Stocks Reservoir

Stocks Reservoir

Catch from Stocks Reservoir

Boat fishing at Stocks Reservoir

Stocks Reservoir is the largest fishery in the North West of England. It was created in the early 1930s by flooding the village of Dale Head and adjacent farmland to provide drinking water for the Fylde. Situated the head of the Hodder Valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Stocks has a wild and unspoiled quality the perfect place for a days fly fishing.

Stocks Reservoir is under the same management as the renowned Bank House Fly Fishery in Caton near Lancaster and is extremely well stocked with quality triploid Rainbow, Brown and Blue trout reared in our own farms.

Stocks Reservoir is now the premier water in the North of England. It has been named as the most improved fishery in the North by Trout Fisherman Magazine and in the 2003 National Angling Awards it received 2nd place as the best commercial fishery.

Stocks Reservoir Fly Fishery offers fishermen the perfect day out, superb quality trout, a setting of natural beauty and a friendly atmosphere. Glance away from your fly and become captivated by the wildlife that makes Stocks United Utilities most important reservoir in the North West of England for natural history.

We have twenty 15' Coulam boats. The boats have been specifically designed for fly fishing, the seating position is much higher, they drift slowly and are very stable and spacious making them the perfect boat for able and disabled anglers alike.

Plus we have five 17' and seven 14' Anglers Fancy Irish loch boats.

Free entry to fly fishing promotions, awards and opportunities to win prizes, Trout Masters, The Duncan Hesketh Trophy, Stocks Reservoir doubles club, One Man and his Boat, and more.

Remember - All Under 17yrs. Free with paying adult

350 acres open water 
Four and a half miles of fishable shoreline 
Triploid Rainbow, Brown and Blue trout 
Initial stocking of 5000 in Feb & March 
Trout range from 2lbs to a massive 25lbs 
500 trout per week are released throughout the season 
Open from the 1st. March to the end of November 
20 x 15' Coulam boats
5 x 17' Anglers Fancy Irish loch boats
7 x 14' Anglers Fancy Irish loch boats
Juniors fish for free when accompanied by a paying adult

The lodge is open from 8am until dusk with member of the fishery team always on duty to offer their help and advice. It has a well stocked tackle shop, a café selling hot and cold snacks and separate male, female and disabled toilets.

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Contact Details

Stocks Reservoir
Catlow Road,
United Kingdom

Tel: 01200 446602

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