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The fishing at Ryton Pool has improved greatly over the last few years and excellent catches of Carp and Tench are now a regular feature.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The newly constructed concrete bank, on a level with the car park, offers a long section which is easily accessed by less able anglers and wheelchair users. There is also a specially constructed disabled fishing platform which is available to blue badge holders and offers easy access for up to three disabled anglers. A Radar key is required to open the gate to gain access to this peg. More details are available from the Visitor Centre. This platform is situated along the no fishing bank close to the car park. The pool has a good selection of interesting swims to please both general coarse and specimen anglers, with a good selection of species to please all.
 
Double figure Pike are there for those brave enough to venture onto the bank in the winter cold and both spinning and fishing with dead baits usually see a few on the bank through the colder months. There’s a good head of Carp to please the specimen hunter with at least a couple of thirties to try for. The big carp have taken a liking to boilies but still go mad for sweetcorn. A simple hair rigged boilie and PVA stick on a bolt rig works well, the method feeder being a good alternative. The lake has a large bird population making surface fishing hard work this is where the use of a zig rig can see a fish in the net. It’s advisable not to fish too light because the Carp and Tench fight hard and find the weed beds and snags before you know what's happening!  With the Carp and Tench getting bigger each season it’s essential to ensure that your landing nets are large and carp-friendly, unhooking mats essential for the larger specimens and all fish larger than three pounds must not be kept in a keep net, they must be released straight away.
 
Float fishing the margins can bring good bags of Perch, Tench, Rudd and Roach. A good groundbait with pellets, maggots and chopped worm works well and of course bread, which the fish see lots of when visitors feed the ducks. Fishing with a feeder works well early in the year but waggler is best in summer. The restocking programme is ongoing with the recent introduction of more Carp, Tench and Rudd.
 
All anglers must have a valid Leamington Angling Association membership book together with an Environment Agency rod licence.
 
Barbless hooks only. No night fishing. No meat or corn tins are allowed on site. Please transfer baits to a baitbox before you leave home. Please dispose of all rubbish in the bins provided around the lake and in the car parks or take it home.
ALL ANGLERS must have an appropriate landing net and unhooking mat.
 
Entrance to the park costs around £3.00 per vehicle, over 4 hours is £6.00. A half price parking permit is available for Leamington Angling Members.
Opening Times. Check the opening and closing times on the notice boards and allow plenty of time to pack up and leave the park.
MEMBERS Pay an additional small charge each time they fish. Funds go towards restocking & maintenance
Café open all year
Toilets are available on site at the Visitor Centre. 
 
All anglers must have a valid Leamington Angling Association membership book together with an Environment Agency rod licence.
Disabled Anglers. A special platform, courtesey of the Environment Agency, is now available at Ryton Pool and offers easy access for up to three disabled anglers. Blue badge holders only (RADAR key required). More details from the Visitor Centre. There is also an easy access bank to the left of the car park.
Toilets are available on site at the Visitor Centre.
Barbless hooks only.
Two Rods per angler Maximum
Fish over 3 lbs must be returned to the water immediately, not retained in keepnets.
Opening Times.Check the opening and closing times on the notice boards and allow plenty of time to pack up and leave the park. Fishing is permitted between sunrise and sunset only.
No night fishing.
No meat or corn tins are allowed on site.
Sat Nav Coordinates: N52.349402, W1.459765
For more information, telephone 01926 312319 or email
Anthony Simmons
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