Leighton Reservoir is a 105 acre, 90ft deep fly-only bank fished reservoir, stocked with rainbow trout from the Swinton Estate trout farm. It is surrounded by the moorland Dales, just a few miles from Masham, and enjoys fabulous views.
Facilities include a lodge, toilets, parking and disabled facilities. There is a cafe a short drive away at The Bivouac at Druid’s Temple, which is also a good base for walking and bird watching and has “glamping” accommodation with woodland shacks, yurts and a bunk barn.
Leighton is included in the Trout Fisherman Magazine’s “Troutmaster’s Water” competition. 80 of the fish caught in 2011 were 10lb or over, with 11,865 caught in total at a rod average of 2.97.
The reservoir is open for fishing mid March – mid November. Day rates are £25 (4 fish limit), with concessions of £20 (senior citizens/disabled – 3 fish limit); £15 (evening & junior – 2 fish limit). 10 day pass tickets are available at £210 (full day) and £180 (concession). You can also save 5 tickets and get £5 off your next visit (not applicabale to block tickets).
For more information please contact Andrew Goodacre on 01765 689024
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Late spring is the most beautiful time of year at Swinton Park, with the rhododendrons and azaleas in glorious, full bloom in the parkland and the first young vegetables coming up in our Walled Garden. Enjoy these to full advantage at our Garden Lunches and Garden Design Days, or our Estate Produce Lunches – starting a Celebration of Asparagus from 13th May. Our Deerhouse Lunches and Dinners are also running throughout the summer, including a new Barbecue Cook & Lunch course to polish up your grilling skills.