Fishing in Lincolnshire

Across the Lincolnshire countryside there is a great numbers of rivers, lakes and ponds available for fishing. Whatever type of angler you may be, whether you are a beginner or experienced, there is a spot for you here.

You will find different types of fishes in the rivers found in Lincolnshire. These include Pike, Zander, Bream, Perch, Roach, Carp, Tench, Chub and many more varieties.

And let’s not forget the expansive coastline as well. Sea fishing is very popular in this part of the country and there are many great spots to cast out from up and down the coast.

Below you will find a selection of the available fisheries in Lincolnshire.


Blyton Ponds

Blyton Ponds

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Blyton Ponds, just north of Gainsborough, has three excellent fishing ponds.

Each of the ponds are stocked with different fish varieties including Carp (common, mirror, grass, ghost and crucian), Roach, Bream, Tench (gold and green), Chub, Orfe, Perch, Barbel and Rudd.

If you’re looking to stay overnight, Blyton Ponds has on-site accommodation. Stay within one of their luxury lodges, bungalows, caravans or log cabins.

Blyton Ponds also has a cafe, which is open from 8am to 12pm during the summer months. 

Blyton Ponds is an adults only venue.

Telephone Number: 01427 628240

Address: Sunnyside Farm, Station Road, Blyton, Lincolnshire United Kingdom


Glebe Farm

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Glebe Farm offers a well stocked lake, where you can fish and find a wide variety of species. These include carp, Bream, Roach, Ide and Tench.

Glebe Farm has an adjacent overnight self-catering accommodation for those who wish to stay the night.

Day fishing ticket fee is £5.00 and accommodation per night per person is £15.00. Fishing is free for those who will be staying overnight.

Group bookings will get discount.

Booking must be done in advance.

Telephone Number: 01673 858919

Address: West Barkwith, Market Rasen, LN8 5LF

Email: enquiries@glebeapart.co.uk


Green Haven Fishing Lake

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Green Haven Fishing Lake is just half-way between Boston and Skegness.

This fishing venue has a relatively small lake but is filled with a variety of coarse fish such as Roach, Bream, Tench and Carp.

Day permits are available for those who wish to embark on a fishing trip. Be reminded that fishing is only allowed from dawn until dusk and a National Rod license is required.

Green Haven also has a Fishing Tackle, Supply and Gift Shop on-site. They offer a wide range of products, so you can fish all day long.

Telephone Number: 01754 820024

Address: Sidney House Cottage, Main Road, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE22 8QS


Pastures House Fisheries

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This fishing venue is a 13-acre fishing complex and sits next to the Humber estuary which overlooks the Humber Bridge. Ideal for those who live in North Lincolnshire.

Pastures House Fisheries is well stocked with a number of fish varieties but is also great for bird spotters. Swans, Coots, Mallards, Graylags, Tufted Ducks, Ruddy Ducks, Little and Great Crested Grebe and Shovelers visit the area and the rare Bittern nests nearby.

Day tickets are just £5.

Telephone Number: 01652 636369

Address: Pasture Road North, Barrow upon Humber, DN18 5RB


Withern Mill Trout Farm & Fishery

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Withern Mill Trout Farm & Fishery is in the east of the county, near Mablethorpe.

There are five lakes in Withern Mill Trout Farm and Factory. These lakes are regularly stocked with Rainbow Trout raised from egg on site.

Brown Trout can also be caught on all the lakes.

Half a mile of the Great River Eau is also open for fishing. This part of the water has wild Brownies and Grayling.

Please be reminded, though, that Withern Mill Trout Farm and Fishery has a set limit for fishing.

During summer, night fishing is allowed and those without rods can also rent on site.

Advanced booking is always preferred.

Telephone Number: 01507 450356

Address: Church Lane, Withern, Lincolnshire, LN13 0NG


Guidelines for fishing in Lincolnshire

There are essential guidelines that must be taken into consideration when going fishing. These are:

  • Clear up litter before you leave
  • Remove your rig instantly if it gets caught up in vegetation on the bank or in branches or underwater snags.
  • Submerge rod tips
  • Be responsible for your rod at all times
  • Retrieve your line when float fishing if there are birds swimming.
  • Respect other waterway users
  • You must have a valid permit and Environment Agency Rod License.

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