River v's Stillwater – your choice

Smeaton’s Lakes is a fishing venue on the outskirts of Nottingham near Newark which is also a caravan park. There is a choice of fishing options available, you can pick from a selection of lakes and also some pegs on the mighty Trent:

The Coarse Lakes – they have 3 lakes which are stocked with a wide range of species. These are well established waters and are more mature than many of the commercials you may be used to fishing. The waters are called Reed Lake, Burrows Lake, and Bingham Pond.

The Carp Lake – this water is stocked with common, mirror and leather carp of all sizes – the largest of these run into the low 30s.

River Trent – there are 7 pegs on offer here. These are well known for producing some big chub and barbel. If that is where you want to fish then it is advisable to book the pegs in advance. Night fishing is available on these pegs.

Main Species at Smeaton’s Lakes

  • Barbel
  • Bream
  • Carp
  • Pike
  • Roach

Rules and Restrictions

  • Everyone must have a valid rod licence
  • Barbless hooks only
  • No live bait
  • No nuts
  • No carp in keepnets
  • No rods to be left unattended
  • All litter must be put in the bins
  • No fires
  • All anglers must have a minimum 42″ landing net and unhooking mat
  • All nets must be dipped

Day Tickets, Membership and Prices

The fishing at Smeaton’s Lakes is charged at the following rates:

Carp Lake: £7.00 (up up 2 Rods)
Coarse Lakes: £6.00 (up up 2 Rods)
River: £8.00
Under 14s: £4.00
Extra Rod: £1.00 (max 3)

Find out more information

Address: Great North Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 6ED.

Sat Nav Postcode: NG23 6ED

Smeaton’s Lakes Location Map