About Little Britain Anglers
Little Britain Angler’s has been set up by a group of Anglers with a common aim to improve and protect the River Irwell and its surrounding environment and waterways and canals ,the name comes from an area of rural land known in the 18th/19th century as “Little Britain” which is now home to a housing estate and industrial units called redvales .
The membership to Little Britain Angler’s is OPEN at present, we are happy for you to view posts and leave comments to get details of joining the club go to the Membership page or get in touch.
Our four primary objectives are:
- To raise the profile, and public awareness of the River Irwell and its tributaries and waterways and canals surrounding
- To ensure that our local authorities, United Utilities and the Environment Agency and local councils and Canal and Rivers Trust continuing environmental revival of the River Irwell and its tributaries as fisheries and the waterways and canals surrounding
- To ensure that as much of the river as possible remains accessible to our members and other waterways and canals which we have the fishing rights for ,and to support local communities around them to become aware and use for other activities such as walking ,cycling ,photography were there is public access aloud
- To encourage people to become a member of the fishing club regardless of there characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation if they go fishing! or not ,as we are more than just a fishing club and have members who like getting involved in the club for lots of the other reasons,
The Irwell and surrounding waterways and canals now supports Otters, Kingfishers and Deer, and a wide variety of fish live in its waters. However, large amounts of human and industrial waste still enter the water course on a regular basis. It’s high time this ongoing pollution ended. Please join us – in our lobbying of politicians, United Utilities, The Environment Agency and other organisations to take appropriate action.
We continue to target waste water treatment plants which are continuing to flush plastic sanitary waste products into the river, Combined Sewage Outfalls which release raw sewage into the river during periods of heavy rain, and business which are still releasing industrial waste into the river and our waterways and canals. We have been in engagement with United Utilities over these matters, and other agencies and councils have made our voices heard and feelings known.
Insect life within the rivers is still fairly basic and limited to pollution tolerant species. By taking steps to improve water quality and oxygenation, the river will be able to host a wider diversity of bug life, which in turn will provide food for a greater number and wider variety of species higher up the food chain this is another reason why we fight for a better environment and hopefully we will be able to provide better spawning materials for coarse fish, and also to provide cover from predators.
We have a number of waters within the area – to fish these waters you have to be a member of Little Britain Anglers
Enjoy browsing through our website; we’ve a little local history, some great photos new and old, giving information about our current projects.