Coate Water


Marlborough Road, Swindon, SN3 6AA, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Coate Water is a wonderful fishery in Swindon. This community park is full of fun for the whole family and offers a tranquil and peaceful countryside retreat. The reservoir was built in 1820 and has been used as a headwater for the Wiltshire and Berkshire canal ever since. The 56-acre reservoir also holds some massive fish that are sure to get every angler excited. Whether you’re in Swindon or close by, this fishery should be high on your list of venues to visit.

What size do the fish go to?

The carp in this reservoir go to 43lbs. There are also pike to over 20lbs, bream, roach, rudd, tench and perch, all to nice weights as well. There is a very good chance of catching bream and tench that will smash a PB at this venue.

What tactics work well?

This is a very large water, so finding the fish is really important. You can get to your swim at 7:30am here, and it is well worth doing. During the morning, look for showing fish, feeding birds and any other signs of activity. Once you locate the fish, bait the area to keep them there and then use your preferred baits. Many fish are caught with natural baits on this venue, but the carp do respond well to boilies.

What facilities are on site?

Currently, there are no facilities at the lake, but there are public toilets close by.

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available close to the lake.

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