Naseby Reservoir

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At 93 acres in area when full, Naseby is one of our largest reservoirs.

Angler at Naseby Reservoir Naseby Reservoir

Naseby Reservoir was built to supply water to the Grand Union Canal Leicester line. Its feeder stream supplies water to the Welford Arm in Welford village, some two miles away from Naseby.

Naseby is well stocked with the Fishers Pond strain carp to approaching 40lbs with a typical sized fish being in the range of 8lbs to 30lbs. There's also a huge head of roach, which are often shoaled up on the dam wall. 50lbs plus hauls of silvers is not unknown, even under match conditions.

When the water is high after a wet winter, the dam wall platforms are your best bet for accessible pegs and these are often hotspots for winter pike fishing. Naseby has produced pike to over 30lbs in the past. In the summer and autumn the water levels drop and you can fish from the reservoir bed, which is mostly made of gravel. Under no circumstances take your vehicles onto the reservoir bed.

Naseby fishery rules

  • You must use unhooking cradles - when weighing fish please use a sling, zipped unhooking mat or landing net
  • Please photograph the fish kneeling down over an unhooking cradle - send us your photographs and catch reports and we will put them up
  • Fish must be returned to the water immediately
  • No bait boats
  • Barbless hooks only
  • Maximum of two rods 
  • Mono mainline only. Braid can be used only when pike fishing 
  • Wellies or waders must be worn
  • No surface fishing
    No nuts
  • The dam wall is only suitable for small one-man bivvies due to other anglers needing to pass
  • Fixed leads are prohibited
  • Please take your litter home with you and take care not to disturb wildlife
  • No fires
  • No arriving on site or setting up after dark
  • Well behaved dogs are allowed but please clean up after them
  • All anglers must hold an appropriate EA rod licence
  • Children must be accompanied by an experienced adult

If you have any discrepancies with the rules, please send us a message. Please be respectful to other anglers and our bailiffs.

Please note: there are currently no toilet facilities on site.

Fish stocks

Stocked with carp, perch, roach, pike

Opening times

All year round, 24 hours a day. Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.


Details Adults  Concessionary  Match pegs 
Day tickets 

£7 one rod 

£12 two rods

£6 one rod

£10 two rods


Night fishing 1 April – 31 March

Members only


Monday to Friday noon





Permits are available from the bailiff on the bank. Matches must be booked in advance. Concessionary permits are available to anglers who are in possession of a concessionary rod licence.

Address and contact details

Carvells Lane
Off Welford Road

South of Junction 1 of the A14 where it joins the A5199.

Call: 07518 057967
Facebook: Naseby Reservoir Official Page – send us a message

Last date edited: 9 July 2020