Shardlow Marina offers some great fishing, if you fancy a day out where you are pretty much guaranteed to get a net full of fish 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 3oz to 5oz roach and dace, but there are lots of bigger bonus fish if you can get your feeding right. There are some big stripey perch lurking in the depths.
It is not possible to fish everywhere 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 which sections 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 Restrictions
Fishing at Shardlow Marina is allowed between 9am to 5pm. The barrier on the car park is closed at 5pm, so make sure you don’t get locked in!
Day Tickets, Membership and Prices
The fishing at Shardlow Marina costs £5 for a day ticket. They should be purchased from the shop before you start fishing.
Find out more information
Address: London Road, Shardlow, Derbyshire, DE72 2GL.
Sat Nav Postcode: DE72 2GL