a stunning loch
Burnley, England

Cant Clough

managed by Mitre Angling Club

OS Map: OL21 - Explorer

SD 89680 30888



Situated up on Worsthorne Moor, you’d not know this water was so close to Burnley. Almost panoramic views of rolling fields and moor, it’s a hidden gem, that feels miles away from anywhere.

The water’s stock of wild acid tolerant browns are supplemented by hatchery fish, offspring of the wild fish that are indigenous to Cant Clough.

Like most reservoirs during the summer, low levels can make fishing difficult as the fish’s territory is left high and dry.

I’d try and fish earlier in the season to avoid wading through the mud.

I had a smashing first trip to Cant Clough, fishing hogs dry in a moderate easterly, one day in May. I landed 7 hard fighting fish; one was over 2lbs.
The water was up to the tree line and the fish were feeding hard on terrestrials.

A pleasant surprise and an absolute gem.

  • Burnley, England
  • Brown trout
  • Lake


Permission & Tickets

This is Mitre’s only day ticket water. Tickets can be purchased from MACK’s Angling Centre Ltd in Burnley.