Gloucestershire Fishing & Angling Venues
Fishing & Angling Venues in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stroud, Thrupp, Tewkesbury
Bibury Trout Farm
Bibury Trout Farm is one of Britainís oldest, and certainly most attractive, Trout Farms. Founded in 1902, by the famous naturalist Arthur Severn, to stock the local rivers and streams with the native Brown Trout it now covers 15 acres in one of the most beautiful valleys in the Cotswolds, the Coln Valley. The crystal clear waters of the Bibury Spring provide the essential pure water required to run the hatchery which spawns up to 6 million trout ova every year. We have been restocking trout, Browns for over 100 years and Rainbows for over 50 years. So, there is probably a little bit of Bibury in every water in the Country! The finest trout you will ever catch! Delivered to your water in our specially equipped vehicles.
Brook Farm Trout Fishery
Our environment is pretty special; indeed, much of it is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It goes without saying that the Trout that we introduce to this environment must complement it, and we are very careful with the standard of Trout that we stock into the lakes. The quality of the water and the fly life determine the style of our fly fishing which is very much short-range targeted fishing, very much like chalk stream fishing. Dry Fly accounts for perhaps 50% of the Trout caught, with small Nymphs and Buzzers catching the rest. We do not fish with lures of any kind. PRIVATE TROUT FISHING - only available on an exclusive Syndicate basis. Although restricted to just 12 Members, opportunities for new Memberships do occasionally occur.
Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout
Elton Carp Lakes
Elton Carp Lakes has now been established for TEN years. Near the Forest of Dean, Newnham on Severn it provides excellent carp fishing for all ages and abilities. Larger carp can be caught on meat,pellet or boilie. Small carp can be taken on corn,pellet and maggot. With the use of a small amount of green swim stim groundbait they will feed all day.
Hillview Lakes offers a total of five acres of water on an eight acre site. The two lakes and four canals are set in attractive countryside with an abundance of wildlife on and around them. Pleasure anglers and those after the bigger carp should opt to fish Moorhen or Heron lakes, both of which are rectangular in shape with central islands. Moorhen has plenty of bankside vegetation with yellow irises which flower in late spring whilst both have other clumps which provide cover - useful for those who want to fish close in by the side where the fish patrol in summer.
Carp, Bream, Skimmers, Roach, Ide, Rudd, Tench
Lake Pochard is a disused gravel pit of approximately 10 acres which has been re-landscaped with a group of small islands to one end. Depths vary greatly from 3 metres to less than half a meter. Weed growth is very dense and in many places grows solidly top to bottom in 3 metres of water. Although fish stocks are moderately high the fishing is not easy as location due to the weed growth can be difficult. However, if you can find the fish they are not difficult to catch. One fisherman caught nine fish in one day including seven over 25lb and another had six in one day including one over 30lb, four over 25lb and one low 20lb. Due to the very thick weed we would strongly advise breakaway leads to stand any chance of landing a fish.
Carp, Tench, Rudd, Roach, Skimmers, Perch
Lechlade and Bushyleaze Trout Fisheries
For Lechlade, think simple. Go to your Fly Box and muster out the big four: Black Quill Buzzers. Bloodworms. Damsels. Black and green nymphs (Gold Headed Devil, Montana and Nomad) The most effective way to fish these first two is to suspend one to three buzzers with an indicator and leave them static. This method will enable you to find the fish at the right depth. If the indicator does not appeal to you, you can simply let the flies drift in the wind and retrieve them very slowly. The next two flies are very effective fished with a sink tip or a floating line with a long leader. Adding weight to the fly can provide a promising effect. Using a long leader, 15-20ft, you can cover the depths and find the fish. A slow figure of eight retrieve is best, however, vary your retrieve as some fish may like the chase. t is indeed the perfect water for a natural selection so put away your "Christmas Trees" and use flies for the rise. Try the first of our big four flies: Buzzers (Black Quill, Bloodworm) Sedges (Sedgehog) Like Lechlade these flies work particularly well. Fished "suspended" the Buzzer is a deadly weapon. If you're feeling barve use two or three Buzzers on the same line fished under an indicator. Let the flies simply sit in the water and drift with the wind. The sedge can be used as the sight indicator (Kiwi style) or used as a dry fly. If the dry fly is ineffective on an evening rise strip the sedgehog across the surface and see the rewards! Damsel (Maribou tail) Montana (Black and Green)..."Other colours work too" If the thought of fishing traditional flies fills you with trepidation these two flies will do the deed. Best fished on a long leader, 15-20ft, with a floating line and a slow yet "sparky" retrieve. A deadly duo for those colder cloudy days.
Rainbow Trout, A Few Brown trout
Top quality fishing in pretty, peaceful and relaxing surroundings. We are open from 1 March to 31 October and fishing is from 7am until dusk. For more information, please check our website.
Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Ghost Koi, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Crucian Carp, Bream, Perch Gudgeon
There are three fishing lakes at Staunton Court. One lake is available for both private and public match bookings for approximately 20 pegs. The Front lake is available at all times and is not booked for maches. It is easily accessible with parking on the lake side. The small lake in the caravan field is popular for roach fishing and for shelter on windy days. We are open throughout the year, 7am to 9pm or dusk (whichever the sooner). All lakes are well stocked with Carp, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Chub, Crucians and Eels. Prices £7.00 for whole or part day fishing £4.00 for children under 12 years of age
Carp, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Chub, Crucian Carp, Eels
Contact InformationWeb Site: Staunton Court
Ledbury Road, Staunton, Gloucestershire, GL19 3QS.
Set in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park on the junction of Spine Road and Wickwater Lane is our purpose built Match / day ticket fishery. With a total 73 permanent pegs split into 4 canals by a series of islands, every peg to an island at a distance of 16-19m. The lake has a uniform level bottom of between of 5`6" and 6` depth and a near and far side shelf. OPENING TIMES Summer - March to Nov Open 7 days a week - 7am to dusk Winter - Dec to Feb Open 7 days a week - 7:30am-4:30pm Christmas Closed 24th, 25th, 26th December New Year Closed 1st, 2nd January Match pre-booking essential phone +44 (0)1285 869800
Carp, Tench, Rudd, Roach, Skimmers, Perch
Watersmeet Hotel & Angling Centre
Offering countryside accommodation with first-class dining facilities and three tree-clad lakes, The Watersmeet Hotel and Angling Centre just outside Gloucester is the ideal venue for both pleasure and business visitors. Within easy access of Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Worcester and the Severn Valley, Watersmeet has clean and comfortable country hotel accommodation, an 'olde worlde' timber-beamed bar with log fire in winter and a rear garden patio area in summer, and a restaurant with a menu and wine list to appeal to all tastes. Its three pools - where the angling is reserved for residents - are well stocked with large carp and tench, making Watersmeet an ideal retreat for those wanting a relaxing break, either alone or with friends or family, at a venue where they can combine fishing with good food and drink
Contact InformationWeb Site: Watersmeet Hotel & Angling Centre
Gloucester Road, Hartpury, Gloucestershire, GL19 3BT.