I know what you mean. No-one wants to start fishing at 9am and stop at 5 esp. in summer. Why not try the river Wyre, thats near you, big catches of bream are regular and fish of 9lb+ are coming out. Dont know about the opening/closing times but im sure theres a couple of unfished stretches.
Get them rods bent, get them reels screamin', get fishin!
depends where a bouts in lancs u are. A great summer water is the jumbles, which is free fishing, and can fish it wen u want, near the dam wall in summer theire a huge bream, carp and even barbel with of course those monstrous pike in there!