Hanningfield Weekly Fishing Reports

19th May 2019

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Hanningfield reservoir:



Max Depth:


(17 meters)
No. of Anglers:


This Week.
Best Trout:

4lb 8oz

This Week.
Total Caught:


This Week.

Banks close at 19.30 with boats back on the Jetty for 19.30. Catch and release is available for fly anglers only and only with barbless hooks.

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Catch of the week:

Colin Neal landed a lovely 4lb 8oz rainbow trout fishing with boat partner Turbo. They were back drifting just outside of the Inlet using small buoyant flies on a Di7 line.

Memorable moment of the week:

Mr Draper and his boat partner Mr Roswell had a fantastic morning fishing on the fly. Mr Draper landed this lovely 3lb rainbow, completing an eight fish bag which came in at s total weight of 17lb

Best area and flies:

At the beginning of the week fly anglers found their fish in the Inlet with Ian and Denis landing 25 fish between them on buzzers and Richard Smart landing 28 using the same. Thursday saw the annual police match take to the water with every angler catching. Most came in with their eight trout and in total landed a fantastic 84 trout. They fished a variety of flies including buzzers, small lures and blobs with most fish caught on buzzers. Toward the end of the week Lodge Bay has been the hot spot with the fly anglers doing very well in this popular location.

Best areas & baits / lures

Spinning has been productive and has improved as the week has gone on with the bay and Inlet being the hot spots for the fish. Small spinners with bright colours have done well, fished in around eight feet of water. Garlic, orange and nymph have been the best colours for Powerbait with the Goldfish Bowl being the best area from the bank and School Bay/Hall Point being the best for boats. Float fished lobworms also fished well around the Goldfish Bowl and Peninsula.

Fishing with Waterside Parks is the perfect way to enjoy a great sport, whether you like fly fishing, bank fishing, coarse fishing or wild brown trout fishing.

With so many different locations to choose from, and styles of fishing, every experience will feel new and exciting.

The fishing we offer across our parks and reservoirs is aimed at all abilities. We can teach you everything from setting up your rod to casting off, or we can just direct you to the best spots and leave you to enjoy the wonderful outdoors and to practice your skill. Our rangers are always happy to have a chat and give any tips or advice to help you have the best chance of catching one of the many thousands of fish stocked across our reservoirs. And now you can bring the family! Either get them involved or learn more of what they can do at Hanningfield while you enjoy your days fishing.

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