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Are there trout in the river Nene?

Are there trout in the river Nene?

Trout were present at four sites during the survey, all above Northampton in the rivers headwater tributaries. Barbel were present at three locations, all in the lower part of the river from Yarwell downstream.

Can you fish in Nene Park?

You can fish all year round in some areas of Ferry Meadows. For disabled anglers there are two stands close by the Lakeside centre car park which are accessible to wheelchairs.

Where can I fish in Northamptonshire?

Fishing in Northamptonshire

  • Naseby Reservoir. Carvells Lane. Naseby. Northamptonshire. NN6 6JF.
  • Bluebell Lakes. Tansor. near Oundle. Northamptonshire. PE8 5HN.
  • Drayton Resevoir. off the A361. Daventry. Northamptonshire. NN11 0SG.
  • Boddington Reservoir. near Byfield. Northamptonshire. NN11 6UD.

How do I get to Castor backwater?

Castor Backwater and Main River This fishery is accessed from the bottom of Station Road, Ailsworth PE5 7AH where parking is available on the roadside. Once parked, cross the Nene Valley Railway line using the pedestrian gate and then through the green metal entrance gate.

Can you night fish at Ferry Meadows?

Fishing is strictly one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset through out the year, i.e. there is no night fishing available.

What fish are in Ferry Meadows?

Peterborough And District Angling Association controls The Gunwade and Overton lakes at Ferry Meadows, which in turn contain a large head of bream (up to 10lbs), (carp over 40lbs), pike (up to 30lbs), and zander (up to 14lbs), plus all the other species, found in The Nene. There are over 160 pegs to fish from.

Can you fish Abington Park?

ONE rod to be used at all times. Fishing allowed from dawn to dusk, NO NIGHT FISHING ALLOWED. No floating baits, spinners or drop shotting allowed.

Can you fish at Rushden Lakes?

The lake holds a good head of fish,including Bream, Chub, Carp, Roach perch. plus two thousand small carp that were introduced a couple of seasons ago and are now starting to show. There are forty three permanent pegs with depths ranging from four to eight feet. two of which are designated for disabled anglers.

Where can I fish on Ferry Meadows?

Fishing is allowed between 15th March and 15th June on Gunwade and Overton Lakes at Ferry Meadows and the Boathouse Basin at Thorpe Meadows. Some areas may be closed while birds are nesting.

Is Rushden a nice area to live?

Rushden is regarded as a bit rough by some, but has good areas. DS and family have lived happily in both. Rushden Lakes shopping centre is good and Rushden Waitrose is the best I have been in. Stanwick Lakes is also worth a visit.

Is Drayton Reservoir open?

Drayton Reservoir is open for fishing all year round from 7.00am until 9.00pm in summer (Monday to Friday) and 6.30am until 9.00pm (weekends). The fishery closes for day ticket anglers half an hour before dusk in winter. Night fishing is available by advance booking only off the new walkway past the sailing club.

How safe is Rushden?

Rushden is the safest medium-sized town in Northamptonshire, and is the 26th most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire’s 261 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Rushden in 2021 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people.

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