Getting Hooked

A comedian once said, that a man’s brain is divided into boxes.  Their favourite box would always be the big box labelled, “nothing”.  His theory: this explains fishing.  This may not be not solely apply to men, and far be it from me to suggest that the relaxation of looking at calm waters may not apply to women too.


If this does apply to you, if the idea of pulling on your waders and baiting the hook is your idea of getting away from the mania of reality, then very close to your Laytham’s getaway you will find heaven.  Stocks reservoir is the “largest fly fishery in the North West of England”, boasting “Four and a half miles of fishable shoreline and 350 acres of open water.” (Quote taken from  On site there is a tackle shop and café, just in case you have forgotten something important.


The reservoir is quarter of an hour away by car, less than seven miles, and is open from 0900 – 1700.  Perfect for a quiet lads fishing holiday, or a family day by the water.  Still plenty of time to catch a bar later and brag about that awesome catch you made, you know, the one that will have grown three feet by the time you make it back home.


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