The Royalty is one of England's most famous coarse fisheries and historically the home of the modern day Barbel angler. The Fishery also produces other specimen coarse fish including Carp, Pike, Roach Bream, and Dace with regular catches making the angling press as headline news.
The Fishery caters for all forms of angling techniques from long trotting the fast flowing gravel glides to stalking the large river carp in the slacks and side streams.
The Fishery is open to the general public for day tickets plus selected limited night fishing on the Main River and Compound. Tickets will give access to all the famous swims, including Fiddlers, Trammels, The Pipes, Harrigans, and the Railway.
A full day's guiding and hourly coaching with licensed coaches can also be arranged, where better to learn the art of angling, further details from Davis Tackle.
Roland Hook Royalty Barbel 16lb 1oz
Access & Parking
Anglers must use official car parks as shown on the map. Anglers fishing at night must use the Mill Road car park.
Night fishing for coarse fish (Main River) is restricted to the east bank from below the Compound to the Footbridge and the West Bank from below the Parlour to the Railway.
All anglers must have the appropriate permit and rod licence before entering the fishery.
The Main river and Compound fishing times are from 7.30am to one hour after sunset day tickets and one hour after sunset to 6am for night tickets.
The Parlour fishing times are from 6am to 12 midnight.
All game fish must be returned to the water immediately. Barbel and Carp must not be retained in keepnets.
No Pike fishing before 1st October.
Spinning is restricted to Pike anglers only between 1st October and 31st January.
No wobbled pike baits after 31st January
Two rods are allowed, but must be attended at all times.
No Lobworms. Small single worms only.
No fishing from bridges at any time.
Anglers must take home their litter.
Anglers must not put unwanted bait in the river when they have finished fishing.