Old River Fishing Well !

I’ve been getting lots of reports from anglers recently telling me that the Old River in Irlam has been fishing well.
Heres one the the latest messages I’ve had from Jack – one of the venues regulars
Fishing the Old River regularly.Catching plenty of Roach and Perch,mostly small stuff although the Roach run to about 14oz.Pike are a nuisance!
taking fish off the hook.I’ve had two big ones on,didn’t manage to land them.Caught two nice Eels and also a couple of nice Skimmers although they don’t seem to show up very often.Saw three Kingfishers on one occasion made my day.Cheers Jack.”

If you go down to the Old River, please make sure that you leave your peg clean and tidy.

We will be holding a work party on the Old River sometime during the Xmas break – a few of the pegs need re-boarding and have become a little over grown.
There are plans for another Pike match – details to come soon

The Old River has been fishing really well for Silvers and Pike recently

Here is a picture of Michael Morton Snr with a beautifully coloured jackie


Michael Morton Snr with a nice Old River jack


  1. A friend and I fished the old river a couple of weeks ago. We used pole and bomb with maggot and pinkie on pegs 16&17 for 4hours without a bite.

  2. peter cartwright says

    Any recent news of the old river I used to fish it as a kid I know all the news (poisoning/restocking) has there been any tench or bream of nice size? Or is it still too early to get decent sized fish? Was thinking about fishing it next week.

  3. jim costello says

    my last attempt for a post. fingers crossed, fished today, 23/07/2014, lots of young fish to maggot, rudd, perch and roach. only finger sized but plenty.
    weather was hot and breezy.small jacks were hitting on occations. fed pinkie, hemp, soked in krill oil. plenty of fizzing over baited area but no takers. good luck worth a try.

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