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 18's fish free when visiting with
a paying adult, sharing any fishing 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 £6 per session - whether that be an hour or ten. FANTASTIC value we think you'll agree!?
Winter Piking contact the fishery for further details
Season times - more info here soon
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 Small increase for the new season - see the prices further down the page HERE
Week ending 4th Octoberr
46 rods caught 97 trout for a rod average of 2.11
With much improved water quality at Toft, more fish are taking to the feed. As I write, the cooler temperatures really seem to have kick started the back end fishing and lots of fish have been caught that won't appear in the rod average until next week's newsletter - but things are definitely looking good now at Toft.
The fish seem to be receptive to all manner of methods as usual, dries and washing line tactics taking a good few as usual however the
appearance of a good number of fry feeders in the 3lb class has led to exciting sport on suspender minkies, sparklers, tubes, snakes, boobies and generally any fry looking pattern, if it's got some white or tan/brown in it with a silver body then you won't go far wrong.
We'd like to say thanks for the kind comments about our refurbed boats - they've been named in memory of past anglers who used to appear regularly at Toft. All of these characters meant something to me in completely different ways and it’s nice for me to see them remembered. Paul Jesson – Grimsby’s finest fly tyer and total character, Bill Bartles – Sheffield’s very well known angling journalist and all round top angler/bloke, Tom Wilson – proud Lancastrian at heart late of Messingham, angling columnist, engineer, all round angler and campaigner (fantastic with clocks too) and last but not least Bim Radford from Ripley – a man with a bottomless lunchbox, great heart and provider of a great many tales! Four of the refurbed boats are back on the water meaning an active fleet of 7 at the moment, we've taken another 2 off to get started on them shortly too.
Also whilst we're on the subject of thanking you, 7 anglers attended this weeks cancer research fundraising event, special thanks must go to John Steels for his organisational work, Richard Jamieson and Chris Cooke from SKB tackle for their donation of prizes and Barney Morley for keeping us fed and watered throughout the day. As you're aware, it was just a very informal event with more emphasis on raising a few quid for a great cause rather than catching loads of fish so the biggest thankyou goes to everyone who's made a donation - it couldn't have happened without your support, the initial count shows that we've raised somewhere around £600 and with some monies still to come in we hope we might get near to last year's total of £696. It's still not too late if you'd like to donate, we're keeping the sponsor forms open until next weekend for anyone who hasn't made it to see us recently.
This weeks prospects look excellent with promising sport for both boat and bank anglers. The mornings now seem much cooler so don't forget to pack some warm clothing just in case - and bring some strong leader material in case you get amongst the fry feeders.
For boat bookings and other information please call the fishery office on 01673 878453.
We look forward to seeing you soon,
The Toft Team
We look forward to seeing you soon
Jason, Andy, Mandy and Sally
Fishing Lodge tel. 01673 878453
Jason 07806 400878
Andy 07850 351695.
FREE BOATS ARE OVER but boats for a sick squid 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.....
£26 six fish ticket*
£22 four fish ticket*
£18 two fish ticket *
£15 catch & release
£10 catch & release AM
ticket (finsh 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 Tuesdays & Wednesdays
£385 40 fish limit, unlimited catch & release
- 2 visits per week
£330 no fish kept, unlimited catch & release
- 2 visits per week
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 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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