A reservoir with a range of silverfish and carp to target

Nanpantan Reservoir is located close to the Leicestershire town of Loughborough, it may have the reputation as being a carp water, but there are plenty of silverfish to target. This could be one of those venues where you have to put a few visits in order to get an understanding of the water, but if you put the effort in then you should see some big rewards.

The reservoir generally fishes well all year round, if you target the silverfish in winter then you should get plenty of bites, but the fishing does get more prolific in the warmer months. As you look at the water from the car park you will find the shallowest water at this end, this will be the best place to target the silvers – that has the added bonus of saving you a long walk!

All tactics should work, pole at 10m will give you around 7ft of water, further out then you might be best to fish on a feeder or straight lead. If you fancy trying something different then try fishing a sliding float – that extra distance could give you the edge over other anglers. A ground bait approach with maggots, casters and pellets will work well for all species, try fishing larger baits like corn or chopped worm to tempt the bigger fish.

Main Species at Nanpantan Reservoir

  • Bream
  • Carp
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Roach

Rules and Restrictions

  • No keepnets
  • No fires
  • Barbless hooks must be used
  • No litter
  • The fishery is closed for fishing during the month of May

Day Tickets, Membership and Prices

Day tickets for fishing at Nanpantan Reservoir are priced at:

1 rod: £5
2 rods: £10

Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Netbuster Carp and Coarse Fishing shop.

Find out more information

Contact: Sharon

Telephone: 07983 623248

Address: Woodhouse Lane, Nanpantan, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3YE.

Sat Nav Postcode: LE11 3YE

Nanpantan Reservoir Location Map