Overlooking Malvern Hills and nestled in a woodland environment, the Leigh Sinton Fishery offers something for anglers of all skill levels. This spot is noted for match fishing, pleasure angling, specimen waters, and support for junior and novice anglers.
Work on the Leigh Sinton Fishery has been a labour of love for over 40 years, set as it is in a 260-acre location that specializes in Christmas trees.
There are six pools here, starting with the 23-peg premier match spot of Bluebell Wood. With depths ranging to three to 14 feet, these waters are well-stocked with a range of coarse fish.
Woodland View features 28 pegs and is loaded with carp. This pool has depths averaging seven feet.
Paddock averages seven feet in depth and includes 28 pegs, with carp and eel among the highlights.
Lake 2000 is the newest pool at Leigh Sinton, with an average depth of 14 feet. Lots of big carp are found here.
31 pegs await at Kingfisher, a pool with depths varying from four to 24 feet.
Finally, Badgers Brook is 15 pegs of coarse fishing action. This locale averages depths of five feet.
What size do the fish go to?
The biggest carp at Leigh Sinton Fishery came from Badgers Brook, with a scale-tipping weight of 34 pounds.
Carp over 13 pounds and eels over five ponds have been hauled out of Paddock.
Carp over 20 pounds have been found in Woodland View.
What tactics work well?
Pole or traditional float-fishing tactics work best in Bluebell Wood if roach is the desired catch. Sliding floats or ledgers is worth a shot if the bigger fish are sought after.
The shallow ledge on the outer bank is a hotspot on Woodland View.
What facilities are on site?
There is a café and tackle shop at Leigh Sinton Fishery.
And, of course, during the holidays anglers are welcome to check out the extensive Christmas tree selection.
Is parking available?
There is a car park at Leigh Sinton, complete with a pay machine and net dip spot.