Clattercote Reservoir

A lifeline during lockdown

Local waterways have been an escape for many during these difficult times. Our work to protect them is more urgent than ever.

This pretty and secluded reservoir is surrounded by trees and shrubs and a wooden walkway leading to 122 jetty-style pegs, with a further 10 pegs along the dam wall. The reservoir is 21 acres and is a primary supply of water to the local Oxford Canal.

Fishing at Clattercote Reservoir Fishing at Clattercote Reservoir

Clattercote is a popular match, pleasure and specimen carp venue and is usually busy with anglers at the weekends. It is quieter mid-week, with plenty of space for pleasure anglers. Always check the noticeboard on arrival for latest information.

There is a portable toilet on site.

Fishery rules

Please always check with the fishery bailiff for any changes or updates to the fishery rules. 

Clattercote Reservoir fishery rules

Fish stocks

Carp average 8lb but can be up to 30lb. They can be caught on a variety of methods and in the evening patrol very close to the water’s edge.

Bream up to 6lb can be caught on the bottom, particularly when the weather is cloudy.

Tench feed best from April through to October.

Roach are not often fished for. The venue record is 2lb 10oz, a fish of a lifetime for a serious roach angler.

Pike - In the winter months Clattercote is a popular venue with pike anglers and has produced fish to 26lb.

Prices and opening times (from 1 January 2021)

The fishery is open 24 hours.

  • Adult (one rod) £7
  • Concession* (one rod) £6
  • Second rod £4
  • Evening (adult or concession*) £6
  • Night (24 hours, two rods) £25
  • Match peg fee £7

*Concessionary permits are available to anglers who are in possession of a concessionary rod licence.

Day permits are available on the bank from the fishery bailiff. Matches must be booked in advance.

Clattercote Reservoir match booking terms and conditions

Address and contact details

Mollington Road
Near Claydon
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX17 1EN

Roughly five miles north of Banbury, turn right off the A423 signed for Claydon. Clattercote entrance is a mile along this road on the right.

What3words map (///sprain.purse.wasp)

Call: 07740 534892 for the fishery bailiff
Call: 07582 837181 for the head bailiff
Email: alanmoss867@btinternet.com
Call or email: 07789 873785 or sheila.pilkinton@canalrivertrust.org.uk for match bookings 

Last date edited: 30 November 2020