Located on the edge of the Bradgate Park just 3 miles from Leicester this 100 acre reservoir has always been a trout fishery.
Run by Cropston Angling as a season ticket water stocked with rainbows avaeraging 1.5lbs, there are also wild brown trout.
Winter pike fishing for members.
Call 0116 235002
Google Map 52.697006, -1.193107 Post Code LE7 7GB
Eyebrook Trout Fishery
Near Caldicott is one of the top English fisheries. 400 acres and 4 miles of bank are available fishing this renowned top of the water fishery for rainbows, blues and native brown trout.
Built in 1940, Eyebrook has matured well. There are 26 boats for hire and 3 wheelyboats. There are season tickets and day tickets available at reasonable prices which make Eyebrook great value for money.
In the spring they recommend using nymphs like Dawl Bach, black epoxy buzzer as well as lures like tadpoles, cats whisker and Fritz. For the summer buzzers are the buzz, emerald green or ginger, plus hoppers, daddies and emergers. In autumn there are large shoals of fry so go for minkies, zonkers and floating fry plus imitations for corixa and shrimp.
For permits call 01536 770264 or 07738490667
Google Map Reference 52.539433, -0.746061 Post Code LE16 8RD
Located near Thornton this reservoir is a 75 acre fishery first opened in 1857. Now managed by the same people who have Foremark, Draycote and Eyebrook. The lake has extensive shallows 4 to 8 feet deep from Thornton Arm to Lonesome Pine and is about 30 feet deep along Stones and Dam Wall.
The season is 1st Feb to 18th November.
The fishery catch average is excellent at 4.1 fish per angler. You can fish on 2 miles of bank or from one of 20 rowing boats (bring your own electric outboard) or at no extra charge, a float tube
Prices are very reasonable for 4 fish then C and R with concessions for OAPs and disabled persons, juniors can fish free on an adults permit. There are alsom last 4 hours tickets available. Boats are inexpensive.
Buzzers, damsels, sedges and hoppers do well and there are large numbers of course fish fry which the trout prey on from August.
Call 01530 230807 for bookings.
Google Map Reference 52.811428, -1.519830 Post Code LE67 1AR