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Sulby Reservoir

Type:Lake / Reservoir

Sulby Reservoir


Surface Area 154 acres.   Maximum depth 73 metres. Map ref: SC 373 890. Postcode for satnav: IM7 2BF.

The Island's largest and deepest reservoir lies in the shadow of Snaefell, the Island’s highest peak and offers a great trout fishing adventure. Surrounded by wild and rugged uplands, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to casting your line.  The favourite areas with the locals are on the south east bank.  Walk towards the reservoir from the car park then head left towards the bottom corner. The Pumphouse, located on the north west of the reservoir is also a popular fishing area. The west bank can also be accessed by footpath from the Druidale Rd.

This reservoir offers high quality stocked rainbow trout from 2lb upwards into double figures, along with the occasional wild brown trout. The reservoir is stocked between March and October on a regular basis. An Isle of Man Government Reservoir Licence is required to fish this reservoir.

Parking:  There is a large car park available on-site, off the A14 Snaefell to Sulby Road

Season Information: In summer (10th March – 31st Oct.) there is a four fish bag limit (two for a concessionary season licence) while in winter there is a two fish limit for all licence holders. Barbless hooks must be used in winter. The reservoir is closed to fishing from 1st February to 9th March (inclusive).

Dark Skies

Sulby Reservoir is one of 26 registered Dark Sky Discovery Sites on the Isle of Man. With the help of Interpretation Boards on site, stargazers can fully enjoy the stunning views on offer in the Manx skies.

Advice and Safety:

The terrain present is flat and accessible for wheelchair users. Reservoir is approximately 50 metres from car park.

There is adequate parking present, with space for telescopes adjacent to vehicles.

Tholt y Will, Sulby, IM7 2BF

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Opening Times

Reservoir angling season (10 Mar 2024 - 31 Jan 2025)

* Open all year round, the reservoir is also a Dark Skies site

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Access by car from Douglas/Onchan towards Ramsey is via the Mountain Road. Upon reaching The Bungalow at Snaefell, take the A14 on the left towards Sulby/Tholt-y-will. There is a large car park available on-site, off the A14 Snaefell to Sulby Road

Public Transport Directions

Not easily accessible by public transport, but with ample parking access is by car.

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