Sutton Bingham Reservoir

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Sutton Bingham Reservoir: Sutton Bingham reservoir is a lowland fishery set in the gently rolling hills on the Somerset and Dorset border. Situated some four miles south of Yeovil it can be approached from the A37 Dorchester Road.


As well as being a reservoir - which was built in the 1950s to supply water to Yeovil and the treatment works which was modernised in 1991 - the site is of national importance for overwintering wildfowl and passage migrants, including osprey and there is a nature trail.

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Season: 19 March - 12 October 2008
This 142-acre reservoir offers excellent fly fishing for rainbow and brown trout, either from the bank or a boat. Fishing boats may be hired for rowing or you may use your own motor (electric outboard only). A 'wheelie' boat is available for wheelchair users.

Because Sutton Bingham is a lowland reservoir, the water is not deep and the most popular method of fishing is with a floating line and mainly small lures and nymphs. In 2006 Sutton Bingham fished very well for the first half of the season with very good bag weights being caught. The largest rainbow trout taken weighed in at 8lbs 6oz. The largest brown trout weighed 5lbs 12oz. The rod average for the season was 2.5 with a total of just under 8,390 fish caught.

Tuition and tackle is available by appointment from the ranger who will also point visitors to the best spot and advise on the best fishing method of the day. The fishing lodge has been designed to cater for the disabled and includes a fish cleaning room, hot drinks, a shower and a large lounge area.

The members of Sutton Bingham FlyFishers' Association hold competitions through the season and fly tying classes are held during the close season. A lot of information is exchanged between members on where and how to fish the reservoir successfully.

More information about the club and competitions can be found on the fishing lodge notice board.

For more details about fishing at Sutton Bingham, contact ranger Ivan Tinsley on 01935 872389.

Admission

Opening times:
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
00:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:59

Trout fishing:
Season ticketAdult day ticketChild, OAP or disabled day ticketEvening ticket
£370£17£14£10

Boat hire:
Rowing boat per dayRowing boat per eveningWeelyboat
£15£8£10

Coarse fishing:
Adult day ticketOAP, child or disabled day ticketEvening ticket
£6£4£4
*Evening ticket starts at 4pm

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