12 Dec 2018 has been another incredibly popular year for fishing at Hanningfield Reservoir
2018 has been another incredibly popular year for fishing at Hanningfield Reservoir, with over 10,000 anglers catching nearly 24,000 fish.
The reservoir, which is owned and operated by Essex & Suffolk Water, is now established as the UK’s number one any-method trout fishery. Boats were hired over 2,100 times during the season by anglers keen to get out and explore the various sections of the site.
The largest trout caught during the season weighed in at a whopping 11lbs 5oz, while the largest pike was 15lbs. The reservoir was re-stocked with 51,000 trout between March and the end of November, including an extra 1,000 rainbow trout, many of which were over 10lbs in weight.
The 2018 fishing season at Essex & Suffolk Water’s Hanningfield Reservoir closed on Friday 30 November, having been open since March.