Hurst Green is an Association-owned stretch of the River Ribble, near Ribchester. This is members-only, no day tickets.
The Association controls 1.5 miles of the right bank of the river.
This is an good stretch of mixed game and coarse fishing. The length includes long riffles, and some impressive pools, including the infamous 'Sale Wheel'. The game fishing is good, and this is a stretch known to produce salmon and sea trout to all the usual methods when they are running. Brown trout are also present with some good specimens in the pools and the deep water.
The coarse fishing is also good with chub and barbel present, and a roving approach travelling light can produce fish from several swims. There are a couple of deep glides just before the fast gorge water, where trotting is possible. Barbel are perhaps more noted towards the bottom of the stretch, below Sale Wheel pool. The large swirling pool itself has known to produce large bream, roach, chub, dace, barbel, pike and even carp in the past.
Access and Parking
This stretch of river is in rural Lancashire, and the walk to the fishing is not without its ups and downs. Much of the river bank is part of the Ribble Way path, however the main access at Clough Bank Farm features a walk down (and hence back up) a steep hill to get to the river. A gentle, but longer walk is from upsteam at Through House Farm (free parking). A parking fee will be charged at Clough Bank Farm., WAA sticker must be displayed. Please note: no vehicles are allowed past Clough Bank farm.