Watersmeet Angling Centre
Tel: 01452 700358
Watersmeet regular Vic Rutter, a retired engineering trainer and assessor from Pensby in the Wirral, beat the venue's previous 2021 best carp of 25lb when he landed this beautiful 28lbs 3oz common from Main Pool. Enjoying a 10-day break at Watersmeet, Vic took the fish on a hair-rigged homemade 15mm Fusion boilie from the deep water by the pub garden.
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 £10.00 and Junior day tickets for anglers aged 14 and under cost £5.00.
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 50 years, current owners Tom and Gail Ring took over Watersmeet from Tom's father over 25 years ago and in recent years have been making improvements to both the accommodation and fishing.
An added attraction at Watersmeet is that part of 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 during their stay.
The improvements include the addition or refurbishment of rooms overlooking the main lake and gardens which means that all 19 rooms now offer en-suite bathrooms with showers and toilets, colour TV and tea and coffee making facilities.
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.
Suitable for weekend, mid week or longer breaks, the accommodation at Watersmeet costs just £80.00 for a double or twin room with breakfasts available at the adjacent pub which, although part of the Watersmeet complex, is run as a separate entity.
A further new addition is a five bed room with bathroom which is 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 £35.00 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, residents take priority and are allowed to night fish. Most of the pegs are suitable for disabled anglers as the site is on one level.