Portsmouth Reservoir

Situated in a stunning area of the Pennines between Todmorden and Burnley, Portsmouth Reservoir is a fantastic place to fish when the weather is good.

Portsmouth Reservoir Factfile
What size are the ponds? Portmouth Res is 1.9 acres
What type of fishery? Coarse Fishery
When is it open? All year
Is night fishing allowed? No
How Many Platforms? 22 Platforms. Fishing from permanent pegs only.
Any other Rules? Strictly senior members only - juniors may enter only if accompanied by a senior. No access to the public. Members must have their membership card with them. Strictly no litter.
Members Reminder! Nobody must climb over the wall anywhere around the reservoir this now includes the fenceline. Anglers must not turn left after going over the railway bridge in order to unload fishing tackle over the fence. This blocks the access to the farm. The only access to this water for anglers and tackle is through the car park. Anybody found doing any of the above will have their membership suspended.
Can I get a day ticket? No. This pond is for members only.
What species can i find? Bream. Roach. Perch. Tench. Carp. Ide. Gudgeon. Rudd. Chub. Barbel.
What's the Address? OL14 8QE. Just off Burnley Road about half a mile beyond The Roebuck pub when travelling from Tod.
How about parking and access? Main car park just before railway bridge. Smaller car park for disabled and Senior Citizen members only by the reservoir. Suitable for disabled people with very good access and parking and fishing pegs. Do not block roadways.

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About Portsmouth Reservoir

This site has been leased since the 1980's-but vast improvements have been made since we aquired the fishing rights.
An access pathway has been made ,the 'diving stage'has been removed and the leak has been sorted.
Excellent fishery -very windy place-but do not let the wind put you off.
Two large floating islands exist to provide refuge from predatory birds.
The disabled car park right next to the dam wall was completed in 2006 and work done to install a path along both banks for easy access.
A further 3 pegs where added and the disabled carpark extended in 2016..
  • The 'old diving stage' before removal and restoration 2005