SPECIES AND GUIDANCE… Salmon and Sea trout
The River Lickle is a tributary of the River Duddon, Fish will lie in the lower pools until autumn floods tempt them to run the system. The banks are reedy in places and this gives the fish extra cover. Mud and silt forms a large part of the river bed in the lower reaches. The beat is best suited to trotting a bait along the numerous runs although other methods can work. Upstream of the A595 bridge the fishing is RIGHT/NORTH bank only to Lower Bleansley Bridge. The only section that we cannot fish is the first small field above the A595 bridge on the Ulpha bank, but we can pass along this field to the fishing above. The Ulpha bank is the best fishing bank both above and below the road bridge, also the best holding water is between the foot bridge and the main road bridge below. The upper reaches are very poor and shallow.