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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. 

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 13 of the 25 fish have been caught so lots more prizes up for grabs.

 

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.

http://www.carsingtonwater.com/contact-us/info_2.html

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. 

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!

https://www.justgiving.com/fundrais…/flyfishingforyoungminds

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.

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Pictures

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!

fish one

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.

http://www.carsingtonwater.com/contact-us/info_2.html

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.

Lovely fish caught earlier this season during July. Another slight improvement with the rod average, with one calm evening this week producing fish on the surface.

Otherwise most fish have been caught on lures using sinking lines, wjilst drifting across towards the east shores.

     
     
     

Rod Average

The rod average for this week was 2.08 with 96 fish caught by 41 anglers.

Best Rainbow/Brown

The heaviest Rainbow was 3lb 8oz caught by Mr Mathews & Mr Hilton-Barker

The heaviest Blue was 2lb 12oz caught by Mr Neale

There were no browns recorded this week.

Top Spot

The most popular spots have been around buoys 4 & 5, Dam wall, main basin and the dam wall.

Methods & Flies

The most successful patterns were Boobies, Black & Green Fritz, Cats Whisker, pink snakes hot head Damsels.

Intermediate and sinking lines D17 & D13 with long leaders have proved the most successful.

Pictures

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.

 
     
     
     
     
     
     

A great start to the 2016 season with near perfect conditions allowing 43 anglers to get their rod tips wet for the first time this year! 
A selection of rainbows and browns were caught, many of them overwintered. The water levels are still on the rise and the reservoir is now at about 89% full, which has allowed fishing in all of the bays to once again become accessible.


Rod Average
The rod average for this weekend was 7.98 with 343 fish caught by 43 anglers.

Best Rainbow/Brown
The heaviest Rainbow was 5lb caught by Mr Darraugh.
There were no brown weights recorded.

Top Spot
Popular areas this week have been up at the North end, Tower Bank and Fishtail Creek

Methods & Flies
The most successful patterns were Pink Snake, Cat's Whisker, Blobs and Buzzers
Intermediate and fast sinking lines have proved successful

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.

Keep an eye out for dates!


Carsington Open Competition
The Carsington Spring Open Competition will be held on Saturday 9th April 2016. Bookings are available online here

Catch Returns
Please help us by completing your catch return with as much information as possible. It's great to hear about the methods you are using, flies which have caught and the areas that you have fished. New anglers will be very grateful for this information.

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.

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 5.30pm
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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