Butterley Reservoir


Butterley Reservoir, Derbyshire DE5 3QZ, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Founded in 1898, Butterley Reservoir covers a surface area of around 50 acres and contains an estimated 283 million gallons of water. Since it is split in two by the Midland Railway, this fishery offers two venues to anglers. Walking to shallow parts of the water is perfect during summer months. On the other hand, the deeper water pegs along the dam wall are popular during colder months.

This water is well-stocked with bream, carp, perch, pike, roach and tench. Many of these fish are now showing increased weights due to the regular feeding programme that is being implemented.

The club organises regular carp and course angling matches that are advertised on notice boards and social media.

Memberships, 24-hour tickets, and permits (including night permits) are available from the bailiffs. Day tickets are available from bailiffs and all local tackle shops.

Keep nets, tents and plastic baits are prohibited. Fly fishing, fishing with more than 2 rods, using braid main line for carp fishing and using live baits over 15 cm for pike fishing are also not allowed on site. They also prohibit using carp, tench or pike as live bait.

Dogs are allowed on site but must be on lead at all times.

What size do the fish go to?

We couldn’t find any information about the size of fish present in this fishery.

What tactics work well?

We couldn’t find any information about the tactics that work well for fishing on site.

What facilities are on site?

There are toilet facilities and lockable angler’s car park on site.

Is parking available?

Anglers have access to a lockable car park on site.

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