Anglers brave the cold on opening day at Carsington Fisheries

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It was an encouraging start to the 2015 angling season at Carsington Fisheries, which saw a healthy rod average of 11.2 recorded.

All anglers braved the cold but dry conditions and caught lots of fish from the eastern side of the reservoir. Sunday dawned a little chillier but still all anglers had success giving us a collective rod average of 10.76 over the 2 days.

Rod Average: The rod average for this week was 10.76 with 409 fish caught by 38 anglers.

Best Rainbow/Brown: The heaviest rainbow caught this week was 3lbs 12oz by Mr N Cozens. The heaviest brown caught this week was 3lbs 8oz caught by Mr J Matthews.

Top Spots: The most successful areas have been all along the east side of the reservoir from the Northern end along to Halfmoon bay and Fishtail creek.

Methods & Flies: The most successful patterns were montana, booby, minkie, black and green lures, cats whisker and buzzers. Most anglers have used sinking lines on a fast retrieve.

Carsington Spring Open Competition 2015: The 2015 Spring Open will be held on Sat 11th April 2015 we have a few boats left for this competition so don’t miss out. For more information and booking click here.

New for 2015 - Fly Fishing Seminar: If you would like to learn more about reservoir fishing then Don Stazicker and Steve Yeomans are hosting a fly fishing seminar at Carsington on Sat 18th April 2015. You can see more information on the article below and bookings are made directly with Steve Yeomans. They have a few places left so don’t miss out.