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News article created on 28 April 2016

New fishing platforms for Drayton Reservoir

Anglers visiting Drayton Reservoir in Northampton can now fish in small groups thanks to new style fishing platforms aimed at encouraging more social fishing at arguably the country’s most prolific carp fishery.

Drayton Reservoir, Northampton Drayton Reservoir, Northampton

The platforms have been designed to improve access to fishing around the reservoir and to make it an even more social sport.

Most of the much larger anti-slip wooden platforms on the sailing club bank will now accommodate three people and will mean that anglers have the option of fishing in small groups with friends or family. 

Growing in popularity

John Ellis, national fisheries & angling manager for the Canal & River Trust, said: “Fishing along the regions canals and reservoirs is growing in popularity which is really great to see as it’s a great sport and is really easy to learn. These new platforms at Drayton Reservoir will mean that anglers can fish together, share fishing tips and work out where the best places are to catch the biggest fish.”

Part of the fishery reopens this bank holiday weekend. Initially, anglers wishing to use the new platforms will need to book up in advance via the head bailiff on 07889 532 563