Harthill Reservoirs


1 Carver Way, Harthill, Sheffield S26 7XB, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Harthill Reservoirs is a series of three lakes connected by bridges, and they cover around 33 acres. The reservoirs were originally created in the 1770s to supply water to the Chesterfield Canal, which is a few miles away. Large waters like Harthill Reservoirs may scare some anglers, but there are thousands of fish to catch here, so even beginners can have a good day fishing this venue. In fact, it isn’t uncommon to catch more than 30 carp in a single session here. So, if you’re new to carp fishing, Harthill Reservoirs is a very good place to go. And most carp anglers will land a PB here, too, as the fish grow to big sizes.

What size do the fish go to?

The average carp in Harthill Reservoirs is about 8lbs, but there are carp in here that reach 30lbs. Bream are the dominant fish in these waters, though, with plenty of nice-sized bream to be caught. There are also plenty of skimmers, roach, rudd and a few tench to keep the coarse anglers happy.

What tactics work well?

While many of the anglers who fish Harthill Reservoirs regularly are there to target the big carp, there is also a healthy match scene at this water. Pole, feeder and waggler tactics are good options here. Method feeder fishing is almost always done at a distance here. Accuracy and power play a role, but get it right, and you could just bag a big carp.

What facilities are on site?

There are some swims with disabled access.

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available.

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