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Wyreside Fishery   Carp Lakes


Wyreside Fisheries is a 4.5. acre lake, situated alongside the River Wyre, 15 minutes from the M6, from Preston and from Lancaster as well as being just 15 minutes from Blackpool.  The lake is well matured, set in a peaceful location with abundant wildlife.


Fifteen purpose built swims have been created with ample room for bivvys and rods and every swim has features to fish to, be that island, reeds, lilies, overhanging trees etc.  Stone and gravel areas have been introduced to the lake and weed growth is now strictly controlled.


Fishing is by day ticket with set rates for up to 12, 24 and 48 hours.  Fishing for longer periods is at a cheaper rate and discount is available if 3 or more pegs are pre-booked and paid for by one payment.  Rates are available from the Fishery Office on 01995 679695.  Specific Pegs may be pre-booked if paid for in full by cash or credit card.


The Fish

Approximately 250 specimen carp reside in the lake weighting up to 36lbs in weight with an excellent head of good doubles and twenties.  The lake boasts all different types of Carp: Common, Mirror, Leather, Ghosties, Koi, Grass and all of these go into double figure weights.  As well as Carp, the lake also holds several Catfish the biggest recorded specimen so far was a fish of 44lbs.



Wyreside Fishery has caravan parking available for fishermen if required and there is a barbeque area for visitors who enjoy outdoor cooking.


The Wyreside Angling Centre is now open and stocked with leading brands of bait and tackle.  Telephone Number 01995 679778.


We are open 7 days a week and on Bank Holidays. Discount is available for current day ticket holders.


The Weird Fish sandwich bar and café will  be opening in April 2008 which will provide a selection of sandwiches and hot food and drinks to eat in or take away to enjoy whilst fishing.  Food may be pre-ordered by telephoning 01995 679772.  The cafe will have wireless and pay as you go internet stations and sky television as well as vending machines, for out of hours service, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks.


There are both ladies and gents toilets and showers on site and the village shop and Post Office is adjacent to the site with The Grapes Public House a short walk into the village.


There is ample car parking and CCTV security cameras on site.  


Anyone fishing at the fishery must have a substantial landing net, a good quality unhooking mat and carp clinic or antiseptic. People without these items will not be allowed to fish. These items can be purchased at reasonable prices from the wyreside angling centre.



All fishermen must report to the Fishery Office to register & obtain a fishing ticket.  If the Fishery Office is unattended, fishermen who have pre-booked a peg may go straight to that peg and start fishing at the pre-booked time.  They can sign in when the office is open.  Fishermen who have not pre-booked may choose a peg that is not designated as pre-booked and start fishing.  The Bailiff will issue a ticket & collect money in due course & register fishermen.

Disinfected large nets and proper, substantial unhooking mats must be used at all times.

Maximum of 3 rods per peg.

Barbed hooks only, maximum size 5.

No unaccompanied children under the age of 16.

Carp Clinic or fish antiseptic must be used prior to returning the fish to the lake.

Maximum of 2kg of bait per rod.

Fishing with nuts of any description is not permitted.

Baited lines/rods must not be left unattended at any time.  Fishermen who leave their pegs unattended must always remove rods from the water.

Radios or excessive noise outside bivvys is not allowed.

Litter must be placed in the litter bins provided.

Cars must always be parked in the allocated spaces.  Do not park on the grass verge.

Toilet facilities are available and should be used.

Fishermen & guests are not allowed access to the river or down the flood bank.

Leadcore, beach casting rigs & shock leaders are not permitted.

Lead over 2.5oz in weight is not permitted.

No dogs are allowed on site.

Open fires are not permitted.  Anyone wishing to barbeque must use the BBQ area near pegs 5 & 6.

The use of keep nets or sacks for holding fish is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.

General: Fishermen & guests are expected to behave in an appropriate manner at all times and show consideration for other fishermen on the the fishery.  Most importantly, we expect fishermen to treat the fish with the respect they deserve and handle with every care.  Wyreside Fisheries reserve the right to eject fisherman or guests if we feel their behaviour is inappropriate.


Whilst the consumption of alcohol is permitted, anyone behaving badly under the influence of alcohol will be barred from the fishery.


Due to previous attempts to steal fish, we reserve the right to check vehicles at any time.  Anyone attempting to remove fish from this fishery will be prosecuted.




Lakes Website

Wyreside Fisheries


Jenkinson Farm


Garstang Road


St Michaels on Wyre









Pre-booking in advance

If you pre-pay, by credit card, over the telephone you can have your choice of available pegs for your chosen dates.



Up to  12 Hours £15   48 Hours £35  

  24 Hours £20   72 Hours £50


Group Discount - 10% discount is available if 3 or more pegs are booked and paid for by credit card.


When the Fishery Office is unattended Day Tickets may be booked and obtained from The Wyreside Angling Centre.


Opening Hours



Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 5.30pm


Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm






Travelling north on the M6 leave the Motorway at Junction 32 and turn right up the A6 towards Garstang.  After approximately 8 miles turn left off the A6 onto the A586 signposted Fleetwood, approximately 2 miles down the road you arrive at St Michaels-on-Wyre.  Wryeside Fishery is on the left hand side 200 yards past the sign for the village.


Travelling south on the M6 leave the Motorway  at Junction 33, turn left onto the A6, after approximately 7 miles turn right onto the A586 and follow the above directions.