The Mersey has the second highest tidal range in Britain and on occasions can have a tidal bore. Try fishing at slack water near walls or structures. R. Ric Elwin Well-known member. The skipper knew exactly where to position the boat to maximise our enjoyment and catch. Worm baits work well. Available for hire. Flounder – flat fish that is available all year round, usually resident to the Mersey. Salmon have been seen after years of absence. You are able to fish several hours either side of high tide from the promenade. The river, one of the largest in the area, has acted as a barrier and boundary for hundreds of years. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Post your fishing report and pictures in this section. Calm humid conditions today that were ideal for trout fishing saw me head up to Weegena to chase the trout in the fast waters of the Mersey River. From Central Stockport the river flows through or past Heaton Mersey, Didsbury, Northenden, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Stretford, Sale, Ashton on Mersey, Urmston and Flixton, then at Irlam flows into the Manchester Ship Canal, which is the canalised section of the River Irwell at this point. The river Mersey is a great place for winter Cod Fishing, not just for the boats either. Blue topaz Obsessed Poster Posts: 322 Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:49 pm Location: Rossendale Lancs. There are numerous different venues where you can fish the River Mersey, each has its own merits. It flows westwards throu the suburban auries o sooth Manchester, then intae the Manchester Ship Canal at Irlam, acomin a pairt o the canal an maintaining the canal's watter levels. Most baits work well including cocktails. The rapid expansion of the textile industry led to an associated growth in the dyeing, bleaching and finishing trades. An example of this is the Town Hall Steps mark on the Wirral side. The River Mersey is full of fantastic opportunities for anglers, whether it be fresh or salt water fishing. Will take most bait especially Lug worm. river mersey cammel laird shipyard and tranmere oil terninal may 2013 (8717638046).jpg 4,680 × 2,365; 7.17 mb River mersey flixton.jpg 3,504 × 2,336; 1.83 MB River Mersey flowing away from Manchester Ship Canal - geograph.org.uk - 1210039.jpg 640 × 480; 42 KB The River Mersey was once known as one of the countries most polluted rivers. Given the River Mersey is extremely tidal you have to take into consideration the tide times. The path along the River Mersey, incorporating the Manchester section of the 213-mile Trans Pennine Trail, runs east-west along the water through several parks and fields. Some of these fishing marks can be fished straight through but you will find most can only be fished at high or low tide. There is also a good selection of frozen baits in store. The Mersey begins in Stockport and stretches for 20 or so miles through South Manchester before entering the Manchester Ship Canal in Flixton. Conger Eel – A resident fish available all year round. Apr 9, 2006 #1 Does anyone know/fish this stretch, or Didsbury area? At several times during the year the fishing can become poor in between these periods. That said some can be fished at both states of the tides, this is usually a couple of hours either side of high and low. River Mersey • location. You are able to fish further up the estuary but are only likely to catch flat fish species, such as Flounder or Eels etc. Big Fish and squid baits work best. The section of river by the Marina is home to various flatfish, whiting, silver eels and cod. The typical recent level of the River Mersey at Northenden over the past 12 months has been between 0.28m and 0.83m. Plus anything else you need for fishing in the area. Even salmon could be caught in Manchester until the end of the 18th Century. Quote; Post by Blue topaz » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:26 pm . They have information on specific fishing marks and how to get there. With over 40 profiles all with bios, images, size of fish, weather and catch reports why not give it a try today! In this post we will concentrate on the sea fishing aspect, covering all the basics you will need to know. Your email address will not be published. The fishing was fantastic, we had 13 different species of fish including :- Conger Eel, Cod, Ling, Pollock and an abundance of Mackrel. This is due to the depth and also water salinity levels reducing leaving only fish adapted to survive in brackish water. As the river passes Runcorn it opens out into its widest stretch, which is 3 miles across near Ellesmere Port. Will take most small baits. Any bait will do, they tend to find your bait before the intended target. The bottom of the river Mersey has different kinds of ground to fish on. 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