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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A fundraising exhibition showcasing some of the North’s most respected and contemporary artists will take place at Swinton Park from 18th June to 18th July 2014, with a Private View event on the evening of Thursday 26th June. Click New Lights for details and Private View tickets.