One of the countries more interesting match venues

Carr Mill Dam is one of the countries most well respected match fishing venues, this Merseyside reservoir has seen many of the countries’ finest anglers grace the banks. This is one of the largest sized waters in the North West, it dates back to the 1700s when it was created to help keep the Sankey canal topped up with water.

In the heyday years it would be common for anglers to bag up on ton bags of bream, plans are currently underway to restock the venue and turn it back into one of the main silverfish venues in the country. There has recently been some development work on the banks, plastic platforms have been placed in the water for people to fish from – make sure you wear suitable footwear if you don’t want wet feet.

The Dam is also used for water skiing and powerboat racing. If you are planning a big session it would be advisable to check what other activities are planned on the water on the days you plan on fishing.

Main Species at Carr Mill Dam

  • Bream
  • Carp
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Roach

Top Methods

Most methods will work well on their day, so fit your approach to the conditions. Most people opt to fish the feeder, so if you fancy a day on the tip and like cleaning bream slime off your hooklengths then this should provide a great day of entertainment.

Day Tickets, Membership and Prices

The fishing rights at Carr Mill belong to the St Helens Angling Association. A years membership runs is based on a calendar year and charged at the following rates:

Adults: £25
Concessions (Juniors, OAPs and Ladies): £7

Find out more information

Address: Garswood Old Road, Saint Helens, Merseyside, WA11 7LX.


The water is located 2 miles from junction 23 of the M6 just off the A580 heading for Liverpool. You should turn right at the 3rd set of traffic lights and the water will then be visible on your right.

Sat Nav Postcode: WA11 7LX

Carr Mill Dam Location Map