Ramsden Wood is a large dam near Walsden, in a great setting nestled among the hills and mature trees.
|What size are the ponds?||Ramsden Wood is 1.5 Acres|
|What type of fishery?||Mixed Fishery|
|When is it open?||All year|
|Is night fishing allowed?||No|
|How Many Platforms?||Fishing from the 8 permanent pegs only.|
|Any other Rules?||No litter. Do not block the public footpath which runs past the water with fishing gear.|
|Can I get a day ticket?||No. This pond is for members only.|
|What species can i find?||Roach. Perch. Tench. Carp. Ide. Chub. Gudgeon. Rudd. Bream. Ide.|
|What's the Address?||OL14 7UD. Turn onto Ramsden Wood Road on the opposite side of Rochdale Road from Gordon Riggs Garden Centre in Walsden - then take the narrow left turn up the hill away from the new housing estate.|
|How about parking and access?||Please park on one of the two small car parks near the pond with consideration please. Very easy access for disabled with specially constructed peg right next to the car park.|
About Ramsden Wood
Todmorden have fished the lodge since 1985 on a lease from Walsden Printing Company who used to draw water from the lodge to use in their manufacturing process.
The mill closed down and the site was acquired by Skipton Properties in
2002 for housing development-site then sold on to Elite Homes North West, then to Bovis Homes who now own the site.
The builders initially wanted to fill the lodge in-but a petition to the Council saved the water for future generations as a community facility.
Since aquiring the fishing lease Todmorden have improved the site over the years by installing fishing platforms, including a large disable friendly peg next to the car park and also a floating island to provide cover from predatory birds.