Gone fishing: celebrate National Fishing Month

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Fishing is the most popular participatory spot in the UK. Figures released in 2010 reported that 6.1 million people had been fresh or sea water fishing in the last two years, and numbers of anglers are at an all-time high. In fact, it’s so popular there’s now a National Fishing Month (22nd July to 29th August 2016), set up to encourage every family member to have a go at fishing.

Here at the Swettenham Arms, our rural location means we’re well placed for that all-important after-fishing drink or meal. Venues near us include:

Dane River, Swettenham. Our nearest stretch of water, this is behind the pub. You’ll need to be a member of the Congleton Anglers’ Society (£28 per calendar year), which also gives you access to other beautiful local waters.

Dane River, Holmes Chapel. Another lovely stretch of the River Dane, our local river, this one’s managed by the Warrington Anglers’ Society. It’s members only, so you’ll need to join first. 

Brereton Country Park. Fishing run by Wheelock Angling Society. Fish include common and mirror carp, roach, perch, tench, bream and pike. The average size of the fish is around 16 to 18lb. Day tickets are available on the bank at £5.00 per rod which is collected on site.

Congleton & District Fly Fishers Ltd, Westlow Mere. Trout fishery. Prices start at £15 for a one fish, full day ticket, annual tickets available.

Marton Heath Trout Pools – family run fishery with two trout pools and a coarse pool.

Wherever you decide to go, come in and see us at the Swettenham Arms for a drink or a meal afterwards – after all, propping up the bar with a pint and a story of the ‘one that got away’ is an essential part of the day’s fishing! And if you weren’t lucky with your day’s catch, you can always console yourself with a plate of our gorgeous traditional fish and chips.

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