Another good week for anglers

It’s been a good week for anglers at Carsington Fishery with the weather being kind, although cold.

Many fish have been caught and most have been around 2.5 lbs.

The rod average for last week was 2.95 with 91 fish caught by 31 anglers.

The heaviest rainbow was over 4lbs, caught by Melvyn Wood and the heaviest brown was 2lbs 12oz, caught by Mr D Webber.

The tops spots have been once again on the eastern side of the reservoir, to the left of fishtail creek and below Stitch Plantation and Half Moon Bay.

Many anglers have fished on a drift from the top of the nature reserve along the eastern back towards Fishtail Creek.

The back of watersports island and the edge of the watersports bay have also fished well.

Intermediate lines are generally working best when allowed to sink well away from the surface level.

The flies are still mainly the usual popular lures for this point in the season – Cats whisker, Hot Head Damsels, Montanna, orange blobs, Minkie and Black and Green lures.

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 five or more boats.

Bookings are taken by telephone on 01629 540478 or via email on