Leicestershire is a midlands county with a long and active fishing community. There is plenty of scope as it not only has many canals, rivers, lakes and ponds, but the largest man-made lake in the UK - Rutland Water, with some of the best known fly-fishing in the country.
|Rutland Water © Fatfisherman|
It is also a county with an active match-fishing community with many clubs competing and many small waters devoted to this form of angling.There are even a few residential fishing spots although it is not a county well known as a destination apart from amongst fly-fishermen who take trout from its many large reservoirs.
Hidden away are even a couple of legendary Estate Lakes never stocked in modern times where specimen hunters still hope to bag an age old denizen of the deep.
A number of trout waters offer tuition in casting and one runs a regular class for fly-tying.
The county is well served with tackle shops and is the base for several UK wide companies selling on line and even a couple of tackle makers. Many of the tackle shops offer to share local knowledge and advice.
Barwell - F A Holloway
01455 842078 - Malt Mill Bank, Barwell, Leicester, Leicestershire LE9 8GS
Birstall - Birstall Angling Centre
Birstall, Leicester, Leicestershire - 01162 672758
Burbage - Horton Fishing Tackle
Burbage, Hinckley, Leicestershire - 01455 632269
Coalville - Richards Field & Sport
37 Bridge Rd, Coalville, Leicestershire - 01530 815730
Earl Shilton - A.D Moore & Sons
High St, Earl Shilton, Leicester, Leicestershire - 01455 842450
Groby - Esselle Pole RepairsWebsite
07759 678774 - 4, Slate Brook Close, Groby, Leicester, Leicestershire LE6 0EE
Harby - Fishermens Feathers
20 Walnut Paddock, Harby, Leics. LE14 4BD - 01949 861900 - For all types of fly...
Hinckley - Gone Fishing
01455 617313 - Established over ten years ago and recently under new management, why not visit Hinckley's only dedicated fishing tackle retailer, conveniently situated just a ten-minute drive from the famous BWB MAKINS Fishing complex...
Hinckley - Rods and ReelsWebsite
67-69 Netherley Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire - 01455 233133 - Welcome to the St George Tackle specialist fishing tackle website. We offer a wide range of tackle and baits, rods, clothing, luggage, bait boats, bivvies, tackle boxes, scales, rods, reels, chairs, bite alarms, nets, head torches, sleeping bags, terminal tackle, boilies and much more at great prices delivered to your door by quality fishing tackle & bait manufacturers.
Ibstock - Ibstock Gun & Tackle Website
61-63, Chapel Street, Ibstock, Leicestershire - 01530 260901
Leicester - Angling Corner
0116 2230008 - 3 Denton Street, Leicester, Leicestershire LE3 6DD
Leicester - Angling ManWebsite
Anglingman is an established business that has been providing Fishing Tackle to the local area of Leicestershire for the past 25 years and we have now decided to go to the next level and open our online shop. Angling Man is a family business which is owned by Phil Mansfield and son Jim Mansfield. - 0116 2665579 - 228-230 Melton Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 7PG
Leicester - Braided International Line Co
01455 822234 - Roes Rest Farm, Peckleton Lane, Leicester Forest West, Leicester, Leicestershire LE9 9JU
Leicester - GDS Fishing Tackle
0116 216 4195 - 123, Kirby Rd, Leicester, Leicestershire LE3 6BE
Leicester - Kobra Products Website
Kobra Angling Products are made by Anglers for Anglers - Operating from Leicester the Company is centrally based within the UK and has made steady inroads into the 'Angling World' since 2000, by supplying quality tried and tested products - 0116 221 1995 - 52b Oakley Road, Leicester LE5 3NH
Leicester - P & J Baits
0116 2837007 - 155 Cavendish Road, Leicester, Leicestershire LE2 7PJ
Leicester - The Sportsman Lodge
39, Tudor Road, Leicester, Leicestershire - 01162 537714
Leicester - Townsend Tackle
0116 2126684 - 394 Humberstone Road, Leicester, Leicestershire LE5 0SA
Leicester - Vann Hall Tackle
0116 283 7555 - 75 Southfields Drive, Leicester LE2 6QT
Loughborough - Soar Valley TackleWebsite
Winners of the Anglers Mail Top Shop Award - Call us on 01509 670436
Loughborough - Charnwood Tackle
Charnwood Tackle, Nottingham Road, Loughborough - 01509 265125
Market Harborough - Carp CatchersFacebook Page
We specialise in Carp Fishing Tackle but cater for all branches of the sport, from the occasional pleasure angler, to the dedicated specialist...
Market Harborough - End Peg Angling Centre
Northampton Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire - 01858 431034 - Welcome to End Peg Angling Centre your friendly tackle shop in South Leicestershire. We are suppliers of coarse, match, carp and fly fishing tackle, specialising in established brand name products from many of the top manufacturers...
Mountsorrel - Bennetts Angling Stores Ltd
Bennetts Angling Stores Ltd - 9 Market Place, Mountsorrel - 0116 2302818
Oadby - Oadby Angling
0116 2710789 - 89 London Road, Oadby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 5DN
Oakham - HTS FishingWebsite
We do our best to appeal to all and make sure our prices reflect this. Whether starting out with a limited budget, or adding to your kit, come and see us in the store, give us a call or drop us a message! email: email@example.com
- Mobile: 07824661715 - Office Hours Only: 01572 768353
Oakham - Rods & Reels Angling Centre
22 Mill Street, Oakham, Leicestershire - 01572 755950
Syston - Match Catch
Match Catch - 14 The Green, Syston, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7 1HQ - 0116 260 0850
Ulverscroft - Forest Fishing Tackle
Heatherfield Cottage Farm, Benscliffe Road, Ulverscroft, Markfield, Leicestershire - 01509 891658 or 07525202884 - ...we pride ourselves in supplying quality fishing tackle at competitive prices throughout the uk and abroad, selling well known brands including Lureflash, Wychwood, sage, Forest Fly and Fullingmill the list goes on...
Wigston - All Seasons Angling
0116 2782440 - 8 Dunton Street, Wigston, Leicestershire LE18 4PU
We are a quality fishing baits supplier based in Leicester. We supply a wide range of baits from hand rolled boilies to fully prepared particle baits. All our baits are prepared by hand and made to order so please allow 5-10 days for delivery. We have a full team of field testers to ensure only the best, tried and tested, baits are sold in our shop...
Ashpole Spinney is located on a private drive way accessed through security gates and is set in a beautiful location, surrounded by open countryside and woodlands...
Bosworth Water Trust - Market BosworthInformationSatellite View.
Contact: Bosworth Water Trust, Mrs J Ryley, 01455 291876
Brook Meadow Fishery - SibberetoftWebsiteSatellite View
Jasper and Mary Hart - The Wrongs, Sibbertoft, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 9UJ - 01858 880886 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brook Meadow is a working farm, set amidst good walking country, its own superb lake fishing facilities and a discreetly placed Outdoor Activity Centre...
Brooksby Fishing Lake - Brooksby MeltonInformationSatellite View
Brooksby Melton College, Mr N Marriott, 01664 850850
Charnwood Water - CharnwoodInformationSatellite View
Contact: Charnwood Borough Council, Mrs N Callahan, 01509 634704
CJ Fisheries - ShearsbyInformationSatellite View
CJ Fisheries - Saddington Road, Shearsby, Lutterworth LE17 6PX - 0116-247 8101 - All three lakes provide cracking sport with the slightly smaller more obliging fish in Alders Lake consistently producing match weights to three figures...
Dave's Pool - Temple Farm Fishery - WolveyWebsiteSatellite View
Temple Hill, Wolvey, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 3HY - 01455 220422 - email@example.com
- Dave's pool is a delightful and mature 1.5 acre water. The pool has a central island and is surrounded by even grass banks. It holds a good head of fish; carp, bream, roach and small tench and has its own car park and toilet facilities...
Eye Kettleby Lakes - Eye KettlebyWebsiteSatellite View;
Eye Kettleby Lakes - Eye Kettleby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 2TD - Eye Kettleby Lakes is a family run fishery which has been running along side the farming business for over 11 years...
Eyebrook Trout Fishery - Eyebrook ReservoirWebsiteSatellite View
The 400 acre water is a mature stream fed reservoir with 5 miles of easily accessed bank, and a charm and abience normally associated with smaller waters. Good water levels are maintained all year round, even in the driest of summers the average depth is 17ft, maximum depth 45 ft...
Five Ways Lakes Fishery - WolveyFacebook PageSatellite View
Five Ways Lakes Fishery - Coventry Road, Wolvey, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 3LD Contact: 01455 882961
Fortways Farm Fisheries - Stoney StantonInformationSatellite View
Broughton Road, Stoney Stanton, Leicester LE9 4JA - 01455 271115
Friezeland Pools - Market BosworthWebsite
Friezeland Pools - Market Bosworth, Leicestershire - offers the angler coarse and carp fishing - Contact: Mrs J Ryley, 01455 290796 - Set adjacent to the main Water Park fishing lakes, there are three Carp pools which provide the more serious angler with a quiet location dedicated to fishing.
Frisby Water Park - AsfordbyInformationSatellite View
Hoby Road, Asfordby, Leicestershire - Pits controlled by Asfordby And Melton Society Of Anglers...
Grange Farm Water - HinckleyInformationSatellite View
Contact: Leicester Grange Farm, David Freeman 01455 619009
Hilltop Fishery - ThrussingtonInformationSatellite View
Contact: Mr M Tarry, 07860 235298 or 01664 0424357 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly Farm - Ashby MagnaInformationSatellite View
Contact: Dell Rodgers 01455 202391
Homeclose Fishery - WhissendineWebsiteSatellite View.
Whissendine Lodge, Melton Rd, Whissendine, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7EX - Homeclose Fishery is set in the beautiful countryside of Rutland, the smallest county in England. Homeclose Fishery consists of four lakes aimed at the pleasure angler who holds to the more traditional values of fishing...
Kilworth Sticks Fishery - North KilworthInformationSatellite View,
Is now a members only club water managed by Broome Angling Society
Lakeside Fishery - HinckleyInformationSatellite View
Wolvey Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 3JB - 01455 633016 or 07808 562095 - Old estate lakes hold a peculiar fascination for many anglers and Lakeside Fishery between Coventry and Hinckley is no exception. Delightful to look at and even better to fish, it is believed to date back more than 500 years to times when monks first developed the water to breed and rear carp for the table....
Lubenham Hill Lake - Lubenham HillInformationSatellite View
Contact: Mr N Bale, 01858 433067 - email@example.com
Mallory Park Fisheries - Kirkby MalloryWebsiteSatellite View
Mallory Park Fisheries is often described as a Jewel in the Leicestershire landscape. On our two sites we have a total of 12 fishing lakes and over a dozen wildlife ponds. The four fishing lakes that are in and around the Mallory Park race circuit are complemented by a further eight lakes at the Glebe, which is our 36 acre showcase site located just a couple of miles up the road from Mallory Park. The Glebe is a haven for wildlife and its fishing has been described as the best in England...
Mill Farm Fishery - LutterworthWebsiteSatellite View
Mill Farm, Gilmorton, Lutterworth LE17 5NR - 01455 552392 - Over the years it has been stocked with Tench, Bream, Roach, Mirror Carp, Leather Carp, Crucian Carp, Grass Carp and Chub. The lake has become very popular with anglers from all over the Midlands and from farther afield...
Mill-on-the-Soar - Broughton AstleySatellite View
Coventry Rd, Broughton Astley, LE9 6QA - The lake is set within the grounds of a hotel, pub and restaurant and is actually on an island surrounded by the river Soar and it's backwater. Car parking is right next to the lake, just a few steps from the waters edge. This attractive stillwater holds a good head of mixed course species (including Carp to big 20's and Tench nudging double figures)...
Nanpanton Reservoir - NanpantonInformationSatellite View
Fishing can be mixed here, with lots of carp cruising in the surface layers but all of them wary of taking surface fished baits. Cooler weather should see sport improving with the fish feeding on the bottom, there is now a good chance of catching fish into double figures with a good chance of a 20 amongst them...
The Narborough Soar is approx 3/4 of a mile of the River Soar adjacent to a Nature Reserve. It contains Roach, Dace, Perch, Tench, Bream, Chub and Gudgeon. It also offers some great winter piking... See Greenhill Angling Club
Old Hall Farm - Groby [was Groby Fishing Lakes]Facebook PageSatellite View
Newton Linford Lane, Groby, Nr Leicester - 07896 472519 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Although the first of the three Old Hall Farm was only dug in the early 1990s, the waters appear much older, having matured nicely to provide a host of reed-clad bays, islands and plenty of bankside vegetation, trees and shrubs on a spacious 10-acre site...
Peatling Match Lakes - Peatling ParvaInformationSatellite View
Bruntingthorpe Road, Peatling Parva, Nr Lutterworth, Leicestershire - 07860 644023 - email@example.com
- Established more than 10 years ago, the three original waters at Peatling Match Lakes have matured nicely with plenty of vegetation, lilies and other water plants in summer whilst the two new lakes are also being similarly landscaped. The lakes range in size from one-and-a-half to three-and-a-half acres and offer plenty of room on well-spaced pegs and a variety of fishing...
Peatling Pools - Peatling ParvaInformationSatellite View,
Bruntingthorpe Road, Peatling Parva, Nr Lutterworth, Leicestershire - 07860 434444 -
First developed over 30 years ago on the site of a spring-fed peat bog, Peatling Pools is a pretty three-pool venue offering a range of pleasure fishing for anglers of all ages and abilities plus pegs for club matches of up to 15 anglers...
Rutland WaterInformationSatellite View
Latest fishing news etc...
Snibston Grange Fishery - CoalvilleInformationSatellite View
The Grange Nature Reserve has two fishing lakes (one acre) with a total of 40 fishing pegs from which to choose, some of these are tailored for disabled anglers. Both lakes are stocked with a variety of fish including Roach, Perch, Tench, Barbel, Bream, Chub and Carp...
Spring Grange Fishery - BeebyWebsiteSatellite View
Croxton Road, Beeby, Leicester LE7 3BH - 0116 2595648 or 0771 4454666 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- The lakes were acquired by John and Anne Roy in November 2005. John has fished all his life starting off with coarse fishing for chub roach and perch in local rivers with his Dad and then moving on to fly fishing for trout and grayling and then on again to sea angling at holiday times. Anne's parents had coarse fishing in Lincolnshire and she remembers as a small child going around with her Dad collecting the money...
Sweethedges Farm - StockerstonInformationSatellite View
Allexton Road, Stockerston, Nr Uppingham, Leicestershire LE15 9AD - A beautiful 2.5 acre lake set amongst trees in a 6 acre site and bounded on one side by the Eyebrook River. Well stocked with Carp, Tench, Roach and Bream, all up to specimen size.
Swithland ReservoirInformationSatellite View
A common bream weighing 16lb 12oz, caught by Martin Whitmore on September 30 2000 from Swithland Reservoir held the British record... but only for one year. The fishing here is syndicated...
Thornton Reservoir - ThorntonWebsiteSatellite View
Cambrian Fisheries - The Fishing Lodge, Thornton Reservoir, Reservoir Road, Thornton, Leics LE67 1AR - 01530 230807 - email@example.com
- Thornton Reservoir is a picturesque 70 acre Leicestershire trout fishery nestling in the shadow of the local church at the village of Thornton. Managed over the past 26 years by Ifor Jones, Thornton offers quality fly fishing from its boats, wheelyboat, float tubes & 2 miles of available bank fishing. Fishing Lodge & Tackle Shop opens 7.30am with boats available from 8.30am...
Thurlaston Lake & Moathttp://www.greenhillanglingclub.com/thurlaston-gallery.php
A Greenhill Angling Club water...
Wiggs Farm Fishery - HilmortonInformationSatellite View
Contact: Wiggs Farm, Mrs P Bailey, 01530 231735
Willesley Lake - WillesleyFacebook PageSatellite View
Willesley Lake - Willesley Woodside, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire - 01283 762192 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Willesley Estate comprises a total area of forty acres - the lake being twenty four acres surrounded by a mature forest of sixteen acres with a fast stream which drains the lake running through the woods. The Willesley Estate is regarded as an area of exceptionally attractive scenery within the Ashby de la Zouch neighbourhood, and is particularly splendid during the summer months when it is especially noted for its snowdrops, bluebells and rhododendrons which are plentiful in the woods...
Wing Hall Fishing Lakes - WingWebsiteSatellite View
Set among acres of countryside, Wing Fishing Lakes are made-up of two good-sized, well-stocked lakes in the grounds of Wing Hall. Designed to offer challenges to all levels, the lakes hold general Coarse Fish including Carp, (Ghost and Common), Bream and Tench...
Ashfordby & Melton Angling SocietyWebsite
The Angling Club was established in 1991 by amalgamating Melton Mowbray Society Of Anglers (founded 1927) and Asfordby Society Of Anglers (founded in 1963)...
Broome Angling SocietyWebsite
Welcome to the Broome Angling Society, Leicestershire's premier angling club. The club has over nine superb waters and with membership starting from only GBP22.00 per year it is affordable for everyone. All be it, pleasure, specimen hunting or match fishing, our club caters for them all...
Broughton and Dunton Angling Club
M Startin - 23 Hill Field, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4RW
Centrebus Angling Club
Based in Leicester - email@example.com
- The club are proud to announce that we will be taking over the fishing rights at one of leicestershire's top angling water's. This will only be for member's of the club with no day ticket available...
Greenhill Angling ClubWebsite
To join Greenhill Angling Club contact Ed Medcalf (membership secretary) on 01455 292014. Greenhill Angling Club (GAC) was formed in 1976 and has a number of waters in the south Leicester area...
Harboro Rubber Rodsenterprise1uk@yahoo.co.uk
Contact: Chris Bailey, 10 East Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. LE16 9AE
Ibstock Angling Association
Mr Parker (Secretary) - 37, Thorndale, Ibstock LE67 6JT - 01530 261851
Jelson Angling Club, LeicesterBLOG
Secretary - Mr R T Bent-Fossey - 431 Gleneagles Ave. Rushey Mead, Leicester LE4 7YJ 0116 2666911
Leicester and District Amalgamated Society of AnglersFacebook Page
A FB page to allow anglers to view events run by the AMAL , and to view water bookings so they are not disappointed when they go fishing
Leicestershire Fly Fishing AssociationWebsite
Founded 1970... Membership in 1970 was about 70 and is currently just over 100 adult, junior and senior members...
Loughborough Soar Angling SocietyWebsite
Loughborough Soar Angling Society was formed in 1865 and controls a wide variety of river and canal fisheries between Barrow Upon Soar and Kegworth in Leicestershire. Wether you wish to catch a net of fish or target a specimen of a particular species we have a venue to suit you... contact Brian Hull on 01509 502970 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Market Harborough and District Society of Anglers
N Bale - 27 Rainsborough Gardens, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9LN
Melton Mowbray Society of Anglers
R M Dyer -
36 Winster Crescent, Melton Mowbray, Leics
Quorn Angling SocietyArticle
Contact: K. Darcy,Tel. 01509 269781. Loughborough, Leicestershire
Red Circle Angling ClubWebsite
Red Circle Angling Club was set up on the site of an old marina and accessed via Thurcaston Road, Leicester in 2002. It was conceived jointly by the Leicester City Council and the Environment Agency, who constructed swims and paths. A committee was formed to manage the water and to be responsible for forming an angling club on the site. The club has astrong committee who meet on the first Monday of every month at Birstall Social Club, Wanlip Lane, Birstall, Leicester to discuss any issues that may arise with either members or with the fishing water. The club is required to observe a Closed Season and this is from March 15th to June 15th inclusive every year.
Rutland Water Fly FishersWebsite
A very warm welcome to the Rutland Water Fly Fishers web site. Please take a few minutes and browse our various pages to see what we have to offer. All new members are very welcome and if you wish to join...
Wigston Angling SocietyWebsite
Founded in 1890, Wigston Angling Society is one of the longest running fishing clubs in the UK and provides anglers with over 15 miles of quality fishing on the Grand Union Canal in and around the Leicester area. - Secretary Adam Nurse: Mobile: 07860 112000 - email@example.com
Sweethedges Farm - StockerstonAccommodation
Sweethedges Farm, Allexton Road, Stockerston, Nr Uppingham, Leicestershire, LE15 9AD - Telephone: 01572 717398 - All bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, offering outstanding views. En suite or private bathroom, colour TV, and coffee/tea making facilities are standard...
The Bull's Head - ArthingworthAccommodation
A family run pub and B&B set in the beautiful countryside on the border of Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, just a few minutes from A14, junc. 2. Whether you want to enjoy a quiet meal with some friends or are looking for somewhere to stay for business or pleasure, The Bull's Head is for you...
The Lodge, Barnsdale, North Shore, Rutland WaterAccommodation
The Lodge, Barnsdale, North Shore, Rutland Water, NR Oakham, Rutland, England - Situated right on the lake shore at Barnsdale, just a short stroll from the Barnsdale Lodge and Barnsdale Hall Hotels. The Lodge, Lakeside is the only guest house on the shores of Rutland Water. Totally renovated, fully modernised and extended but keeping the original Lodge character, we offer luxury ensuite accommodation with outstanding views and access to the biggest lake in the smallest county in England. All its attractions are on the doorstep; fly fishing, cycling, bird watching, sailing, golf, Barnsdale Gardens, country Pubs & 1st class restaurants.
Fly Fishing AcademyTuition
Anthony Williams G.A.I.C. - Fly Fishing Academy, Shooters Hill, North Kilworth Road, Swinford, Leicestershire, LE17 6BQ - 01788 860532 - Mob: 07780 676850 - :firstname.lastname@example.orgThe
East Midlands reservoirs are some of the most productive trout waters in Britain producing good quality and highly regarded fighting fish. The East Midlands reservoirs attract fly anglers throughout United Kingdom and as far as mainland Europe. The fly fishing school was founded in 2006 by the fly fisherman, casting instructor and guide Anthony Williams...
Fly Tying & CastingTuition
Leicestershire fly fishing association hold regular fly-casting clinics and Fly Tying Classes...
...and sometimes we catch fishBLOG
...a couple of Charnwood fisheremen wax lyrical about the local fisheries...
Leicester and District Amalgamated Society of AnglersBLOG
Last entry May 2014
Brook Meadow Farm - SibberetoftOutfitter
section for details...
Eye Kettleby Lakes & LodgesOutfitter
Our Luxury lodges are perfect for the fishing enthusiast, families or couples just wanting some time to unwind. See Fisheries
section for details...
Rutland Water Fly Fishing AdventuresOutfitter
Learn to Fly Fish, friendly, all inclusive days based at our Lakeside Lodge, Rutland Water...
Temple Farm B&B - Wolvey Outfitter
Patricia and William Chase extend a warm welcome to their home. Temple Farm Bed & Breakfast is a working farm open all year round in a rural setting on the farm site of the Knights Templar, situated within easy reach of the M1, M6 and M69 motorways and the A5 Watling Street - see Fisheries
section for details of Dave's Pool
Whetstone Gorse Fisheries & Caravan SiteOutfitter
"For those who appreciate good fishing, plenty of choice and wonderful Leicestershire Country Side..."
Wing Hall Estate Lakes & Holiday CottagesOutfitter
Set among acres of countryside, Wing Fishing Lakes are made-up of two good-sized, well-stocked lakes in the grounds of Wing Hall...