River Ribble

Fishing on the River Ribble in Lancashire

Welcome to our page on River Ribble Fishing In Lancashire, over the coming months we will be adding to these pages detailing fishing ventures in Lancashire, North West, UK.

River Ribble Lancashire
River Ribble Lancashire
Fishing River Ribble Clitheroe
Fishing the River Ribble Clitheroe







Ribchester & District Angling Club

RDAC offer some excellent stretches of fishing along the River Ribble Fishing includes;

River Ribble Ribchester
River Ribble Ribchester

The River Ribble, Ribchester two kilometres of single bank fishing between Ribchester Village and Redbank; details can be found on the club web site www.radac.org.uk/ribchester.htm Below are more River Ribble Fishing in Lancashire opportunities.

Fish in this stretch of the River Ribble includes Chub, Barbel, Dace, Eels, Grayling and Dace plus of course Trout and Sea Trout so there is plenty to fish for in this beautiful River.

Some of the most scenic fishing in Lancashire and the UK.

Please Note; All Ribchester & District Angling Club sections with the exception of the one listed below are members & their guests only

River Ribble Village Front (RDAC)

Day Tickets for fishing this section of the River Ribble (Shown Below) are available from the SPAR shop in Ribchester, opposite the Black Bull.

River Ribble Day Tickets
River Ribble Day Tickets Ribchester & District Angling Club

Adult, coarse and trout only – £5
Salmon and sea trout – £10
Junior (under 14 years), coarse and non-migratory trout only – 50p
Approximately 400 yards of fishing called the Village Front Stretch

Rules: Available here www.radac.org.uk/village%20front.htm

Your day ticket entitles you to fish the Village Stretch only. The upstream limit is marked by a concrete ‘tush’ at the top of the allotments; the downstream by rocks before the farm.



  • Your day ticket entitles you to fish only on the day you nominate. Anglers wishing to fish through the night i.e. past midnight must purchase additional tickets. Anglers fishing the Village Stretch overnight must avoid excessive noise or other behaviours likely to cause annoyance to nearby residents. Failure to do so may prevent future night fishing. All legitimate baits and styles of angling are permitted except that no prawn or shrimp baits may be used. You may fish with no more that two rods at any one time (no matter how many licences you hold).
  • The use of ‘lead core’ leaders is prohibited.
  • Barbel and carp may not be kept in keep nets.
  • No coarse fish may be killed or otherwise taken away from the water.
  • A maximum of two Brown Trout or Sea Trout may be killed in each visit.
  • Anglers, especially fly fishermen, must be alert to people using the Village front behind them for recreation.
  • On demand the holder of a day ticket must produce it, and his EA licence, when requested by an EA bailiff or RADAC member.
Ribble Samlesbury Fishing
Ribble Samlesbury Fishing

Tickle Trout M6 Junction 31 Samlesbury

Located behind the BP petrol station and Tickle Trout hotel the River Ribble here is available on a day ticket purchased from the petrol station. There is also a car car at the petrol station which i think is free for paying anglers.

This section (South side of the river) runs from Preston Road Bridge near the Petrol Station downstream to little brook and upstream from Preston Road Bridge to the back of Samlesbury School (approximately 1 mile) Postcode for Tickle Trout Section PR5 OUJ. See Day ticket below.

River Ribble fishing
River Ribble fishing

River RIbble Day Ticket
River Ribble Day Ticket






River Ribble Hurst Green

Warrington Anglers control a section of the Ribble know as Hurst Green details can be found here www.warrington-anglers.org.uk there are no day tickets this is a members only section, there are some interesting fish reports including Bream, Roach, Barbel, Dace, Chub, Pike and Carp! (though the Bream and Carp are unconfirmed) often held in some of the large pools along this section of the river.

There are access points at Clough Bank Farm (parking fee), Through House Farm (free parking) and the stretch of river is approximately 1.5 miles of single bank fishing, which also holds Trout, Sea Trout and Salmon. Its worth noting these sections of the Ribble can involve a bit of a walk.


River Ribble Fishing Church Deeps Preston

A section of the Ribble here is controlled by Southport and District Angling Association, some details can be found here www.sdaa.org.uk this is also a members only section and care is needed on this often steep banked, deep and tidal section of the River Ribble in Lancashire.

Big Barbel into double figures, Bream, Pike, Chub and Roach can all be caught fishing this section of the Ribble. Please note there is no night fishing, a key is available with membership for access and no dogs are allowed. The River controlled by SDAA is located off the B6230, Church Brow at Walton-Le-Dale


Prince Albert AS River Ribble
Prince Albert AS River Ribble

Prince Albert Angling Society

The Prince Albert AS have some 15 or so fishing stretches on the River Ribble as listed below. The full membership is £120 per year though we understand there is a waiting list – you can apply online here www.paas.co.uk/membership/ click on the links below to visit the map on the Prince Albert Angling Society List.


Lancashire Fishing Venues

1 River Ribble Brockholes Farm, Higher Preston Preston Lancashire  
2 River Ribble Brockholes Farm, Lower Preston Preston Lancashire  
3 River Ribble Red Scar Wood, Preston Preston Lancashire  
4 River Ribble Broken Brows, Ribchester Preston Lancashire  
5 River Ribble Madgell Bank, Ribchester Preston Lancashire  
6 River Ribble New Hall Farm, Ribchester Preston Lancashire  
7 River Ribble Ribblesdale Farm Preston Lancashire  
8 River Ribble Sandilands (Post Office) Preston Lancashire  
9 River Ribble Lower House Farm Preston Lancashire  
10 River Ribble Lower Madgell Farm Preston Lancashire  
11 River Ribble Osbaldeston Hall Preston Lancashire  
12 River Ribble Dobridding Wood Preston Lancashire  
13 River Ribble Salesbury Hall, Dinckley Preston Lancashire  
14 River Ribble Stainforth Hall Preston Lancashire  
15 River Ribble Standen Estate, Mitton Preston Lancashire  


Lots of Fishing Reports on the River Ribble can be found here on Fishing Magic 

More details on Fishing the River Ribble Lancashire coming soon

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Photographs below: are of the Prince Albert side @ Brockholes Preston, opposite the BP Petrol Station/ M6 Tickle Trout stretch

River Ribble Fishing in Lancashire Social Links

See also some of the excellent catches being made on the River Ribble here www.facebook.com/groups/511047772383310/

More Information to follow. Details correct at time of writing July 2020. Please always check before you travel as things change ! Thanks. Fishing in Lancashire