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The many thousands of anglers now regularly using these pages prefer to read something written by someone who can see the area from an insider's point of view. They know the best spots, not just the ones that first time or overseas visitors usually visit or that are well known outside of the area.

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Fishing Clubs In Warwickshire
you want to join a fishing club,wether you want to join and angling club for course or trout in your local area or further afield we are sure you will find a suitable fishing club within our directory,fishing clubs are a fantastic gateway to some seriously good fishing without the bankside pressure of a modern day ticket water...

Alcester - Alcester Sports & Tackle
10 Tything Road East, Arden Forest Ind. Est., Kinwarton, Alcester, Warwickshire B49 6ES - 01789 762200 - Here on the edge of Alcester you will find a wide variety of fishing tackle and sporting equipment to suit both the keen enthusiast or those looking to take up a particular sport...

Atherstone - Atherstone Angling Centre

71 Station Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 1DB - 01827 711980

Attleborough - Attleborough Angling Centre

5, George Street, Attleborough, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV11 4LA - 01203 343718

Bedworth - Central Tackle

89 King Street, Bedworth, Warwickshire, CV12 8JE - 02476 313235

Dunchurch - Lyttles of Dunchurch

2 Southam Road, Dunchurch, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22 6NL - 01788 817044 - - Our specialist game fishing shop in Dunchurch, close to Draycote Water, offers the largest selection of major brand game fishing equipment, flies and materials in the Midlands...

Leamington Spa - Old Town Tackle

25b Clemens Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 2DP - 01926 421855

Leamington Spa - The Tackle Cellar

The Tackle Cellar 24 Russell Terrace, Leamington Spa - 01926 888834

Nuneaton - Abbey Angling & Target Sports

23 Abbey Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV11 5DQ - 01203 388333

Nuneaton - Martins Fishing Tackle

48 Queens Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV11 5JX - 02476 381745

Rugby - Banks & Burr
25-27, Claremont Road, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 3NA - 01788 576782 - We are mail order specialists with over 48 years of selling quality fishing equipment. All items purchased from our website offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied...

Rugby - Rugby Tackle
155 Bilton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22 7DS - 01788 544913 - - Rugby Fishing Tackle Online Shop, UK. Supplying fishing equipment, from leading manufactures, Shakespeare, Daiwa, Chub, Garbolino and many more. Buy online or send an order enquiry. From rods to reels, hooks, nets, pods, bait and more, we've got the lot...

Stratford - Stuarts Angling Centre

17 Evesham Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 9AA - 01789 293950 - - Stuarts Angling Centre in Stratford is geared to meeting the expectations of Course, Specialist and Fly fishing anglers. All our fishing equipment can be purchased online too...

Studley - The Mill Tackle Company Ltd
+44 (0)1527 853438 - Unit 7 Poplars Trading Estate, Redditch Road, Studley, Warwickshire B80 7AY - The Mill Tackle Company are specialists in repairing Allcocks & J W Young fishing reels, but most types of reels considered...

Warwick - Baileys of Warwick

Contact: Mrs. Janet Cox - 30 Emscote Road, Warwick CV34 4PP - 01926 491984 - Fishing tackle of all types for all occassions...

Arden Fisheries - Snitterfield
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Previously a syndicate venue and prior to that leased to The Royal Leamington Spa Angling Association, following requests from local anglers it opened for day-tickets in April 2006. 

The 24-acre fishery is probably better known locally as Snitterfield Fruit Farm…

Bishops Bowl Lakes - Bishops Itchington

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Bishops Bowl Lakes - off Station Road, Bishops Itchington, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV33 0SR - 01926 613344 - Rob and Maureen Kerr are making great strides in restoring this once leading Midlands fishery to its former glory. Stocks of specimen-sized roach, tench, carp and bream are being transferred from two large and unfished former quarries on the site which are used for diving and the results of this restocking programme are already starting to show with match returns coming in far higher than in recent years...

Cuttle Mill Fishery - Wishaw

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Cuttle Mill Lane, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham B76 9PU - 01827 872253 Two lakes, both of about 3 acres, one of which holds large carp.

Dingle Fishery - Nether Whitacre

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Bakehouse Lane, Nether Whitacre, Nr Coleshill, Warwickshire B46 2EB - The lake is approached over a hard surfaced access track leading from Bakehouse Lane, which leads into a good sized car park with very easy access to the lake. A superb timber fishing lodge within the car park houses an office, kitchen, tackle and refreshment shop and an upstairs storage area. The property itself extends to approximately 2.28 acres, 1.10 acres of which is water, with an average depth of 5ft. There are 20 well constructed pegs which are all accessed by well maintained paths. 5 pegs have been designed for disabled anglers. Day tickets are currently sold at £6.00 per rod, with discounts for concessions... this water has recently [2009] changed hands

Doglane Fishery - Napton On The Hill
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Napton Rd, Napton On The Hill, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 8NA - 01327 876026 ý- Dog Lane Fishery caters for all types of anglers. With three lakes spanning the complex, there's something for everyone whether you're into big carp, match sized carp, bream, tench or big roach. Set in the heart of the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, the fishery is overlooked by the village of Napton and provides a peaceful and relaxing environment Apart from the excellent mixed sport you can experience on Willow Pool and Widgeon Pool, Dog Lane Fishery also caters for the angler looking for big carp. The Grebe Lake, situated at the centre of the complex, contains carp and catfish to 40lb and responds all year round to anglers looking to catch big fish. Most of the small fish have been removed from this lake so you can be sure when your buzzers sound, a big carp is most likely to be the culprit...

Draycote Water Trout Fishery -
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One of the best loved still water trout fisheries in England...

Hopsford Hall Fishery - Shilton

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Withybrook Lane, Shilton, Nr Coventry, Warwickshire CV7 9JJ - 01455 220375 - Over the past few years Hopsford Hall has built a growing reputation for its carp and is now a favourite haunt with an increasing number of enthusiasts. However, it is problably still best known as a general plesasure fishery, and located in beautiful countryside well away from the madding crowd yet within easy reach of the Midlands motorway network, it is a delightful venue whatever your preference...

Kingsbury Water Park - Bodymoor Heath

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Bodymoor Heath Lane, Bodymoor Heath, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B76 0DY - 01827 872660 - One of the largest and most diverse fisheries in the Midlands with a total of 12 landscaped lakes in a scenic country park setting, Kingsbury Water Park is owned and managed by Warwickshire County Council and offers day-ticket and annual permit fishing plus two match pools. In addition there is free fishing for junior anglers aged 16 and under on Willows Pool. All the lakes can be fished year-round on day ticket with the exception of the Canal Pool specimen carp water which is available only to permit holders. These permits are available for regular anglers...

Kingston Coarse Fishing Pools - Lighthorne

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Kingston Grange Farm, Banbury Road, Lighthorne, Warwick CV35 0AE - 07767 664743 - - Kingston Pools offers relaxed and diverse fishing on five pools in a conservation area on a 360-acre arable farm just two miles from Junction 12 of the M40 between Warwick and Banbury...

Lanny's Lagoon - Stretton-under-Fosse

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Fosse Way, Stretton-under-Fosse, Warwickshire CV23 0PR - 07970 907995 - If you are looking for a secluded fishery where you can get away from it all for a day's pleasure angling - Lanny's Lagoon on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire border has to be the place...

Makins Fisheries - Bramcote
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Since taking over Makins Fisheries in August 2008, new owner Alan McDiarmid and his team have been busy tidying up the venue, cutting back shrubs and bushes and improving the banksides. They have also engaged the service of one of the UK's leading fishery consultants who will advise them on general fishery management with the emphasis being placed on fish welfare and improving the facilities and sport for anglers…

Meadowlands Fishery - Ryton-upon-Dunsmore
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Situated on the outskirts of Coventry next to the Keller factory just off the main A423 road which runs from Ryton-upon-Dunsmore to Southam, Meadowlands comprises two former sand and gravel pits which cover a total of 17 acres…

Napton Reservoir - Napton on the Hill

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A very long established water supply reservoir for the canal system this lake has a reputation for big fish. Apart from carp there are some roach and above average tench. Although not often caught there are also same very big crucians and even some bream that could go over 10lb. Its worth taking a look at the pike as well. There used to be 2 lakes but several years ago they were joined and this has spread the fish about. The water is controlled by the Coventry Angling Association...

Oakham Farm Pools - Loxley

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Oakham Farm Pools , Loxley, Warwickshire CV35 9HY - 01789 740627 or 07979 250852 - - Hidden away at the end of a farm track just off the main A429 between Wellesbourne and Ettington in rolling Warwickshire countryside, these five farm pools, although only small, are popular with local anglers and visitors from as far afield as Birmingham and Redditch...

Packington Fisheries - Meriden

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Packington Fisheries are located in mature landscapes on the Packington Estate in the Heart of England at Meriden. The trout fishery comprises six lakes - all with superb scenic appeal and are well stocked with fin perfect Rainbow and Brown Trout. Minimum stock size is 1 1/4lb, the record Rainbow is 17lb 12oz and Brown Trout 5lb 14oz. Our Coarse Fishery consists of seven pools, four stock ponds and a stretch of the River Blythe...

Parkers Fishery - Bulkington

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Arbury Farm, Withybrook Road, Bulkington, Warwickshire CV12 9JW - Parkers Fishery is a well established and mature venue with easy access to two well stocked pools, Jack's Pool and Ricky's Pool...

Seven Meadows & Stannells - Stratford-upon-Avon

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The River Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire - Ken Waldemar 01789 720603 - The original fishery on the Stratford-upon-Avon Angling Association card, Seven Meadows and Stannells is a one mile stretch of the River Avon at the downstream end of the Recreation Ground in Stratford Town Centre. The length starts at Lucy's Mill road bridge and runs along the right hand bank looking downstream to the meadow below Stannels Bridge, a former railway bridge which is now part of a country walk. The stretch is available on the Statford AA ticket which costs just £25.00 and is available from Stratford Angling Centre on the Evesham Road, Stratford. The fishery is typical of the middle length of the Warwickshire Avon...

Shatterford Lakes - Shatterford

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Shatterford Lakes - Birch Bank. Bridgnorth Road, Shatterford, Nr Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY12 1TW 01299 861597 Since opening under new ownership in February 2006, Shatterford Lakes is now predominantly a Fishery, rather than a Country Park, although many animals such as deer and natural wildlife can be seen on site...

Shrewley Pool - Haseley

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A Quiet Sports venue with 35 pegs. Heavily stocked 3.5 acre lake set in picturesque Warwickshire countryside in the village of Haseley. Tremendous head of carp to 18lb, mirrors, commons and ghost, with a few surprises ! Also occasional Tench to 3lb....

Spring Pools - Newton

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Spring Pools is a carp fishing lake situated on the edge of the village of Newton in Rugby, Warwickshire. The history of the fish can be traced back to 1993 when the average weight was 10lb. As time has gone on their weight gain has been continuous and the current lake record is "Two Tone" a mirror carp who was caught in August 2008 at 32lb...

Stockton Reservoir - Stockton

Satellite View. Stockton Road, Stockton, Nr Rugby, Warwickshire CV47 8LD - Opened as a commercial day-ticket fishery in 1997, Stockton Reservoir is an attractive seven acre lake set in pleasant countryside between the villages of Stockton and Long Itchington to the south of Rugby and Coventry...

Temple Farm Fishery - Hinckley
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Situated on the borders of Warwickshire and Leicestershire, Temple Farm dates back to the times of the crusades and is so named because the land on which it stands once belonged to the famous - or infamous - Knights Templar…

The Banks - Barby

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A canal type venue that is 3-4feet (1mtr.-1.3mtr.) down the middle, shallowing to the far bank. Most pegs are between 11 and 12mtrs. wide although a few pegs are some 14.5mtrs. The venue holds 62 pegs although the maximum for a match is 55...

The Riddings Fishery - Grendon

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Watling Street, Grendon, Nr Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 2PE - 01827 713244 - Behind a row of houses set back from the main A5 at Grendon, between Atherstone and Tamworth, the family-run Riddings Fishery comprises four beautifully maintained pools on a 15-acre site which offer a combination of mixed pleasure and match angling, a specialist Crucian Carp pool and a big carp Specimen Pool where the record for a single fish currently stands at 39lbs 14oz...

Tunnel Barn Farm Fishery - Shrewley
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Tunnel Barn Farm Fishery, located in Shrewley, Warwickshire, is a complex made up of 7 pools and 2½ miles of the Grand Union Canal. We have been open to the public since 1990 and in the past two years have made major improvements and expanded the pools and the complex... 01926 842975

Weston Lawns - Bulkington

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Weston Lawns - Bedworth Road, Bulkington, Bedworth CV12 9JA - 02476 315745 or 0786 2227770 - - A well-established fishery between Bedworth and Bulkington to the north of Coventry, Weston Lawns comprises three lakes which cover two-and-a-half acres, two acres and about three-quarters of an acre respectively. Pool One offers specimen carp, tench and bream fishing whilst Pool Two provides 42 pegs and offers match and mixed pleasure fishing. The newest lake, Pool Three, has 25 pegs and was developed specifically for the pole and matches, although it is proving to be a popular pleasure water when not in use for contests...

Angling Foundation
Federation House, National Agriculture Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2RF - 01203 414 999 - The Angling Foundation is a non-political, non-profit making body which advises on angling and fish welfare issues. It gives guidance on these matters by the production of voluntary standards, guidelines and best practice for all sectors of the sport and industry in the UK. All Angling Foundation guidance takes due regard to environmental and conservation issues. Additionally the Angling Foundation seeks to further the participation in angling through support of projects for the promotion of angling, especially with young, disabled or disadvantaged groups and projects for the recruitment of new anglers...

Astwood Bank Angling Club
Astwood Bank Angling Club (ABAC), is a well established fishing club with over 500 members from Redditch and surrounding areas in Warwickshire and Worcestershire. The club has a wide range of fisheries to cover all aspects of coarse fishing…

Avon Ho Angling

Secretary: Ivan Mills Tel. 01788 579746

Fleece Angling Club

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Welcome to the Fleece Angling Club (FAC) website. FAC was founded one evening during one of many drinking sessions at The Fleece Inn - Bretforton. It began with just a couple of the lads down at the river competing for the biggest fish...

Royal Leamington Spa Angling Association
Anthony Simmons 213 Valley Road, Lillington, Leamington Spa CV32 7SL 01926 312319

Rugby & District Disabled Anglers Association

Contact: Brian Barnes, c/o 62 Whernside, Brownsover, Rugby, Warwickshire CV211PJ

Shackerstone & District Angling Association

Contact: Mr Nicholson, Tel. 01455 843576

Stratford -upon-Avon Angling Association

A Bruce 42 Cherry Orchard, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9AP

Walker Crossweller Angling Club

Our club has a variety of fishing venues for every coarse angler from our various lakes to a one mile stretch of the Warwickshire Avon. More information can be found on the sub - menus of this page for each individual venue. In total there are well over 100 pegs to choose from for all venues which will test any coarse angler with any style of fishing which includes a large percentage of the coarse freshwater species found in the UK. There is ample parking provided for each venue, most of which involve a short walk to a majority of pegs on offer...

Warwick & District Angling Association

Sec: K Jenner, Tel: 02476 677214

Whynot Anglers

Contact: T. Taylor, 90 Hudson Road, Overslade, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV22 6DE

Wolston Angling Club

The Secretary, Wolston Angling Club, 21, Lammas Court, Wolston, Warwickshire CV8 3LP - 02476 544140 - - Wolston Angling Club has been in existence for over twenty five years. We run three lakes and a stretch of the River Avon in the village. The lakes contain a variety of fish including Roach, Bream, Tench, various Carp, Perch, Rudd and Pike.

Home Farm B&B
Near to the heart of the Midlands motorway network yet situated in the countryside between Coventry and Leamington Spa, Home Farm Bed and Breakfast is an ideal base for exploring some of the area's best known stillwater and river fisheries…

Fly Fishing Academy
The Fly Fishing Academy provides professional fly fishing tuition, casting instruction and guiding for wild trout and rainbow trout from the stillwaters of East Midlands and East Anglia. Our fly fishing lessons and fly fishing courses cater from the beginner to advanced fly fishers. Beginners courses, taster days on first Sunday of the month, 3rd May, 7th June , 5th July, 2nd August, 6th September, 4th October at Draycot Water...

Lyttles of Dunchurch
Lyttles of Dunchurch now offer casting tuition...

Packington Fisheries
Tuition is available at the fishery with our resident Professional Angler. Courses for junior anglers are run through the Summer. Trout Fishery Enquiries: Fishery Lodge, Maxstoke Lane, Meriden CV7 7HR 01676 522754