Drayton Reservoir

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Drayton is almost completely surrounded by a wooden walkway leading to jetty-style pegs.

Fishing at Drayton Reservoir

There are 28 pegs along the dam wall 63-36A from Entrance Gate down. The left hand side of the lake is called the straight, which leads to the point area and then on to the shallower end of the lake.

The pegs known as The Boards are pegs 1 to 36 on the sailing club side of the lake, these are bookable night pegs only.

Drayton was originally stocked in the early 1990s with a large number of small carp averaging only a few ounces in weight. For several years it was the most prolific match fishery in the UK. These fish have now grown on and average between 14 and 18lbs in weight with many fish weighing in at over 20lbs. Lake record to date 35lbs Summer 2017.

Fish stocks

Carp - large catches of carp now common. Most modern carp fishing techniques will produce results with the best sport to be had in the afternoons and evenings.

Roach and perch - there are also plenty of roach and perch present, but these are rarely fished for.

Pike - there's also excellent pike fishing in winter with a venue record of 26lbs.

Opening times

24 hours night fishing, midday to midday. You must book in advance by texting 07889532563.

  • Monday to Friday 7.00am - Seasonal
  • Saturday to Sunday 6.30am - Seasonal


 Details Adults  Concessionary  Match
Day tickets

£8 one rod

£12 two rods

£5 one rod

£10 two rods 


Evening tickets (after 5pm)

£5 one rod

£10 two rods

£5 one rod N/a
Night fishing £25 £25 N/a

Permits available from the bailiff on the bank. Concessionary permits are available to anglers who have a concessionary rod licence.

Address and contact details

Off the A361
NN11 8YY

On the northern edge of Daventry, you can reach here from the M1 from the north or south and from the A45 from the east or west.

Call: 07889 532563 for general information 
Text: 07889 532563 for night bookings
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Last date edited: 28 March 2018