Well stocked with hundreds of really hard-fighting fish, Clattercote is a mega place for getting bites throughout the year and they succumb to a multitude of tactics.
It is very similar to its sibling water Drayton Reservoir (another old British Waterways venue), stocked to the hilt with small carp that have now reached decent sizes.
Clattercote however, contains plenty of other species too, which suits many pleasure anglers, but it also means the carp anglers should take note.
There is a huge number of swims at Clattercote, over 130 pegs with the majority on wooden platforms so make sure you bring a pod or stage stand.
It is an interesting venue with plenty of features to fish to
Clattercote is a great lake of around 21 acres at a guess, with loads of fish to go at. It offers a great chance at catching a 20lb carp and what’s more they fight like crazy!
It is an interesting venue with plenty of features to fish to. That can be targeting them in the middle of the lake, against the islands, even under the boards in the warmer months – it really can be awesome fishing. I’ve seen people catch them right under their feet, literally!
There’s no need to overcomplicate things at Clattercote. A simple hair rig system, complete with balanced fake corn works wonders on most days, but the most important factor is to find those fish. They aren’t shy in showing themselves so just look at the water and you’ll locate them.
I do like to fish with a small mesh bag of mixed pellet around 40 yards out, I just nick this onto the hook prior to casting out.
For me, the best swims tend to be middle of the lake either side. Boilies also work well to get amongst the bigger fish.
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