Coarse Fishing at Jennetts Reservoir

Due to a large tree which has fallen across the path, the far side of the lake is closed. Fishing is from the near side only. We will work with the neighbouring landowner to try and remove the tree as quickly as possible. Please do not try and access the far side of the lake. Thank you

Jennetts Reservoir, Bideford, Devon EX39 5JH
With a national reputation for its carp fishing Jennetts is known as a ‘runs' water. It holds carp to 32lb which can be caught off the bottom or the surface. The head of fish over 20lb is exceptional and its common to catch several twenty pound plus fish in a day. There are tench to 8lb but they prove to be elusive, bream to 10lb and perch over 4lb. Jennetts can produce quality bags of roach and skimmers to the float, pole and feeder.

Full Day: £10.00
Concession and Child: £8.00
24hr: n/a
Season Full Day: n/a
Season Concession: n/a
Season Child: n/a
Season 24hr: n/a
Season 24hr Concession: n/a
Add Fishery: n/a

Fishery Info:
Please note that there is a steep incline to the reservoir from the car park
Address: Jennetts reservoir, Coach Drive, Bideford, EX39 5JH
Fishery Size: 8 acres
Number of Swims: 27

Species: Carp, Bream Rudd, Roach, Perch, Tench, Eels
Fishing Times: Open all year, 6:30am - 10:00pm
Day Permits: Available from listed agents
Contact: 01288 321262

Permit Agents:
Summerlands Tackle, 16-20 Nelson Rd, Westward Ho! Devon EX39 1LF. Tel: 01237 471291
Bideford Tourist Information Centre, Bidefored EX39 2QQ. Tel: 01237 477676
Richardsons Newsagents, 24 High Street, Ilfracombe EX349DA. Tel: 01271 864668
Barton Torrs Stores, 76-77 Barton Torrs, Bideford EX39 4HA. Tel: 01237 472977

Click here for  Jennetts Reservoir Rules
Click here for  South West Water Rules

Venue records:

Common Carp: 32lb
Mirror Carp: 30lb
Bream: 9lb
Perch: 4lb
Tench: 6lb
Eel: 5lb
Roach: 2lb
Rudd: 1lb

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Jennetts Reservoir facilities include; car park and toilets


Jennetts Reservoir - John Kneebone

Check out this fantastic video by Mainline Baits John Kneebone on Jennetts Reservoir, Bideford. A great overview of the fishery and top tips from John as well as some great aerial shots of some fish and the lake.

Posted by Coarse Fishing South West Lakes Trust on Monday, July 24, 2017
Jennet Update

A recent clip from my day session at Jennets Reservoir - Please check it out!

Posted by Brad carp angler on Tuesday, 22 December 2015