6 acres of excellent fishing
equal to it’s surroundings
Manningford Trout Fishery is set in the heart of the Pewsey Vale and consists of a well stocked 4.5 acre lake (Main Lake - Rainbow and Brown Trout), a smaller 1.5 acre lake (Squires - Rainbow and Brown Trout). Fed by the pristine waters of the Avon, Manningford is one of Wiltshire’s best known fisheries.
For experienced anglers, the location and hard-fighting rainbows will prove enticing. For the novice, there is the opportunity to receive coaching from a qualified instructor.
Our facilities include a fishing lodge where you can take a break and relax, a picnic area, toilets, hand-washing facilities and a large car park.
On Sundays, anglers can enjoy a bacon roll (8am-11am), a slice of cake, or other baked goods from B's Corner!
Malcolm Hunt and Fen Oakley will always help with advice on flies, lines and the best places to find the largest trout.
4.5 acres of excellent fishing
equal to it’s surroundings
Approximately 4.5 acres offers excellent fishing equal to it’s surroundings.
It’s depth varies from 6 to 12 feet deep, has three Islands and offers interesting features throughout the fishery. Manor Lakes clarity offers excellent stalking with the summer months the better and fish can often be seen patrolling the margins. Approach with caution and use small weighted nymphs, remember if you can see them chances are they will have seen you, so stay low and short controlled/accurate casts are needed to temp these trout.
Generally though Daddy Long legs, Hoppers, PTN’s, Damsell’s and if you are really battling a Cats Whisker usually does the trick. However if you are unsure of methods and what flies to use please feel free to ask one of our helpful Manningford Fishery staff for advice, we are always glad to be of assistance.
A secluded intimate lake in the heart
of Squires Copse Woodland
A new addition to Manningford, Squires, a secluded/intimate lake situated in the heart of Squires Copse woodland.
This water offers the ability to catch table-sized fish, perfect for eating!
It is approximately 1.5 acres and the depth varies from 6 foot to 14 foot so fishing with longer leaders and nymphs (Bloodworm, PTN’s, Buzzers and Damsell’s) being the method of choice.
Squires fishes 5 rods comfortably and is an ideal venue for friends and small groups of anglers wishing to get away from our bigger lake. Wildlife lives in abundance here and be sure to look out for the resident Buzzards, Red Kites, Kingfishers and Deer.
The pristine chalkstream waters of the River Avon are a delight for any river angler.
Manningford is high up the Avon Valley in the Pewsey Vale. Smaller, wilder and more intimate than the river further down the valley, the pristine chalkstream waters of the River Avon are a delight for any river angler.
Ideal for a light outfit, the river is the perfect opportunity for classic sight fishing with both nymphs and dry fly. There is a superb hatch of both Mayfly and Hawthorn. The river has a natural head of brown trout and grayling, which are supplemented by carefully selected trout reared from the on-site fish farm.
The fishing is suitable for bank anglers or those who prefer to wade.