Weather helps with excellent start to angling season

It has been an excellent start to the 2012 season at Carsington Fishery with both the warm dry weather and the great fishing conditions shown by a rod average of 9.76.

Fish have been caught from all over the reservoir and some anglers have recorded catches of over 35 fish.

In that rod average of 9.76, 783 fish were caught by 80 anglers.

The best brown was caught by John Matthews at 3lbs and he also landed the heaviest rainbow at four and a half lbs.

Most of the fish were taken in the shallows near the bank. Shiningford Creek, Tower Bank, Upperfields Bay, Millfields and behind the Watersports and Sailing club island.

People have been catching on buzzers this week but the old faithful fly patterns have still been working.

These include montana, damsel, cats whisker and black tadpole patterns. Most anglers were using intermediate and slower sinking lines although more fish have been seen closer to the surface.

A large amount of rainbows weere stocked prior to the season opening and three large deliveries have been stocked since we opened. Due to the current high water levels, the fishery has been stocking at many

different locations around the water.

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 can be taken by telephone on 01629 540478 or via email at