Tuesday, 19 July 2016 15:02

Carsington Fishery Report Week Commencing 18th July 2016


Week Commencing 18th July 2016


With water levels slowly dropping and the weed banks growing, drifting across the main basin has produced the best returns! The eastern bank with it's sharper drop offs is the best place to avoid the weedbanks along with the dam wall and North end all producing good returns as well!

Rod Average

The rod average for this week was 5.06 with 253 fish caught by 50 anglers.

Best Rainbow/Brown

The heaviest Rainbow was 3lb 8oz caught by Mr Pearce

The heaviest Brown was 3lb 4oz caught by Mr Neale

Top Spot

The most popular spots have been North End, Fishtail, Dam Wall, eastern bank and the main basin.

Methods & Flies

The most successful patterns were Minkies, Green/Black Fritz, pink snakes, Damsels, Black Hoppers, Hares Ear.

Intermediate and Flaoting lines have proved the most successful.


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!

Casting Lessons for beginners

An Introduction to fishing with a fly.

An opportunity to learn the basics of fly fishing, the course covers basic casting, knots and entomology. Our qualified instructor will provide all equipment for the course - you are welcome to bring your own. The sessions start at 10am and will last for approx 2 hours. 

The next casting lesson is on Sunday 28th August 2016 - click here to book 

Autumn Open Competition

The Autumn competition date has been set as Saturday 8th October. The price and format will stay the same as previous years. As usual we expect this competition to be fully booked so book early to avoid disappointment! Bookings can be made online here

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 2016 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 9.30pm

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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