A good option for your first river carp

Goosedale Fisheries is located close to Bestwood on the outskirts of Nottingham city centre. The fishery has two lakes, one is a superb match lake, the other a large specimen carp lake.

The fishery appears to have gone downhill. There was a lot of outrage on Facebook when someone identified a picture of a fish caught at the venue as the same fish that they had caught out of the Trent. It turns out that big carp don’t magically appear in your venue, but paying some chumps to catch and steal them from the river could be a more realistic outcome.

Nelly’s Lake – a 2.5 acre match lake with depths ranging from 2ft to 7ft. Fish wise, there is a large head of carp which range from 8oz through to 12lb. The lake also holds a good selection of skimmers, rudd, roach, tench to over 4lb, and perch.

Greylag Lake – is the largest of the two lakes at Goosedale. At a massive 16 acres, the lake holds an excellent head of large carp ranging from 5lb up to over 30lb. This lake is now a syndicate carp water, with fishing exclusively for syndicate members.

Main Species at Goosedale Fisheries

  • Tench
  • Roach
  • Perch
  • Carp
  • Bream

Rules and Restrictions

  • Float fishing only
  • Barbless hooks
  • Fishery feed pellets only (you may use your own hook pellets)
  • No floating baits
  • No pet foods of any description
  • No bread (punched or liquidised)
  • Fishery nets only (landing net provided free of charge)
  • No boilies
  • No braid
  • Please use bins provided
  • One rod per peg

Day Tickets, Membership and Prices

After the beef with the stolen river carp it appears that this venue is now a syndicate only water. A few people who have visited the fishery have messaged to say that the gates are always locked.

Each to their own. Probably one to avoid.

Find out more information

Address: Goosedale Lane, Off Moor Road, Bestwood, Nottinghamshire, NG6 8UJ.


Off Moor Lane, turn on to Goosedale Lane and continue up the main drive, past the two cottages on the left. Then take the second gate on the left, follow the tree lined road and turn left and the end of the road into the fishery. Keeping the large lake on your right hand side, follow the road round until you come to the fishery car park.

Sat Nav Postcode: NG6 8UJ

Goosedale Fisheries Location Map