Previous guests of Sherwood Castle Holiday Forest have recommended the following fishing venues as being an enjoyable day out. Each is within easy driving distance.
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(3 min – 1.5 miles drive)
Address : Newark Road, Wellow, Notts
Tel: 07792 239780
Web : Wellow Dam
Pay bailiff at water edge. Closest fishing lake to the park.
One acre lake (dam), which is believed to be of mediaeval origin recently restored and refurbished.
Sherwood Forest Fishery
(15 min – 6 miles drive)
Address : Clipstone, Mansfield NG21 9HL
Tel : 07721 316 334
Web : Sherwood Fishery
A mixed fishery catering for all angling needs, five well stocked lakes (185 pegs) set in Twenty acres of Sherwood Forest along side the river Maun.
Little John Lakes
(10 min – 3 miles drive)
Address : Maida Lane, Ollerton Nr Mansfield, Notts. NG22 9RG
Tel: 01623 822993
Web : Little John Lakes
Little John Lakes in Ollerton should produce fish all year round. A great deal of thought has been put into the design so that conditions are very angler friendly.
Vicar Water Country Park
(25 min – 10 miles drive)
Address : Clipstone, Mansfield, Notts
Tel : 01623 466340
Web : Vicar Water
80 hectare Country Park with large lake and fishing ponds. Fishing tickets available on site from the angling club bailiff.
(25 min – 10 miles drive)
Address : Worksop, Notts S80 3AZ
Tel: 01909 544917
Web: Clumber Park
A superb 83 acre serpentine lake. Coarse fishing on one side of the lake: 16 June to 14 March, 7 to dusk.
(25 min – 11 miles drive)
Address : Cromwell, Near Newark, Notts NG23 6JQ
Tel: 01623 821131
Web: Sapphire Lakes
This picturesque fishery is one of the country’s top coarse fishing waters. With 3 lakes set in more than 11 acres Sapphire can cater for all anglers.
South Muskham Fisheries
(27 min – 12 miles drive)
Address : Church Lane, South Muskham, Newark , Notts, NG23 6EQ
Tel : 0115 9483284
Web: South Muskham Fisheries
Comprises of six lakes, ranging in size and an exclusive scenic stretch of the River Trent.
There is ample parking available.
(25 min – 14 miles drive)
Address : Hallcroft Road, Retford, Notts. DN22 7RA
Tel: 01777 710448
Web: Hallcroft Fishery
Hallcroft has a reputation as one of the best fisheries in the country – and deservedly so! The venues 6 lakes offer anything the pleasure and match angler could need. Parking, large cafeteria & WC’s.
Woodend Farm Complex
(30 min – 18 miles drive)
Address : Chesterfield Road, Huthwaite, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts. NG17 2QJ
Tel: 01629 540769
Web: Woodend Farm Complex
There are 5 lakes in total which are set in natural and relaxing countryside. The ponds are all stocked with tench, roach, bream, rudd and all the carp.
(26 min – 18 miles drive)
Address : Great North Road, South Muskham, Newark, Notts, NG23 6ED
Tel: 01777 248274
Web: Smeatons Lakes
4 coarse fishing lakes, 1 specimen carp lake and fishing on River Trent all in 90 acres.