Fishing is one of the most popular forms of recreation in the world.

In England there are three types of fishing: freshwater, sea and game.

Freshwater fishing takes place in lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. The National Federation of Anglers is the governing body for freshwater fishing in England.

Newark and the River Trent

Kelham Hall, situated in 42 acres of landscaped gardens is the perfect family day out this summer. Our bar / restaurant offers a large variety of hot and cold food as well as an extensive list of teas, coffees and alcoholic / non alcoholic beverages.

Our recently refurbished outdoor tennis courts are now available for use at a cost of £5 an hour.

Fishing pegs are available to hire along our stretch of the River Trent and can be hired on flexible terms both day and night. The cost for fishing is £10 per peg. However we will be offering membership to the Kelham fishing club at a cost of £25 which will entitle members to hire the fishing pegs at £5 and also allow discounts on food served in the café.  

In order to book please report to Kelham Hall reception on arrival or pre-book by contacting us on 01636 980000 or email For further information visit

Collingham Angling Association provides opportunities for people in Newark and Sherwood to participate in angling by issuing day tickets - 01636 892700

Local lakes and parks

Please see our fishing leaflet for information about fishing at:

  • Vicar Water Country Park
  • Wellow Dam
  • Clumber Park
  • Sherwood Foest Farm Park, Edwinstowe
  • Little John Fishing Lake, Ollerton
  • A1 Pits - South Muskham Fisheries

To find your nearest fishing club visit the Nottinghamshire Sport website.

Contact us

Sports Development Team
Newark and Sherwood District Council
Kelham Hall
NG23 5QX

01636 655291

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