Cheddar Reservoir holds some really big fish. Tench average 6lb recent reports of double figures, up to 30lb pike, up to 2lb plus perch and shoals and shoals of quality roach. This water is very clear, so the best way to get among the lumps is long cast straight lead or feeder. Top baits for tench are corn, worm and luncheon meat. For the perch worms and maggots and maggots for the roach. There are brick towers coming out of the water about 50 yards from the bank and these seem to attract the perch, a line cast next to them usually gives good sport with these great fighting fish. See individual fish pages for further details.

Cheddar Angling Club


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.

Cheddar Angling Club


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.

Cheddar Angling Club


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.

Cheddar Angling Club


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.

Cheddar Angling Club


Size - Up to 6lbs.

Best Baits - Worm, small dead baits Other Info - Even distribution across reservoir. Fish are as old as 60 years.

Cheddar Angling Club


Size - Rumours of some large carp.

Best Baits - ??