DO NOT TRAVEL to Cheddar Reservoir if you or anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms or are shielding. Stay at home and follow Government advice on isolation.
Anglers must follow current government guidance on social distancing.
Reservoir day and season tickets can only be purchased online at www.dayticket.co.uk
Anglers must be in possession of antibacterial hand sanitiser.
Anglers must use antibacterial hand sanitiser before handling locks and gates.
The use of PPE is recommended.
Fishing is not permitted within 15m of another angler.
Do not share fishing tackle with other anglers.
Axbridge car park at the reservoir is open daily between 9:00am and 8:30pm.
Anglers vehicles are not permitted in the car park outside these times.
Anglers vehicles must be removed from the car park before 8:30pm.
Please park considerately.
Sharpham Road car park at the reservoir is closed until further notice.
Anglers must travel to Cheddar Reservoir on their own or with members of their own household.
Anglers can meet with ONE person outside their household.
Noncompliance of these rules could result in Anglers being asked to leave the reservoir.
Cheddar reservoir was constructed in the 1930s to make better use of the water from the springs in Cheddar Gorge, which had first been used as a source in 1922. The lake has a capacity of 6 million cubic meters (1,350 million gallons). Some of the water from the reservoir is pumped to Bristol for treatment at the Barrow Treatment works with the rest being treated at the Cheddar works to supply the surrounding area.
In 1947 it became the first supply reservoir in Britain used for sailing. Since then, other recreational activities have been developed like coarse fishing and wind-surfing.
Access. Whilst the path/road around Cheddar Reservoir is not a Public Footpath, Bristol Water does permit access for people to walk the perimeter. We ask that dogs are kept on a lead and that all rubbish and dog waste is taken from the site. The eastern half of the reservoir - the part that runs to the sailing club - is hard standing. The other half is gravel based.