Toft Newton trout
fishery is set in the heart of rural Lincolnshire and now in
its 44th season is well established as the no.1 venue fortrout 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
Just £40 to learn...
includes tackle hire, fly casting tuition,
fishing & the chance to take home 1 fish.
***STOP*** Don't buy any tackle until you've had your
lesson, we'll advise on what you need.
KIDS GO FREE Under 18's fish free when visiting with
a paying adult, sharing any fishing permit!
From just £40 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
over 30 years of experience we are here to help.
LOYALTY CARDS New for this season - pick up on your first visit or let us know and we'll post you one - pay for 9 visits and get the 10th FREE - PLUS 10% discount for the rest of the season on tackle and goods from the Toft shop.
The CAR PARK cam is back!! Following a few IT issues we're finally back online - see what the weather's like HERE
Opening times - We're open - 7 days a week from 7.30am. Fishing until dusk.
Tagged fish MORE than ever this season!! Don't forget to pay a pound with ticket to qualify for a minimum £20 pay out should you catch one.
Ticket Prices See the prices further down the page HERE
Week ending 29th September
112 rods caught 596 trout for a rod average of 5.32
Last weeks rod average was always going to be pretty much impossible to repeat but we are delighted to finish with what we did - to get an average of over 5 with more than 100 anglers really is special fishing, well done to all of you.
The best method this week has certainly been the washing line in the top 2 feet of water, whilst many fish have still fallen to dry fly tactics many anglers have reported fish swirling at the flies but not taking properly, those fishing just under the surface seem to have done better. There's nothing too secretive in the fly choice this week, diawl bach patterns with either holographic red or green in the dressing have been popular with a small cat’s whisker booby on the point to keep them up there. Wrawby angler and season ticket holder Martin Rowson managed a belter of between 7 & 8lb doing just what we've described.
Fish are in reach of both boat and bank anglers with a noticeable appearance of a few more sporadic fry feeders, they seem to switch onto the fry for short spells and setting up a 2nd rod with a floating fry or suspender minkie could really be worth considering.
As mentioned last week we are planning to run an Autumn pairs competition and are currently collecting names at the fishery for anyone interested in joining in. Provisionally we've penned in Sunday the 19th of November for this, more details will be announced in due course - though the format we're looking at is a catch and release competition costing £50 per pair, the match is self refereeing where by an angler from the pair next door to you will come and measure your fish and sign your match card only when a fish is netted - hence all fish must be landed in a landing net and presented to the adjacent pair of anglers, it would be also nice if everyone were to bring a small prize (usual bottle of wine, tin of biscuits etc.), to make sure that everyone leaves with something and this gives us a good mix of cash and other prizes.
We're still looking at do some winter improvers fly tying classes too but obviously need an idea of numbers to assess if it's worth while, to be part of anything we've mentioned or for any further information and boat booking please call the fishery office on 01673 878453.
We look forward to seeing you soon
The Toft Team
The Sky ‘Tight lines’ program featured Toft back in March, for those of you non Sky subscribers or if you missed it, you can download the podcast HERE, it’s quite a large file so give it time, you may also find it directly on the Sky website HERE.
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.
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 last week at Palm Springs Salmon fishery, might be worth a look if you have a minute? See it HERE
The Toft Newton Cup and sponsored charity fundraiser for Fishing for Heroes will be a combined match and fished on Sunday 2nd October. Take a look at the website HERE and contact me to book a place.
**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.
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
Tell us your stories.....
£26 six fish ticket*
£22 four fish ticket*
£18 two fish ticket *
£15 catch & release
£10 catch & release AM
ticket (finish 1pm)
£7.50 Junior 1 fish*
(<18 yrs supervised - FREE when sharing any kill ticket with an adult)
*Inclusive of catch & release AFTER bag limit reached (Barbless only)
OAP's/disabled 10% discount on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Season tickets
£385 40 fish limit, unlimited catch & release - 2 visits per week - £535 for up to 5 visits
£330 no fish kept, unlimited catch & release - 2 visits per week - £475 for up to 5 visits
Boats £6 per session
WheelyBoat & engine £10
Petrol Engine hire £7
Boats should be booked prior to arrival
Float tube launch FREE
Kayak launch £5
Tea & Coffee with contributions gratefully received!
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
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!!
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