Whether you’re a pro or a novice, you’ll find the River Nene a joy to fish. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the river has plenty of Roach, Bream and Pike and you’ll also be in with a chance of catching Carp, Chub and Dace depending on your location. Don’t forget your fishing licence and tackle.

Fermyn Woods Country Park

Day ticket coarse fishing is available from Big Pit pond in Fermyn Woods Country Park. The pond is a small clay pit formed as a result of sand quarrying. The pond has a stock of Roach, Rudd and Carp. Day permits available for coarse fishing.

Stanwick Lakes Fisheries

Complex of 6 mature fishing lakes at the south western  end of the site and offers day and night ticket fishing for a variety of  anglers, from pleasure to serious match fishermen and specimen hunters. Permits/tickets available on the bank.

Barnwell Lakes

The waters at Barnwell Country Park include two former gravel pit lakes, and “the Backwater”, a streamy side channel of the River Nene.

Billing Aquadrome Holiday Park

Billing Aquadrome is quite simply the ultimate holiday resort for anglers and their families. Enjoy fishing in 3 pleasure lakes, a specimen carp lake and numerous other waterways across the park, including the River Nene, all set in 235 acres of the Northamptonshire countryside.

Billing Aquadrome, Crow Lane, Great Billing, Northampton, NN3 9DA

01604 408181
 Billing Aquadrome

Elinor Trout Fishery

Northamptonshire’s premier medium-sized trout fishery: 50 acres of spring-fed, gin-clear limestone water. Permit available from the fishery. Key species include rainbow trout and brown trout.

Lowick Road, Aldwincle, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 3EE

01832 720 786
 Elinot Trout Fishery

Sywell Country Park

The fishing at Sywell is on a 67 acre (28 hectare) lake built in Edwardian times and opened in 1906 as a water supply reservoir for Rushden and Higham Ferrers.

Glebe Meadow Fishery

Book a day or overnight ticket in a  rural, peaceful location. Also a Caravan Club  site. Key species include Bream and Chub.

Ditchford Road, Rushden, Nr Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 1RL

07941 257090
 Glebe Meadow Fishery

Castle Ashby Fisheries

Choose from Grendon Quarter Pond, Scotland Pond and the Brickyard Pond. Key species include Roach, Perch, Carp, Tench, Bream, Pike.

Photo by Eric McConnell

Ringstead Grange Trout Fishery

A family run business. Stocking is carried out weekly which helps to provide consistent fishing throughout the season. There is a Camping and Caravan certified site on the farm near to the fishery. Bookings for boat fishing are advisable; essential for weekends & bank holidays.

Ringstead Grange, Ringstead, Kettering, NN14 4DT

01933 622960
 Ringstead Grange

Grendon Lakes

Consisting of 8 fishable lakes set in 150 acres of Northamptonshire countryside, the complex really has something to offer anglers of all types and abilities.

Main Road, Grendon, Northamptonshire, NN7 1JW

01933 665303
 Grendon lakes

Photo by Charlie Wheeler

Blue Lagoon

Long established flood relief lake created by the widening of the old course of the River Nene. The fishery includes the “Dead Arm”, which is the old course of the River Nene from near the Bedford Road roundabout to its confluence with the new course of the river at Midsummer Meadow.

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