Fishing from 2nd May to January 31st
Closed 1st February - 1st May Each year
Night fishing available with on line booking required
up to 3 rods amy be used
The pool has around 40 pegs and is about 12 acres in size
(2nd May - 31st May is for Close season 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
Fish sizes approximate as of 2021/22 season
Mirror Carp to 31 lbs
Common Carp to 27lbs
Bream to 8lbs
Pike mid to high doubles
There are a couple of koi carp present but they are very wary of anglers baits!
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 original larger residents are no longer there.
But some still remain, some fish from the stocking several years back are now starting to pack on the weight and the carp fishing improving, the largest fish a Mirror Carp currently around 31lb (2021) with a few others nearing 30lbs, there are also plenty of fish up to mid and high 20's.
The lake usually floods with the adjacent river Weaver, and there is a small connecting stream to the river, some fish are known to go into the river as they are caught there, and then the same fist turns up again later in the season back in the Flash. thankfully most of the fish stay resident on the lake.
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 40lb, 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.