River Trent

Carlton on Trent is the Associations’s 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 much of the River Trent nowadays, match fishing hardly ever 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 usually 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 9lb bracket, with specimens over 10lb caught every year. The largest reported to the Association from our stretch is 14lb. The chub run to over 6lb with an occasional big bream to 7lb. Occasional zander, pike and carp are also present.

Access to the Carlton fishery can only take place after 7am and before 10pm.

Night fishing is not allowed, except under a special written permit available from the Night Fishing Secretary for which there is a charge. Night time for the purpose of fishing is designated as 10pm to 7am on this venue.

Rivert Trent catch
Another River Trent barbel
Rivert Trent barbel
Tim Thompson with a good barbel from Carlton on Trent

Permits required

Standard membership 7am – 10pm

Special night permit (limited numbers) 10pm – 7am (cannot come or go during these hours)

Stock / Size

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


Access is through Carlton village (signposted on the A1 prior to Newark), 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 either of the two designated parking area just off the floodbank track. There is no parking or vehicular access in the fields. The floodbank must not be obstructed under any circumstances.

Postcode: NG23 6NR
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Use only the two hard-standing car parks on the left of the floodbank 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).


Members discount scheme - up to 15% off purchases

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