Wednesday, 17 May 2017 09:01

Carsington Fishing Report 15th May 2017

The latter part of this week brought more favourable fishing conditions with winds coming from the south-west. 

The best fishing was reported from the southern end of the reservoir, around the sailing club and stones island.

The site will be celebrating its 25th birthday this weekend hosting a big birthday picnic with fun to be had by all. To support these events we will be offering a 25% discount off all boat prices on Saturday 20th May 2017 we also have watersports tasters and discounts on cycle hire. 

Click here for more details

Saturday played host to the Derbyshire County Angling Club social event.

They had 35 competing anglers fishing a 'Blind Pairs Competition' so whilst some people fished with friends they didn't know who they were going to weigh in with. The competition was a 2 fish bag limit, then catch & release (released fish at 2lb per fish)

A total of 128 fish were caught with a rod average of 3.7. There were some really nice fish including a few blue trout.



Steve Hayward (his blind partner was the only angler who didn't turn up): he won it on his own with 12 fish for 24lb 8oz

2nd Place: 

Nigel Neale and Alan Booth with 12 fish for 23lb 15oz.


Biggest Fish: 

Hugh Merritt 2lb 13oz

Afterwards, they retired to the Miners Arms at Carsington for a hot buffet and to announce the results. 

Everyone enjoyed the event and are looking forward to the next one later this year.Rod Average

The rod average for this week was 5.10 with 566 fish caught by 111 anglers.


Best Rainbow/Brown

The heaviest Rainbow was 3lb 10oz  caught by Mr D Chatterton.

The heaviest Brown was 3lb 8oz caught by Mr M Henderson.


Top Spot

The most popular spots have been around Shiningford Creek, Fishtail Creek, sailing club island and Millfields


Methods & Flies

The most successful patterns were both wet and dry flies including cats whisker, black & green lure, montana, hot head damsel, green & red buzzer, Blobs, hoppers, pink snakes and dabbler.

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


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. Click here for further details and T&C's


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.


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 9.00pm

Please allow sufficient time to return from your fishing spot

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

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