Cheddar Angling Club
Founded 1951

Cheddar Reservoir Fish

Pike

Pike

Size - Pike up to 30lb.

Best Baits - Summer spinning and lure fishing in shallow areas. Slow sinking rubber shads or large flashy spinners and spoons work well. From Oct 1st dead baiting is allowed. All sea baits work well (especially sardine & mackerel).

Other Info - South + West banks are most popular. Bottom weed can be a problem so use popped up baits or free lined.

Tench

Tench

Size- Average 6lbs.

Best Baits - Before much weed is present method feeders out to about 30m Red maggot, caster and sweetcorn. When conditions allow pole fishing or waggler at a close distance feeding hemp and pellet.

Other Info - Extremely hard fighting fish, minimum of 6lb line is recommended. Can be caught early May - Sept. Best areas Axbridge entrance and to the left of the Cheddar tower. Numbers vary each year.

Roach

Roach

Size - Depending on year class, fish can be up to 2lbs.

Best Baits - Caster, red maggot on the waggler or pole. Worm for better sized fish.

Other Info - Location is essential as fish are constantly on the move.

Perch

Perch

Size- Varies year to year and can see fish up to 2lb.

Best Baits - Small spinners, red maggot and worms.

Other Info - Fish close in. Numbers have increased significantly in recent years

Eel

Eel

Size - Up to 6lbs.

Best Baits - Worm, small dead baits

Other Info - Even distribution across reservoir. Fish are as old as 60 years.

Carp

Carp

Size - Rumours of some large carp.

Best Baits - ??

Other Info - Facts in 1978 around 250 mirror carp were introduced. We do not know if any are left. If you target these fish you will need plenty of time on your hands.

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