River Wyre, St Michael’s on Wyre – Churchtown – Garstang – Scorton – Great Eccleston Fishing Lancashire

River Wyre - Wyreside
River Wyre – Wyreside

River Wyre, near Wyreside Lancashire

General information found on Fishing the River Wyre in Lancashire

Various sections of the river Wyre appear to offer free fishing – always check first – including From the toll bridge for five miles to the sea at Knott End is free fishing. However most sections of the River Wyre in Lancashire are controlled by fishing clubs & angling associations.

Also various notes can be found on the web about other day ticket sections and where you might buy them, though these are often sketchy !

“Petrol station/ Garage shop St Michaels, man at shop said the ticket starts just past a red brick building which was a good ten min walk from the Bridge and then we couldnt get past the end of Wyreside Fishery as their boundary goes to the waters edge”

“Best access is from the Grape pub carpark. The day ticket stretch starts after a red brick pump house”

Often the best approach may be a club stretch! Please always check before you travel as things change ! Thanks


River Wyre Fishing – The Ribble and Wyre Fishing Association

The Ribble and Wyre Fishing Association has water on the right bank downstream, and other water at Wild Boar Farm, Great Ecclestone, and a stretch of nearly three miles from Fishery Field and below the bridge at St Michael’s on Wyre. Permits are available from G Jones in Preston, or from Bridge Cottage, St Michael’s,


River Wyre Fishing – The Garstang and District Angling Association

The Garstang and District Angling Association has about four miles of good mixed fishing, and permits are available from the tackle dealer in Garstang.


St Michaels Angling Association

Tel: 07522 495445

Email: stmichaelsaa@hotmail.com

Some day ticket stretches are available, but please check in advance of going with the associations web site. Most areas are members only. 

Web: www.stmichaelsaa.com

Details correct at time of writing July 2020. Please always check before you travel as things change ! Thanks


River Wyre Fishing – Wyresdale Anglers

The Wyresdale Anglers sounds a lovely club with its own house, gardens housekeeper and riverkeeper looking after the clubs stretches of this amazing river. The club has 10 miles of mostly double bank fishing on the River Wyre, which holds wild & stocked brown trout, sea trout and odd salmon, divided into ten beats.

These stretches include wooded upland fishing to broad runs & pools and beats are reserved for a single rod and his guest, a list of rules, catches and membership information can be found on the web site detailed below. The club also have fishing on several lakes nearby.

Springfield, Gubberford Lane, Scorton, Preston PR3 1BL
Members only

Web: www.wyresdale-anglers.co.uk/fishing.htm


River Wyre Fishing – St Helens Angling Association

Postcode: PR3 0YP

St Helens Angling Association control and number of fishing stretches including at Great Eccelston – a 875 yard stretch of river fishing downstream at Cartford Toll Bridge, opposite the Cartford Arms.

– Fishing begins after stretch is reached via footpath from the A586. There is a gate beyond the Cartford Arms private car park.

Additionally 224 yards run from opposite Rakes Hall to the gate in Fishery Field 77, shown on the map and on the fishing clubs own web site, Plus small sections close to St Michaels and also Garstang. Please aways check with the club web site you are in the right location before fishing.

The club requested you not to block access for other people and don’t park in fields

Members only

Web: www.sthelensaa.co.uk/cms/river-wyre/


River Wyre Fishing – Warrington Anglers Association

Warrington Anglers Association control a tidal stretch of the River Wyre approximatly 8 miles inland of Fleetwood. The Warrington Anglers Association fishery section is circa 1.5 miles single bank of the river at Churchtown, close to St Michaels on Wyre, a section that holds chub, roach, barbel, bream, perch dace, eels, trout, sea trout and salmon.

Access to the fishery is gained via a dirt track between the houses in Old Lancaster Road and the footbridge denoting the downstream limit is private.

The club requested you not block the track when parking and be wary of roaming cattle.

Members only

Web: www.warrington-anglers.org.uk


River Wyre Fishing – The Civil Service Angling Society (CSAS)

Including a stretch of the River Wyre currently controlled by the Civil Service (Blackpool) AS.

Membership details are available from :- HASSRA, The Sports Office, Room 102G, DWP, Government Buildings, Norcross, Blackpool Lancashire FY5 3TA
Tel: 01253 332396

Approximately three quarters of a mile of coarse and game fishing for bream, chub, dabs, eels, flounder, smelt, gudgeon, roach, trout and the occasional sea trout and salmon.

Web: www.csscangling.co.uk


River Wyre Fishing – Wigan and District Angling Assoiation

Details to follow web site currently down, off to find my membership book 🙂


River Wyre, St Michael's on Wyre

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