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Fishing is one of the most rewarding outdoor activities you can take up, especially when you are fishing the River Ribble and it’s waters! It’s an excellent way to connect with nature, clear your mind and get some exercise. There’s something about the calm and peacefulness of the river that can be both rejuvenating and inspiring. So, what are you waiting for, get our there and go fishing! If you’d like more advice on fishing the river Ribble and the Ribble catchments then visit our go fishing page. It has lots of information to get you started!

News and information

Invasive non-native species threaten the survival of native wildlife by preying on or out-competing other plants and animals, disrupting habitats and ecosystems, and spreading harmful diseases. Luckily there is one really easy way you can help- always Check Clean Dry! Check your equipment and remove any mud, plants, or organisms leaving them on site. Clean everything with hot soapy water as soon as you can. Dry the equipment thoroughly, some species can survive up to two weeks without water.

The game angling season starts on the 15th March. So, make sure you know the rules and where you can fish. This includes national and regional byelaws. Remember, we aways highly recommend catch and release.

You can now submit your catch returns online, simply click here. This saves paper, and allows us to collect data in a more efficient way. Remember, we use the data from your catch returns to find our what’s in your rivers, and to track numbers over time. So it’s really important that you remember to submit your catch return to us as soon as possible.

Please always remember to park respectfully, follow the countryside code, respect farmland and stay clear of livestock, and leave no trace of your visit.

Health and safety advice

Please note that the Angling Passport beats are natural river beats, not man made fishing lakes or ponds. The beats are not stocked and none of the beats have facilities like platforms. The nature of the beats means that you might have to walk some narrow or overgrown paths to the beat, the paths may be uneven with trees and plants growing on the paths, and livestock may be present.

Ribble Rivers Trust urge you to take care on river banks, always wear suitable clothing and wear a lifejacket or buoyancy aid, and always tell someone where you are going, and what time you expect to be back.

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