Fishing infomation

Fishing information

We pride ourselves on offering some of the finest and most affordable coarse and trout fishing in the West Country.

Discover our intimate waters at Hawkridge or visit our vast reservoirs at Sutton Bingham and Clatworthy. Coarse anglers can encounter stunning fish at Durleigh reservoir.

Anglers with disabilities can take advantage of free fishing at Tucking Mill or use the specially designed wheelie boats at Sutton Bingham and Clatworthy.

Whether it is wet or dry fly, carp, match, pike or pleasure fishing you are after, we have a venue for you.

Day or evening tickets for fishing and boat hire are available on a self-serve basis from the public fisheries at each lodge. Anglers must purchase a permit and read the rules of the fishery before fishing.

To ensure that stocks are maintained, it is essential all returns are made before leaving the site, stating size and number caught. Further information is
displayed at all our fishing lodges.

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Set in beautiful surroundings, our reservoirs are great places to visit and experience a range of activities 

Important information

Rod licence: All anglers fishing our fisheries are required by law to have an Environment Agency, EA, rod licence. This national licence is valid for 12 months and can be bought online from the post office. Concessionary prices are available to senior citizens and those aged under 17. Please note that EA bailiffs do carry out checks from time to time.

Wessex Water permits: Anglers must buy a permit before fishing. Season tickets are available from us on 0345 600 4 600 or from the ranger at the reservoir. Day or evening tickets for fishing and boat hire are available on a self-serve basis from each fishing lodge.

Code of conduct: Anglers must follow our reservoirs’ code of conduct and to check behind them before backcasting.

Stock: Our reservoirs are regularly re-stocked with quality rainbow and brown trout. To ensure stocks are maintained, it is essential all returns are made before leaving the site, stating size and number caught. Details of the rod average for the previous week and the largest fish caught are displayed in the lodge.

Get in touch

Our rangers are always on hand to offer assistance - you can either contact them in person or by phone in the fishing lodge between 8am and 9.30am or 4pm and 5pm for evening tickets and boats.

Sometimes the ranger may be around the reservoir site – just leave a message on the office answer machine and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Alternatively you can call our customer service team on 0345 600 4 600 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm) or send us a message at: