Iain Barr Fly Fishing - Stocks
Stocks Reservoir is the largest fishery in the North West of England. Situated at the head of the Hodder Valley in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Stocks has a wild and unspoiled quality the perfect place for a days fly fishing.
Stocks Reservoir has Four and a half miles of fishable shoreline and 350 acres of open water. 24 boats, tackle shop, café separate male, female and disabled toilets.
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.
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.