Plenty of carp and silver fish action to enjoy

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 big carp in most waters, so don’t make the mistake of fishing on too lighter gear.

There 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
  • Heron
  • 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
  • Woodpecker
  • 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.

Portland Kingfisher Lake
A tough winters day on Kingfisher!

Main Species at Portland Fishing Lakes

  • Bream
    Bream
  • Carp
    Carp
  • Roach
    Roach
  • Rudd
    Rudd
  • Tench
    Tench

Rules and Restrictions

  • Keepnets only in matches
  • Only barbless hooks
  • Maximum hook size 12
  • No floating bait
  • No cat or dog meat
  • No boillies or nuts
  • Children under 14 must be supervised at all times
  • No dogs

Day Tickets, Membership and Prices

Day tickets are £6 during winter, £7 during the summer.

A discount is avaialble for under 16s or over 65s.

Find out more information

Contact: Steve – The Bailiff

Telephone: 07818552307

Address: Longhedge Lane, Sibthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5PN.

Directions

The Portland fishery is located just outside the village of Sibthorpe.

From Flintham:
Ignore the two turnings signposted to Sibthorpe. About 500 metres after the second signpost take a left turn up the unmade road – the entrance is post and rail fenced with a metal barrier. Continue up the road between the fishing lakes and the car park and clubhouse will then come into view.

From the direction of Shelton:
Turn towards Flintham and, before reaching the crossroads at the bottom of the hill, take a right turn just after the woods and turn up the unmade road – the entrance is post and rail fenced with a metal barrier. Continue up the road between the fishing lakes and the car park and clubhouse will then come into view.

Sat Nav Postcode: NG23 5PN

Portland Fishing Lakes Location Map