Welcome to Tardebigge Anglers

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Our Fishery


Tardebigge Reservoir was established in 1827. The 25 acre feeder reservoir supplies water to the Worcester to Birmingham canal and is part of the world famous Tardebigge Locks. 

This hidden gem of a lake is set in rural Worcestershire, near Tardebigge Village. It is stocked with genuine British Old School carp. This fishery is totally unique and very much loved by it's members. Unfortunately it is not disabled accessible.

Fish Stocks


The lake was drained in 2002 and was fully restocked with genuine specimen British Old School Carp. We stocked over 200 carp with weights now being caught up to 41lb 10oz. A good majority of our 30lb fish are all Commons. To this day we still have unknown fish of sizeable weights caught. This lake is not a runs water and takes true skill to land these stunning fish. 

Along with the carp we also have plenty of double figure Pike! We have a special Winter Ticket for those who wish to target predators only. 

Don't forget to take your float rod with you as a fun day can be had bagging up on silver fish. We have some very sizeable roach that any match angler would love to catch. Bring a pint of maggots and enjoy a few hours having some fun with a float!

Who We Are


Tardebigge Anglers is run by well known big fish angler and fishing tutor Russ Guise. Russ has been fishing the reservoir from an early age and pretty much grew up at Tardebigge Reservoir. Russ is well known for his angling skills and his exceptional watercraft and his results speak for themselves. He is also a consultant for RAD Angling, Edward Custom Upgrades, Prologic and Dave Mallin Baits. Dave Mallin is a good friend of our lake and is a favoured bait supplier for a lot of the members, which isn't surprising when you see the quality of the products and the amount of carp that are landed on the bait.

Along with Russ are our fantastic team of bailiffs without whom we would not be able to have such a wonderful location. Each bailiff is passionate about the lake and are always ready to help. They work tirelessly to maintain our very high standards. Head bailiff is Simon Woodall along with Steve Coates, Luke Stevens, James Ball, Stuart Glover and Ed Cameron helping him look after this stunning fishery. 

Don't forget to keep your eyes open for Ollie Guise! This man is a legend! He eats, sleeps and breathes Tardebigge Reservoir. This amazing gentleman is usually seen walking his dog and is well worth stopping for a chat. 

Behind the scenes Yvonne Guise and Michelle Tuffley look after the Fishery Office

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