Fishing around Wigan/Ashton-in-Makerfield?

derpkhan

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Hello,
Does anyone know some good spots to fish around the Wigan or Ashton in Makerfield area? I bought some fishing equipment in early december but still not really sure where to go as I have not been fishing before.
 

angel

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What sort of fishing are you looking for ?
Did you buy a rod and reel or a pole ?
 

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If you are a beginner winter is a hard time to start as bites can be hard to come by.
Most lakes and a lot of canal stretches are controlled by clubs, so in addition to your EA rod licence you will have to pay for a day ticket.
Do you have any canals or lakes near you where you can hone your skill ?
 

derpkhan

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I do live nearby some lakes and canals and thankfully I thought ahead and got a club membership for my area. Though it's good to know winter might be a tricky starting time.
 

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Newton Anglers is a good club too, very proactive, good range of waters, well managed and bailiffed.
 

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Check out the WDAA website for their list of waters and fill your boots... lots to go at.
They prob have a facebook page too where you can see whats being caught where.
Ask a few questions on that.
 
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