River Idle at Lound

Brief description of fishery:

Approximately a mile of the R Idle near Lound in Nottinghamshire.

The national close season applies to this venue.

Night fishing is allowed on this venue

The statutory coarse fish closed season applies to the River Idle (No fishing is allowed between March 15th – June 15th Inclusive)

Dawn to duskFishing times

Night fishing, which in this context means both fishing all night or for just a couple of hours after dark, is allowed on this venue subject to the following:

  1. You have purchased an SAA night permit (this is currently only available to those who have previously purchased one).
  2. You have sent a text message to 07943651992 stating your full name, your membership number, the venue and the date that intend to night fish. This is to show that the club is proving to adhere to the conditions of the lease and in addition the Club’s insurance requirements. Your health and safety is our No1 concern.

What3words – ///picture.lollipop.standards – this is the bridge over the river as marked on Map 1.


Directions from Scunthorpe via Gainsborough go over Trent bridge and follow road via Gringley towards Bawtry (A631) take the turn towards Mattersey and follow signs for LOUND (not Sutton Cum Lound) Once in Lound take CHAINBRIDGE LANE follow it down to bridge over the Idle. Go over bridge and turn immediately left and drive along the river bank top past the Derby Angling signs (about one mile) the Club stretch starts after last Derby sign for about 1.25 miles and ends when you reach fence across the bank. There is a foot bridge over the river about half way along our stretch. We only have fishing rights on bank you are driving on. Please park so others can pass. You can fish into the dark should you wish. If you are coming from the Bawtry direction then take road to Gringley/ Gainsborough (A631at traffic lights) follow road and turn off to Mattersey as above.




  • Barbel
  • Chub
  • Perch
  • Roach