Tring Reservoirs

Tring Reservoirs are made up of four reservoirs built between 1800 and 1838 to supply water to the Grand Union Canal. They are famous for monster tench up to 14lbs and are best fished when there is a breeze and cloud cover.

Fishing at Tring Reservoirs

Wilstone is the largest at 119 acres with large tench to over 14 lbs. There are also perch to over 4 lbs and large carp over 35 lbs. The catfish record of 43 lbs 8 oz was caught in 1970 and is on display in the Tring Museum, although they are rarely fished or caught these days.

Stocked with tench, perch, pike

Startops, at 26 acres, is second largest and holds the record for bream at 17 lb 4 oz with plenty of weights in double figures being caught. Fishing is from the grass bank at the top of the sheer-sided dam wall.

Stocked with bream, pike, carp

Marsworth, at 24 acres, is more popular with pleasure anglers with more accessible banks, spacious open pegs and more secluded swims than the other two. It holds tench and bream up to 9 lbs, perch to 3 lbs, roach to 2 lbs, carp to the mid 30s and pike to 20 lbs. The largest catfish weighed in at 60 lbs 2 oz.

Stocked with carp, tench, bream, roach, perch and large catfish

Prices and opening times

Details Times  Adults  Concessionary 
Day ticket Dawn until dusk 

£6 (one rod)

£10 (two rods) 

£4 (one rod)

£8 (two rods) 

Evening ticket 5pm until dusk

£4 (one rod)

£8 (two rods)

£4 (one rod)

£8 (two rods)

Day season ticket Dawn until dusk £120  £120
Day and night season ticket 24 hours £200

£100 OAP/disabled

£50 juniors under 14

The season tickets also cover holders to fish Clattercote Reservoir and include a car park ticket for the Pay-and-Display car parks at Tring Reservoirs. Season tickets are only available from the head bailiff on 01582 841985 between 0800 and 2100. Concessionary permits are available to anglers who have a concessionary rod licence.

Address and contact details

Nr Marsworth
HP23 4LH

Call: 01582 841985 for the head bailiff (0800 to 2100)

Last date edited: 27 March 2018