River Trent – Willington, Twyford, Barrow, Cuttle Brook

Willington/Twyford/Barrow Bank 1.

Revised parking Willington (River Trent – By old inflow pipes (cooling towers))
Please go through main gate and immediately turn right and park by hedgerow adjacent to road. Members must walk to river from there. (The track to river is getting chewed up as field is soaking wet).
Do not block gate as it is in constant use.
Do not drive across fields and park by River until further notice.
  1. Opposite the cooling towers of the power station.
  2. Opposite Frizzams lane (signposted Stenson). NB there is hard standing on the wide grass verge which has been used for many years.
  3. Use the lane to Twyford village. Access is along the footpath going west over the stream. NO fishing in the village.
  4. Near Barrow on Trent. There is no specific car parking yet. Access is on foot.

Repton/Milton/Ingleby Bank access (key required)

  1. Three isolated stretches upstream of the main Willington/Repton bridge. After finding somewhere to park, follow the footpath as per the map.

Cuttle Brook

A very popular water holding big Barbel, Chub and Carp plus all the usual species. From Swarkestone Bridge (A514) 300m past Garage turn right into track (sign-posted). Follow the track for 1mile to river, Car park 8B. Park near footbridge (never block track) fishing here is good for Barbel, Chub, Roach and Bream. The pegs above bridge are very good!

Car park 8C is a further ¼ mile down the track in the Woods. The pegs along the roadside can all produce good catches of Chub and Roach. Barbel can show anywhere! The pegs in the wood are a lot deeper and hold Big Perch, Chub and Carp, Below the Woods the river returns to fast shallow runs (Barbel & Chub). No night fishing in the bottom meadow (signs erected 2020).

Swarkestone Bridge

Fishing on the riverbank at Swarkestone (East side of Swarkestone bridge, North bank) – The parking for members is at “The Pingle” immediately beside St James Church. The Church is situated left, on Church lane, the road leading to the river. All the house owners along that part of the Trent own the bank in front of their houses, it is part of their property. The road and pathway along the river are officially private for residents only. However, members can fish, and the residents are happy for them to do so. Please respect the owner’s privacy.

Just below the bridge is the old weir good for Barbel, Chub, Perch and Pike. The Pegs downstream are good for all species. A pedestrian access is located down Woodshop Lane which is between the bridge and The Crewe & Harpur Pub. Park in the lane (please do not block / annoy locals) and go down gravel path between house and bungalow (30m From main road). River here is slow and deep holding all species, upstream is shallower and holds Chub and Barbel.