About This Water

Rishton Reservoirs consists of two totally different waters, which are joined together by an outlet pipe that goes under the railway embankment separating the two waters.

Big Rishton, the bigger of the two waters is a large expanse of water open to the elements, which obviously governs the method of angling. It may be fished from three sides, but the longest side consists of large sloping stones typical of a reservoirs construction. The water is also used by Rishton Sailing Club, and the area in front of the Clubhouse cannot be fished.

Rishton 5

Rishton 6

Little Rishton, the more sheltered of the two, is unfortunately liable to low water level, and sometimes can be nearly dry. This is caused by the Water Authorities draining water from Big Rishton. Pegs have been built on the entrance side. No fishing is allowed from the field.

Rishton 1

Rishton 2

Both waters are subject to Association rules 33 & 34;
Anyone caught crossing the railway line will forfeit their membership.

Fish Breeds and Weights

Species Weight Record Catch
Pike15lbs - Neil OSLIFFE (28/12/2012)


Mainly float with bread, maggot, worm or corn
Ledger with boillie, worm, or meat

Getting Here

For Big Rishton travel along the A678, from Rishton, towards Blackburn. When the houses on the right finish take the right turn down Cut Lane, lockable car park 500 yards on left.
Little Rishton is on the right 300 yards past the Cut Lane turning. Park on the roadside

  Rishton 3 Rishton 4 Post Code: BB1 4BQ
Grid References: SD71495 30044 (Big) andSD71441 29596 (Little)

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