River Trent

Carlton on Trent is the Associations’ most distant water, situated on the tidal Trent just north of Newark, close to the A1.

Approximately ¾ of a mile long, the venue is typical of the tidal Trent. The Association’s fishing starts at the metal gate. Situated on the outside of a sweeping bend, the bank is reinforced with rocks but there are a handful of very comfortable swims along the length. In common with a lot of the River Trent nowadays, match fishing doesn’t take place on this stretch, and where the river once ran heavily coloured and there were hordes of small fish to be caught, the water now mainly runs very clear and the chub, bream and roach are harder to tempt. As is well known the Trent has become a tremendous barbel fishery and our stretch has plenty of these hard-fighting fish in the 5lb to 12lb bracket. The largest reported to the Association from our stretch is 14lb. The chub run to about 6lb with an occasional big bream to 7lb. Occasional zander, pike and carp are also present.

Entry to the Carlton fishery can only take place after 7am and anglers must leave before 10pm.

Night fishing is allowed with a Carlton night permit. Check the waiting list for availability. Night time for the purpose of fishing at Carlton is designated as 10pm to 7am on this venue. Permits required

Permits Required

Standard membership

Carlton night permit


Barbel, Bream, Chub, Roach, Dace – occasional pike, perch, zander, carp.


Access is through Carlton village (signposted on the A1 prior to Newark). Ignore the “No Access to River” sign. Drive alongside the disused wharf and past the ‘windmill’ house, then through the metal gate (which must be keep shut at all times) and vehicles must be left in the designated parking area just off the flood bank track. There is no parking or vehicular access in the fields. The flood bank must not be obstructed under any circumstances.

Postcode: NG23 6NR

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Use only the hard-standing car park on the left of the flood bank as you enter the fishery in the first field. No access, unloading or parking in the fields.

Hull & District Anglers’ Association

Membership of HDAA is open to anyone who agrees to abide by our common-sense Fishery Rules. All membership permits run from 1st Jan to 31st December annually. Membership allows angling on most of the Association’s venues from 5.00am to 10.00pm (except Carlton on Trent where the start time is 7.00am).


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We have teamed up with shops, companies, suppliers, etc. to offer discounts to our members on production of a valid membership card.