Shardlow Marina offers some great fishing, if you fancy a day out where you are pretty much guaranteed to get a net full then this is certainly worth a look. The Marina is fed by the River Trent, when the weather is rough and the river is high, the fish will often seek refuge in the slack waters. There are a lot of fish in here, predominantly you will be catching 3-5oz roach and dace, but there are lots of bigger bonus fish if you can get your feeding right.
It is not possible to fish anywhere in the Marina. Make sure you read the signs, if you haven't been before then it would be wise to ask in the shop where you are able to fish. The options will largely depend on where boats are parked.
The water is surprisingly deep. Along the popular wall section there is around 12 feet of water, in other areas you should find in the region of 6 feet depth wise.
As you'd expect with a venue with lots of small fish, there are plenty of predators. Try to fish as delicately as possible, don't let the fish splash around on the surface too much - this should attract less attention from the pike.
Main Species at Shardlow Marina
Rules and Bans
The barrier on the car park is closed at 5pm. If you want to fish later than that you will need to either move your car or be prepared to wait and then go through as/when someone else opens the barrier.
Tickets and Prices
The fishing at Shardlow Marina costs £5 for a day ticket. They can be purchased from the shop or from the bank if you want to get fishing straight away.
Find out more information
Address: London Road, Shardlow, Derbyshire . DE72 2GL
Sat Nav Postcode: DE72 2GL