Watersmeet Angling Centre
Tel: 01452 700358
After more than 10 years of being a 'residents only' fishery, Watersmeet has reintroduced day ticket angling on its three waters.
Adult day tickets cost £8.00 and Junior day tickets for anglers aged 14 and under cost £5.00. Non-residents wishing to fish should book in advance by telephoning 01452 700358 as priority is given to resident anglers.
Situated on a 10-acre wooded site in delightful countryside on the main Gloucester to Ledbury road only 10 minutes from the M50, Watersmeet is a great haunt for anglers or for those who fancy a break which combines angling with sightseeing, shopping or just a quite few days away from it all.
Owned and run by the same family for nearly 45 years, current owners Tom and Gail Ring took over Watersmeet from Tom's father over 20 years ago and in recent years have made a range of improvements to the accommodation and fishing.
The improvements include the addition or refurbishment of 15 new rooms overlooking either the main lake or gardens which means that all 19 rooms now offer en-suite bathrooms with showers and toilets, colour TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Some are so close to the waterside that you could fish from your window... no long treks to your swim or for a beer!
The double rooms are ideal either for couples or families looking for a break which combines the best of all worlds - a pleasant country inn, decent food, a friendly atmosphere in which to relax and the opportunity to get stuck into some big fish.
The main accommodation is set around a patio and garden area at the rear of the inn (below left) which on sunny days is an ideal spot to relax with a drink and unwind. With a short frontage to Main Pool, you can even get a bit of fishing in at the same time!
Open all-year round with barbecues in the lakeside garden in summer, Watersmeet welcomes families, clubs, groups and pets. All prices quoted include accommodation and fishing.
Weekend breaks - comprising two nights' accommodation and three days' fishing - costs just £75.00 whilst a Midweek Break of four nights' accommodation and five days fishing costs £139.00. Prices are per person based on two sharing a room. Those wishing to stay over for a third night at weekends will be charged only £30 extra for the Sunday night. Breakfasts are available for all residents at the adjacent pub.
Prices for shorter stays in the new accommodation range from £75.00 per night per room for standard rooms and £89.00 per night for the four-poster and de-luxe rooms.
Overnight stays are available in the new accommodation at Watersmeet at a price of £45.00 for single rooms and £85.00 for a Family Room.
A further new addition is a five bed 'dormitory' room with bathroom aimed at groups of anglers. Ideal for use as a base when fishing Watersmeet, the room offers a welcome change from a bivvie and costs just £30.00 per night per person for four or more anglers sharing.
For more photographs of the new accommodation, please Click Here.
Although angling at Watersmeet is available on day-ticket by pre-booking, residents take priority and are even allowed to night-fishing. Most of the pegs are suitable for disabled anglers as the site is on one level.
An added attraction at Watersmeet is that adjacent to the fishery is a traditional oak-beamed country freehouse pub with real ales and guest beers and a separate restaurant which serves home-cooked food. The pub is available for residents who require breakfast.