Welcome to the web site of Bowland Game-Fishing Association 


BGFA is Lancashire`s premier Association offering fly-fishing for brown and rainbow trout, grayling with salmon and sea trout providing excellent sport from mid-summer onwards. Runs of sea trout usually arrive in North Western rivers from the end of June; salmon tend to run later with July, August, September and October the best months. 

Spinning for migratory fish is allowed on most beats on a height of water. The club controls extensive river fishing throughout Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria and the Scottish Borders  with excellent fly fishing on the Aire ,Liddel  and multiple beats on the Ribble, Hodder, Lune,  and 'the queen of fly-fishing rivers', the Cumbrian Derwent. We are fortunate in that many of our waters are in areas of outstanding natural beauty – the Forest of Bowland, the Lake District National Park, the Ribble and Lune valleys and the Yorkshire Dales. 

There`s more to fishing than catching fish


 Snow on Cumbrian Fells          
Sunset in the Hodder Valley



                        River Lune at Arkholme acquired 2018




           Still- water fly-fishing for rainbow and brown trout is available on the clubs well-stocked reservoir




For some of our members, particularly in the winter months, the grayling proves a popular quarry with both the Ribble and Hodder holding good numbers of this often neglected fish. With the exception of the Aire, all our waters hold coarse fish which can provide a good excuse for a walk along the banks in winter.






The Association has an active fishing membership of approximately 140. Fishing pressure is light with restrictions as to the number of rods applying on some beats. Interested in membership and fly fishing,click onto Membership.

No matter whether you prefer the challenge of small stream fishing for big, wild brownies, still- water fishing for rainbows, the magic of the sea trout, the pursuit of 'the queen of the river', the grayling, or 'the king of fish', the salmon, there is something for you and ...........

you will always find a welcome from the members.



 10 year average annual catch: brown trout 1918; sea trout 234; grayling 573; salmon 170

                       Local still water produced 789 rainbows



                                           Derwent Salmon and Trout


                                                      Lune Salmon



                         Two specimen Hodder trout-brown or sea??

2019 Season

Best salmon 20lb on a Cascade  River Derwent

Best trout 4lb to a Golden Hector  River Lune

Best sea trout 5 lb River Hodder

Best grayling 2lb 3oz River Ribble


For more information contact the Secretary Roger Borrell  07838207893 or rogernborrell@gmail.co                                                                                                 



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