Wood End Farm


Burscough, UK

Fishery Information

This fishery is run by Southport & District Angling Association.

Wood End Farm comprises two established lakes, Alder and Willow, which were dug and stocked in 2011. The lakes offer a total of 31 easily accessible pegs with platforms, located close to the locked car park. Alder Lake is situated to the right of the complex when facing the notice board, while Willow Lake is on the left.

What size do the fish go to?

The known fish species in the lakes are as follows:

  • Alder Lake: Carp, Chub, Tench, Perch, Gudgeon
  • Willow Lake: Bream, Chub, Roach, Tench, Perch

Specific size ranges for the fish are not provided. However, anglers can expect a variety of sizes within each species, offering opportunities for both pleasure angling and potential specimen catches.

What tactics work well?

When fishing at Wood End Farm, anglers are required to use barbless hooks, with a maximum size of 12. Fixed feeders are not permitted, and only free-running feeders are allowed. Additionally, unused bait should not be thrown into the water or on the bank; it should be taken home. These rules aim to promote responsible angling and maintain the cleanliness of the fishery. Tactics such as float fishing, feeder fishing, and pole fishing are commonly employed on mixed fisheries like Wood End Farm, offering anglers various options to target the different species present.

What facilities are on site?

The fishery provides designated pegs with platforms, ensuring comfortable and accessible fishing spots for anglers. Both lakes have shelved margins and gradually fall to a depth of approximately 6 feet. This allows for different fishing techniques and provides a diverse angling experience. Furthermore, there are specific rules regarding the use of landing nets, keepnets, and the disposal of litter, all aimed at maintaining the well-being of the fishery and the surrounding environment.

Is parking available?

Wood End Farm offers two designated car parks for members to use. Please note that parking is not permitted in the business units car park. Access to the fishery is via a small gated slip road at the end of the car park used for the business units on the site.

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