Budworth Mere

General description

One of the quintessential Cheshire meres, Budworth (also known locally as Marbury Mere) is a large water of some 80 acres, with fishing available on both the south east and north west banks.

Despite the decent walk involved on both sides and the shallow nature of the mere, the fishing can more often than not be truly exceptional given the right conditions.

Species on offer include: Roach, bream, perch, hybrids, eels, tench and some large pike.

Venue Specifics:

  • The fishing rights at Budworth Mere are jointly owned by several angling clubs. The Association has stretches on both the northern bank (Great Budworth side) and on the southern bank (Marston side). The stretch on the southern bank is shared with Warrington AA.
  • Northwich AA & Warrington AA bailiffs have equal jurisdiction on the shared part of this water.
  • Night fishing is allowed, to those senior and senior citizen members in possession of a Night Fishing Permit.
  • There is no Close Season on Budworth Mere


  • Bream
  • Pike
  • Perch
  • Hybrids
  • Roach
  • Rudd
  • Eels

Access & Parking

What3Words parking locations

There is parking in the lay-by where Marston Lane bends on the east side of the mere at the bottom of the hill. Access is via footpath from the lay-by.