Association of Barbel Fishers’ Fisheries

The ABF has retained the rights to 2 fisheries for the 2017-18 season onwards.

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 are 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.

Fishery Permits

Fiskerton/HKS  Regular £80, OAP £60

Normanton £42

The Horsefield Knights Syndicate (HKS) Fiskerton (Notts) – The River Trent

The Horsefield Knights Syndicate (HKS) is entering it’s 13th 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 (capped at 80 members) to give more people the opportunity to fish this sought after barbel water, 85 pegs in total.

Location & Boundaries

Fiskerton Access

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 BDAAS’s other waters.


River's Up!
River’s Up!
A Winter's Day
A Winter’s Day

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.

Normanton on Trent Boundaries & Access

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.