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Harthill Reservoir

Harthill is a series of three ponds covering 33 acres. It's the main supply and water reserve for the local Chesterfield Canal, and also home to Rotherham Sailing Club.

Adam Rooney fishing at Harthill Reservoir

Boasting a large stock of carp, bream, roach and pike, this is a water that if you can find them, you can expect to catch fish every cast.

Classed by some as a carp runs water, it's not unheard of to catch more than 30 fish in a session. Carp average 8lb and some run close to 30lb.

Bream also play a dominant role in the numbers of fish present and this makes the reservoir popular with general coarse and match orientated anglers.

Fishery rules

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

The reservoir is in a residential area, so please be respectful and considerate to those who live nearby.

Harthill Reservoir fishery rules

Fish stocks

Stocked with carp, bream, roach, tench, pike and perch.

Angler Adam Rooney with a carp at Harthill Reservoir

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) £20

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

Permits are available on the bank from the fishery bailiff.

Address and contact details

Carver Way
S26 7XB

The reservoir is a little hidden within the local housing estate.

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Call: Six am Tackle & Bait on 01142 873070
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Last Edited: 05 March 2021

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