Wednesday 10 December 2014

Warwick Racecourse Reservoir - Now Closed

Danny Hale mentioned it a few days go just as I was thinking about the specimen Perch that reside there and but yes the Warwick Racecourse Reservoir has now closed, damn !!!....Talking to the bailiffs Morris and Tony on many occasions I didn't think it would happen so soon.

The irrigation reservoir used by the racecourse needs to be dredged and de-silted and possibly made larger. According to the Warwick & District angling facebook page  the fish are likely to be sold to a fisheries stock supplier. It was a half decent revenue generator for the club so I hope they can survive. Shame Kingfisher pool couldn't have been used.

I'd love to be there when they net it, I bet there are some right suprises to come out, specimen silver bream, crucians, eels and Perch. Hopefully once it's been developed and the work completed then it can be made in to an established fishery again. Sadly by the sounds of it, that will take a heck of a long time.

I've a couple of venues I'm planning to try in January for the big Sergeants but doubt as prolific at Warwick Resi. A venue I'm going to miss. Any updates please let me know.


  1. That's disappointing and it scuppers my closed season plans. Canals might be calling me now it seems.

  2. Two of my PB's came from there, the Perch and Silver Bream so will be missed that's for sure. Canals will certainly feature more and more, no doubt about that.

  3. Mick your so right. I lost a very big Cru there last spring. It actually broke me. My guess at weight was on the 'Jesus Christ' side of 3lb. Pity they can't find a true home for those fish rarther than selling on at a knock down rate. A netting company will pay next to nothing for them.

    1. A massive shame that's for sure, for me one of the main reasons why I had the Warwick book...

  4. Always sad to see a venue close. I live in another part of the country but you just have to make the most of every venue you fish because you never know what will happen in the future.


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