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The A1 Pits will be closed until further notice, everyone please stay safe and we will see you all on the other side.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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The A1 Pits will be closed until further notice, everyone please stay safe and we will see you all on the other side.

It has been brought to the attention of the owner yet again that rubbish was left in the bins in the cemetery on Sunday, the owner has been visited by the vicar and local council and anyone leaving litter/rubbish in the cemetery from the fishery will be prosecuted, The bins in the cemetery are for use for the disposal of old flowers removed from graves not rubbish from the fishery,anyone seen leaving rubbish in or around the cemetery will be dealt with by the council and also banned from the fishery for life.

Local residents and people who help around the church will be watching and taking note of vehicle details, and anyone going into the cemetery leaving rubbish from the fishery, yet again I have to post about this problem,you bring it with you, you can take it home a cemetery isn't the place to leave your rubbish whether it be in the bins there or not. The local council and residents are sick of this happening and so is the owner of the fishery,some people just have no decency and respect for anything nowadays

RIGHT people i've had a phone call from steve today regarding the litter problem in and around the village of north and south muskham being left by angler's who visit the complex.. The owner of the complex mr J burnett has received a letter from the local council regarding thisa meeting has been held today to see what can be done to stop this problem

The outcome of the meeting is anyone who leaves litter in or around the area
of north or south muskham village will be prosecuted by the local council
who will push for the maximum sentence available.

There may even be surveillance cameras erected in certain area's to catch the culprits in the act
and again will be dealt with by the local council accordingly..

Anyone who is caught will also be banned from the fishery for life and will be named and shamed on the forum and also facebook site..

Another thing to come from the meeting was the hiring of a skip if the problem continues,if this does go ahead the prices will be increased to cover the cost of hiring a skip which is very expensive which i believe the prices would increase to £20 for 24 hrs which at the minute is £15 for 24hrs.

What i will ask is if anyone see's anyone leaving litter in or around the fishery or local villages to contact steve or if im onsite to contact me so we can deal with immediately ..

Contact number for Steve is 07970209433

Contact number for me on Sunday Monday is 07788937102

John and James are also aware of some vehicles driving around the complex to fast , Please remember families also visit the complex with young children John as said anyone caught speeding around the complex is to be asked to leave the complex immediately, and wont be welcome back onsite..

The speed limit around the fishery is 10MPH please stick to the limit it's there for a reason and not to be abused.....

How To Find Us

From the A1. Exit A1 at the B6325 / Newark. 
At roundabout, take the THIRD exit onto B6325. 
Turn LEFT onto Church Lane. Through the village then straight after the railway lines turn Right into fishery. 
Access to the River is by the same route just keep going past Pit 6 and take the right hand fork.
For Sat Nav's or Route Finders, enter the postcode: NG23 6EQ 
Contact (Bailiff) Steve on Tel:07970209433

Rules And Information


  • The use of permanently fixed leads or bent hooks are not allowed.
  • Unhooking mats should always be used for any fish.
  • Rods must not be left unattended.
  • Minimum breaking strain of reel line is 12lb.
  • No peanuts on any of the lakes, no tiger nuts to be spodded out on any lake, all particles must be prepared correctly under no circumstances should dry particles be used . 
  • No fish to be taken away or introduced and no fish to be transferred to other waters on the complex, without permission of the owner. 
  • All litter, even the smallest items are to be taken home, and anyone found with litter near them will be held responsible for it and will be banned.
  • Junior anglers on site under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 
  • The use of bait boats is strictly prohibited at any time. 
  • Open fires are not permitted anywhere on the fishery. The use of barbeque equipment is. however it is your responsibility to ensure the ground is not burnt. 
  • All embers and remnants of the barbeque must be removed from the fishery. 
  • All fishermen must hold an Environment Agency rod license, or two licences if three rods are being used and must obey the Environment Agency by-laws including close season regulations (river only). Environment Agency Bailiffs are welcomed onto the complex on a regular basis. 
  • People enter the site for the purpose of fishing only, and are on the property at their own risk. 
  • Fish care, please ensure the return of all fish as soon as possible ensuring fish have sufficiently recovered before release, especially with Barbel during warmer months when oxygen levels are low. Please see Barbel Society Handling Code
  • The use of breakaway type sea fishing leads are banned.
  • No braided mainline except spod and markers.
  • Shockleaders must be used when fishing at range.
  • Firearms/Guns - Shooting is strictly prohibited on the A1 Pits complex. At NO time, in NO situation, should anyone bring a firearm to the site. 
  • Anyone found with a firearm of any description will be banned immediately! 
  • Please respect the boundaries on the A1 pits side of the river not fishing on the opposite side, this is an issue especially near the 'sunken barge' but not exclusively 

Monday, 23 January 2017

Complex Prices

Prices for Fishing:

  • £15 Per Day
  • £20 Per 24 Hours
  • £35 Per 48 Hours
  • £50 Per 72 Hours
  • £95 Per Week - 6 Days 7th Day Will Be Free
  • Fourth Rod £5 Per Day
  • Caravans £10 Per 24 Hours

River Trent
  • £10 Per Day
  • £15 Per 24 Hours
  • £25 Per 48 Hours
  • £35 Per 72 Hours
  • £45 Per 96 Hours
Contact (Bailiff) Steve on Tel:07970209433

Saturday, 21 January 2017

About Us


11 years ago my brother who although having lost a leg loved to fish the A1 pits and River Trent died suddenly at the age of 45 from a heart attack, he had set up a forum to help fishermen come together and share tips, help and captures several years before, at the time I wanted to pass the forum to someone who also loved the place but all I got was some sharks wanting to take it to use to sell and promote products for their own interests having little or no interest in the place.

I finally decided to continue it myself as the only options I had were to pass it to people willing to jump into a dead man’s shoes to turn a profit, or close it which I know my brother wouldn’t have wanted, the only other people who wanted to unfortunately didn’t have the technical ability to run a server and maintain the forum software.

I have never made a profit from it or tried to on the contrary while the forum was running it was costing me in the region of £1000 a year, I finally closed the forum part of the website due to people wanting to use the Facebook group more and posts had dropped off to the point it was too high a cost to pay for something hardly used apart from gleaning information.

I have never received a penny from the owners of the A1 Pits nor have I ever asked as I never wanted the forum/group to feel censored or obligated not to allow something to be posted or demand something negative be removed, I hope this clears things up for a few people who didn’t know.

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