Clattercote Reservoir


Claydon, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX17 1QB, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

This scenic 21-acre secluded reservoir is surrounded by shrubs and trees. There is a wooden walkway that leads to a 122 jetty-style pegs, with 10 more pegs along the dam wall. It serves as the primary supply of water to the local Oxford Canal.

Clattercote Reservoir is known for being a pleasure, match and specimen carp venue that is busy during weekends. The site is quieter mid-week, with plenty of space for anglers.

This site is open 24 hours a day, all year round. Day, concession, evening and night tickets are available on the bank from the bailiff. Matches should be booked in advance.

To get there, follow these directions. Roughly 5 miles north of Banbury, turn right off the A423 signed for Claydon. Clattercote entrance is a mile along this road on the right.

What size do the fish go to?

Carp go up to 30 lbs., but the average weight is 8 lbs..

Bream go up to 6 lbs. and can be caught on the bottom, especially when the weather is cloudy.

Tench are known to feed best from April through October.

Roach are not often fished for in this fishery. The venue record is 2 lbs. 10 oz..

Pike are popular during winter months. The venue record for pike is 26 lbs..

What tactics work well?

Carp can be caught on a variety of methods. One method that work for anglers is by doing an evening patrol very close to the water’s edge.

Bream can be caught on the bottom during cloudy days.

What facilities are on site?

There is a portable toilet on site.

Is parking available?

Car park is available, but only holds around 30 to 40 cars.

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