Sparth Reservoir, Marsden.

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Water Name

Sparth Reservoir


This water is also controlled by the Slaithwaite and District Angling Club and is situated alongside the canal. The water is fairly uniform throughout and the best fishing is found by following the wind. It is in a very popular walking spot and you can get pestered a bit if you sit in the wrong spot. As it’s names suggests it is a reservoir, so there are no facilities to speak of, and access for disabled anglers is not favourable.

The main approach here tends to be the feeder and tip approach, and the target fish are the bream (5lb), roach (1 1/2 lb) and perch (2lb). The water also contains pike, but these do tend to be ignored somewhat in favour of Hilltop Reservoir.

By fishing light you will guarantee bites most of the day, use loads of chopped worms to keep the fish in the swim, and waggler or pole (held high) work best.


Day tickets £4.00 before fishing from the Post Office, Slaithwaite or Chris Roberts Tackle shop as well as The Bait Kitchen in Huddersfield.


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The water is situated between Slaithwaite and Marsden, so you need to take the A62 (Manchester Road) out of Huddersfield, (again note multitude of cameras). You are looking for West Slaithwaite Road, and then take a left down Crow Tree Road which runs alongside the Reservoir, and you are asked to park on Park Gate Road. It is difficult to find so ask if in doubt. I have had some correspondence re the parking of vehicles on a private un-made road to the cottages adjacent to the water. Please do not park there but sensibly on the public roads as it does cause inconvenience.


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