Cuerden Valley Park Bamber Bridge

Sun set at Cuerden Vally
Sun set at Cuerden Vally

Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire, England PR5 6BY

Tel: 01772 324436



24th May 2020 – NO FISHING CURRENTLY ALLOWED – Sadly you can not now fish here at this lovely venue. The agreement with the club that ran the fishing came to an end a few years ago and fishing has not been allowed since. Hopefully this will change in the future we could do with venues like this open again to provide once again the peacefully idillic setting it once was for our lovely pass time. 

Its still remains a lovely place to go for a stroll, or walk your dog, along beautiful river pathways and woodlands walks.

Cuerden Valley Park was once one of my favourite places to fish, one of the best pegs though not always as peaceful as you might like lol

Park in the car park near the visitor centre off Shady Lane, it’s the nearest you’ll get to the lake unless you are registered disabled – Though perhaps you can get a key now for the gate, as there seem to be cars down there most days.

The walk back to the car is a killer though, it’s all uphill, see Gallery!

There are various access points, take care some are even further to walk and from the shorter route, remember its easy going down hill full of the joys of sprint, its the long haul back up the hill when you have packed in thats the feral hard work.

Fish (Carp) generally hand round the island, no surprise there, and at the 2 ends of the lake where you can’t go any further because of the wildlife reserve at the north end of the lake – so best pegs on the east and west banks are the ones next to the wildlife reserve.

My best day came at the far side (the shallow side) end peg up against the reserve, fishing literally just off the end of the fence that runs into the lake. 45 Bream, mini bollies, smallest fish 4lb largest 7lb, they go bigger now! easily over 200lb catch. A day not to forget, was even letting passersby have a go 🙂

They used to fish a lot of matches here, when silver fish could be caught all through the winter, especially from the deep water of the dam side, not sure if this is still the case, if anyone can update me please email

Bream to 8 or 9lb probably larger, odd tench up to 10lb and I think the carp go 29lb. Its possible the silver fish have gone with the cormorants, best check before you fish if you are fishing for silvers. Also there used to some Pike but i’m not sure these days.

Cuerden Vally Park fishing lake in Summer

Cuerden Vally Park fishing lake in spring