Get on the Trent! We re­veal the hot swims to head to this week­end.

This in-form river holds big bream, chub, carp, roach, perch and bar­bel... and some is free to fish!

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

THERE is lit­tle doubt that the River Trent is one of our most in-form wa­ter­ways at the mo­ment.

An­glers who have vis­ited the Mid­lands venue this sea­son have been en­joy­ing reg­u­lar catches of big bar­bel, spec­i­men carp, chub and perch, as well as big bags of sil­ver­fish – but with 160 miles of the water­way to choose from, know­ing where to pitch up is no easy de­ci­sion.

One of the best ar­eas to head to if you want to put a bend in your rod is Not­ting­ham. Here is our ex­clu­sive guide to the top swims in and around the city to fish this week….

POWERGEN

This fish­ery of­fers 20 pegs with vary­ing fea­tures, and park­ing avail­able be­hind most of them. The up­per swims are of medium depth but hold bream to dou­ble fig­ures, while the down­stream pegs are shal­lower and are home to big carp and bar­bel. Most an­glers tend to tar­get these swims us­ing feeder tac­tics.

Con­tact: Match­man Sup­plies, 01159 813834 Prices: £4 on the bank, Notts Fed­er­a­tion of An­glers

CLIFTON BRIDGE

This rel­a­tively shal­low stretch has good pace that lends it­self to bar­bel. Pegs just above the bridge hold spec­i­mens into dou­ble fig­ures, and fish to over 15lb have come out this sea­son. A lit­tle be­low the bridge, the water is run by Clifton Bridge AC. These are crack­ing float­fish­ing pegs where big perch, chub, roach and bar­bel all show.

Con­tact: Match­man Sup­plies, 01159 813834 Prices: £4 on the bank, Notts Fed­er­a­tion of An­glers or Clifton Bridge AC

EM­BANK­MENT

Made fa­mous as a top match venue in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, this now un­der-fished stretch of­fers any­thing from big bags of roach to some top preda­tor sport. Both pole and stick float tac­tics work well here, with an­glers tend­ing to ball in with ground­bait and fish big floats over the top. Ex­pect some plump chub to show too.

Con­tact: Match­man Sup­plies, 01159 813834 Prices: Free fish­ing

“There’s lit­tle doubt that the River Trent is one of our most in-form wa­ter­ways right now”

ADBOLTON

This 300-yard stretch of deep, slow-mov­ing river is noted for very large catches of bream to dou­ble fig­ures, which make it ide­ally suited to ground­bait feeder fish­ing. Large chub, roach and perch are all present. Fish­ing is from the end of the Sail­ing Club frontage down­stream to the clap­per gate. Run by Not­ting­ham An­glers As­so­ci­a­tion.

Con­tact: Notts AA, 0115 919 9500, Prices: From £36 a year

COLWICK

The 36 pegs on the north bank down from the weir are run by Long Ea­ton Vic­to­ria AS. From Cran­fleet Lock down­stream to the Meadow Lane ac­cess, the main flow on your near side is ex­cel­lent stick float water. Op­po­site the large tree and the ‘ar­row’ sign, the river deep­ens and stead­ies although the near­side can pro­duce bar­bel. Here, a ground­bait feeder and mag­got or worm bait, fished to the mid­dle, can see hy­brids, roach, chub and perch, bar­bel, bleak, dace, eels and the odd bet­ter bream.

Con­tact: Long Ea­ton Vic­to­ria AS, 01159 728547 Prices: £25 a year, Long Ea­ton Vic­to­ria AS

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