Drayton Reservoir - Fishing Venue - Coarse / Carp in Daventry (Northamptonshire, East Midlands), England

Venue Details - Drayton Reservoir

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Venue name

England flagDrayton Reservoir

British Waterways proudly says that Drayton Reservoir is arguably one of the best easy specimen carp and match fisheries of its type in England.


Fishing Venue - Coarse / Carp


Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 0SG, England. (Scroll down for map)


Day tickets on the bank


7.00am until dusk - night fishing by advance booking


Day Tickets: £6.00 (one rod) or £10.00 (two rods) for adults.
£4.00 (one rod) or £10.00 (two rods) for OAP, disabled and junior anglers.

Evening Tickets (after 5.00pm): £4.00

Match Pegs: £6.00

Pike permit (from October 15 to March 31): £6.00 (one rod) or £10.00 (two rods)


Drayton Reservoir, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 0SG, England.


01132 816895

About the fish:

Reported to www.fishcaptures.com:
NoSpeciesFromToAverageBest Bait (Categories)Best Bait (Brands)
2Common Carp10lbs 0oz17lbs 11oz14lbs 14oz 8drOther boilies (2 captures).Starmer (1 capture),
undisclosed (1 capture),
1Mirror8lbs 7oz21lbs 3oznaUnknown (7 captures).( No Wait On Bait ) Tangy Fruit X Bottom Bait / Appretite Pop Up (2 captures),
36Mirror Carp8lbs 7oz21lbs 3oz16lbs 9oz 4drHi attract pop up boilies (17 captures),
Unknown (6 captures),
Fresh / frozen boilies (5 captures),
Shelf life boilies (5 captures),
Spam (2 captures),
Dog biscuit (1 capture),
Other boilies (1 capture).
undisclosed (7 captures),
HBS pineapple (4 captures),
Quest Pineapple Crush (4 captures),
( No Wait On Bait ) Fizz Bottom Bait / Appretite Pop Up (3 captures),
Solar dairy cream (3 captures),
Fishing Wizard (2 captures),
Dynamite Banana and Nut Crunch Pop Up (2 captures),
Richworth Tutti Frutti (2 captures),
Mainline Milky Toffee Pop Up (2 captures),
Dynamite Pop Up Banana Nut Crunch Pop Up Boilie (1 capture),
1Mirror Carp (Fully Scaled)18lbs 0oz18lbs 0oznaShelf life boilies (1 capture).Mainline Tutti Frutti 10mm (1 capture),
1Pike8lbs 8oz8lbs 8oznaOther dead bait (whole) (1 capture).undisclosed (1 capture),

NOTE: Statistics and reports are based on captures added to the Fish Captures database realtive to publicity settings.

Best fishing conditions (according to the Fish Captures database) for Drayton Reservoir :

  • air temp
    56.3% (9 in 16) captures with a value show : 12°C (53.6°F) and the average overall is 10.8°C (51.44°F)
    10.8°C avg
  • water temp
    100% (3 in 3) captures with a value show : 2°C (35.6°F) and the average overall is 2°C (35.6°F)
    2°C avg
  • water depth
    41.7% (5 in 12) captures with a value show : 8ft (2.44m) and the average overall is 8.2ft (2.5m)
    8.2 ft avg
  • water clarity
    Water clarity unknown
  • wind speed
    40.9% (9 in 41) captures with a value show : Beaufort 6 / 25 knots / 40-49kph / 25-31mph. (Large branches move; flags beat) and the average overall is Fresh Breeze
    Strong Breeze
  • wind dir
    Wind direction unknown or not applicable
  • weather
    61% (25 in 41) captures with a value show : Sunny intervals (Clouds obscure around 40% of the sky)
    Sunny intervals
  • air pressure

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