River Trent, Girton

Brief description of fishery:

We are now delighted to announce another  stretch of the Trent at Girton, Nr. Dunham Bridge. SAA  have secured the lease for this year and will continue with it if it proves popular with our members. This is now a long stretch which we now share with Newark and District Piscitorial Federation. This is a  very productive stretch of water and our officials have test fished it with great results with Barbel and big Bream, etc.

Please note that this fishery is now shared with Newark and District Piscatorial Federation.

The landowner has kindly agreed to the club having access down river by going across his land through his first gate and on to the second gate. There you will see a sign for parking and NO VEHICLES  past this point. Please adhere to this request or the club may lose this gesture from the landowner and then we will all have to walk that stretch. Thank you.

Will all members visiting Girton please note that there is shared access to this water with Newark Piscatorials. The gate has a chain with two locks fitted. Please ensure that the locks are looped together to allow both clubs access. Please close all gates and tumble the lock when entering or leaving the fishery.

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 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.

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From Scunthorpe, leave on the A15 and head towards Lincoln then turn right onto the A46 Lincoln ring road, heading west towards Newark. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A57 (Saxilby Rd). This road runs along side the Fossdyke. After approx. 8 miles turn left onto the A1133. Follow this road for just under 5 miles. Then turn right onto Trent Lane signed Girton Village Only. Go slowly, straight down here until you reach the small parking area.


From Scotter, head towards Gainsborough on the A159 then take the A156 (Lea Road) towards Newark for 7 Miles through Torksey. At Torksey Lock turn right onto the A1133. Cross the A57 at staggered crossroads on the A1133 for just under 5 miles past the sailing lakes on your right. Then turn right onto Trent Lane, signed Girton Village Only. Go slowly, straight down here until you reach the small parking area.

From the south, head away from Newark on the the A46 turning left at the Winthorpe roundabout onto the A1133, Continue on this road for approx 6 miles before turning left onto Trent Lane, signed Girton Village Only. Go slowly, straight down here until you reach the small parking area.

We are pleased to announce that as from now we have a further two miles, at least, downriver. No vehicle access unfortunately so its footslogging with light gear.

Please do not park on the grass or on the flood bank, this is a direct request from the parish council and, if not adhered to, could result in the loss of this stretch of the Trent.



  • Barbel
  • Chub
  • Roach
  • Perch
  • Bream
  • Pike
  • Zander