Sankey Brook


Newton-le-Willows WA12 8QS, UK

Fishery Information

This fishery is run by Newton-le-Willows Anglers Association.

The Newton-le-Willows A.A. controls approximately 1.25 miles of this up and coming little river downstream of Penkford Bridge. This stretch of the river offers excellent angling opportunities and is known for its diverse features and fish-holding areas.

What size do the fish go to?

The river is home to various fish species, including barbel, bream, chub, common carp, dace, eel, mirror carp, perch, pike, roach, rudd, and skimmers. While the specific sizes may vary, anglers can expect to encounter chub averaging around 3lbs, roach over a pound, and barbel up to 4lbs.

What tactics work well?

Anglers fishing on this river stretch can employ different tactics depending on the conditions and target species. Trotting with a stick float is effective in the nice glides, while feeder fishing works well in the fast riffles. It is advisable to travel light to easily move around from swim to swim and adapt to the varying features of the river.

What facilities are on site?

The river features shallow and deep holes, overhanging trees, and vegetation that provide cover and holding areas for fish. Anglers can immerse themselves in the serene environment while pursuing their angling endeavors.

Is parking available?

No key or combination lock is required for access to this river stretch. However, it is important to note that fishing on this stretch is strictly for members only. Anglers must carry a valid permit and photo ID at all times to comply with the regulations and enjoy the angling opportunities offered by this picturesque river.

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