The Furness Fishing Association was formed in 1950 and was originally all one club. Since then it has seen its membership grow and a need for more dedicated sections to be formed. Today it consists of 5 sections covering all aspects of angling and a shooting section. The Coarse section averages a membership of 300+ a year, with a quarter being junior members.
The Coarse section has 10 waters to fish in the Furness area, with the majority being at the Roanhead complex. All sorts of fish are stocked to cater for all types of anglers from pleasure to specimen. (Please refer to Club Rules for waters open to unaccompanied juniors.)
There are 3 carp waters within the complex, High pond, Burn Hole, and Rita, all of which boast double figure fish and High pond currently holds the club record for a carp at 37lb-9oz. These waters also double up as match venues along with Low pond as there are also a good head of smaller fish, Roach, Bream, Tench and Perch, to be had by the pleasure or match angler. There is also a regular match series both for senior & junior members, and an evening series which all start in June through to October. Plus the normal Xmas match.
The outlying ponds at Roanhead are small but hold some very good fish. Moorfoot can be found on the roadside towards Roanhead beach , Woodend is in the other direction towards Askam.
Our ponds away from Roanhead are 21Pond and Carr Kettle at Lindal, Mere Tarn at Gleaston and Ormsgill Reservoir in the town, which is recognized as a specimen fish water.
Please Note: A new fence has been erected around High pond to protect our fish stocks. Access is via a steel gate.
Anyone found leaving/propping the gate open and then leaving it will be given a lifetime ban from the FFA. Please help to look after our fish.
Closing date for membership renewal for seniors is April 1st, after which the joining fee must be paid.