The Federation was founded in 1881 and now owns extensive fishing rights on the Trent and Trent Dyke in and around the town of Newark. We also control a stretch of the tidal Trent and a section on the Upper Witham as well as the River Devon in Devon Park.

The description Trent Dyke conjures a somewhat grim picture of an industrial ditch when in fact much of it is a picturesque waterway.

Most of our waters can be fished on a day ticket purchased on the bank from the Federation bailiffs.

The river banks have been dramatically improved over the years in partnership with Keith Easton of the Environment Agency. 145 pegs along the Trent and Trent Dyke have been reinforced using Matlock stone which has made for comfortable, stepped access to swims.

Full membership is restricted to people living within an 8 mile radius of Newark with Associate membership currently available outside of this catchment.

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