Spring angling event to be staged

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Anglers were hoping to carry on the good work from the excellent opening weekend at Carsington Fishery - until the snow put paid to all that.

The water had fished well until the white stuff fell and access to site was near impossible.

Once again, a mixture of newly stocked and over wintered fish were caught with many being over 3lbs.

The rod average for the opening weekend was 6.07 with 91 fish caught by 15 anglers.

The heaviest rainbow was 3¾lbs, caught by Mr D J Webber.

The Carsington Spring Open Competition is on Saturday, April 13. The competition is aimed at all anglers who enjoy a day’s boat fishing with a friend.

It will be an organised event based on two people per boat with an individual bag limit of six fish.

The cost of entry will be £60 per boat including permits and boat hire.

Bookings for the competition can be made by email - flyfishing @carsigntonwater.com or telephone 01629 540478.

Boats can leave the jetty from 8.30am at Carsington Fishery.

All boats are back to the jetty by 6.00pm

Please allow a few minutes to return from your fishing spot

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 5 or more boats.

Bookings are taken by telephone on 01629 540478 or via email at flyfishing@carsingtonwater.com