Knipton Reservoir is a stunning water body located on the Belvoir Estate in the North West corner of Leicestershire, home to the Duke of Rutland. The reservoir covers an area of 40 acres and is surrounded by mature wood land.
The fishery offers peace, tranquility, and fantastic surroundings in which to fish. The aim has been to create a water where you can get away from the world have plenty of choice where to fish and catch some stunning English fish. There are no main roads, railway lines, flight paths, power lines or street lights to detract from the fishing, just peace and quiet. The only thing that may disturb you is the wealth of wildlife surrounding the reservoir. The reservoir is accessed via a private gated lane and secure parking is provided adjacent to the reservoir. There is a small lodge for use by the members and boats are available to reach the more remote parts of the reservoir. There are 20 swims designed to offer comfort whilst fishing in natural surroundings. An ongoing planting and tree management scheme will enhance the swims and create features/holding areas.
The reservoir has been stocked with 450 fish of a variety of strains including AJS Scaley carp, Leaney descendants, Fishers pond fish and the existing Belvoir fish. The majority have been young fish with plenty of potential and growth rates have remained steady over the last few years. The water now contains in excess of 200 twenties. In addition to the carp the reservoir contains a good head of bream (15lb), perch(3lb), pike(39lb) and roach (2lb+). Fishing at Knipton is great, the reservoir offers every type of carp fishing from distance work to marginal stalking. The fish respond well to prebaiting with quality bait and large multiple catches are regular. The one big advantage of Knipton is that it is a brilliant winter water unlike many other carp fisheries. The lake has produced 15 fish to one angler in the snow one February morning... truly awesome winter fishing.
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Rules and Conditions
The common sense rules and conditions have been drawn up to protect and preserve the fish stocks, and wildlife of the reservoir.
There is a maximum of fifty anglers and membership to the syndicate is £500.00 per year .
If you would like to be considered for membership please complete an application form including 2 references to the address below or alternatively give us a call.
PLEASE NOTE – Knipton reservoir can only be viewed by prior appointment.
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