Great fishing all year round

Shelt Hill Fishery is located just outside of Nottingham city center, in the village of Woodborough. There are three lakes which tend to offer good sport even in the depths of winter.

Chestnut Lake – a 35 peg snake lake. Most pegs have access to the central island which is around 16m from the bank. The pegs along the edge where you sit with your back to the other lake tend to be the areas where a lot of the carp tend to congregate.

Hazel Lake – A smaller snake lake with 20 pegs. There is a good head of silvers in this lake.

Stock Pond – this would be a good choice for a junior or someone who has recently got into the sport.

The fishery is fairly new and as a result, the vegetation around the lakes is starting to mature. The surrounding land is quite open which means it’s often quite windy – something to bare in mind if you are planning a trip. There are matches held on the venue, there is an open match each Wednesday and then sometimes club bookings on the weekend.

shallow caught carp

Catching shallow during the summer

Main Species at Shelt Hill Fishery

  • Carp
  • Ide
  • Roach
  • Crucian Carp
  • F1

Rules and Restrictions

  • No keepnets – matches only
  • Keepnets & landing nets are provided for matches
  • Barbless hooks only
  • Max hook size: 12
  • No floating bait
  • No cat or dog meat
  • No boilies or nuts
  • Inline feeders only
  • Ground bait in cups and feeders only
  • Children under 14 must be supervised at all times
  • No dogs
  • No littering

Day Tickets, Membership and Prices

Day tickets are available to purchase on the bank, the bailif will walk round and collect the money.

There are automatic gates at the venue – when you drive up to them they will automitcally open. Don’t get stuck in! The exit times will be published inside the fishery, they will open between 7am to 4pm.

shelt hill, hazel

Hazel – the smaller of the two main lakes

Find out more information

Telephone: 07854 826361

Address: Shelt Hill, Woodborough, Nottingham, NG14 6DG.


The fishery is easy to find. Shelt Hill is the road that connects Woodborough and Epperstone. If you are familiar with Covert Springs, it is just around the corner.

Sat Nav Postcode: NG14 6DG

Shelt Hill Fishery Location Map