Winsford & District Angling Association
This is a very pleasant unspoiled stretch of the river, similar to the river Dane. It’s well worth a day for the angler who likes quiet secluded fishing.
The river has been stocked with chub, dace and barbel. The river leaves Bottom Flash and winds for a few hundred metres, passing under
the traffic island before widening to become the Weaver Navigation. The Flash and the stretch between the Flash and the navigation contain carp, bream, roach, rudd and perch.
This area of open water was created by salt being washed out of underlying rock and the subsequent collapse of the overlying rock. This was due to intensive salt mining and brine extraction that started around the mid 18th century. The subsequent “hole in the ground” above water was filled by the river Weaver overflowing its banks and there it is – an instant lake of approximately 12 acres!
The stock in this pool are largely unknown although tench, roach and rudd have
all been caught but pike (up to 17lb) seem to be the main species.
is probably the Associations mystery water and it is fair to say that it’s hardly ever fished.
This still water is one of the oldest in the town of Winsford. King carp were stocked into the lake in 1963.
The water contains rudd, roach and of course loads of small carp.
The River Dane
The river is widely acknowledged to be one of England’s finest natural fisheries, and WDAA is proud to offer fishing on this water.
Barbel, chub, roach and dace have already been stocked. Barbel are now approaching the 10lb mark and chub are regularly landed to 5lbs. Our club record barbel is 10lb 10oz and was acknowledged by non other than Chris Yates to be a magnificent specimen from such a small water.
Day tickets are available to fish the River Weaver from the end of Bottom Flash down to Newbridge. Tickets cost £5 and are available from the bailiff on the bank. Day ticket fishing is also available for Newbridge Pool again at a cost of £5 and also from the bailiff.
Membership at very reasonable cost.