1. Overview

Anyone over the age of 12, fishing in freshwaters in England and Wales, must have an Environment Agency Rod Licence. Full details of how to buy, prices and other useful fishing information are available online at the Environment Agency website.

General mixed coarse fishing can be found on stillwaters throughout the Borough of Stockport.

Public notice to all anglers

Many other user groups (walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers, canoeists and conservationists etc.) use these same areas as fisherman and every effort should be taken to avoid conflict.

Therefore please ensure that full consideration is given to others whilst fishing. Please do not block paths, always remove litter and fishing tackle and stick to the rules of the fishery.