Time to head out on water

Carsington Water opens for fishing again on Saturday, March 17, after the winter break.

All the boats are booked for the opening day, but a few are available for the Sunday.

Permit prices have increased to cater for the increase in fish prices, but the boat hire prices have been held at the 2011 cost.

However, to offset the increase to regular customers, it is now possible to purchase ten-day permits in advance, at a saving of £35.

Bag limits will remain the same as for 2011.

For further information regarding the fishery and prices, call the watersport staff there on 01629 540478.