WINSFORD and DISTRICT ANGLING ASSOCIATION
established 1908

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RILSHAW LANE AND DOCKYARD
12 months
pegs 214 to 231

postcode cw7 3da


Here the river is a wide shallow flash, after the crossing at the bottom of stocks stairs from which the town got its name ( wynes ford ), flooded due to the collapse of surface ground into underground voids caused by the mining industry sometime between 1845 to 1880. Rilshaw is very popular in the summer with the public and boaters. The 'bottom flash' holds pike, bream and roach, eels and perch, with the occasional tench and carp. Rilshaw lane then joins the Dockyard length which the Association own,and has large beds of reeds in which the pike spawn in february, so pike sport can be good running up to this event . This area creates a 'back eddy' so snags can appear or disappear with every flood. Depths have shallowed over the last two decades due to silt washed down from the upper weaver's constant erosion and middle flash has long since disappeared to become a wetland marsh for birdlife, with lots of varieties and bottom flash itself is a magnet for hoards of canadian geese and unfortunately cormorants. Carp are present to over 20lb . Tip rod will score for the bream, and especially for a pleasure session prebaiting can bring good rewards done correctly with bonus tench frequent.

No keepnets to be used during the close season under any circumstances.
Day tickets are available all year round on the bank from the bailiffs.
dawn till dusk only, night fishing is not available to day ticket holders.

PERMIT HOLDERS
Night fishing is available for up to 48hrs with the appropriate stamp.
Remember that the bailiffs can now ask to see your rod license as well.
No unauthorized cutting of swims.

Access is from the Marina car park alongside the A54 or from Rilshaw lane
open access car park. A trolley or barrow is advised .

 

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All anglers fishing the association pools and rivers, have the right ,whenever questioned by a bailiff of the association, to request that the bailiff also is able to show his/her card. If any members are asked to leave the water for whatever reason by a bailiff and he/she fails to produce a valid bailiff card please contact a member of the fishery management team or comittee.