Drayton Reservoir... oh Drayton! To many people, this could be described as the Wembley of places to go fishing (not in a facilities kind of way), walking round the boards on the way to your peg must feel like emerging from the tunnel ready for an FA Cup final or England international match. The reservoir is packed with fish, not just and kind of fish, it is packed with lumps! There aren't many places where you could get bored of catching double figure carp, but this is potentially one of them!
If you are planning a visit then there are a few things to bear in mind. Make sure you take strong enough tackle, you will be catching some big fish and there will be no better way to spoil the day than to keep loosing them! The pegs around the venue are located on wooden platforms, this can potnetially cause a few issues as it is not possible to get bank sticks into the ground. Also, make sure you hold onto your tackle.. everyone knows someone who has lost a rod or a pole at Drayton!
Main Species at Drayton Reservoir
Most carp techiniques will perform and result in some rod bending action. Take plenty of bait, these fish are hungry and will clear the bait out of your swim before you know it!
The deepest water which goes to around 30ft can be found along the dam wall. The venue then levels out to around 3ft deep at the far end, with around 7ft being an average depth around the sides.
Tickets and Prices
Tickets are available on the bank from the bailiff.
Adults day tickets: £8 one rod / £12 two rods
Concessionary day tickets: £5 one rod / £8 two rods
Evening tickets (after 5pm): £4 one rod
Night fishing: £25
Find out more information
Address: Ashby Road, Drayton, Northamptonshire. NN11 0SG
Drayton reservoir is located on the north side of Daventry. From the north or south leave the M1 at junction 19 and then follow the signs to Drayton. Head along the A45 if you are travelling from the east or west.
Sat Nav Postcode: NN11 0SG