The Angling Passport scheme opens up new waters, bringing the joy of the river and fishing to more people than ever before. It enables enterprising fishermen to explore some of the most beautiful and least fished pieces of water we have, and all for just a few pounds.

When looking through our beats you will see that many are becks and streams that require a different more stealthy approach to fishing than usual, which will test even the most experienced of anglers. That said, the beats all have good access and are easy to fish making them ideal places for beginners to learn and practice their skills.

Having carried out electrofishing surveys on all of these beats we can honestly say that there are some surprisingly good fish to be found in the deeper pools, under those overhanging branches and in the trailing roots of trees.

When you buy your tokens to go fishing on our passport scheme, you know that the benefit will be going straight back into improving the river.

This Angling Passport scheme has been established with support from the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board, the Forest of Bowland AONB and the PINPOINT Project.

PINPOINT is a joint project between the Rivers Trust and the England Catchment Sensitive Farming Delivery Initiative (ECSFDI) to provide information and advice through Rivers Trusts on reducing diffuse water pollution from agriculture. ECSFDI is a partnership project between Defra, Natural England and the Environment Agency.

Click here to get your tickets.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance- please read

Please note that, following Government guidelines and the fact UK Chief Medical Officers have now raised the Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk to the UK from moderate to high, Ribble Rivers Trust are taking precautions, and making changes to our day to day operations.

Some Ribble Rivers Trust staff are now working from home. If you wish to speak to a specific member of staff and you know their mobile phone number or email address please contact them in this way. Otherwise please contact us in the usual way.

Volunteer event cancellations

Dear volunteers,

It is with regret that we announce that we are postponing all volunteer activity with Ribble Rivers Trust. We know there are many benefits to volunteering, including the positive boost to mental and physical health, the chance to meet others and contribute positively to your local area. However, given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the most recent Government advice – asking everybody in the UK to stay at home and only go out for essentials such as food and medicine – we feel that continuing to include volunteers in the limited work we are able to do now would put people at unnecessary risk and be irresponsible. We all want to improve and protect our environment and rivers, but to do that we need to stay healthy and this must be our priority for the time being. We will continue to keep you up to date with the work we are able to do and will organise new volunteer days as soon as we possibly can. Please stay connected with us over the coming weeks and keep yourselves safe and well.

Refer to gov.uk/coronavirus for up to date information and guidance.

We will come through this and our environment and rivers will still need you, let’s make sure we’re all ready for it when the time comes.

Yours faithfully,

Jack Spees.