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In light of recent changes to government guidance, Ribble Rivers Trust have made the decision to re-open our Angling Passport beats. Paper tokens will NOT be posted, an email will be sent to you once your purchase is complete, and this can be printed and used to fish. Tokens are NOT available from Mitton Hall Kennels, they are currently closed and they no longer have any paper tokens. 

Rod license- As well as an Angling Passport token, you also need an Environment Agency rod licence to be able to fish our beats. You can buy one from the Post Office in person or online at the Post Office

More fishing- Our Angling Passport tokens can also be used on other catchments around the UK where rivers trusts are operating the scheme, including Eden Rivers Trust, Trent Rivers Trust, Severn Rivers Trust, and Westcountry Rivers Trust

River levels- The featured gauge map is currently displaying the river levels on the Mitton Beat- to view the river levels at other location please click here. 

Fishing equipment and clothing- John Norris of Penrith is one of the largest and oldest game fishing & country clothing retailer in the UK, specialising in fly fishing tackle, country clothing, footwear & dog products. Ribble Rivers Trust supporters receive a 15% discount. Visit their website for more information.

Fishing tuition and guides- AAPGAI instructors based in the Ribble Valley:

Jim Fearne :Masters Level AAPGAI in both Trout and Salmon disciplines. Phone 07875 174294 or email

David Moore: Advanced AAPGAI instructor. Phone 07780 992970 or email

Stuart Minnikin: APGAI & L2CCA Qualified, England International & Endorsed by Hardy Greys Academy. Phone 07761 762660 or  email

Tourism- While you’re visiting check out what else there is to do in and around the catchment visit Forest of Bowland and Visit Lancashire websites.


Accommodation- Planning a longer visit? We can recommend a stay at the Spread Eagle Inn at Sawley.

An unassuming but attractive coaching Inn nestling within the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the heart of the Ribble Valley.  On one side of the building flows the River Ribble, on the other are the remains of the C12th Cistercian Sawley Abbey, and from a distance the magnificent and brooding Pendle Hill casts its shadow.

Open all day serving food and hand pulled ales, the Spread Eagle is truly at the heart of its community.  The dining room has delightful views and serves delicious award winning food and, with one of the loveliest function rooms in the area and seven luxury bedrooms, the Spread Eagle is a jewel in the crown of the Ribble Valley!

Other links- Environment Agency, The Rivers Trust, Ribble Fisheries Consultative Association, and PINPOINT project

The Angling Passport scheme has been set up and supported by;