This water is strictly Members-only
The WAA fishery is approx 1.5 miles, single bank, of the River Dane.
The Dane is a pleasant, intimate, narrow winding river. This stretch is located in farmland just north of Holmes Chapel.
The stretch is known in particular for it's chub fishing, with fish averaging around 3lbs. There is also good sport for grayling, trout, roach, dace and eels. The river is also home to plagues of minnows, so fishing with small baits like maggots can require a patient approach to build up a swim and attract larger species.
Larger baits like bread, cheese, luncheon meat and in recent years, pellets, are all popular for the chub. The fishery is not prolific for barbel, although a few fish are known to be found amongst the overhanging willows at the bottom end of the stretch. Be alert if you want to coax them from their snaggy home!
A roving approach is best adopted here. Travel light, change swims often, and you have a good chance of finding a few fish. There are a variety of runs and small pools, plus the horseshoe bend at the top of the stretch which is suitable for trotting.