River Darwen

River Darwen Preston Lancashire
River Darwen Preston Lancashire

Fishing on the River Darwen in Lancashire

The river runs through Darwen, Blackburn, Witton Park, Samlesbury to join the mighty River Ribble at Walton le Dale

Mouth of the River DarwenSouthport and District Angling Association offer a stretch of fishing along the River Darwen front Winery Lane into the River Ribble.

 

 

This is a short section of about 175 yards. PR5 4AR – Winery Lane is behind the Capitol Centre. Roach & Chub, especially winter.

Web: www.sdaa.org.uk

 

Once one of the best winter stretches in the country - River Darwen The Next section up (shown left) was once arguably the best winter stretch of River in Lancashire if not the country for a spell.

 

 

A run of a dozen or so pegs, when the Chub were tightly packed as they often were in the winter, especially when the Ribble was running fast – guaranteed every angler 100 – 200lb Fishermen would literally sleep out all night on the river bank in the middle of the winter for one of these pegs – and i don’t mean in a nice cosy bivvy, often just in warm clothes or a sleeping bag and covered in frost by the early hours, but well worth it !

Located upstream from the Capitol Centre/ A6 Bridge we are currently unsure who controls this section, under review.

 

 

Overgrown and often hard to fish River Darwen Preston
Overgrown and often hard to fish River Darwen Preston

 

 

Upper stretches of fishing on the River Darwen to follow including the stunning Roach Bridge pool ! shown below

Roach Bridge RIver Darwen
Roach Bridge RIver Darwen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The River Darwen below Hoghton Bottoms
The River Darwen below Hoghton Bottoms © Copyright Bill Boaden and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence