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REPORTS

Rod Average

The rod average for this week was 9.1 with 737 fish caught by 81 anglers.

 

Best Rainbow/Brown

The heaviest Rainbows were 3lb 8oz caught by Mr Snowdon & Barry Coombes 

The heaviest Browns were 2lb 12oz caught by Neil Cozens on a buzzer around Upperfield Bay.

 

Top Spot

The most popular spots have been around Brown Ale Bay, Osprey Towers, Shiningford Creek, Fishtail creek, Millfields and North End.

 

Methods & Flies

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

A whole range of methods have been used this week, floating, intermediate and sinking lines. 

 

25 Year Anniversary Tagged Fish Competition

To mark Carsington Water's 25th Anniversary we are launching a tagged fish competition later this week. We will be releasing 25 tagged fish with a number of prizes to be won for those caught throughout the 2017 season. Further details to follow.....

 

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.

Ben's goal was to raise £500 for the charity Young Minds, he has already reached his goal and has now raised over £950. Let's help him to double his goal and raise £1000! See more details by following the link

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

 

Spring Open Competition 2017 - Now Fully Booked

Good luck to all those who have signed up for the Spring Open competition. We are now fully booked and will be announcing the Autumn date later in May.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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 7.30pm

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.

Fishing Report

Week Commencing 1st August 2016

 

Mr Thompson, 2lbs 5oz rainbow, caught on a olive lure

 

Slightly cooler weather at the beginning of the week helped to reduce the water temperature slightly but still the fish are reluctant to bite.

Those caught have been found over open water on intermediate and sinking lines.

A distinct lack of insect life at the moment is not helping.

The rod average albeit marginally improved this week.

Rod Average

The rod average for this week was 1.12 with 63 fish caught by 56 anglers.

Best Rainbow/Brown

The heaviest Rainbow was 2lb 12oz caught by Mr Deakin

The heaviest Brown was 2lb 8oz caught by Mr McParlane

Top Spot

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

Methods & Flies

The most successful patterns were Black & Green Lure, Cats Whisker, pink snakes, Olive Damsel, boobies and crunchers

Intermediate and sinking lines 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 more favorable week this week for the weather seeing the rod average increase to 5.24. Many fish have been caught whilst fishing on the drift over areas of deeper water.









Rod Average

The rod average for this week was 5.24 with 409 fish caught by 78 anglers.


Best Rainbow/Brown

The heaviest Rainbow was 3lb 9oz caught by Mr M Wood.

The heaviest Brown was 3lbs caught by Mr C Carter.


Top Spot

The most popular spots have been North End, Fishtail, Tower Bank, Watersports & Sailing Club Island.


Methods & Flies

The most successful patterns were Black Buzzers, orange blob, viva, pink snakes, Damsels, Bibios and Montana.

Intermediate and Flaoting lines 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 17th July 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























Another relatively favourable forecast for the week ahead!

Another great week of fishing producing an increased rod average of 8.70.

Buzzer fishing is still at its best, seeing lots of natural fly life and many fish beginning to rise during the late afternoon and evening.

We are now fishing until 9.30 pm giving plenty of chance to enjoy an later fish after a hard day at work.

Rod Average

The rod average for this week was 8.70 with 879 fish caught by 101 anglers.


Best Rainbow/Brown

The heaviest Rainbow was4lbs 4oz caught by Kevin Smith on a blck buzzer from behind the islands.

The heaviest Brown was 3lb 7oz caught by Toff.


Top Spot

The most popular spots have been Brown Ale Bay, Tower Bank, Fishtail Creek, Sailing Club Island, Watersports Island and Millfields.


Methods & Flies

The most successful patterns were Black Buzzers, Nymphs, Damsels, Orange Booby, Cats Whisker and Montana.

A whole range of methods have proved successful this week!


Pictures

It's good to be able to feature those great catches on our weekly reports.

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 19th June 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.


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.



A quieter week for visits with varying degrees of success for our fishermen. The fish are now well distributed over the reservoir and Buzzers have been proving successful for some anglers!

A detrimental forecast saw just one fisherman venture out on Saturday. The rain held off and although quite windy he still managed 24 to the boat! It just goes to show they don't always get the forecast right so it's always worth giving us a call to find out!




A good weather forecast for the next few days!

Rod Average

The rod average for this week was 6.61 with 476 fish caught by 72 anglers.


Best Rainbow/Brown

The heaviest Rainbow was 5lb 12oz caught by Mr Critchley

The heaviest Brown was 3lb 8oz caught by Mr Bulmer

The heaviest Blue was 2lb 4oz caught by Mr Brennan


Top Spot

The most popular spots have been Millfields, Tower Bank, Sailing Club Island, Watersports Island and Sitch Plantation


Methods & Flies

The most successful patterns were Pink Snakes, White Snakes, Buzzers, Montanas and Nymphs

A whole range of methods have proved successful this week!


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 19th June 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


A cold beginning to the week saw a fluctuation in catch returns with Friday this week producing the best results. We have had some good returns using Buzzers which should continue to improve as the temperatures start to creep up. Some nice overwintered fish have been caught this week with fish being find over all areas of the reservoir.

Rod Average

The rod average for this week was 7.9 with 474 fish caught by 60 anglers.

 

Best Rainbow/Brown

The heaviest Rainbow was 4lb 2oz caught by Mr Harding

The heaviest Brown was 2lb 9oz caught by Mr Rushton

 

Top Spot

Popular areas this week have been Half Moon, Tower Bank, Sheepwash, Fishtail Creek. Although many anglers reported catching fish all over the reservoir.

 

Methods & Flies

The most successful patterns were Orange Blob, Black and Green lures, Cat's Whiskers, Buzzers and Pink Snakes.

Slow sink, intermediate and floating have proved popular

 

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.

Spring Open Competition

This years Spring Competition is being held on Saturday 9th April. We only have 3 boats left for this competition so get in fast to avoid missing out! Bookings can be made 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.

 

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 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.

To request further information please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or contact Sylvia or Sarah on 01629 540478

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Our first full week of fishing could not have gone any better! Several fishermen have been landing 30+ fish to the boat and the rod average has increased! Orange blobs, Pink snakes and Black & Green Lures have been used to great effect.

The water levels are continuing to rise which should help the fishing areas even more!


Rod Average -

The rod average for this week was 10.67 with 694 fish caught by 65 anglers..


Best Rainbow/Brown -

The heaviest Rainbow was 4lb caught by Mr S Wilson

The heaviest Brown was 3lb caught by David Ramsay


Top Spot -

Popular areas this week have been Half Moon, Tower Bank, Sheepwash, Fishtail Creek and Stitch Plantation.


Methods & Flies -

The most successful patterns were Orange Blob, Black and Green fritz, Cat's Whiskers, Cormorant and Pink Snakes.

Sinking and intermediate lines have seen the best results.


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.


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 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 6.00pm

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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