Stocks Reservoir is the largest fly fishery in the North West of England. Stocks Reservoir has Four and a half miles of fishable shoreline and 350 acres of open water. Situated at the head of the Hodder Valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Stocks has a wild and unspoiled quality the perfect place for a days fly fishing.
Stocks Reservoir is under the same management as the renowned Bank House Fly Fishery in Caton near Lancaster and is extremely well stocked with quality triploid Rainbow, Brown and Blue trout reared in our own farms.
Stocks Reservoir is now the premier water in the North of England. It has been named as the most improved fishery in the North by Trout Fisherman Magazine and in the 2003 National Angling Awards it received 2nd place as the best commercial fishery. In 2005 the Northern Shallows of Stocks Reservoir opened to fly fishing and improved Stocks dramatically as a boating venue. The area is rich in aquatic insect life and is the prime trout feeding ground on the reservoir.
Stocks Reservoir Fly Fishery offers fishermen the perfect day out, superb quality trout, a setting of natural beauty and a friendly atmosphere. Glance away from your fly and become captivated by the wildlife that makes Stocks United Utilities most important reservoir in the North West of England for natural history.
We have twenty 15' Coulam boats. The boats have been specifically designed for fly fishing, the seating position is much higher, they drift slowly and are very stable and spacious making them the perfect boat for able and disabled anglers alike. Plus we have five 17' and seven 14' Anglers Fancy Irish loch boats. All boats have Honda BF2 petrol engines, anchors and safety equipment. 1,2 or 3 man boats available.
The lodge is open from 8am until dusk with a member of the fishery team always on duty to offer their help and advice. It has a well stocked tackle shop, a café selling hot and cold snacks and separate male, female and disabled toilets.
Stocks Reservoir was created in the early 1930s by flooding the village of Dale Head and adjacent farmland to provide drinking water for the Fylde.
The lodge tackle shop & cafe
Twenty 15' Coulam boats