Wednesday, 01 November 2017 09:44

Carsington Trout Fishery Report

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Paul Pearce with his 3lb 12oz brown, the heaviest brown recorded this week.


We had a great final week of fishing for the 2017 season with lighter winds and sunshine.

The rod average was over 2.5 and many rainbows and browns of 4lbs plus were caught.

Thank you to all those who have supported us this season and we look forward to seeing you all in March 2018.


Rod Average

The rod average for this week was 2.58 with 134 fish caught by 52 anglers.


Best Rainbow/Brown

The heaviest Rainbow was 5lb 8oz caught by Bill Richardson

The heaviest Brown was 3lb 12oz caught by Paul Pearce


Top Spot

The most popular spots have been around the North End,  Main Basin, Fish Tail Creek, the Dam Wall and Buoys 3 & 5.


Methods & Flies

The most successful flies were daddies, blobs, boobies, pink snakes and black & green lures. 

Many anglers have again fished on a drift with both floating and sinking lines bringing success.


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Carsington Sports & Leisure Ltd is sad to announce the passing of Mr John Wilson on Tuesday 24th October 2017.


John was appointed by Severn Trent Water Ltd. as the first ‘Fishery Manager’ at Carsington Water in March 1994 and continued in that role until his retirement in November 1998. 

John continued to fish at Carsington every Tuesday during the season since his retirement and was always willing to give his time, expertise and his wealth of knowledge to all the anglers and staff who got to know his smiling face.

John has continued to support the fishery, now run by Carsington Sports and Leisure Ltd in many ways, especially helping to organise the Spring & Autumn Open Competitions and spreading the word of the fishery to newspaper and magazine editors alike.

He will be sadly missed by us all.


Spring Open Competition

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 2018 Spring Open on Sat 28th April 2018. The Carsington Spring Open competition is aimed at all anglers who enjoy a day’s 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. Book now



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!


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.


The Fishery is now closed for the 2017 season

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