WINSFORD and DISTRICT ANGLING ASSOCIATION
established 1908

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RILSHAW LANE AND DOCKYARD
12 months
pegs 214 to

postcode cw7 3da

Here the river is a wide shallow flash, after the crossing at the bottom
of stocks stairs from which the town got its name ( wynes ford ),
flooded due to the collapse of surface ground into underground voids
caused by the mining industry sometime between 1845 to 1880.
Rilshaw is very popular in the summer with the public and boaters.
The 'bottom flash' holds pike, bream and roach, eels and perch,
with the occasional tench and carp. Rilshaw lane then joins the Dockyard
length which the Association own,and has large beds of reeds in which
the pike spawn in february, so pike sport can be good running up to this
event . This area creates a 'back eddy' so snags can appear or dissapear
with every flood. Depths have shallowed over the last two decades due to silt
washed down from the upper weaver's constant erosion and middle flash has
long since dissapeared to become a wetland marsh for birdlife, with lots of
varieties and bottom flash itself is a magnet for hoards of canadian geese
and unfortunately cormorants. Carp are present to over 20lb .
Tip rod will score for the bream, and especially for a pleasure session
prebaiting can bring good rewards done correctly with bonus tench frequent.

Please note
This water requires a work party stamp to fish between the following dates;
Thursday May1st - Sunday 1st June inclusive........

disabled, pensioners and juniors are exempt from the stamp and can fish regardless.
No keepnets to be used during the close season under any circumstances.
£5 Day tickets are available all year round on the bank from the bailiffs.
dawn till dusk only, night fishing is not available to day ticket holders.

PERMIT HOLDERS
Night fishing is available for up to 48hrs with the appropriate stamp.
Remember that the bailiffs can now ask to see your rod license as well.
No unauthorized cutting of swims.

Access is from the Marina car park alongside the A54 or from Rilshaw lane
open access car park. A trolley or barrow is advised .



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