Barton under Needwood Parish Council

For visiting anglers tickets MUST BE PURCHASED PRIOR TO FISHING from:




Season Ticket - Full Adult                                  £40.00

                       - Under 16s, disabled, retired     £20.00


Day Ticket       - Full Adult                                  £8.00

                       - Under 16s, disabled, retired     £5.00


Under 12s are fee but must be accompanied by an adult (over 16).


Fishing is free for BARTON RESIDENTS ONLY who must carry photo i.d. as proof of address


All anglers MUST also have a valid Rod Licence as per Environment Agency Rules:-


Under 12s             - no licence required        

Ages 13 - 16         - licence (free of charge)

Ages 17 onwards  - Full licence required




  • Fishing is STRICTLY daylight hours only, NO NIGHT FISHING.

  • Barbless hooks up to size 8 only (no treble hooks).

  • No braided line or hook lengths.

  • No bait boats. No spinning. No live or dead baits.

  • Bread products to be used as hook bait only.

  • Unhooking mats are mandatory for Carp, please respect all fish.

  • DO NOT REMOVE ANY FISH, catch and release.

  • Fish care products strongly advised to assist with hook wounds.

  • Return Fish to pond immediately.  NO KEEP NETS.

  • No match fishing.

  • All unused bait to be taken home.

  • All waste to be placed in bins or taken home.  Please dispose of line responsibly.

  • Do not light fires.

  • No radios, keep noise to a mnimum,please respect our neighbours.

  • All dogs on leads.

  • Please park with consideration,do not block access roadsand abide by STRICT 5mph speed limit on the footpath.


The above rules are to safeguard fish and wildlife around the area.  Any angler found to be not abiding by the above or causing a nuisance will be asked to leave and not return.  No refunds given.


Please report any issues to bailiffs.


Bailiffs:  Paul Willets 07921 157591     Mark Jackson 07858 779767

               Sean Severn 07534 501942   Tom Elson 07593 860015

               Ian Poole 07703 383101         Simon Darby 07825533372

               Rob Howells 07949 487911    Mick Morris 07825 635871


Parish Council Contact:  Councillor Jeanette Taylor 01283 712040


Refer to Main Pond Notice Board for latest information.      


June 2020


Advance Warning, that the Fish Pond will be CLOSED for Spawning, for a period of THREE WEEKS, in 2020.


Closure dates will be given nearer the time.



The Parish Council has had concerns for a while about the group of non-Native White Poplar trees in the corner of the Fishpond nearest the Holland Sports Club. These were planted over 30 years ago as part of other restoration works carried out at the pond. We recently commissioned a report from an Arboricultural Consultant who’s advice is that we take these trees down because of concerns about their stablility. We propose to replace them with more suitable Native species of Oak, Field Maple, Rowan and Alder which have a much higher nature conservation value supporting a much wider variety of other wildlife. It is intended to take the trees down during the February Half Term (17-21 February) to minimise any risk to members of the public. Temporary footpath diversions will be in place. The full tree report and the replacement planting plan can be viewed here. 

Location of the works can be viewed here.

We are always seeking volunteers to support the initiative that provides training for young anglers in rod craft, how to handle fish etc.  If you have the relevant experience and you are interested in this fun opportunity, contact  You will have to be DBS checked.  The fishpond needs a further supply of water lilies, have you any you would like to donate?  If you have, then could you get in touch with Councillor Jeannette Taylor on 01283 712040 please.