Royal Leamington Spa Angling Association
The aim of Leamington Angling Association is to provide fishing for it’s members in a wide variety of waters so whether you want carp or pike, roach or barbel, the chances are that you can find some excellent specimens in Leamington Angling waters. Pools are now very popular with our members, but that doesn’t mean that we ignore the rivers. There’s something for everyone and we always keep cost down because all of the commitee and officers are volunteers. Membership is open to all and there are concessions for junior, OAP and disabled members.
The two lakes which make up Jubilee Pools lie just outside Coventry at Ryton on Dunsmore. The larger of the two lakes is the Island Pool which has over 40 pegs including special pegs for disabled anglers. Big water, big fish. The photos of specimen carp are headed by a Max Hubbard’s 32 lbs 1oz mirror and a 31 lbs common caught by Pete Richards. Specimen bream and tench are accompanied by a good head of quality carp. Plenty of doubles and twenties are regular. In recent years, Jubilee has developed a reputation as one of the premier bream waters in the Midlands and there are perch, crucians and big shoals of roach.
Recntly stocked mirror carp together with several hundred small tench, there is also a good population of roach and gudgeon which feed up in the water together with chub and some barbel to 7lbs
Ryton Pool at Ryton Country Park
A mixed fishery. The best carp recorded so far is Roger Booth’s 27 lbs 13oz.
This superb water is well known to many members and the Association has now secured the fishing rights once again. This is probably the best crucian carp water in the area and these, coupled with excellent stocks of other species, makes the reservoir a great venue for the pleasure angler and specimen hunter alike.
River Avon – Wasperton Main species are chub, roach, perch and gudgeon. Dace are also making a comeback (choose a shallow, gravelly swim for these) and the pike fishing is now attracting attention from predator anglers. Waggler, stick float and pole all work well with straight lead and feeder coming into their own when there is extra water in the river. Barbel are now putting in an appearance at Wasperton and the wider sections on Wasperton 2 have some shoals of good bream.
River Avon – Stratford
Both stretches have superb shoals of roach which often provide double figure bags. The Lido has a good head of chub, especially in swims with overhanging trees and bushes. In the upstream swims, these are joined by some quality dace and occasional barbel. Other species include gudgeon, bream, pike, zander and eels. Big carp now inhabit the first few pegs.
River Leam – Town Waters
In the lower reaches, the weir pool at Princes Drive and the hidden swims behind the Edmonscote track hold chub to 4 lbs together with some of the biggest roach you are ever likely to encounter.
The river Leam at Offchurch is a narrow stream with gravelly runs and deeper bends. The overhanging trees are home to some really large chub which can be caught by careful stalking. Environment Agency surveys have consistently shown that this stretch of river has a diverse and healthy head of fish. Chub, roach and dace swim with big perch, pike and even carp. This is a really productive small river fishery.