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West Sussex -

Ardingly Reservoir | Coarse Fishing

Ardingly Reservoir is a 198 acre water, set in the heart of West Sussex, built in 1978 as a drinking supply reservoir. The reservoir is extremely deep and can hold around 5,000 million litres of water. The reservoir is filled from the River Ouse when the river is at high levels.. The area has now been designated as a nature reserve and is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The fishing at Ardingly Reservoir is run on a day and season ticket basis and is very popular for predator fishing with some good size Pike (28lbs), and Carp ( 36lbs), there is also good match fishing with bags up to 100lbs, a good range of fish including Bream, Tench, Rudd, Roach and Hybrids.

Other Activities
There are a range of fun leisure activities at Ardingly Reservoir including Windsurfing, Sailing, Canoeing or boat fishing. The majority of equipment is available for hire at the venue. Stand up Paddle board and Sit on Top kayak hire are also run at Ardingly Reservoir.

If you are not one for the more energetic activities there are some great nature walks (King nature trail) to take in the picturesque sights and sounds, with some stunning wildlife to be seen, you may spot Kingfishers, Great Crested Grebe, Barn Owls, a mix of bat species, Osprey along with Dormice and Glow Worms.

Sit by the water and enjoy refreshments at the Black  Hut café, toilets, parking and a public footpath around most of the water's edge with picnic benches all this makes for a great family day out.

fish species

Mirror Carp Common Carp bream eel
Carp : 36lb
Carp : 33lb
Bream:6lb tench: 10lb Eel: ?lb
Rudd Roach Perch pike gudgeon
Rudd: 1.5lb Roach: 1.5lb Perch : 3lb+ pike : 28lb gudgeon: ? lb

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Ardingly Reservoir - 198 acre reservoir located in West Sussex.


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ticket prices


Prices vary depending on predator fishing or coarse fishing, if you pre-order your tickets you will get a discounted price. For a full list of prices please visit the Ardingly website by clicking the link below.

Boat Hire £15 per day (Rowing Boats) Please bring your own electric outboard. Subject to availability.

contact details

Address: The Lodge, Ardingly Reservoir, Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6SQ
Telephone: 01444 892 549 

Email: sales@ardinglyactivitycentre.co.uk
Website www.ardinglyactivitycentre.co.uk/activities/fishing/


Ardingly and Balcombe villages are east of Ardingly Reservoir with Haywards Heath to the north.

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