut pellet as providing the most success as a bait.

What facilities are on site?

As part of a natural river bank there are no facilities available.

Is parking available?

Parking is available not far from the river, which may be difficult to access for disabled persons.


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