Toft Newton trout
fishery is set in the heart of rural Lincolnshire and now in
its 41st 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.
CHEAP BOATS ..... We'll continue 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!?
2015 season started 31st Jan
Evening Tickets With lighter nights and Spring well and truly sprung, our evening tickets started from May 1st. From 5:30pm a two fish ticket will be £12 and a catch & release £10.
Tagged fish Don't forget to pay a pound with ticket to qualify for a minimum £20 pay out should you catch one.
91 rods caught 553 trout for a rod average of 6.08
Tofts run of current form continued this week in what turned out to be the most productive spell of the year so far – boasting the right rod average too. Most methods have scored well including buzzers, diawl bachs and other nymphs on floaters through to blobs and various lures on intermediate lines, perhaps even faster sinking lines in bright weather. Several tagged fish have been caught – many to those deciding not to enter including Dave Williams from Sheffield and Andy managed one during a tagging session – obviously it didn’t go back with 2 tags in it!
Anglers fishing from both boat and bank have scored well and many seem impressed with the quality of fish, with many in the 3-5lb bracket and one to Wrawby angler Dave Clark at 8lbs fishing from a boat with Martin Rowson. If the wind decides to finally settle in one direction the chances of more consistent surface sport should improve, that said some of the takes when fishing deep buzzers have been something really amazing – keep hold of your rod tight and never leave it unattended – it’s almost guaranteed you’ll lose it. Neil Deakin from Sutton in Ashfield fished a short boat session and his 6 fish bag weighed in excess of 20lb, some well mended fish amongst them too. One of his freshly landed trout also coughed up its breakfast – a sizeable meal! (pics attached).
For those interested in trying for Tofts predator population they’ve certainly been very active of late, two pike of the 15-16lb size have been caught this week from boats and Andy lost a very large fish after a short scrap when chucking one of his ‘pets’ out from the bank – for anglers fly fishing for pike, rods in the aftm #9-10 size and floater/intermediate type predator lines are ideal – a wire trace is a must – types to try include proleader or the Rio tieable types of wire – for more advice then please give us a call at the fishing lodge. Alos please not that those coming to fish for predators must book in advance, this is essential.
As is typical of this time of year we are pretty well into one of our busy periods, anglers wishing to fish from boats are advised to book in advance on 01673 878453, if you also require an outboard then please book this at the same time as booking the boat.
** Ruby the Border Terrier Update ** – pups are doing well and just about 5 weeks old now, still three dogs up for grabs.
Finally a reminder about our plans to run some sociable Friday night ‘fish and chip’ nights at Toft, come and enjoy an evening ticket for a few hours and for a small fee we’ll have fish and chips delivered, locally prepared for us by the ‘Bottle and Glass’ pub at Normanby-by-Spital, for more details contact Andy’s mobile on 07850 351695 – obviously we can only run these evenings subject to decent numbers so please let us know a couple of days in advance if you are coming to allow us to sort the catering out.
In other news – I’ve been given 4 large bags of oak and beech chippings, excellent for the food smoking enthusiasts amongst you – if you’re interested in some then mention it when you visit.
For any further details, advice or boat bookings please call the fishery office on 01673 878453. We look forward to seeing you all soon.
Jason and Andy
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 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* (<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 £5 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 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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