Fishing at Shear Barn

The Fishing Lake is temporarily closed due to Maintenance works, please call 01424 423583 if your holiday is specifically based on using the Fishing Lake for details of re opening. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Situated in secluded woodland, the Ecclesbourne reservoir is the perfect place for a peaceful day of fishing.

The reservoir, affectionately known to the locals as The Spoon, covers over 3 acres of land and has over 12 strategically placed fishing swims.

The water is well stocked with Roach, Bream, Perch, Tench, and a good number of 20lb plus Carp – the largest so far weighing over 30lbs! The wildlife on the land is equally as rich, with grass snakes and grey wagtails commonly seen around the water, and the occasional visit by Kingfishers.

Over the years Shear Barn has diligently maintained the land surrounding the reservoir and made improvements to the paths for easier access.

Please be aware that all fishing at the reservoir is on a strict catch and release policy.

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