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2021 Season now closed 2022 season starts Saturday 5th March All places must now be booked on line, anytime for any day, including the day you wish to fish on , 40 rod limit daily



Hi well that’s the festive season over for another year!

Already the days are getting slightly longer, let’s hope that the winter will be short and sweet.

After many months of very low water the reservoir is now filling up and should be at a good height come March.

Open day for the 2022 season is Saturday 5th March, over half the tickets are taken for Saturday, you can book a place now, the online system is up and running. All tickets must be pre booked. We have made a small price increase across the range of permits. 

Prior to opening, Josh and Scott will be stocking with the usual amount of fish along with a number of the lovely doubles that have been growing at Swinton trout farm over the past months.  Catch returns are very important to the running of the fishery, so please remember to fill one in, or message us with it.  You could get a free days fishing 

The fishery rules are set out in the hut, please read them:

Main ones are:

All Barbless hooks only

Only 1 fish over 8lb to be taken

3 fish tickets, first three fish should be taken

Return all Brown trout

Tight Lines for 2022, wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year


It has been good to see so many anglers back on the bank at Leighton.  One of the most herd comments has been “just great to be able to get out again” Everyone is pleased to return to something near to normal. 

Team Leighton are stocking on a regular basis to ensure good catch returns, and we are getting lots of them.  Happy anglers! Along with the on line booking system, we would like to encourage anglers to post their successes on Facebook, you can private message Leighton with your catch return and each week we will repost one on the page and this one will get a free day’s sport ticket.  Message needs to include: name, date, details of catch and flies used.

Back in March when we introduced the on line booking system. Some folks were not happy as this meant that you had to pre book.  We have now made it so that you can book on the same day for all tickets.   This hopefully allows you to watch to the weather and then decide to come for a great days fishing at Leighton.

Team Leighton has a new edition, Louise, so now we are five

Louise is the extremely helpful one on the end of the phone line, and keeps the facilities clean.

Keep safe and keep fishing

Team Leighton

Leighton Reservoir is 7 days per week from 6 am to dusk, finishing time displayed on side of anglers hut

29th March sees travel restrictions lifted, happy days

On line bookings only – book any day, even today