Churn Clough Reservoir (Reciprocal with Colne Water AC)

Brief description of fishery:
Churn Clough Reservoir
This reservoir is about 16 acres in size and nestles on the slopes of Pendle Hill between Sabden and Clitheroe. As at Laneshaw, the views and wildlife surrounding the water are outstanding – when fishing, you could imagine you were in the Highlands of Scotland. The dam wall is not really fishable at Churn Clough as it drops very steeply into the water, but the other banks are flat and offer very easy access and easy casting over deep shelving drop offs. Churn Clough is the opposite of Laneshaw’s peaty nature, and has water that is gin clear. Very abundant fly life Mayfly in June and large numbers of caddis. As a result, the fish put weight on very quickly. Again there is a regular stocking program throughout the season.
Open for fishing:
25th March to 30th September (CWAC Members all year round)
Note: Fishing can be stopped when water levels are low.
Special rules for fishery:
Both fisheries are strictly Catch & return for BCAA members.
Bradford City AA has a reciprocal arrangement for BCAA members to fish on two stillwaters (Churn Clough and Laneshaw reservoirs) managed by the Colne Water Angling Club (CWAC), subject to a maximum of 5 Day Tickets per day.
Members are limited to four permits per season.
Day Permits can be booked, at no extra charge, from the BCAA Clubmate App.
Anglers MUST book the Day Permit before fishing. When booking via BCAA Clubmate App, an email which details all the rules of the fishery, will be sent to you and this acts as both permit and receipt of payment.
When fishing, all BCAA anglers must produce evidence of their booking plus their BCAA membership book, on request.
Online map link:
Nearest postcode:
BB7 9EHJ (Wesley Street, Sabden – private houses) (400m south-west of the motor access to the fishery)
Please park where indicated at the fishery.


No water levels are provided.  If fishing is closed due to low water levels, this will be shown on the website and members will not be able to book permits via the BCAA Clubmate App.