The ABF has retained the rights to 2 fisheries for the 2017-18 season.
Our aim is to promote a camaraderie between ABF members and as a result improve each other’s enjoyment. The ABF is a not for profit, democratically run organisation and as a result will only look to cover the fishery’s annual rental and to add a little to the coffers to cover operating costs such as membership cards and other member benefits. We are keen to keep fishing as cheap as possible in order to give members as much benefit as possible. Photo ID cards will are now issued for all ABF fisheries, so electronic passport-style photo images will be held on file.
In some cases we share fishing during daylight hours with controlling clubs and there are some match dates where some pegs will not be available. This is extremely unlikely to impinge on anyone’s ability to fish as the matches are usually small and pegs will still be available. A full list of match dates for each venue, where applicable, will be provided to fishery permit holders as soon as we have the information.
Night fishing is allowed on ALL fisheries.
Fiskerton/HKS Regular £70, OAP £50
(Downton £15 – Permits currently not for sale)
It is essential that all Permit Holders and their guests familiarize themselves with the fishery rules (above) prior to accessing any of the ABF fisheries. It is the responsibility of all ABF permit holders to ensure that any guests are made fully aware of the fishery rules prior to fishing.
Not a rule as such of course, but a recognized code that all barbel anglers should consider adhering to and following. Reproduced here (Jan 2014) with kind permission of the Barbel Society.
The Horsefield Knights Syndicate (HKS) Fiskerton (Notts) – The River Trent
The Horsefield Knights Syndicate (HKS) is entering it’s 10th season and is going from strength to strength. The ABF are running this night fishing syndicate and have again (following 2014 AGM) increased the membership numbers to give more people the opportunity to fish this sought after barbel water, 85 pegs in total.
Location & Boundaries
The fishery is well maintained, bailiffed and looked after by the syndicate and is a real jewel in the ABF’s crown. The fishery is shared with Barnsley and District Amalgamated Angling Society during daylight hours but is exclusive to HKS syndicate members at night. Membership of the syndicate also gives access to all of B&DAAS’s other waters.
Normanton – The Tidal Trent
The Tidal Trent is the home of big, fit, hard fighting barbel and the 600 yard stretch at Normanton on Trent is no exception. The area has not been heavily fished since the demise of match fishing on the Trent and the barbel have been increasing in size and numbers virtually undetected. The fish here are the hardest fighting that the author of this page has ever experienced so stout tackle is needed! The track down to the fishery has recently been graded and the entrance to the track form the road is now gated with a padlock. Members are made aware of the combination.
The fishery is shared with Worksop & District Angling Club but fishing is available 24 hrs a day throughout the season other than a small number of match days which will not use all available pegs.
Guest tickets are available for all Fisheries, guests may be ABF Members OR non-members, and are available to fishery permit holders via the appropriate (private) fishery forums.