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Naseby Reservoir

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

Angler at 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 40lb, with a typical-sized fish being in the range of 8lb to 30lb. There's also a huge head of roach, which are often shoaled up on the dam wall. A haul of 50lb-plus of silvers is not unknown.

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 30lb 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.

Angler with carp at Naseby Reservoir

Prices and opening times (from 1 January 2021)

The fishery is open 24 hours.

Day permits are Monday to Thursday only, and are available by contacting the fishery in advance. Weekend fishing is by season permit only. Night fishing is only available to season permit-holders. You can buy you permit directly from Naseby. Please use the contact details below to find out how to purchase your permit.

  • Adult (two rods) £12
  • Concession* (two rods) £10
  • Night fishing season permit - anytime (two rods) £400
  • Concession* Night fishing season permit - anytime (two rods) £320
  • Couples Night fishing season permit - anytime (two rods) £600
  • Night fishing season permit - Monday to Friday 12noon £300
  • Concession* Night fishing season permit - Monday to Friday 12noon £240

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

Naseby Reservoir season permit terms and conditions

Address and contact details

Carvells Lane
Off Welford Road

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

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Call: 07949 373 131
Email: [email protected]


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Last Edited: 31 March 2023

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