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Welcome to Ardleigh Reservoir

Ardleigh Reservoir nestles in a picturesque valley amid beautiful Constable country just north of Colchester off the A137 Colchester to Ipswich Road and less than a two minute drive away from the A12.

The reservoir was opened in 1971 and beside its primary water supply also supports two major sports – fishing and sailing.

Ardleigh Reservoir holds carp to more than 40lbs, pike to more than 25lbs and large shoals of bream, many more than 10lbs each.

In recent years we have built up a good stock of roach and rudd and there are also perch, tench and some eels as well.

Ardleigh Reservoir was opened in 1971 and beside its primary water supply it also supports two major sports being fishing and sailing. Found in the picturesque Constable country of Essex just north of Colchester in East Anglia; Ardleigh reservoir is ideal for the sport of fishing as it holds carp to more than 40lbs, pike to more than 25lbs and large shoals of bream, many more than 10lbs each as well as a good stock of Roach, Rudd, Perch, Tench and some eels as well.