Derek Roach

A Day On The Ribble

After blanking three times on our weather beaten river I was getting desperate to catch a fish I … [Read More...]

re-stockig tench

The Old River – Some Great News

At long last - we have some great news to share about the Old River Irwell in Irlam We have been … [Read More...]

fish of the year 2016 winner

Fish Of The Year 2015

Congratulations to Kaden McCarthy - aged 12 from Salford. Winner of Salford Friendly Anglers fish of … [Read More...]

River irk Clean Up

River Irk Clean Up Event Oct 2015

Many thanks to everyone who turned out for our River Irk Clean Up event in Blackley. Heavy rain … [Read More...]

Manchester Pike

What A Cracker

Congratulations to 12 year old Kaden McCarthy from Salford, on the capture of this magnificent 20lb+ … [Read More...]


Police Catch Poachers Red Handed At Drinkwater Park

Many thanks to Greater Manchester Police, whose prompt response to our call for help resulted in the … [Read More...]


Irwell Clean Up September 2015

A new start to our series of river clean up and habitat improvement events. We deliberately chose … [Read More...]


Old River Plan Updated

I've spent some time writing a bid application to get some funding for a further restocking of the … [Read More...]

Irwell Ramsbottom

Irwell Ramsbottom 26 Jun 15

I was surprised to find that I had not fished this piece of the river since April last year. Why I … [Read More...]


An Irwell Sea Trout?

Every now an then, anglers catch the most beautiful silvery blue wild trout on the Irwell, which if … [Read More...]