The Portland Fishing Lakes are located in Sibthorpe, anyone who is familiar with the area will know it is close to Newark, in Nottinghamshire.
Most waters are stocked with carp and silvers. There are some fairly big carp on the cards, so don’t make the mistake of fishing on too lighter gear. Some of the lakes are a bit snaggy too, so make sure you give yourself the best chance of getting them on the bank.
Looking down the middle section of the Canal Lake
The fishery currently offers a choice of eight lakes:
- Old Wood Lake – the largest water on the complex with 35 pegs. Stocked with carp and plenty of silvers, so plenty of fish to target all year round
- Canal – a “U” shaped canal with fishing off the inside bank. There are plenty of far side features to fish to. Some pegs on here are tricky, there are lots of snags which means you could have a very frustrating day losing lots of fish and end tackle in the process!
- Four Island
- Long Island
- Kingfisher – another “U” shaped canal style water that is around 11m wide, with fishing from the inside. Carp, ide, chub are the main target species
- Buzzard – a fairly new lake on the complex which opened in 2017
The current owners have plans to build on this in the future and expand the fishery. The venue is great for anyone with disabilities, there is wheelchair friendly access to all areas.
On site, there is a toilet block and a club house that offers food over the weekend – they have a drinks licence, so that means you can also get a pint! The lakes at Portland Fishery are often booked for matches, if you want to fish on a specific water, then it would be wise to check in advance to make sure you can fish where you want to.
A tough winters day on Kingfisher!