Grantham, Leicestershire NG32 1ES, United Kingdom
Part of the historic Belvoir Estate where the main attraction is the magnificent Belvoir Castle, seat of the Duke of Rutland, the superbly maintained and stocked Knipton Reservoir offers excellent fishing in what can only be described as a glorious parkland setting.
Easy to reach and occupying a spot in the extreme north of Leicestershire, the reservoir is a popular fishery with a strong membership. This is a major fishing lake covering no fewer than 40 acres, and boats are available for reaching out into the reservoir.
The fishery offers 20 swims and is run by AJS Fisheries who have a number of venues in the area and a wealth of recognised experience in fish and fisheries management.
Knipton Reservoir holds a large quantity of carp – stock of over 450 fish from the AJS, Leaney and Fishers Pond strains have been added to the existing Belvoir carp – and these young fish are steadily growing. It s believed there are in excess of 200 20lb-plus carp in the water.
Additionally the Reservoir holds a good head of pike at up to 39lb, roach and perch up to 3lb, and plenty of bream in the 15lb area.
Access to Knipton Reservoir is by a private gate and members have the use of a small lodge.
What size do the fish go to?
There are carp of 20lb and more in large numbers in the reservoir. For good sport, try and net one of the 39lb pike, and there are also plentiful bream and other coarse fish within the 40 acre lake.
What facilities are on site?
There is no shop on site but there is shopping in the village of Knipton. A lodge is available for members, boats can be hired for fishing on the water, and toilets are provided.
Is parking available?
There is plentiful parking around the reservoir.