Fishing Destinations, Vale of Belvoir

Belvoir Castle Fishing Lakes

Information about Day Tickets and syndication membership – please contact

AJS Fisheries
Rookery Farm
Gorse Lane
Lincolnshire NG32 1AJ

Tel / Fax: 01476 870647

Mobile: 07855 829005



Belvoir Lakes
The lakes at Belvoir are comprised of two waters; a 12 acre lake known as the Lower Lake and the Small Lake which is ¼ of an acre. The waters are typical estate lakes shallow and silty with a variety of features for the angler to fish to including islands, streambeds fallen trees, bloodworm beds and waterfalls.

Belvoir Lakes is managed as a mixed fishery containing carp to 30lbs, bream to 14lbs, perch to 4lbs, pike to 25lbs, roach to 2lbs and tench to 8lbs. At present the lower lake contains up to 500 carp to 30lbs with the average weight being mid to upper doubles. The fish are young stock and are growing well this year we have had a good number of twenties and mid twenties out. The lake has a number of strains of carp including our scaly fish and the lake will produce some awesome fish in the future.

Knipton Reservoir is in a stunning location on the Belvoir Estate The reservoir covers an area of 40 acres and is surrounded by mature woodland.

Knipton Reservoir
Offers peace, tranquility, and fantastic surroundings in which to fish. The aim has been to create a water where you can get away from the world have plenty of choice where to fish and catch some stunning English fish. There are no main roads, railway lines, flight paths, power lines or street lights to detract from the fishing, just peace and quiet. The only thing that may disturb you is the wealth of wildlife surrounding the reservoir. The reservoir is accessed via a private gated lane and secure parking is provided adjacent to the reservoir. There is a small lodge for use by the members and boats are available to reach the more remote parts of the reservoir. There are 20 swims designed to offer comfort whilst fishing in natural surroundings. An ongoing planting and tree management scheme will enhance the swims and create features/holding areas.

The reservoir has been stocked with 450 fish of a variety of strains including AJS Scaley carp, Leaney descendants, Fishers pond fish and the existing Belvoir fish. The majority have been young fish with plenty of potential and growth rates have remained steady over the last few years. The water now contains in excess of 200 twenties. In addition to the carp the reservoir contains a good head of bream (15lb), perch(3lb), pike(39lb) and roach (2lb+). Fishing at Knipton is great, the reservoir offers every type of carp fishing from distance work to marginal stalking. The fish respond well to prebaiting with quality bait and large multiple catches are regular. The one big advantage of Knipton is that it is a brilliant winter water unlike many other carp fisheries. The lake has produced 15 fish to one angler in the snow one February morning… truly awesome winter fishing.

Memorial Lakes
Following extensive renovations on the estate, the Belvoir Memorial Fishing lakes are finally open to the public.  The lakes were originally conceived by Capability Brown over 200 years ago and his plans have just been finally realised.

The lakes have been stocked with 300 stunning Belleau Bridge Rainbows between 1.5 and 5 lbs.

The views from the lakes of the Castle are incredible and the location and setting is both peaceful and sublime.

Elton Barn Fishing Lakes


Elton Barn
Grantham Road
NG13 9EW


Call 01949 851720

Mobile: 07855 829005


The fishing lake is stocked with Carp including (Mirror, Ghost and  Common) Chubb and Roach- perfect for pleasure and leisure fishing.

The lake is approx. 1 acre in size and is approx.18ft deep in places, with two small islands in the middle.  There are approx. 12 pegs around the lake offering different aspects of the lake.  Fishing is offered on a day ticket and/ or overnight fishing.  Bivvies only around the lake for overnight fishing and no guests unless previously agreed with management. Eco toilet on site for day fishing use.

Fishing is offered on a day ticket and/ or overnight fishing.  Bivvies only around the lake for overnight fishing and no guests unless previously agreed with management. However should wives or girlfriends wish to join in we do have two shepherd huts which offer more comfy and glamourous overnight accommodation and use of the shower and toilet block.

Eco toilet on site for day fishing use.


Day Ticket – £7

OAPs and 12-16 year olds – £5

Under 12’s are free if accompanied by an adult

24 hours – £20 / night

Overnight stays possible

Grantham Canal


The Grantham Canal runs from Nottingham to Grantham and there are several great places to pitch up for an hour or more.

You will need permission to fish along the Canal and the various sections are managed by different Angling Clubs. See opposite.

The Grantham Canal holds a variety of species (except for the dry section!)

Nottingham Anglers Association have fishing rights from Lady Bay Bridge (N° 2) to Hollygate Lane Bridge (N°15) for a total of 5¼ miles. Contact the Secretary, David Turner 0n 0115 9199500.

Parkside Angling Club have the rights from Wild’s Bridge (N° 26) to Irish Jack’s Bridge (N° 27). Contact the Secretary on 0115 9787350

Barnstone Angling Club have fishing rights from Barkestone New Bridge (N° 51) to Redmile Mill Bridge (N° 53). Contact the Secretary on 01949 861325

Ropsley Angling Club have the rights from to Redmile Mill Bridge (N° 53) to Redmile Bridge (N° 54).Their Chairman is Chris Robinson, 29 School Lane Ropsley, Grantham. Tel 01476 585579.

Bottesford Angling Association have fishing rights from Redmile Bridge (N° 54) to Woolsthorpe Top Lock. Contact the Chairman, Mr M.Calcraft 18 Beckinsale Drive, Bottesford, Notts. Tel 01949 842776.

Grantham Angling Association have the rights from Woolsthorpe Top Lock to Earlesfield Lane bridge, Grantham.
See their website and contact them on 01476 568533 or mobile 07827722885

Janson Fishery

A:Janson Fishery
Redmile Lane
NG13 9FA

T: +44 (0) 7555892127

Janson Fishery is a well established coarse/match fishing complex in Nottinghamshire. We have three match lakes available to book for club matches. We also run Open Matches throughout the year on a Tuesday and Thursday. From October onwards we hold regular Weekend Open Matches.

There are two pleasure lakes, Tomo’s a well established 30 year old lake, with a good head of carp some into double figures, plus barbel, tench, golden orfe, roach and rudd. Donut Pool is an oval lake with a central island at approx 10 meters, this is a mixed lake with plenty of silver fish and carp. Ide and Barbel up to 4lb and carp up to double figures. Our new match lake Aubreys is available to pleasure fish if there are no matches on, please enquire in the Tackle Shop if it is available.

There is a cafe onsite providing hot food and drinks, indoor and outside seating area, there are toilets onsite, we also have a Tackle Shop providing a wide range of supplies for carp and match fishing.

The match lakes regularly produce nets in excess of 100lb with the lake records on Match Pool of 489lb 5oz in August 2017, and on Munroes 404lb 12oz in September 2017. An impressive 261lb has been produced in Tomo’s during a charity match in May 2017.

Our Caravan Site is now up and running and available to book by calling 07555 892127 or emailing

  • Glamping Pods
  • Caravan Site
  • On-site Cafe
  • Tackle Shop
  • Match Fishing