River Trent, Dunham Bridge

Brief description of fishery:

We have fishing rights for just over a mile of the river Trent, west bank, at Dunham Bridge. The access rights were previously held by Sheffield and DAA.

Our fishing area starts at the big car park under the bridge where you will see our signs at the secured gate and stile. It then extends towards Church Laneham and ends just before the pump house around the river bend.

At the landowner’s request we are not allowed to take vehicles onto the bank at any time as his livestock were allowed out by previous users but good access on foot runs along the entire length.

Night fishing is allowed on this venue

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

Dawn to dusk timesFishing 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.

I know many of you love night fishing so please take great care and don’t do anything to upset this agreement.

No fires as per our rules and please take care not to cause any disturbance all times and no litter of any kind. If the cattle eat anything left by anglers on the bank or in the water’s edge you could be liable for criminal damage.

Address -Dunham-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom

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From Scunthorpe, the most direct route is drive on the A18 heading towards Brigg At the Forest Pines roundabout, turn right onto A15 and continue for 26 miles to the roundabout, turn right onto A46 for approx 2 miles. At next roundabout turn right onto A57 (Saxilby Rd) sign posted Worksop, continuing along side the Fossdyke Canal until you come to fork in road with traffic lights, bear left again signed Worksop, Dunham and Newton. Head towards Dunham Bridge (3 miles).

Go over the Bridge (after paying the small Toll Fee, currently 40p for cars and 60p for small/medium sized vans), and drive until you see a sharp turn heading back towards the river, this is Marsh Lane. Enter here and drive over flood bank where you will find parking. Please park at right angles to the fence, see map & photo if unsure. Be aware that after heavy rain or floods this ground can be very soft and cars can get stuck.

If travelling from the west of the river use locals routes until you join the A57, as you exit the village of Dunham and approach the bridge, Marsh Lane in on your left.

Do not obstruct any farm entrances or park in the lane as this is used by local buses as a turning point.


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