Fleetwood Reservoir Angling Club

History

(We are always looking for history/information/pictures so we can document the heritage of the club.  If you are able to provide any further information please drop a message to the admin on the Facebook page)

The Reservoir was built in 1890 and was originally designed to serve the Steam Trains that ran to Fleetwood when there was a fully working railway link for the town.  The water became a fishery when the LMR took over the fishing rights in 1960 and so began a community club that has now benefited the local population for over 50 years.

From the humble initial stockings the water initially was relatively barren and it was not until around 2005 that 35 purpose built platforms were built - some of you may still remember bringing bricks to the water to ensure your box was level.

The water has taken on a new lease of life over the last 20 years with National Lottery funding allowing us to build both the fishing platforms and a purpose built disabled peg for those suffering from mobility issues.  Water quality and fish habitation has also been improved with the addition of 5 islands and an aerator to ensure oxygen levels are kept up during the warmer months.

Stocking levels have been carefully considered to ensure a stock of healthy fish rather than an overstocked pool with stressed fish.

Carp were caught in 2018 to 23lb and there have been Tench and Bream to 8lb with good stocks of smaller skimmer bream that average 2.5lb.  For those who enjoy the smaller species or those who want to introduce their children to the sport there is always plenty of action to be had from the vast numbers of Roach and Perch.

All children 12 and under can fish free of charge so long as they are accompanied by an adult member

The committee know that half of the enjoyment of fishing is not knowing what you will catch next so there are also some surprises in there such as big Crucians to over 3lb, Barbel to over 5lb and even a couple of Pike.

With a regular annual membership of over 120 the water is run by the committee for the benefit of all anglers within the local community and we are happy to take on board any suggestions that you may have to improve on the facilities we have.

Permits 

Brooks Cycles - Lord Street, Fleetwood

Bispham Angling - Red Bank Road, Bispham

Noah's Ark - Lower Green, Poulton

Hooked on Angling - Dickson Road, Blackpool

Your Committee

PositionNameTel
ChairmanAlan Duggan07951 704204
Vice ChairmanWayne Peake07917 694231
Club SecretaryPaul Potter07863 666555
TreasurerPaul Potter07863 666555
Match SecretaryWayne Peake07917 694231
Day BailiffCarl Redmond07798 704994
Day BailiffJohn Smith07455 238186
Day BailiffMike Andrews07709 008915
Night BailiffPaul Parker07597 200443
Night BailiffGav Wilkinson07769 509476
Night BailiffMark Robson
CommitteeAlan Cossey
CommitteePaul Weeks
CommitteeShaun Sheridan
CommitteeChristian Smith
CommitteeDave Stirzaker
CommitteeDave Lloyd
CommitteeKatie Turvey
CommitteeDanny Parker