Chard Reservoir is a spacious 48-acre open water that offers a diverse range of angling opportunities. The primary species found in the reservoir include Carp, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, and Eels. It has gained a reputation as one of the finest bream waters in the country, with anglers regularly achieving catches exceeding 100lb. Ground baiting and feeder tactics are popular among bream anglers. Carp fishing enthusiasts often find success in the upper woods area by employing spodding techniques, with carp weighing up to the mid-30lb range being caught.
The reservoir attracts not only anglers but also individuals with a passion for ornithology and walkers seeking a scenic environment. The water is abundant with carp reaching up to 37lb, bream up to 7lb, and roach dominating the fish population. It’s important to note that the reservoir may be subject to closure during periods of high winds, following the guidelines set by the South Somerset District Council (SSDC). Additionally, please be aware that dogs are not permitted on the shoreline or for overnight stays, ensuring a peaceful and undisturbed environment for all visitors.