Monday, 27 March 2017 11:53

Carsington Fishing Report: 27.03.17

It's certainly been a testing week for the hardy anglers that braved the blustery cool conditions last week. Most anglers were still successful in catching by gaining shelter from the conditions on the east bank.

Now that the clocks have changed we will be fishing until 7pm this week and later as the season progresses.

3lb Brown caught by Ian Berkoff on a viva

3lb Brown caught by Ian Berkoff on a viva

Rod Average

The rod average for this week was 4.73 with 303 fish caught by 64 anglers.

Best Rainbow/Brown

The heaviest Rainbow was 3lb 9oz caught by Phil Harding on an orange lure at the north end.

The heaviest Browns were 3lb caught by Ian Berkoff on a viva.

Top Spot

The most popular spots have been around North End, Hall Wood, Fishtail Creek and Millfields.

Methods & Flies

The most successful patterns were both wet and dry flies including viva, orange lure, black & green lure,  black fritz, montana, hot head damsel, cruncher, black buzzer, Boobies, cats whisker and dabbler

Intermediate and sinking lines have all been used this week.

Save up to £30 on our permit offers

Just a reminder that we do offer a discount on Full day and Concessionary day permits if you commit to purchasing 10 at a time. There is a saving of up to £30, well worth it for those anglers who fish with us on a regular basis. The only conditions is that they must be used within the season they are purchased. Ask reception staff for more details.

Fly Fishing Triathlon

Great to be supporting Ben Fox with the last leg of his Fly Fishing Triathlon in May. Ben will fish the bank at Kilnsey Park, fish the river Colne and then finish by boat fishing on Carsington Water.

See more details by following the link, he's raising money for a great charity,  Young Minds.

Ben's goal was to raise £500 for the charity, he has already reached his goal and has raised over £800. Let's help him to double his goal and raise £1000!


Spring Open Competition 2017

Our Open Competitions have proved so popular we have released the Spring Open Date early. This is a great competition for all abilities and is fished from boats in known pairs. The 2017 Spring Open Competition will be held on Saturday 6th May. Bookings are currently being taken on the link below - click here.



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!

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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 7.00pm

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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