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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 44th 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 18's fish free when visiting with a paying adult, sharing any fishing permit!

Harry Foster - Learn to flyfish at Toft Newton and catch a trout
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.

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

Closing - Sunday DEC 17th -
Our popular fur & feather will take place on that day, all welcome.

2018 season
We'll open on Thursday February 1st at 7:30am. A few changes here and there including the introduction of a £10 five hour catch & release ticket.

Ticket Prices
See the prices further down the page HERE

Week ending 8th December

109 rods caught 308 trout for a rod average of 2.8

Days with some breeze offered great sport for those who dropped on the method though calmer conditions for parts of the week certainly made things trickier at times. Smaller flies tended to be the general route forward with a small booby or tiny (size 12/14) fab on the point and hare’s ears or your other favoured nymphs on the droppers fished slowly on a floating line, the better takes come to the nymphs but it’s noted that more takes have come to the attractor on the point. If you want a look at the hot patterns then by all means have a word with Andy and get on the right lines, the boxes are well stocked!!

7 pairs of angler entered our advertised pairs match for abit of light hearted fun, Martin Rowson and Neil Deakin took top honours on the day with a bag of 7 fish for just over 15lb helped hugely by a rainbow of around 7lbs landed by Martin about 45 minutes before the end of the match. Second place was taken by Jason Nicholson and Tom McCay with 5 fish including a couple of belters this was enough to pip Warren Langridge and Matt Nuttall into third despite them having a bag of 7 fish. A huge thanks goes to all the anglers for taking part and bringing token prizes with them.


Our last day this season will be Sunday 17th December and as usual we’ll hold our well attended Fur & Feather friendly comp. on that day. The usual form, no pegs, no draw, just arrive and fish where and when you like – fishery rules and weigh in by 3pm. £20 for an 8 fish limit, no catch & release and weigh in when you’ve got your bag. We’ll be open at 8 and there’ll be a mince pie and can of beer for you in the afternoon. No entry fee, just bring a bottle or similar prize for the table.

As we move into our quieter weeks for the remainder of the season we are now allowing dead bait and lure fishing for pike from the bank at Toft, ALL PREDATOR FISHING MUST BE PRE BOOKED, if you just turn up on spec you will not be allowed to fish, if you can’t get hold of us then leave a message on the answerphone in the fishing lodge. Ticket prices are £15 for a 1 rod ticket of £20 for a 2 rod ticket. There will be no bank predator fishing on our last day to avoid clashing with our fur and feather competition.

We’ve been asked a few times about winter opening and as mentioned the last day of the season is Sunday the 17th of December, season tickets will cease to be valid from this date, next year’s season tickets will go on sale from opening day Friday 2nd February. It’s possible that we may plan some weekend fishing throughout January weather permitting, those interested should keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates or alternatively give us a ring for the latest news. If any groups either fly or predator would like to come and fish on a specific day then we are happy to come and open up - there will be a minimum set number of day tickets that we need to sell you though for it to be worth our while, again for details please look at our pages or give us a ring.

We are still open to running a winter fly tying group but time is definitely running out to get things organised and as yet we still don’t have enough names down to proceed, if you’d like to be added to the list call Andy on 07850 351695.


Just a couple more points, firstly a reminder that from December 1st our opening time will be 8am.


Also, we’d like to offer congratulations and good luck to Andy who ties the knot this coming Saturday. He’ll soon realise that marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right and the other is the husband!

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.

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

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Toft Newton Fishery gallery

£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!

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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