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Toft Newton Fishery

Quality trout fishing
Boat & Bank fishing
Disabled access~Wheelyboat
Fly fishing tackle shop
Junior fishing tickets
Casting beginners courses
Trout smoking service
Stocked weekly
Rainbow trout 1.5Ib-10Ib+

Toft Newton trout fishery is set in the heart of rural Lincolnshire and now in its 39th season is well established as the no.1 venue for trout fishing in Lincolnshire. The 40 acre concrete bowl reservoir provides excellent fly fishing sport for all trout anglers from beginner to expert. Banks are easliy accessible for all and a number of boats are available including a wheelyboat for use by disabled anglers. The fishery lodge boasts a fishing tackle & refreshments shop including a comprehensive range of the popular SNOWBEE, SCIERRA, OKUMA, SASTA, Bob Church and Bradley smoker brands. Trout fishing in lincolnshire.

Fly casting techniques
Just £40 to learn... includes tackle hire, fly casting tuition, fishing & the chance to take home 1 fish.

Ron Thompson & SCIERRA fishing tackle at Toft Newton
Don't buy any tackle until you've had your lesson, we'll advise on what you need.

Father & son learning to trout fish at Toft Newton Trout Fishery
Under 17's fish free when visiting with a paying adult, sharing a 4 or 6 fish permit

Harry Foster - Learn to flyfish at Toft Newton and catch a trout
Learning to fly fish for trout is an exciting prospect for all ages and at Toft we welcome you! The banks of the reservoir lend themselves perfectly to beginners, due to there being minimal obstruction for the back cast and with lots of room, a 'quiet corner' can always be found. Over the years we have encouraged and taught many new anglers to fish and the learning never stops - for any of us !!
Ring us to make a date and from there we'll handle everything. We'll advise you of what you need to bring with you and will lend you all the tackle, flies,net etc that you'll need for your day. We'll start by giving you an intense 1 to 1 fly casting session on grass, then move on to the water with advice on fly selection, knots, playing, landing & despatching your trout and answer any questions. Coaching will continue over the day and you'll be looked after on following visits. With 25 years experience we are here to help.

until the end of this season we're offering boat hire for just £5 per session - whether that be an hour or ten, you'll only pay a fiver. FANTASTIC value we think you'll agree!?

Closing date and December
Toft closes on Sunday December 14th and our annual fun match - the Fur & Feather will be held on that day. Just turn up to fish, no pegs - 6 fish ticket costs just £20 on the day and the heaviest bag wins, weigh in by 3pm. A reminder that from December 1st we open at 8am.

Toft Winter League
Dates and details posted below for the second series of the popular winter league friendly bank matches at Toft.

Tagged fish
Don't forget to pay a pound with ticket to qualify for a minimum £20 pay out should you catch one.

Ticket Prices
Further down the page or click HERE


Week ending 21st November

63 rods caught 242 trout

rod average of 3.84

A staggering week at Toft, not necessarily due to a massive rod average but
some truly tremendous specimens through the landing nets of one or two.
Fishing last Saturday, Burton angler and regular season rod Ronnie Milloy
landed a superb 9.25lb rainbow whilst nymphing round near the black pipe.
Our own Andy went out to try his luck on Saturday landing a superb brownie
estimated in the 8-9lb range. He then followed this up on Tuesday with
another of similar size, thanks to Ralph Gibson for the loan of the scales
to confirm Andys suspicions - another fantastic brown of exactly 9lb stalked
on a minkie booby in less than 3 feet of water on the north shore.

Just as we were thinking our week couldn't get much better, Martin Rowson
arrived for a boat session with his friend Dave Clark on Wednesday, Martin
caught 15 fish on minkies, his best 2 fish being rainbows of 5.5lb and the
beast you see pictures which we reckon was well over 10lb - well done
Martin. On the same day John Tattersfield from Wressle near Brigg landed 5
fish including a brace of rainbows weighing 5.5lb and 6.5lb respectively -
it's worth mentioning that all of these superb fish were returned to fight
another day - next time they may not be so lucky!

Best methods appear to be lure patterns with Minkie boobies a sure favourite
as well as cat's whisker and appetiser. Nymphs are certainly worth a shot on
milder days though today's (Friday) snap of cooler weather could possibly
finish the nymph fishing for a while. One or two predator boats out over the
last week with pike up to 9lb reported plus plenty of perch upto 2lb
aswell - worth a shot if you fancy a go at something different. For further
enquiries call the fishery office on 01673 878453

One other reminder is that the popular winter league has just fished its
second heat - there are still 10 heats to go so it's not too late to enter -
your best 6 results count for you final standings - for further details call
Andy on 07850 351695

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Jason and Andy

Jason & Andy
Onto dates for your diary and upcoming events:
Toft Newton Cup: Saturday 8th November
Fur and Feather: Sunday 14th December
Winter league dates - all are SUNDAYS
2nd November
16th November
30th November
7th December
21st December
28th December
4th January
11th January
18th January
8th February
22nd February
8th March
The winter league is a total of 12 matches - we may add a couple more on in March yet.  To qualify for a league standing your points from your best 6 matches will be totalled up - there is no obligation to fish all 12 matches. Each match is fished to a 4 fish limit with a time bonus - places are determined by total points rather then cumulative weight - we found last year that this stopped anyone running away with the title at the half way point. To enter just contact Andy at the fishery on 01673 878453 or mobile 07850 351695 - fishing fees are payable on the day of each heat, to enter the league £30 pools needs to be paid on your first match - this however counts as the pools for your first 6 matches (ie 6x£5.00 pools).
Once you have fished your 6 matches there is just an additional pools cost of £5.00 per match.
For any additional information please feel free to contact us at the fishery.
We hope to see you all soon

01673 878453 Office

07850 351695 Andy

07806 400878 Jason



FREE BOATS ARE OVER but boats for a fiver are here!!!





For any more information about the current form at Toft or for fly tying advice or to book a lesson then call Andy either in the fishery office on 01673 878453 or mobile 07850 351695.












Quite an interesting video uploaded to youtube by a recent visitor to Toft. Peter Wood and his son Patrick are featured catching a few fish from a boat and then Peter demonstrates the taxidermy process on his four pounder, if you have a spare half hour or so then take a look HERE









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Uploaded a video of a microlight flight over Toft, interesting to see it from the perspective of a Cormorant! See it HERE













Visit our Facebook page for the fishery where hopefully you might like to add comments and pics etc, good and bad!!? Maybe it'll act as a meeting place for Toft visitors who might be able to sort car sharing fishing trips etc. Take a look HERE



Further to my mention of Andy Hutson's guiding services last week, a brief outline of what's on offer from him below....
Hi Jason, as per discussion on the phone this morning we both agreed that guided fishing is a good way to learn and get the most out of our sport. The Toft half day boat package is as follows:

4 hours guided boat fishing with myself - to include casting hints, recommendations on suitable tackle, leader setups, fly choice, the boat and engine hire for the session, a 2 fish limit and the chance to fish the bank for the rest of the day at no extra charge

Total Price £59.95

I'm sure you will agree this offers great value and hope that some of the less experienced anglers hoping to get more out of their sport may wish to take advantage of this great offer - obviously on quiet days 4 hours may run into 5 but this depends on my schedule and other bookings that I may have. Bank fishing tuition is also available and those interested should contact yourself and we can take it from there.




Very competent and all round good egg Andy Hutson is now offering guiding sessions at Toft. He's happy to accompany you whether bank or boat fishing and with his expertise behind you, you're guaranteed to increase your knowledge and catch rate. If you just can't master the dries or perhaps fancy loch styling from a drifting boat but don't know where to start, then contact Andy or myself to arrange something. He can be contacted through his website at






Made a few changes to the live webcam image on the website, you'll now see a link on the homepage which will open a larger browser window with a better image than before. I know lots of you prefer looking at Toft to Coronation Street, so I'm trying to help!!
Reminder of the updated Toft gallery and the opportunity for you to send any Toft related pics to me, either recent or from the past, let me have them and I'll add them if suitable. View the gallery HERE and leave clean comments too if you feel the need!!?



Dry fly video with Andy Hutson fishing his own CDC pattern in the north west corner. Plenty of big sedges around and an excellent rise, he caught 15 fish in an hour and a half session. See the informative video HERE.

Uploaded a bit of video from a trip to Palm Springs Salmon fishery, might be worth a look if you have a minute? See it HERE



**We have reverted back to killing your limit before catch & release as this seemed a more popular and practical choice.**

We have been approached by several anglers regarding the use of their own Kayaks at Toft and have just received permission from the EA to allow this, more details to follow soon.







  Some good news for me & Toft.... I'm extremely proud to have been presented with the national Alan Faulkner Memorial Award from the Wheelyboat Trust at the CLA Gamefair. The Alan Faulkner Memorial Award has been created by the Trust in memory of its Founder President who died in November 2002. It is an annual award and goes to the game fishery that, in the judges' opinion, provides disabled anglers with the most outstanding service, facilities, opportunities and access.

 The Trust is delighted to have Suzuki Marine sponsor the award. Their input undoubtedly helps raise the award's profile and encourages more fisheries to provide suitable access and facilities. I was presented with a very nice Suzuki 4 stroke outboard which will join the fleet at Toft.

Presentation uploaded to YouTube - HERE



We fish until dusk and follow the times from this website , take a look and it should give you an idea of how long you've got.





View a speeded up 2 minute video of an interesting cloud that moved over Toft at the beginning of September, sounds a bit dull and probably is but if you've got nowt else to do it might be worth a look!? It's HERE

Older video stuff..... a sneeky look into Pablo's fly box, Steve Burns from Hull with a lovely conditioned tagged rainbow - see it HERE

A couple of vids you might like to look at - Andy Hutson successfully 'stalking' a fry feeding brownie HERE

An interesting sequence from a DVD HERE released, with a fry feeding sequence filmed at Toft in late 2005, a reminder that we've got some good sport to come, not just with perch hopefully !!

Compiled a bit of a video clip showing action from Toft, I've had to put music over the top of it to cover the colourful language used by one or two of its stars! You can watch it HERE

Pictures from the WinnerWeb heats & final on a fly forum post HERE


Tell us your stories.....

Toft Newton's trout fishing forum

The Concrete Bowl lure

Toft Newton Fishery gallery

£24 six fish ticket*
£20 four fish ticket*
£16 two fish ticket *
£14 catch & release
£7.50 Junior 1 fish*

£10 5 hour catch & release

(5 hours total attendance time)

(<17yrs supervised - FREE when sharing a 4 or 6 fish ticket with an adult)

*Inclusive of catch & release AFTER bag limit reached (Barbless only)

OAP's/disabled 10% discount on Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Season tickets

£350 40 fish limit, unlimited catch & release - 2 visits per week
£300 no fish kept, unlimited catch & release - 2 visits per week

Boats £5 per session
WheelyBoat & engine £10
Petrol Engine hire £7

Boats should be booked prior to arrival

Float tube launch FREE

FREE self-service
Tea & Coffee

Link to the Angling Trustwebsite

Lincoln weather forecast

George Todd - Toft Newton wheelyboat user
With a mile of uninterrupted, unobstructed bank, a dozen boats and a wheely boat for disabled anglers use, Toft covers all tastes. Bank fishing is consistent throughout the season with fish responding well to all manner of fly fishing methods. Early & late season, fry patterns & lures such as the infamous concrete bowl, viva, appetiser and booby work well on slow sink lines. Spring and summer, floating lines are the order of the day with buzzer patterns, traditional nymphs & wet flies all producing fish.
Boat sport can be fantastic at Toft with a variety of techniques returning fish. 'Loch style' methods are great & exciting fun - fishing a short cast floating line in front of a drifting boat with three flies such as a Soldier Palmer, Invicta and Pheasant Tail nymph. When the fish are down, a variety of deep fished nymphs and lures will produce and are best fished from drifting boats to give a good chance of covering fish. Our boat ramp provides good accessibility for disabled anglers and staff are on hand to assist with use of the wheelyboat.

Competition fishing at Toft . The Toft Newton cup is held annually at the fishery in the late season and is fished from the bank. Several other events are held at the fishery including float tubing and club level fishing competitons. We offer discounts for block bookings available to clubs or individuals who wish to organise their own matches. Toft is a Trout Fisherman magazine Troutmasters water and fish-offs are held to decide seasonal winners. The December Fur & Feather match is always well attended and although the weather may be a little chilly, the atmosphere, mince pies and fishing are hot, hot, hot!! Trout Fisherman magazine subscription

Neil McElwee with a 7Ib rainbow caught whilst boat fishing at Toft Newton  

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2010 Fishery record Rainbow Trout - a 17Ib fish caught & released by Danny Peet from Sheffield

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