Dunkirk Ponds

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About This Water

These ponds, which were acquired in 2009, are part of the Dunkirk Farm stretch of the River Calder. Whilst situated in a lush area of woodland containing many types of wildlife, including deer, they offer excellent fishing with a good mixture of species.

Fish Breeds and Weights

Species Weight Record Catch
Bream-
Carp13lbs. 10ozs - Neil OSLIFFE (07/07/2010)
Tench-
Roach-
Perch-
Eels-
Rudd-
Eel-

Method

Various baits, but very limited ground bait.

No 1

No. 1 is on the right and gained by walking up the cart track. This is the largest pond containing a good variety of fish. As with most ponds, level is dependent on the amount of rain that has fallen, and so depth varies between 2 feet and 6 feet.

No 2

Smaller than the main water, and very shallow. The Association needs to carry out work on this water, and at the moment is not fishable. Updates on this water will follow in year 2010.

 

No 3

This small water is expected to become a stocking pond, and fishing is NOT ALLOWED.

Getting Here

The waters are gained by travelling along the A680 from Accrington to Clitheroe.
Go through Clayton le Moors and Great Harwood, over the River Calder Bridge, and up to the traffic lights. Turn right onto the A671, Burnley Road, and travel for approximately 1.25 miles. Take the right turn down to Bridgeheywood Caravan Park. (This turning is by a bungalow with a large fence/hedge). Follow down to the car parking area. Vehicles must be parked in this area, and access is on foot through the small gate/stile only. The big gate must never be opened, and if found unlocked for Farmer access we are NOT ALLOWED to take vehicles through it. Fishing is only allowed from Dawn to Dusk with one rod only. Ground bait can only be used in small amounts, and bivvies are NOT ALLOWED.

  Dunkirk1 Post Code: BB12 7RR
Grid Reference: SD76123 33856 Dunkirk2

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