Fishing from 2nd May to January 31st 

Closed 1st February - 1st May Each year 

(2nd May - 31st May is for work party sticker holders only)

All Juniors and over 65's can fish from 2nd May onward 

All members can fish from 1st June.

postcode CW7 4EB 

for What 3 words directions click above

Bailiffs: Steve Smith 07706 827972

Alan Speed 07917 103955

Top Flash is an iconic water and has a colourful history in the 90's carp fishing scene and some of you may know it by another name (Treetops).
However fate has taken its toll and some of the larger residents are no longer there. But some still remain, and recently the carp fishing has begun to improve, the largest fish a Common Carp currently around 37lb though there is some uncertainty about this fish as it hasn't been seen for a couple of years.

but there are plenty of fish up to mid and high 20's.

Top Flash is a mixed fishery, holding large pike, some tench, chub, eels, roach, bream and hybrids. The bream shoals are large and regular match bags can be over 80lb, making it an excellent club match venue.

All anglers must wear either wellies or waders when fishing this water due to the very shallow margins in places
failure to do so may result in being asked to leave . Extra benefits have been arranged for this water including parking facilities next to the pool, but only when the field is dry, and extended fishing hours till 10pm all season. 
Parking is NOT available by the pool after 1st October until 02nd May. 
From May 2nd until 31st September, parking is available by the pool for a limited number of cars in DRY conditions only. 

Day fishing is from 6.30am to 10pm, but all vehicles must be away from the poolside before sunset.
Vehicles must be parked on the top car park when night fishing or after dark, and not left at the lakeside. 
3 rods may be used throughout the season, with a current environment agency 3 rod licence.

Contact the bailiff for further information.


This area of open water was created by salt being washed out of underlying rock and the subsequent collapse of the overlying rock. This was due to intensive salt mining and brine extraction that started around the mid 18th century. The subsequent "hole in the ground" above water was filled by the river Weaver overflowing its banks and there it is - an instant lake of approximately 12 acres! A large wall of tyres was built some years ago, where the river flooded into the lake , this has now silted and no further breaches have been seen in this area.

The river which flows along side the Flash contains quality chub, roach, dace and perch and is always a handy spot to "drop on" if the Flash is out of sorts.

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