Piethorne Reservoir Club Water

Piethorne-Reservoir-Ogden-Newhey OFFC Club Water

Piethorne Reservoir

Piethorne Reservoir is located in the scenic Piethorne Valley at Ogden, Newhey.
It is approximately 40 acres in area and is regularly stocked with rainbow trout.


First ‘fly only’ trout fishery

In 1982, the Club secured a seven year lease from the North West Water Authority for the fishing rights in Piethorne Reservoir and the first ‘fly only’ trout fishery in Greater Manchester was opened on the 1st April that year.


OFFC members continue to enjoy the great fishing experience this scenic venue has to offer with competitions held throughout the year.

How to get to Piethorne Reservoir

Kitcliffe and Piethorne Reservoirs. From Junction 21 of the M 62, head south towards Shaw and Oldham on the A 640. At Newhey, turn left on to the A 640 signposted Huddersfield. Proceed along this road for about 0.75 miles and bear left onto Ogden Lane just as the road starts to climb and very soon after passing a row of terraced houses on your left. Keep going straight on diverting neither left nor right until you come to where the electricity lines pass over the road. Park there (on the left hand side – do not park beyond the sign limiting the parking!). Walk further along the road through the gates and you will come across Kitcliffe Reservoir to your left as you pass the Piethorne Treatment works and further on you will come to Piethorne Reservoir. Postcode OL16 3TQ.

Piethorne Reservoir