Covid-19 update 01/09/2020
please note that the club is still following government guidelines in regards to recent events. there are temporary rules in place and these can be found HERE
Welcome to Haslingden & District Fly Fishing Club
A Club Run By Members For Members
Set in the Beautiful Lancashire Countryside overlooking the Rossendale Valley, situated between Haslingden and Blackburn, the reservoir boasts a modest 64 acres and sits in second position forming part of a three reservoir system supplying clean fresh water to the surrounding area's. this little gem is surrounded by hills and countryside providing a tranquill setting. There is also an abundance of natural surroundings and wildlife.
Haslingden and District Fly fishing Club was founded in 1966 by several locals from the Rossendale area. Harold Howarth, Stephen Crossfields, Joe Belshaw, Frank Horrocks, Richard Tedstone and Alan Tweedale to mention but a few. Originally a natural Brown Trout Fishery and basically a gentleman's club with limited members, however, following notification from North West Water in 1982 that there would be a significant increase in lease charges the club could no longer continue in it's current format. A new committee was established and decisions were made to stock the reservoir with farmed fish for sport and increase its membership which in turn established the foundations of the success that the Club is today, "Haslingden and District Fly Fishing club". Now boasting 164 members as of September 2020, with a capped capacity of 200 the club has grown significantly and takes pride in what has been acheived. There are Hard fighting rainbow's and natural Brown's ranging from 1.5lbs to over 5 lbs .The stocking policy is paramount and is aimed at maintaining sufficient fish levels throughout the year with regular stocking . The local surroundings provide natural food for the fish. There is an abundance of waterborn and airbourne insects which make Ogden the perfect place for dry fly fishing. Especially between the warmer months of May to September.
Thinking of Joining?
Membership also gives you access to the following:
The use of Rowing Boats to enhance your fishing experience.
Access to Holden Wood Reservoir (On the right as you look at the map). Please note this is a coarse fishing water and coarse fishing rules apply.
Access to fly tying classes (These are normally in the winter months and are at selected venues). Please see Calendar for upcoming events
Access to events such as open day with a great ‘bring and buy’ section to buy or sell fishing related items as well as fly tying materials to purchase or replenish your stock.