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 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 17's fish free when visiting with
a paying adult, sharing a 4 or 6 fish permit
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.
2014 Season now underway Toft season started on Feb 1st and we're pleased to say prices held and offer fantastic value for a fair fishery. Starting from just £10 for a five hour catch & release ticket.
40th Anniversary Year Toft originally opened for fishing way back in 1974 and to this day is still going strong. In our special anniversary year we'll offer a few special deals, one or two competitons and open events - watch this space.
SCIERRA pairs boat comp. This popular boat competiton is back! A heat is planned for Toft on Sunday 27th April and it's well worth fishing. Visit the official website HERE for further information. **NOW FULL**
Tagged fish Don't forget to pay a pound with ticket to qualify for a minimum £20 pay out should you catch one.
Slightly less settled weather has given us a more mixed week here at Toft – still some good fishing to be had at times and some fantastic fish included in proceedings including a fantastic 12 3/4lb rainbow to DCAC rod Mr Richardson. Tactics haven’t really changed and nymphing, dries and lures are all worth a shot, it’s also worth trying a fry pattern close to the banks to imitate the large amounts of fry in the margins, several fish including some impressive browns have been spotted feeding on these, with the boat ramp a common area to find them.
As always it pays to travel light and keep moving, if you aren’t catching then we would suggest a move every 20 minutes or so, boat anglers are urged to fish on the drift preferably sitting down – its much safer and more organised – one rant that I feel I must mention this week is for boat anglers to pay a little consideration to those who may be wishing to use a boat after themselves – place the anchor at the side of the boat to allow easy access/egress into the boats, unfortunately I suffered some quite painful bruising this week after falling getting into a boat because I tripped over the anchor that had been left in the way – how some of you manage to get out I’m not quite sure – perhaps your powers of levitation are better than mine?!!
I’ve spent some time of late targeting other species at Toft on the fly and recently caught a double figure pike on a 6 inch streamer fly – for more information on the possibility of pike fly fishing at Toft, the tackle required, guiding, or to order some pike flies please call Andy at the fishery on 01673 878453 or 07850 351695.
Lastly we would like to make you aware that we have recently had a delivery from funky products to include Veevus tying thread and many other interesting bits – come and visit us to top up on your tying stuff.
We look forward to seeing you soon,
Andy and Jason
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 www.ukflies.co.uk
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.
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
Pictures from the WinnerWeb heats & final on a fly forum
Tell us your stories.....
£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
£350 40 fish limit, unlimited catch & release
- 2 visits per week
£300 no fish kept, unlimited catch & release
- 2 visits per week
Boats £8 full day
£5 half day
WheelyBoat & engine £10
Petrol Engine hire £6
Boats should be booked prior to arrival
Float tube launch FREE
Tea & Coffee
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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