St Helens Council - Fishing rights Opportunity


Regular member
Jun 18, 2004
Hi guys, not been here for a while, but just saw this and thought it might be of interest to some. Full details can be found at EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - St Helens Council Opportunity for Fishing Rights. There are several documents to d/load & review:

Opportunity for Fishing Rights at :

• Colliers Moss Common
• Monastery Dam
• Paddock Dam
• Sutton Mill Dam
• Taylor Park
• The Clegg

Expressions of Interest Invited


Please return this form via The Chest Pro Contract Portal before the closing date.

If you have any queries relating to this opportunity, please use the messaging facility on The Chest Pro Contract Portal.
Alternatively, contact Craig Jones on 01744 675617 or

1. Introduction

Expressions of interest are invited from Fishing Groups who would be interested in taking a Licence for one or more of the bodies of water outlined in the list below. You can register your interest in as many or few as you wish.

Plans of the areas intended to be licenced are attached as a reference guide only, and final licenced boundaries will be determined and agreed as part of the final negotiations.

2. Description

Colliers Moss Common – Bold Lane, Bold, St.Helens
Approximate water area – 16,500 m2
Approximate Total Site Area – 20,000 m2

Monastery Dam – Gerards Lane, Sutton, St.Helens
Approximate water area – 10,000 m2
Approximate Total Site Area – 11,250 m2

Paddock Dam - Holme Road, Eccleston, St.Helens
Approximate water area – 7,750 m2
Approximate Total Site Area – 7,750 m2

Sutton Mill Dam – Leach Lane, Sutton, St.Helens
Approximate water area – 15,500 m2
Approximate Total Site Area – 31,000 m2

Taylor Park – Grosvenor Road, Eccleston, St.Helens
Approximate water area – 46,500 m2
Approximate Total Site Area – 50,000 m2

The Clegg – Close Street, Thatto Heath, St.Helens
Approximate water area – 11,000 m2
Approximate Total Site Area – 31,000 m2

NB : - You may register interest in one or more, up to all of the available sites.

3. Usage

The sites are intended to be used as fishing lakes only. Any other activities on site would need to be closely discussed and agreed with St Helens Borough Council prior to the signing of a final licence agreement.

4. Tenure

The Council’s tenure is Freehold.

Licences will be granted to successful applicants for a mutually agreed period of time to be determined during negotiations and set out in the final licence agreement. The sites will all be offered under the terms of a full repairing and insuring Licence.

5. Submission

All expressions of interest are invited by 12 Noon on Tuesday 1st September 2020 and should be accompanied by the following details: -

• A brief outline of your club including number of members and any other information
• Evidence of the proposal for the lake and how it is to be maintained
• To include a maintenance schedule of the body of water itself as well as surrounding land, water quality and fishing stocks
• Any other appropriate information to support your interest.

7. Rent and Fees

Rental fees for each site to be determined between the successful applicant and St.Helens Borough Council, which depending on the level of interest may be subject to a bidding process. The successful applicant will be required to pay the Council's standard Legal and Surveyor costs of £700.

Ken the Pacman

Regular member
Site Supporter
Aug 24, 2015
All have been club waters at various points and the clubs either disbanded or gave up the rights except the Clegg which I dont think anybody has been brave enough to take on.
I know several clubs looked at it Newton le willows aa for one but another club representative I know had a walk around a while back asking the people in tents about what they had caught and he was quite impressed with the large head of stolen carp in there but when he mentioned that his club were thinking of taking it on he was told in the strongest possible way that if they thought he was going to pay for somewhere he had fished free for all his life there would be problems so I know they just walked away from that one.