Tuesday, 29 August 2017 14:10

Carsington Fishery Report 28th August 2017

Another excellent week with the rod average increasing again to 5.84.

Despite the lower water levels, fishing in the main basin has proved very successful with many anglers showing returns of 10 plus fish.

Please note, we only have a couple of boats left for Wednesday this week.


Rod Average

The rod average for this week was 5.84 with 380 fish caught by 65 anglers.


Best Rainbow/Brown

The heaviest Rainbow was 4lbs 4oz caught by Mr Harding

The heaviest brown was 3lbs 5oz caught by Huxley Edwards


Top Spot

The most popular spots have been around Fish Tail, Dam Wall, North End and the main basin.


Methods & Flies

The most successful patterns were Pink Snake, Black and Green lures and various dries (mainly black).

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


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.

Autumn Open Competition - Now Fully Booked

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.

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

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