This is a members-only water. There is no access to the general public.
This Association-owned water is a small shallow reservoir at Aspull, near Wigan. Woodshaw Reservoir is famed for it's quality tench and crucian fishing. Fishing is easy with a uniform depth of 3.5 feet and no need to cast more than a foot away from the reeds. Mornings and evenings are best for the tench and crucians. In the daytime, fish a maggot in the open water for endless bites from roach and skimmers. There are no mirror or common carp present, and the club intends to keep it that way to preserve the unique, and very popular crucian fishing that Woodshaw offers.
There are 30 dedicated fishing platforms, each fringed with marginal reeds. The water has a dedicated, secure car park (club key needed) and the access from the water is ramped, so should be suitable for wheelchair users. Our local group of dedicated bailiffs patrol the water daily, and keep the swims and paths in top condition. The club also operates a crop thinning policy on Woodshaw. The roach breed prolifically in the reeds, and so to make ensure a decent average size of fish, we thin out the roach and skimmers every few years. This has proved to be very successful.
Keepnets are not allowed and the water is closed on Monday evenings during May and June for the junior match series.