What can an individual do to help?

  • Become a member off the Ribble Fisheries Consultative Association.
  • Keep abreast of developments affecting angling in both the Ribble area and in the wider context.
  • Be an active member of a local angling club.
  • Be prepared to lobby on behalf of angling and associated issues.


How do I become a member of the Association?

Membership of the Association is open to all riparian owners, lessees of fishing, clubs & associations, individuals and Council of Management appointees.   There is a range of subscription fees to reflect the various categories of membership – from as little as £20 per annum for an individual.


Who do I contact to become a member?

Please email the RFCA Chairman


What do you get for the money?

  • You can directly contact officers of the Association to get your views heard.
  • You can get up to date information on what is happening on the river from a conservation point of view.
  • If there are proposals, for example from the EA, which affect the Ribble system then the RFCA will be involved and you can be involved through your membership.
  • An annual report comes to members on the state of play on the Ribble with reports from clubs and the E.A.
  • As an individual member you can attend the AGM, find out what is happening and get your views heard.
  • Perhaps the most important benefit is that as an individual member you will be part of an organisation dedicated to the welfare and improvement of the Ribble system.

Membership fees are due on 1st January each year and there is provision for membership to be arranged via a Banker’s Order.


Ribble Area Issues:


  • Bankside Preservation
  • Preservation and Improvement of Riverine Ecology
  • Fly Life

Water Quality

  • Pollution
  • Impact of Farming
  • Calder Improvements

Fish Stocks

  • Game and Coarse
  • Stocking
  • Bird Predation of Stocks


  • Access to the River


  • Through our anti-poaching scheme
  • Through the Angling Trust Voluntary Bailiff Scheme

Future Proposals

  • Hydros, footpaths, easements, barrages etc


Wider Issues:

Pollution at Sea 

  • Possible salt-marsh discharge

Exploitation at Sea

  • Over-fishing & exploitation of fish stocks

Global Warming

Preservation of Angling for Recreation and Sport



Bankers Order

Download bankers order form here