S n i t t e r f i e l d R e s e r v o i r
This is probably the best crucian carp water in the area and these, coupled with excellent stocks of other species, makes the reservoir a great venue for the pleasure angler and specimen hunter alike. Restocking has been taking place with a consignment of small crucians together with some small tench adding to the growing fish population. These are already growing on well. Further improvements to the fishery have included the replacement of all of the old fishing platforms with new purpose built pegs. This makes the Reservoir a safer and more comfortable venue for members.
Access is via the two solid metal gates off the A46 (see map for location). Use the combination in your membership book for entry. The track along the side of the reservoir leads to the car park at the dam end. It's best to drop off your tackle on the way to the car park. No parking on the track.
As the water warms up in spring, so the crucians become more active and as they cruise along the ledge at the bottom of the concrete bank, they can be caught on sweetcorn, soft pellet or red maggot. Don't fish too far out. The bream shoals are in great condition, fighting all the way to the net. Roach, rudd, perch and even gudgeon are also found in this unusual water. Fish often feed in mid water in summer, so a slow sinking bait works well, along with regular feeding. A recent stocking of double figure carp has added to the variety of species, along with perch over 2 lbs and chunky crucians up to 2 lbs. There are also some big grass carp. See Keith Jobling's 21 lbs 5oz grassie above.
Jan Porter recently fished the Reservoir to shoot a Shimano video (above).
ENTRY - The entrance is now through two new metal gates with a combination lock. See your membership book for entry details and combination. Close the gate behind you.
TICKETS - This water is open to Leamington Angling members only. NO day tickets. Members pay a small daily charge to the bailiff which goes towards restocking and maintenance. Juniors must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an adult member. Members may bring one guest to fish at the reservoir. The guest ticket can be purchased on the bank from our bailiff.
LITTER - Make sure you take all your litter home.
DANGER - Under no circumstances should members go onto the pier gantry at the dam end of the reservoir.
OPENING TIMES - Fishing from dawn til dusk. NO night fishing.
BARBLESS hooks only. NO microbarbs, NO semi barbs, NO crushed barbs. Just BARBLESS!
NO sweetcorn or meat tins allowed on site.
ALL ANGLERS must have an appropriate landing net and unhooking mat.
COATED BRAID is permitted for hooklengths
PARKING - in the car park at the dam end ONLY, NOT on the track.
SAT NAV Co-ordinates N52.225126, W1.702733 .
MEMBERS Pay an additional small charge each time they fish which goes towards restocking and maintenance.
THE RESERVOIR is open all year. Dawn til dusk. Strictly NO night fishing.
Any pegs not included in a prebooked match are available for members to fish
Phone Phil Mattock 07890 467464
Bailiff Thad Kubiak
Fishing is from dawn to dusk.
NO night fishing
Time, date, sunrise and sunset provided by Time.is
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