Worsbrough Reservoir

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Worsbrough Reservoir, Worsbrough, Barnsley.


This water once suffered a downturn in fortune towards the late 80's when a mixture of pollution, oxygen levels and the dreaded Cormorants all played a part in destroying this prolific fishery. The water is now getting back to its best with plenty of fish now there for the catching. There are no facilities to speak of and in the majority it is not suitable for Anglers with disabilities.

There are a lot of Bream to the 3lb mark and also a good head of fin perfect Roach. You can attract the Bream fairly close in (within pole range) with ground bait, alternatively a feeder will do the same trick. Interestingly the water allows the use of 2 hooks. Carp have been stocked into the water with fish in the 1 to 4lb bracket. The new Carp have injected life into the water and importantly given the water some colour that always makes fishing that little bit easier. Roach are still present with some very nice fish to 2lb recorded.

The traditional baits work well here. Take Maggots, worm and caster with you. Ground bait also works well when it is the Bream that you are after. This is a large water and the best chance of connecting with the fish is to follow the wind when the fish will come close in to the bank well within a short pole.


Day tickets are £2.50 (season tickets £20).


Fishing Dawn to Dusk (No night fishing). All baits allowed apart from nuts.


Leave the M1 at Junction 36 and you need to take the A61 (left off the roundabout) which is Barnsley Road. After a couple of miles you will see the Button Mill pub, the reservoir and car parking is opposite the Pub.


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