River Irwell – Close Park and Springwater Park

We have recently agreed to lease the sections of the River Irwell through Close Park in Radcliffe and Springwater Park in Whitefield from Bury Council…. thus securing more free access river fishing for anglers.

The fishing in these two sections of river can be fabulous – provided you use a little water craft.

Big Chub and Brown Trout, and also a section of river where the elusive Irwell Barbel have been captured in the past.

A wide variety of swims, and good river bank access.

Parking available in Close Park  Dumers Lane, Radcliffe M26 2QS

Parking available at the bottom of Springwater Lane, Off Lily Hill Street, Whitefield M45 7UW

Here’s a link to a nice video showing an aerial view of these sections of river.

We will put up some proper maps showing parking and limits in the near future… in the mean time,,,, enjoy the fishing