Promoting great places to fish in the North West.

We fish many venues from clubs, fisheries, canals, rivers and lakes. We are no experts, but we know our passion of this sport is shared by many, and we hope this site will help others. We will be posting reviews of the venues we fish including what peg, tactic, method and bait used. We will include links to fishery websites, address and phone numbers of the venues we visit. If you would like us to visit your fishery or club waters, or if you would like a day on the bank with us please send us ad email. If you see us on the bank pop over for a chat, and if you want to know where is fishing well, as Carl says from the team "Always follow the green hoodies"

Fishing in the North West

Coming Up.

Have a look below to see what the team have got coming up this year, from features, angling shows, charity matches, fishery family and fun days to just days on the bank.

Daniel Howe, West Yorkshire Angler.

"Hello, my name is Dan Howe, I am based in West Yorkshire. I have been angling for nearly ten years and my progression in to the sport came out of the blue really, where I got invited to accompany a mate who fished. The rest as they say is history and as I had no one to teach me, I began watching fishing programs, buying angling magazines and books to learn more. After being bought my first kit by my parents, I began fishing my local stretches of Canal based around Mirfield, catching Perch, Roach and Gudgeon and as I became more proficient, started to also catch the better bonus fish from the Canal. From there on, I progressed on to the river, again catching silvers and then I began to fish a local club Fishery, which was where I learn't how to fish for bigger fish, including of course, the inevitable Carp.

In a period from 2007, through to the present I was lucky to get to know some very good people, through a combination joining Bradford No.1 AA and also when I went to Study Fisheries Management for two years. In this time, I met people who I learned a great deal from and I was very lucky through their generosity to be able to branch out to fish venues further afield. In more recent times I have made what I suppose nowadays is a natural progression on to Carp Angling. Although I still like to keep things varied and get out on Coarse sessions from time to time, there is just something about Carping that I got the bug for right back when I caught my very first Carp off the surface and indeed it is still my favorite way of catching them! It's just taken me the best part of six years to get my head around and become remotely proficient at it. Of course I am still learning and I am constantly looking forward to what new challenges lay ahead.

Early in 2014 I became Social Media Administrator for Xcel Baits, who produce top quality Carp Food Baits, writing Catch reports and so on, which I really enjoy doing. I have also recently set up my own blog to document my sessions and share what I get up to with a wider audience. Nothing flash, just an honest account of what i enjoy. Having got to know Adam and his work for his site and initially planning to do a few sessions over my neck of the woods we hadn't spoke for a while and i thought it was time we got back in touch and put that in to action!"

For My blog please follow this link.


Angler Testimonials.

Working for the Angling Times news desk entails tapping into every resource possible to uncover the best stories and fisheries around and in my experience, they don’t come much better than Fishing in the North West.

Their dedication to uncovering the best and my most in-form venues in the area is second-to-none and their willingness to share their winning tactics deserves credit.

Angling Times has started working with the team on a regular basis and we intend to continue this relationship to strengthen both brands for the future.


Twitter: @tony_grig

 Tony Grigorjevs


News Reporter/Features Writer

"its great to see your prepared to share information with others Adam, to help there  fishing" Andy Findlay (Preston Inovations & Sonubaits)

"Fantastic website Adam, very informative and all of the venues you have listed are well worth a go, in particular Partridge where we met.  Its great that you can share this information for those anglers who don't know where to start, all these venues are guaranteed to give you bites, see you soon" Andy May (MAP and Kamasan Champion)


"Hello Adam, its Carl McCormack, we met on saturday. I have had a look at your website and your doing a fantastic job,your passion and will to share is awsome mate keep it up"

"Hi Adam, a fantastic website which gives any angler a true insight to all the great venues. Keep up all the hard work and I wish you and your team all the best" Pete Mahoney, Leigh tackle/Bait-Tech/Dino Floats. For all updates on what Pete is up to follow the Facebook link below. http://www.thebestfloats.co.uk/

This is to thank you again for the two days we spent together on the Severn near Shrewsbury last week. Although the barbel weren't biting I did learn a tremendous amount about barbel techniques from you.I leaned about the rigs, the bait, the correct casting, the feeding and all aspects of river fishing. I would also like to thank you for giving up so much of your time and wisdom on the river environment. The second day was very interesting and I leaned about the technique of trotting which I will definitely be doing.This was a nice way of fishing which will take some practice but well worth it. And last of all thank you for your company.


Site Supporters.

Beechwood Baits Ltd is a family run fishing bait business based in the North West of the UK. Specializing in high quality HNV food bait boilies, designed and built to catch carp from the off, long term. Each bait is meticulously designed and tested, with carp nutrition a key factor along with attraction, palatability, digestibility and longevity. We design each bait around a goal, and stick to it. This ensures we produce baits specifically designed for applications, allowing them to excel. We're a friendly bunch, so give us a call, or send us a message if you have any questions, we'd be glad to help.

Our ethos has always been that we had to produce truly outstanding products from only the very best of suppliers. As anglers ourselves we know the true value of using the best baits, as some of our team of field testers will testify and show you!All of our products are manufactured and sourced using only the highest quality ingredients and additives and most are supplied exclusively to Bait-Tech.
We spend literally hundreds of hours refining our products, from bench testing the mixtures, to tank testing feeding responses right through to on-the-bank fishing in the very extremes of the sport.
From match fishing at the highest level to perhaps seeking out some of the most sought after specimen fish this country has to offer: bait is our passion!

North Wales members of the team use Lionel’s Tackle Shop (Buckley) voted "best tackle shop in Wales" by the Anglers Mail 2011. For great deals, from specimine Carp to fly tackle and the latest match gear, as well as hunting equipment from decoys to shotgun cartridges, feel free to pop in and see Neil, Nikki, Dave and Lionel for great friendly advice.


Cheshire members of the team use Vale Royal Angling Center (Northwich) which is one of the UK's most respected angling stores, specializing in high quality fishing tackle including rods, reels, poles and accessories. Feel free to pop in and see Mike, Rod, Thomas and Keith for great friendly advice.Vale Royal Angling Center continues to strive for excellence and source key products from the most iconic brands, alongside innovative new products. By providing impeccable customer service in a unique setting VRAC strives to create a benchmark for the ultimate angling retail store.

Dino (nickname of Denes Lorincz) is one of the best fishing float brands in Hungary and the owner is member of the Hungarian national team too. He has many years experience on the fishing float market. The high quality floats are made of the most up-to-date materials using the leading-edge producing technology. High quality is guaranteed for each of their products! Every kind of float is available for all sort of water!

Based in Wrexham UK, Carpbait Solutions was created by Darren Bostock, who has over 20years of experience of bait creation. Darren creates 100% genuine products using the finest ingredients, that have been used to create fantastic and innovative baits that are being used to fool some of the most wariest of fish. As well as the great Carp range you can also pick up some great match fishing bait. Please click  on the banner to see the full range of great products on offer.


We have been established 10yrs+ in the Widnes Shop. With 30 years experience in the fishing game. In the shop we stock all the main brands of tackle and bait. We provide a in house rod and pole repair service also. We pride ourselves on being friendly and offer very competitive prices.  We have a website, www.widnesac.co.uk and like us on our Facebook page.

Tackle and Baits would like to offer ALL Fishing in the Northwest Members a 10% discount on there all there purchases in store or by order for the rest of 2014. To qualify for this all you have to do is visit the tackle and baits Facebook page 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tackle-and-Baits/721070517913835 and click on like, when you come into the store just mention Fishing in the Northwest for your 10% discount. You can also spend as little as £0.99 for your 10% Discount. (See in store for any exclusions in this offer). If you have any questions you can message me on Facebook or email me on tackleandbaits@live.co.uk 
And remember all, to keep it local, you can place your orders here at Tackle and Baits for all your Fishing Tackle and Bulk Baits needs. You can pick up in store or get it delivered to your door. (P&P Charges may apply)