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Chelmarsh Reservoir

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Located   a   few   miles   from   Bridgnorth,   the   100   acre   Chelmarsh Reservoir   is   by   far   the   largest   of   Kinver   Freeliners   stillwater venues. Depths range from 2ft at the top of the reservoir to 60ft off the main dam wall but for the majority of the time anglers fish in a maximum of 25ft. Bream are the dominant species and there are lots of them! Ranging from small skimmers to the occasional seven or eight pounder the average stamp of `proper` bream is between three and four pounds. Due   to   the   depth   of   the   reservoir   legering   with   heavy   bombs   or swimfeeders    is    the    main    approach.    The    bream    can    very obliging,   even   being   known   to   take   on   the   drop   when   using   2oz feeders!    They    offer    great    sport    and    large    bags    of    fish    are always possible. Chelmarsh is a drinking water reservoir and is fed from the river Severn. This has seen traditional river species such as dace and chub take up residence. Chub over 5lb have been caught by both bream and eel anglers and during the summer the margins can be packed by thousands of dace, a fish rarely seen in stillwater. Roach are somewhat of an enigma in Chelmarsh. While definitely there they have proven difficult to track down with any consistency. A concerted effort to unlock the roach  potential could result in rich rewards and turn up some good fish. The   concentration   of   small   fish   and   fry   is   a   superb   food   source for   the   perch.   Fish   of   all   sizes   harass   the   margins   on   summer evenings.    Big    perch    over    3lb    have    been    caught    from    the reservoir   and   it   is   fair   to   say   that   this   expanse   of   water   could easily hold fish a lot bigger. Such   a   large   water   is   open   to   the   elements   but   there   are   good pike in the reservoir for the hardy winter specialist angler. A   few   carp   are   also   present   in   Chelmarsh   though   numbers   and size   of   the   fish   are   unknown.   Stock   is   low   at   best   and   tracking these   fish   down   in   100   acres   is   a   dautning   pospect   They   are there   to   be   caught   though   and   it   is   an   interesting   challenge   for the experienced carp angler. Chelmarsh   is   a   truly   stunning   venue   that   offers   a   wide   variety   of fishing in beautiful surroundings.
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Chelmarsh Reservoir

Members only

Located   a   few   miles   from   Bridgnorth,   the   100   acre   Chelmarsh Reservoir   is   by   far   the   largest   of   Kinver   Freeliners   stillwater venues. Depths range from 2ft at the top of the reservoir to 60ft off the main dam wall but for the majority of the time anglers fish in a maximum of 25ft. Bream are the dominant species and there are lots of them! Ranging from small skimmers to the occasional seven or eight pounder the average stamp of `proper` bream is between three and four pounds. Due   to   the   depth   of   the   reservoir   legering   with   heavy   bombs   or swimfeeders    is    the    main    approach.    The    bream    can    very obliging,   even   being   known   to   take   on   the   drop   when   using   2oz feeders!    They    offer    great    sport    and    large    bags    of    fish    are always possible. Chelmarsh is a drinking water reservoir and is fed from the river Severn. This has seen traditional river species such as dace and chub take up residence. Chub over 5lb have been caught by both bream and eel anglers and during the summer the margins can be packed by thousands of dace, a fish rarely seen in stillwater. Roach are somewhat of an enigma in Chelmarsh. While definitely there they have proven difficult to track down with any consistency. A concerted effort to unlock the roach  potential could result in rich rewards and turn up some good fish. The   concentration   of   small   fish   and   fry   is   a   superb   food   source for   the   perch.   Fish   of   all   sizes   harass   the   margins   on   summer evenings.    Big    perch    over    3lb    have    been    caught    from    the reservoir   and   it   is   fair   to   say   that   this   expanse   of   water   could easily hold fish a lot bigger. Such   a   large   water   is   open   to   the   elements   but   there   are   good pike in the reservoir for the hardy winter specialist angler. A   few   carp   are   also   present   in   Chelmarsh   though   numbers   and size   of   the   fish   are   unknown.   Stock   is   low   at   best   and   tracking these   fish   down   in   100   acres   is   a   dautning   pospect   They   are there   to   be   caught   though   and   it   is   an   interesting   challenge   for the experienced carp angler. Chelmarsh   is   a   truly   stunning   venue   that   offers   a   wide   variety   of fishing in beautiful surroundings.