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Carsington Fishery Report - 14th August 2017

Fishing Report

14th August 2017

What a great week it has been!

Our current rod average is 4.83, some anglers had double figure returns. 

Many fish being caught in deeper water in the main basin.

We only have 2 boats left for the Autumn Open Competition.

See details below.

Rod Average

The rod average for this week was 4.83 with 251 fish caught by 52 anglers.

Best Rainbow/Brown

The heaviest Rainbow was 4lbs 9oz caught by Nick Hemmings.

The heaviest brown was 1lbs 8oz caught by Robery McCleary.

Top Spot

The most popular spots have been around Buoy 3 & 8, Dam Wall, North End and the main basin.

Methods & Flies

The most successful patterns were Green Damsel, Black Minkie, pink snake, cats whisker, black fritz and blob.

Most anglers have fished on a drift in the main basin using intermediate or sinking lines using the fast retrieve method.

Casting Lessons for beginners

Introduction to casting with a fly.

An opportunity to learn the basics of casting, knots and entomology under the guidance of a qualified instructor. Our qualified instructor will provide all equipment  for the course - you are welcome to bring your own. Meet at the fishery lodge at 10am for morning sessions, each session will last approx 2 hours.

The cost is £30 per person.

Booking is essential as places are limited, see product below to book your place.

Click here for further details

25 Year Anniversary Tagged Fish Competition

To mark Carsington Water's 25th Anniversary we have launched a tagged fish competition. We have released 25 tagged fish into the reservoir with a number of prizes to be won for those caught throughout the 2017 season.

To date 15 of the 25 fish have been caught so lots more prizes up for grabs.

Click here for further details and T&C's

Autumn Open Competition - Only 2 Boats Left

Carsington is a great venue for Fly fishing competitions and following the success of both our Spring and Autumn competitions we are pleased to announce the date for the 2017 Autumn Open on Sat 7th October 2017. The Carsington Autumn Open competition is aimed at all anglers who enjoy a days boat fishing with a friend. It will be an organised event based on two people per boat with an individual bag limit of 6 fish. Prizes will be awarded for the winning pair with the heaviest collective bag and a number of individual prizes. The cost of entry will be 60.00 per pair including permits and petrol boat hire. Book now

Safety Information

Please can we remind our anglers:

- Always wear your killcord whilst the engine is running

- Do not stand up whilst the boat is moving either as driver or passenger

- Wear your lifejacket on top of all other clothing

- Carry a mobile phone


It's good to be able to feature those great catches on our weekly reports. We have already received some great shots, thanks to those who have emailed in.

Please don't hesitate to email photos of your catch to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Remember to note your name, weight of fish, fly used and area caught.

We always have a camera in the fishery lodge so let us know if your catch is worth a snap!

Booking Online

It is now possible to book your days fishing online 24/7. It’s a great way of making a booking out of hours and checking the availability of boats.

Fishing Reports

Our weekly fishing reports will be emailed out to those on our mailing list and will be available to view on our website:-

http://www.carsingtonwater.com/Fishing-Reports.html .

If you would like to be on our email mailing list then please let us have your details.


You can also help us with our reports by filling in the fishing catch return forms and putting them in the returns box by the warden’s office, plus any pictures are always useful.

We look forward to seeing you throughout the 2017 season.

Don’t forget to book your boat in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Boats can leave the jetty from 8.30am

All boats are back to the jetty by 8.30pm no later

Please respect this finish time as our wardens have several duties after the boats have returned.

Please allow sufficient time to return from your fishing spot

Please note that Carsington is a boat fishing water only. It is advisable that boat bookings are made in advance to avoid disappointment. Discounts are available for bookings of 5 or more boats.

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

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