River Trent Fishing

Fishing is one of the most popular activities in the Trent Vale.

Fisherman with catch at Girton.

The Trent Vale offers a variety of angling experiences, from both tidal and non-tidal sections of the River Trent itself, to tributaries, lakes and fishing ponds. There are about 35 species of fish living in the River Trent, with the most popular being roach, chub, dace, bream, carp, pike, barbel and gudgeon. 

Below is a list of the contacts with fishing rights along the River Trent between Farndon and Gainsborough. Day passes can usually be purchased from wardens.

For more information about fishing on the River Trent see our links page.

Collingham Angling Association

Mrs J. Wilson, 93 Breamer Road, Collingham, Nottinghamshire, 01636 892700

Iron & Steel Angling Club

Mr. M Rossington, 57 Minster Drive, Cherry Willingham, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN3 4LZ 01522 791101

Lincoln & District Angling Association

Mr D Ellerker, Mill Hill House, North Clifton, Nottinghamshire, NG23 7AZ Tel: 01777 228133

Mansfield & District Angling Association

Mr. J Smith, 01623 400790

Newark and District Piscatorial Federation

Mr. J Garland, 58 Riverside Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4RJ, 01636 702962

Nottingham & District Federation of Anglers

Mr. W Belshaw, 17 Spring Green, Clifton, Nottingham, 0115 921 6645

Nottingham Piscatorial Federation

Mr. D Beattie, 01909 472774

Sheffield Waltonians AC

Mr. J Rose, 35-47 North Church Street, Sheffield,  0114 275 2888

Retford and District Angling Association

Mr. H Wells, 31 Ainsdale Green, Ordsall, Retford, Nottinghamshire

Rotherham & District Angling Association

Mr. H Howarth, 4 Scarborough Road, Wickersley, Rotherham

Scunthorpe & District Angling Association

Mr. M Storey, Cooperbeech, 74 Appleby Lane, Broughton, Brigg, 01652 655849

Worksop & District Angling Association

Mr. D Brown, 4 Dove Close, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 7LG, 01909 486350

Sheffield & District Angling Association

0114 239 3465

53 Seagrave Crescent, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S12 2JL

South Muskham Fisheries (also known as A1 Pits)

South Muskham Fisheries are better known as the A1 Pits, as the A1 runs along the east side. Located just north of Newark on Trent, the A1 Pits are well known in the carp world. They also offer the pike angler plenty of opportunities.