“Don’t take our word for it”


It’s was a great we road trip down to the Fishery and great fishing as always – Dougie Inglis – Killmarnock

Best Small fishery in the country =- Michael Marsden – Sowerby Bridge

Ille be back for my double lmao what an excellent couple of days !- Ian Scott – Killmarnock

MAY 2014

Trout Fisherman proudly announces the launch of the Top 100 Stillwater’s in the British Isles. We recently instructed an independent panel of judges to choose waters they felt deserved this accolade based on several criteria and I am very pleased to inform you that your fishery is included on this list.

We feel that the very best stillwater trout fisheries deserve recognition for their efforts to meet customer needs and a Top 100 award gives deserved prestige to these venues.

Given that there are around 540 trout fisheries in Britain and Ireland, making the top 100 is some achievement.

Published in issue 460, on-sale 23rd July 2014, Trout Fisherman will list all those that have been awarded, and each chosen water will receive a certificate which will be posted out in due course.

Well done and keep up the good work

Russell Hill
Trout Fisherman – Editor

29th March

Thanks to Mr Hobson for his kind comments in April edition Fly Fisherman

Mr Hobsons comments


8th Feb 2014
I had a great time yesterday, I would like to thank you and the other anglers for your help, encouragement and making me feel welcome.
The photo was good, I will be back!.
many thanks
Barry Larby – Retford

Great days fishing and thanks for the PB. I will definitely be back.

Stuart Beatson.


Well done to my son lee even I haven’t had a rainbow this size 16lb 8oz and I’ve been fishing over 30years but also thanks to Roxholme for being such a fantastic fishery
Congrats Andy – Rob Basilisco 3rd Feb

Nice 12lb+ rainbow for Sue Mercer from Roxholme Trout Fishery yesterday. She also had a 14lb+ fish. Great place to go. it is pristine, pretty and peaceful, with quality fish of enormous size and a very welcoming owner.
Michael Mercer – Preston 10th Dec 12

I had a great day thanks Andy once again I broke my pb both rainbow and brown trout by a pound each. That’s twice in consecutive visits and the Spanish one is happy as he had 7 doubles which he bent my ear about all the way home ha ha.
Regards. Kelvin Tallett

Andy/Pete. Thanks for a great day. 10ld rainbow, browns 5,6,7 & 8ld, 18 fish all together. I must say probably the best days fishing ever.
Phil Kirk

What i can honestly say is the best days fishing in over 20 years of angling it is not often i am lost for words but Roxholme leaves me speachless brilliant.
See you again soon Martin Booth

Hi Peter, Thank you for a very special day on your delightful water all three of us had a day to remember. You will certainly be seeing us again.
Glyn Yeates.

Had a great day thanks , Pete was a great help – never been so well looked after.
Will have to get me kids to get me your day ticket gift vouchers at fathers day, christmas, birthday !
Dave Mitchell

Thanks again Andy for a great days fishing, my day to join the The One That Got Away club. Haha.
Still had a great day,
Martin Williams 5th Nov

Sue Mercer, Mikey Bennett and myself had a day out at this stellar fishery on Sunday.  I can not describe how good it is! We all broke our record weights for trout and then broke them again.  Fishing was good all day long, it is pristine, friendly and has everything a fisherman could need. I doubt there is a better place to fish in the UK?  Thanks to Andy for a great day. We will be back!

I have to let them win now and again! The trip home was almost unbearable, I couldn’t have slept even if I wanted to as they never shut up about this fish, that fish and the ones that got away!! At least it means we will be back! Thanks Andy for a great day! Sue Mercer – Preston


Hi Andy, What a lovely day, Obliging fish, lovely venue and friendly staff. What more can one ask for? Once again many thanks for a great day
Michael Marsden, Soweby Bridge

Thanks andy im coming again next friday with sharpy and giggsy ………..cant wait see you then.
Lloyd Jevons, Mansfield

Hi Andy.
All our guys had a great day today thanks. Your fishery is one of a kind. We have all spoken and we know it will become a regular hot spot for the judo crew. Personally I have tried the big ones (pennine, loynton) but your fishery is more personal and I believe the better. The fish are hard fighting and yes you do become addicted to the (dolphins)big fish that just cruise round taking your fly and thinking ok I have had enough and just spit it out. After fishing it today I know and being part of the one that gone away club your fishery will become very addictive.
Thanks again and hope to see you soon.

Chris, Ilkeston

Aaron caught the lunkers but we both had a really brilliant day thanks Andy! We will definitely be back for more of those turbo-charged trout! It makes a change to fly fish at a place with such a welcoming owner and relaxed atmosphere. Look forward to our next visit.

Cheers, Mark Shortland
Ps. Thanks for taking the photographs of Aaron, he had some gorgeous fish and its great to have a picture as a reminder

Hi Andy!
We had a fantastic day thank you!
Was my best day trout fishing! Mark was just holding onto the fact that he caught 2 more fish than me. Lol!
We’re already looking forward to the next visit!
Hopefully we will be bringing our dad and my father-in-law next time for young Vs old. :-)
Thanks for the pics, I’ve already shown them to the lads at work to prove I caught more than just the three.

Aaron Shortland , Notts

Martin Williams
Fantastic fishery, friendly welcome and hard fighting fish, even the little ones. Never to be forgotten

Many thanks for an excellent day fishing your lake and for sending the photograph to me.
It is very nice, but unusual, to find a fishery so well run and friendly people in charge.
I think I can safely say that this was the best days fishing I have enjoyed for a very long time,
and will certainly be back for more. I think that a dozen fish caught, including a ten pounder,
indicates the quality of of the fishery, plus probably as many again lost due to the power
that all of them seem to have.

Again, many thanks, Peter Crick. Notts 8th Oct

Thanks Andy
it was a good day i enjoyed very much and I will be back for the BIG one! a good day was had and on my first but not last visit,
Thank you for your hospitality
Jon Hallam – Derby 7th Oct

Hi Andy
Excellent thanks we both had a great morning. We will definitely making a return visit. Trouble is… I need to buy a bigger freezer!!!
Once again many thanks
Paddy – Wakefield 7th Oct

Easily the most enjoyable day’s fishing I’ve ever had, not just because of catching a monster, the second of two “personal bests” today, but because of your and Pete’s friendliness and the sheer beauty of your pool and surroundings. You should be very proud of what you’ve created.
I’ll be back, as Arnie would say, probably with a mate or two.
Good luck, take care,
Pete. – Staffs 6th Oct

Thanks Andy I had a great time and will be back to see you soon
Mark – Worksop 5th Oct

Thank you Andy we had an excellent day, I cannot speak too highly of your fishery
and the welcome/assistance we received. well done.
We will certainly be back.  David (Oundle)

Thanks for the photo I will let dad have a copy. We all enjoyed it very much and will be definitely be coming back, I think one of those big rainbows as got my name on it !!!!!
 Thanks very much for your hospitality,
Regards  Jason (Sheffield)

We had a great day thanks and just about to check the diary and weather forecast before we book our next visit. Tom is still grinning 
regards Tom and Hazel (Mansfield) 28th Sept

Firstly a thank you for an excellent day’s fishing my wife and I had yesterday at Roxholme 7 doubles caught by 6 anglers including a brown of 11lbs.Yes they do fight well check you backing before visiting, some of these fish will take a full fly line out.
John Green (Chesterfield) 17th September

I had a cracking afternoon at Roxholme today, landed three fish to just over 5lb, lost 4 more, including one which was i’m sure a double figure fish ,
very friendly people and venue, all on the level and well laid out. I have not been fly fishing that long, and this was my best day out yet! there were lots of much larger trout showing“.
Glen (Nottingham)

Anytime! …. Anyone in the Midlands area that wants a great chance of catching a big fish (or a double) that fight like demons … get yourself here… it may be your first trip but it certainly wont be your last!”

Martin Gennaro Introna

Hi Andy
Thanks again for a wonderful day at your fishery.
I must also thank you for looking after my 93 year old neighbour David he really enjoyed himself.
See you Sunday.
Kind Regards
Martin Laister. (Rotherham) 27 Sept

Well….. WOW!!… I was there earlier to witness the stocking of Trout! Let me tell you guys I have never seen Trout that big and in such fantastic condition! Please make sure you are set-up to deal with them or you will be asking for trouble! Talk to the staff and let them give your gear the once over…. the fish of a lifetime can be lost as quickly as hooking it! Place should come with a health warning! ;-)

Martin Gennaro Introna 18 September

I must thank you for including me on your web page. What a surprise….!   Hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards Martin Laister 17 sept

Martin Gennaro Introna Be warned, Roxholme Trout are all sprinters not wet socks! I still have finger burn marks from last week! ;-)

1st September

August 2012 Trout Fisherman Sept issue

If you bring a guest here they will definitely see plenty of fish and there’s a terrific chance of some truly memorable sport”

Martin Gennaro Introna

August 2012

“When the aerator pushes water like a river weir pool there is a definite hotspot to this fishery”

Russell Hill

August 2012

Trout Fisherman visits new small water, rest assured once visited it’ll never be forgotten

Russell Hill – Trout Fisherman editor

17 August

Thanks guys for a fantastic start to the week, that was some Brownie, will have to learn to fish though!!

See you next week

Simon B (Sheffield)