Cheddar Reservoir, Bath Street, Cheddar, BS27 3LT, Somerset, United Kingdom
Cheddar Reservoir is a real gem of a water. This huge water has a variety of good quality fish, so it’s perfect for anglers wanting to target more than just carp. In 1978, about 250 mirror carp were added to the reservoir, though. So, carp anglers certainly have plenty of reasons to visit the reservoir too.
What size do the fish go to?
There are pike up to 30lbs, tench have an average weight of 6lbs, but there are rumours of double-figure tench at the moment. Roach and perch are readily caught at two pounds plus, and eels grow to about 6lbs here too.
No one knows how big the carp grow in the reservoir, but if the other fish species are anything to go by, they could be massive!
What tactics work well?
As Cheddar Reservoir is an extremely large venue, knowing where to fish is vital. If you are after one of the big perch, fishing close to the towers with maggots, small spinners or worms is a good choice. Roach are constantly on the move here, but if you can locate them, you’ll be over thousands of them, and corn or maggots will keep them interested for a while.
For the hard-fighting tench, corn and maggots work well. Early in the year, before the weed grows, method feeding works best. During the summer, pole and waggler fishing with hemp and pellet works wonders too.
What facilities are on site?
The nearest public toilets are located in Cheddar. There are also several local pubs for refreshments as well.
Is parking available?
Yes, parking is available throughout Cheddar, close to the reservoir.