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We have had a request for help from Locate International for any information regarding an unidentified man’s body found over five years ago on the salt marshes on the River Lune estuary near to Glasson Dock, Lancashire, England.

It is believed he was connected to the fishing community (offshore and onshore). He was wearing layers of clothing that may indicate night or offshore fishing. He may have been living in a caravan.

If you have any information that may assist Locate International to give this man back his identity please get in touch with Locate International here…


NEW PAAS WATER! – Stocks Reservoir in the Forrest of Bowland

We have a limited number of Season Tickets available for this water for non members of the Society.

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Stocks Reservoir is a large fly fishery, some 350 acres, situated in the Forrest of Bowland at the head of the Hodder Valley. Rainbow Trout are stocked during the season and there is head of resident fish. The fishing is fly only, primarily for trout although perch may be fished for, again by fly only. Only barbless or de-barbed hooks may be used. All Trout and perch must be returned to the water unharmed. No boats or float tubes are allowed, it is strictly bank fishing only, dawn until dusk from 25th March until 31st October (inclusive).

Britain’s Hidden Fishes

PAAS have been delighted to support Wildlife Filmmaker Jack Perks project to produce a film to uncover the hidden underwater world of Britain. More information on his funding campaign can be found here…

Ribble Rivers Trust Walking Challenge

Phillip Lord, 82 year old chairman of the Ribble Rivers Trust is undertaking a walking challenge. Philip is raising money to cover the tens of thousands of pounds of extra costs the Trust has incurred as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. PAAS is pleased to support Philip in his challenge more…