Tuesday, 04 April 2017 11:39

Carsington Fishing Report - 3rd April 2017

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



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.



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.

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

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