The Mid-Ribble Angling Society was formed in the late 1930’s and has enjoyed continued support both locally and further afield over the years. The basic aim of the Society is to secure, for its members, the best possible fishing within the means available. Membership is limited to 60 at present, male and female, many having over 15 years membership.
The Society controls over five miles of Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout Fishing on the River Ribble and its major tributary the River Hodder. With the exception of a short stretch of water at Long Preston the society's fishing is on the right-hand bank of both rivers.
It is widely accepted that the best Salmon fishing on the Ribble system is to be found below the confluence of the Hodder and the Ribble (Hodder Foot). The best Sea Trout fishing is to be found on the Hodder, especially during a season with high rainfall.
The society offers a diverse selection of water from the smaller Hodder to the much bigger Ribble. Downstream of Calder Foot, the system becomes known as "Big Ribble". There are many named pools which yield good numbers of Salmon and Sea Trout.
The society's waters are situated on the river Ribble near Hurst Green and on the lower Hodder. There is also a short stretch of water on the Ribble at Long Preston and the Calder at Whalley. Members also have access through a concessionary arrangement to Stocks Reservoir.
All of the society's waters are easily accessible from the whole of the North West and car parks are situated within a short walking distance of the river bank.
The waters are stocked annually with Brown Trout. Grayling are also present. They provide additional sport for some of our members especially during the winter months.