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Environment Agency Mitton Fishery

Environment Agency Mitton Fishery
The Mitton Beat is a mixed fishery on the River Ribble downstream of Mitton Bridge left bank only, and specific rules apply.

The beat is divided into three sections A, B and C. These sections are listed on the day permit and state the limits and methods that may be used within these areas.

The 1.5-mile stretch features many fast runs and deep pools. As well as Salmon and Sea Trout the beat offers excellent Grayling and Brown Trout Fishing, along with good sport for Chub fishing in the winter months. Many Dace and the occasional Barbel can be found to tempt the visiting coarse angler.

The Rivers Calder and Hodder, being the main tributaries join the River Ribble in the Agency’s stretch creating superb holding areas for Salmon and Sea Trout. The whole beat is open for coarse fishing from the 1 November – 15 March. Between 16 June and 1st November coarse fishing is restricted to the River Calder area and section C that is illustrated on the Day permit. Fly-fishing for Grayling is permitted between 15 March and 1November.

All fishing on day permits is permitted from 8am to 8pm with the exception of night permits, which allows you to fish from 8pm to 8am for Migratory Salmon and Sea Trout. All regulations are fully listed on permits. Prices £15 - Salmon and Sea Trout (Day and Night ticket) £5 - Brown Trout (Day ticket) £5 - Coarse fish (Day Ticket) £5 – Grayling (Day Ticket)

All tickets must be purchased before fishing from the Pendle Garage, Clitheroe Road, Barrow, BB7 9AQ. Please ensure you have a valid Environment Agency rod licence if you are over 12 years of age. Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975 and Environment Agency Regional Bylaws apply. This stretch is regularly baliffed so please adhere to the regulations that are in place. Richard McIlwain Area Fisheries Team Leader Environment Agency 01772 714076; 721-4076

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