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The River Ribble

Sea Trout Fishing on the River Ribble

The Ribble begins at the confluence of the Gayle Beck and Cam Beck near the famous viaduct at Ribblehead, in the shadow of the Yorkshire three peaks. It then flows 75 miles through Settle, Clitheroe, Ribchester and Preston, before emptying into the Irish Sea between Lytham St. Annes and Southport, The main tributaries are the Hodder and Calder which join the Ribble near Great Mitton, the River Darwen which joins at Walton-le-Dale and the River Douglas which joins near Hesketh Bank.

The River Ribble at Clitheroe



Sea Trout Fishing on the Rivers Ribble & Hodder

The Ribble, along with its main tributary the River Hodder, is one of England's best sea-trout rivers, with a catch of 826 in 2008, and in early season double-figure fish are not uncommon. Larger flies and sinking lines are the preferred option early in the season, but as summer advances lighter tackle, smaller flies and floating lines can be used more profitably. Ribblesdale Angling Association controls three miles on the Ribble at Clitheroe, as well as one mile single bank on the main tributary, the Hodder.


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