Leighton Reservoir is a 105 acre, 90ft deep fly-only bank fished reservoir, stocked with Rainbow Trout from the nearby Swinton Trout Farm. It is surrounded by the moorland dales, just a few miles from Masham, and enjoys fabulous views....
A Note to all Anglers
Team Leighton and I would like to address the extremely hard
fishing of late. Despite our continued efforts to get the fishing going, with
an increase in stocking and big fish week, it would seem from the returns,
things have not improved and this has left us more than a little deflated. It
would seem the...
Hello to all our anglers, we are happy to report much
improved weather conditions since our last update. The Beast from the East seems to be a fading
memory. The water level has dropped slightly, however the catches remain very
high and we have had large numbers fishing and catching. There is a large amount of fly life, damsels,
Well the 2018 Season set off with a grand beginning then
came the Beast from the East, no wonder angler numbers dropped off; we had
rain, snow, sleet, wind, hail and just about every other bad weather condition
thrown at us. Leighton has remained at a high level being topped up with the
cold snow melt water; this did put...
Over 30 anglers turned out for Open Day
Leighton Reservoir off to a great start for the 2018 season
Saturday was cold but dry and bright, over 30 anglers
gathered at this year’s opening day. The
catches were spread out from the dam wall down to under the bridge. Many anglers catching a good number of trout.
Double figure trout were...
get ready for the start of the 2018 season
Count Down to Open Day
Saturday 24th February will be the start of the 2018 season
at LEIGHTON RESERVOIR
So with just two weeks and one day to go the Team are
getting ready to stock. With the water
level still bank high our job will be a little easier, but truthfully we...
Heres hoping that you have
had a great Christmas and that the New Year has begun well for all.
2017 has been a challenging year for Leighton, the water
level being so low for so long really took its toll on the angling and
subsequent catch returns. Negotiating
the banks to reach the water proved to be a step just too...
Hi folks, hope that you are enjoying the wonderful
summer! There are both positives and
negatives to this exceptional heat.
Great to be able to plan garden parties and know that you will not get
rained off, but the lack of water in the reservoir is not so good for
angling. Although having said that, the
catch returns are looking ok:
We wish to offer a warm welcome to Leighton Anglers, new and
old. As you most likely already know, Leighton Reservoir is now under new
management, since July 2014 Josh Riddell has been looking after the place. Josh
is part of the Riddell family, the other two being Ian and Shelley. As a family
we have been running Bessy Beck...