Smeaton Lakes


Great N Rd, Newark, Nottingham NG23 6ED, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Because of its convenient location close to the A1 and the A46, Smeaton’s Lakes is frequently referred to by first-time visitors as one of the East Midlands’ best-kept secrets and an ideal base from which to explore the many diverse amenities of this historic area. The location features five lakes spread over 90 acres, allowing anglers to engage in a wide variety of fishing pursuits.

The names of the lakes are Reed, Burrows, Willows, Binghams Lakes, and The Finger Ponds. One thing that distinguishes Binghams Lake from other lakes is that it receives water from the River Trent. You may fish for carp and coarse fish year-round; if the pike is your thing, you can catch them in the winter.

Reed Lake has a depth of 16 feet, whereas Burrows Lake has a depth of 6 feet. The depths of Finger Ponds and Willows Lake, on the other hand, are not consistent. Bream, Roach, Perch, Rudd, Tench, and Carp are some fish found in the Burrows and Reed Lakes. In addition to the lakes, seven pegs are available on the River Trent for fishing of barbel and chubb, both during the day and at night during the open season, which runs from June to March. It is best to make reservations in advance.

What size do the fish go to?

The Carp Lake contains a mixture of common, mirror and leather carp up to a weight of 30lbs.

What tactics work well?

General coarse fishing tactics with barbless hooks only. No live bait, nuts, or carp in keep nets.

What facilities are on site?

Reception office

Disabled toilet and shower

Toilet block


Hot water

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available.

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