Fishing

An annual permit is available for £35.00, Day fishing permits can be purchased from the Club House for £3.50.

General Rules 

  • There are no pegs and no person has the right to any particular area of bank.
  • Do not disturb or cause damage or injury to wildlife, nests, stock, crops, walls, fences, ditches, hedges, trees, shrubs or any structure.
  • If requested, members of RVSC or United Utilities staff must be allowed to inspect rod licences / bags / containers.
  • All litter must be removed.
  • No dogs.
  • No Fires

Fishing Rules

  • Fishing is only permitted within the boundary walls of the reservoir. All pools, ponds and feeder streams are out of bounds.
  • Fishing between the valve tower and the club, and the are in front of the club, and along its perimeter is not permitted.
  • Fishing is by rod and line only and undertaken in a sportsmanlike manner. It must not create a hazard to the general public or any users of the reservoir or the adjoining highway or permissive or public footpaths.
  • Only two rods per person (subject to rod licence).
  • Only barbless hooks may be used up to a maximum of size 6 including doubles and trebles.
  • Fishing is permitted on a catch and release basis only.
  • Night fishing is prohibited.
  • The following is prohibited – Float tubes or similar – bait boats – keep nets.

Bait Restrictions

The following are PROHIBITED:

  • Loose feeding with anything other than earthworms, maggots or castor.
  • Ground Bait
  • Bloodworms
  • Live fish bait
  • Dead bait unless commercial and disease free
  • Flavoured bait or flavour enhancers
  • Sweetcorn, Spam, Luncheon meat, Hemp seed