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Most of the following waters are available exclusively to CSSC members and in many cases their families and guests. For the great majority of the waters listed, therefore, membership of one or more of the following bodies is required :-

CSSC Sports and Leisure (CSSC)

The Civil Service Angling Society (CSAS)

A local CSSC Area Association or Angling Society

Details of local secretaries are given for each water; enquirers seeking further information should always include an SAE.


River Great Ouse, Clifton Reynes, nr. Olney, Bucks

For details, see list of Civil Service Angling Society Waters.


Fishers Green Complex, Lea Valley Regional Park, nr. Waltham Abbey, Essex. Note: This is a Leisure Sport Angling Club water.

Lea navigation Canal

Littleton Lake, nr. Shepperton, Middlesex

 For details, see list of Civil Service Angling Society Waters.


The following six waters are currently controlled by the Civil Service (Blackpool) AS.

Note: A waiting list for membership is in operation.
Membership details are available from :-

The Sports Office
Room 102G
Government Buildings
Tel;: 01253 332396

Frank's Pool, Beacon Fell, Higher Lickhurst Farm, nr. Garstang, Lancs
(Situated at the foot of the north-western side of Beacon Fell this attractive and fairly large water holds roach, crucian, mirror and common carp, tench, bream and perch. Ample parking).

Wild Boar Farm, nr. St. Michaels onm Wyre, Lancs
(Two ponds containing bream, rudd and tench).

Staining, nr. Blackpool, Lancs
(Six ponds with common, mirror, wild and crucian carp, bream, eels, pike, perch, roach, rudd and tench).

Hardhorn, nr. Blackpool, Lancs
Two ponds with bream, carp, perch, roach, rudd and tench.

River Wyre, St. Michaels, Lancs
Approximately three quarters of a mile of coarse and game fishing for bream, chub, dabs, eels, flounder, smelt, gudgeon, roach, trout and the occasional sea trout and salmon.

River Ribble, nr. Clitheroe, Lancs
Civil Service Motoring Association water comprising a stretch of the west bank from West Bradford Bridge to Brungerley Bridge. CSMA own the water which is leased to the Ribblesdale Angling Association. Two day tickets are reserved for residents of Eaves Hal Country Club. A relatively shallow and fast flowing water. Fly only. CSMA members may obtain further details from :-

CSMA Leisure Properties Ltd
Eaves Hall Country Club
Nr. Clitheroe
Tel: 01200 425271


1 -Kirklebride & Pipercroft. Dumfries and Area CSSC Angling Section waters.
Stocked with rainbow trout; boat fishing only, keys from Brian Lorimer, see below. Also two stretches, approx one mile of River Urr, a small, back end salmon river. All are situated with twelve miles of Dumfries.

Information and tickets from :-

Brian Lorimer
Dumfries CSAA Angling Section
15, Barnton Place
Tel: 01387 264054(h)
       01387 245700(w)

2 - River Fillan and Loch Iubhair, Crianlarich, Perthshire
Six miles of trout and salmon fishing controlled by the Glasgow Telephones and Civil Service Angling Association, to which the CSSC (Glasgow Area) Angling Section is affiliated.

Day tickets:                    3.00 (Juniors and OAP's 1.00)
Weekly tickets:                10.00
Season tickets:                20.00 from :-

Ben More Restaurant, Crianlarich
Rod and Reel Bar/Restaurant. Crianlarich
Pine Trees Caravan Site, Tyndrum
Water Bailiff, Jim Allerdyce, Railway Cottages, Crianlarich

Maps issued with Permit. waters stocked annually with brown trout. Any legal lure.

3 - Lochan Na Bi, Glen Lochy, Tyndrum, Perthshire
Day tickets            5.00 from :-

The West Highlander Caravan Site, Tyndrum
Any legal lure, stocked with brown trout, six fish limit.

Further information from :-

David Taylor
Hon. Sec. CSSC (Glasgow) Angling Section
180, Cedar Road
Cumbernauld G67 3BJ
Tel: 01236 451162(h)
      0141 220 6366(w)
Fax: 0141 220 6350

4 - Loch Glow and Black Loch
Loch Glow, a reservoir (under threat of closure), 120 acres, linked to Black Loch, a small natural loch. Located in the Cliesh Hills above Kelty on the Fife/Kinross boundary. CSSC Rosyth Area (Angling Section) water. Stocked with brown trout, some brook trout, rainbow trout, pike and perch (not encouraged). Any legal method allowed. An 'open' water. A good water on a pleasant day but exposed and somewhat bleak in windy weather. can be waded. A club boat is available on a first come, first served basis.

Day tickets available from :-

Hobbies Shop, New Row, Dunfirmline
Gamesport, St. Andrews Street, Dunfirmline
Lochornie House, one mile below loch on Kelty road
Fife Tackle Centre, High Street, Cowdenbeath
- also available at the water from any bailiff
Current prices:            5.00 per day (adults)
                                  $2.50 per day (juniors and OAP's)

Further information from :-

Geoff Barker
Secretary CSSC (Rosyth) AS
1, Wedderburn Street
KY11 4PT
Tel: 01383 723122

5 - River Ythan, Fyvie, Grampian & River Urie, Inverurie, Grampian
Five miles of salmon, sea trout and trout fishing. CSSC Grampian Freshwater Angling Club. Fishing is seasonal and depends on water height at the beginning and end of the year. Any method apart from shrimp/prawn. The club also has access to other local waters.

Visiting anglers wishing to fish should contact the secretary :-

Craig Davis
SOFAD Marine Laboratory
101, Victoria Road
AB11 9DB
Tel: 01224 876544


1- River Kennett, nr. Newbury, Berks
2 - Lake, nr. Newbury, Berks
3 - Kennet and Avon Canal, Kintbury, Berks
4 - River Thames, Dachet, Berks
5 - River Thames, Windsor Racecourse, Berks

For details of above, see list of Civil Service Angling Society Waters.


1 - River Medway, East Peckham, Kent

For details, see list of Civil Service Angling Society Waters.


1 - Elmdon, nr. Birmingham
Pool in the sports ground at Elmdon. CSSC Birmingham Area Association Angling Section water. Fishing for carp, bream, roach and perch. Enquiries to :-

Harry Wiggin BEM
45, Brays Road
B26 1NX
Tel: 0121 743 7792

2 - Knowle, nr. Birmingham
Two and a half miles of canal, known as the Black Boy stretch. Controlled by CSSC Birmingham Area Association Angling Section. Day tickets available. 50 pegs are set aside for matches out of a total of 145. Ample parking at Black Boy pub on Birmingham to Warwick road. Enquiries to Harry Wiggin as above.

CSSC West Midlands AS membership details from :-

Ron Hill
406, Reddich Road
Kings Norton
B38 8NA
Tel: 0121 458 6439


Membership of CSAS required, details from :-

Mr. Ian Campbell
35, Cherry Tree Avenue
TW18 1JB
email - cmpfranc@aol.com

1 - River Great Ouse, Clifton Reynes, nr. Olney, Bucks
Very good coarse fishing for tench, bream, roach, perch, chub, dace and pike. Night fishing allowed.

2 - Lea Navigational Canal - Some twenty-three miles of coarse fishing is available.

3 - Littleton Lake, nr. Shepperton, Middlesex
Large naturalised gravel pit containing very big tench and bream as well as good carp, pike and roach. The Ellis Fishery is shared with members of the Littleton Sailing Club (Civil Service Sailing Association). Night fishing allowed.

4 - River Medway, East Peckham, Kent
Half mile single bank coarse fishing for roach, bream, chub, dace and occasional large carp. Also short stretch of the Bourne, a Medway tributary, containing some good chub and small species. Ideal float fishing water, especially pole, in the quiet Kent countryside. Night fishing allowed.

5 - River Kennet, nr. Newbury, Berks
Approximately two and a half miles, much of it double bank, known as Hambridge fishery. Specimen barbel, chub, roach, perch, pike, good grayling and some large trout. Trout re-stocked annually. Fishing by fly only from 1st April to 15th June. Water noted for fine barbel and chub. Night fishing allowed.

6 - Burwood Estate Fishery
Two ponds situated in woodlands at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. One pond contains carp, roach, tench, pike, perch and eels. The other pond contains carp, roach, rudd, bream and perch.

7 - Kennet & Avon Canal, Kintbury, Berks
A stretch of single (towpath) bank fishing for the usual coarse species and some trout. Night fishing allowed.

8 - River Thames, Datchet, Berks
One and a half miles, single bank, including Old Windsor Weirpool. Good summer fishing for dace, roach, chub, barbel, pike, the occasional trout and possibly salmon. Lower stretch of fishery largely clear of boats.

9 - River Thames, Windsor Racecourse, Berks
Extensive fishery comprising main river, including Boveney Weirpool, millstream and side stream. provides for a variety of fishing styles for all Thames species. Night fishing allowed.

NOTE: In addition to the waters listed above, the CSAS is affiliated to the Reading and District Angling Association (thirty-five waters in the Western corridor around Reading) and the Turnford Consortium (four small pits in the Lea Valley nr. Fishers Green). Both of these facilities attract an additional fee. CSAS also has an arrangement with Leisure Sport Angling Club for discounted rates to CSAS members.