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River Nene, Barkers, Brightwells & Mill Cotton

Ringstead Island

 

The fishing complex at Ringstead Island comprises 2 lakes; Barker's and Brightwell's, the main river Nene, a backwater and 2 pools, known as Mill Cotton Fishery. Thanks to Graham Lancaster for his fabulous videos.

 

 


RINGSTEAD ILLUS
Barker's and Brightwell's both hold good tench, bream, roach and carp. There are no bait or method bans.The main river holds a variety of coarse species including some good sized pike, the roach fishing here can be very good in winter as well as summer. Bream can be found in the river section adjacent to Brightwell's lake, carp can show throughout the whole river length, and don't forget there are some big perch and eels to be had too!  

Brightwells by Drone By Graham Lancaster

 


 

The river at Ringstead once again Beautifully and sympathetically filmed By Graham Lancaster

 


 

 

 

NIGHT FISHING IS BY SPECIAL PERMIT FOR BARKERS AND BRIGHTWELLS

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The backbrook has some chub to 6lb as well as the more usual species and there are plenty of swims to choose from. When the river is up and coloured the lock cut can provide good sport. In all a complex to suit anglers of every type and ability.  The complex is open all year, but the river and backwaters are still subject to the traditional close season.

NIGHT FISHING is allowed on Barker’s and Brightwell’s Lakes only

But not on Mill Cotton Fishery. Also fishing must cease 30 mins after sunset on the two Mill Cotton lakes.

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The area is kept secure by a locked gate and members will require a key to gain access, these are available, for a small charge, from the outlets as detailed on the Where to Purchase Membership page
Mill Cotton Fishery is our purpose-built ‘commercial type’ venue. Comprising 2 separate lakes, both with island features. These waters have been extensively stocked with a selection of coarse fish. The larger lake contains a variety of carp species and silver fish including barbel. The smaller lake has Carp to 10lb as well as silver fish. The fishery is open all year during daylight hours for the enjoyment of club members. Two toilets are installed on the site.

The rules for Mill Cotton are separate to any other club rules and are displayed at the site entrance and on the back of your club book.

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MILL COTTON

Rules which should clarify things!
1) No day tickets or night fishing
2) One rod only
3) Only fish from designated pegs
4) Barbless hooks maximum size 10
5) All nets to be exposed to daylight 30 mins before use
6) No Keepnets unless in a match (see match rules)
7) Feeders and Leads must be free running
8) NO braid groundbait boilies nuts or liquidised baits
9) Take excess bait and rubbish home do not put unwanted bait into lakes
10) make sure you close all gates after use and fishing must cease 30 minutes after sunset,

 

Bailiff here is Carl Irons ☎:07902533324 (Barkers and Brightwells)

And David Linger ☎:07930945635 (Mill Cotton)

 

 

 

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS CARRY A LANDING NET

& TAKE HOME BROKEN LINE AND ALL RUBBISH

 

 

 

 


RIVER NENE RINGSTEAD LOWER LOCK (KNOWN AS 'THE BOATS').
 
Is sadly no longer part of the Clubs  waters as it is now incorperated into the private Ringstead fishery.
 
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